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.
The next major release of the Windows Phone OS is still codenamed “Mango”. This morning, New Zealand time, Microsoft has taken the wraps off some the developer details underneath new features in Mango.
Here’s a recipe that brings together Windows Phone 7, asynchronous web calls, Caliburn Micro, and some other magical fairy dust to make your background data loading in WP7 easy, good looking, and fun!
As far as pinnacles go, it doesn’t get much more rocky and steep than Tech.Ed, at least in the New Zealand Microsoft development world. So I’m rather stoked to be presenting not one, but two sessions at Tech.Ed this year.
The situation: you need to display nicely formatted HTML in your Windows Phone 7 application. You want the formatting of this HTML to match the system theme, and that formatting to respect the user’s theme selections.
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.
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.
Back when we had two incomes, no mortgage, and no kids, I found it scarily easy to succumb to the attraction of the original Lego Robotics Invention System. It was quite the achievement at the time: two motors, a bunch of basic sensors, and a whole heap of Technics. The software was barely stable, but [...]
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 [...]