Should .NET Developers Stick or Switch to Power Platform? – YouTube

#153.  Neil Benson is joined by Keith Atherton, a proper pro developer. Keith shares his journey from developing custom apps using .NET, C# and SQL Server to embracing and mastering the development of enterprise business applications using the Power Platform.

• What do developers lose and gain using Power Platform compared to developing an app from scratch with .NET and SQL Server.
• The power of rapidly prototyping applications in Power Apps even compared to wireframing tools, like Basalmiq.
• How Keith decides when to use a low-code option or write code to meet a requirement.
• The value of documenting our own solutions and decisions, even if it’s just for our own benefit later.
•  Developers are used to unit testing, automated regression testing, AI-assisted programming. Do you miss those capabilities when working with Power Platform, especially Power Fx?  
• How Keith thinks about keeping his skills up-to-date and mastering so many competencies through a weekly learning routine.
• Why .NET and C# developers should start with PL-900 Power Platform Fundamentals as their starting point for learning how to transfer their skills to Power Apps development.
• If Keith had a magic wand, Microsoft would enable him to use C# in the Power Fx editor.

Keith Atherton

• Keith Atherton on LinkedIn:
• Keith’s blog:
• Keith’s podcast, On Air in the Cloud:


• Keith’s courses on LinkedIn Learning:
• PL-900 Power Platform Fundamentals training on Microsoft Learn:
• Real-world examples of Power Platform solution architectures: the show (

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🟦 Neil Benson on LinkedIn (

🚀 Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps (
🏉 Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps (
📐 Estimating Business Apps (

Keep experimenting 🧪


Author: Neil Benson

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