The amazing recruiting team at Vend have hired a few awesome software developers to add to our already incredible team. But it is hard work. Really, really bloody hard. So hard that I sometimes wonder what we’re doing wrong. Are we looking for the right people? Are we sending the right messages to attract those people? I’ve been thinking […]
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.
[box type="info"]This is one of a series of sponsored blog posts highlighting New Zealand companies working with cutting-edge Microsoft technology. If you’re interested in Windows Phone 7 development, you should download the free Windows Phone Developer Tools and start building your own Windows Phone application.[/box] On a recent trip to Christchurch, I had the pleasure […]
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 […]