We’re building an ASP.NET MVC3 website that runs in Windows Azure, using the fabulous TeamCity as our build server. So far we have been just building and running the site locally on the build server, but we wanted to extend our build process into the cloud.
I’m not kidding when I say that Keith Patton from Marker is one of the top Windows Phone 7 developers in New Zealand. He’s behind a couple of the most popular apps in the New Zealand marketplace, and one of the top games worldwide.
On a recent trip to Christchurch, I had the pleasure to meet a bunch of guys from UPT Digital. We talked about their recent project, and their focus on mobile development, including their recent work on Windows Phone 7. UPT Digital is an offshoot of Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti, a special character high school situated in [...]
Over the past several weeks, Keith, Chris and myself have been up and down the country giving developers an introduction to the development process for Windows Phone 7. As is customary, here’s some links and copies of the code we used in the demos. If I’ve missed anything, drop me a comment and I’ll hunt it down for you.
I love being an employee of Datacom New Zealand. If you have an idea and the means to get it done, you’ll get it done at Datacom. My idea was to get a bunch of our top developers together for a weekend unconference. I’ve found the means to get it done, so we’re going to [...]
Scott Guthrie has put up a corker of a post dissecting technical debates in general. It’s intended to defuse some of the specific angst around WebForms vs ASP.NET MVC, but the initial section should be compulsory reading for anyone intending to push their platform of choice.
For your reading pleasure, please find attached a treatise on the origins and options for content deployment under Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, and why I think it’s not always a Good Thing(TM).
It’s all Microsoft, all the time on Ben.geek.nz at the moment. Last week it was a week of brain-bending SharePoint training with Steve Smith from Combined Knowledge. This week I’m working with Mauricio from Geekzone on the Unnoficial Tech.Ed Blog. We’re recording videos with some key people at Tech.Ed, and will be uploading them over [...]
You may or may not know that my day job involves bitwrangling for Datacom, using Microsoft development platforms (yes yes evil empire yadda yadda – give me a break). As such, I’m excited that Tech.Ed New Zealand is a mere two weeks away. Tech.Ed is the 3-day conference where Microsoft developers (developers! developers!) and systems people get the low-down on the latest development tools and techniques.
The more time I spend in this software development game, the more I believe that all these fancy methodologies are just codified common sense. Back when I first started managing projects, I got hold of a great book called “The Project Manager’s Desktop Reference”. It was full of interesting information about planning, risk management, SWOT [...]