Migrate your old website to Windows Azure Websites using the Visual Studio Online “Monaco” console, cURL and unzip

Introduction Have you considered migration to a Windows Azure website? The thought of downloading the files and content from your old website, then uploading them again to Windows Azure is not appealing? I agree with you! The title might be a bit misleading. What we actually want to do is, zip the content of your…

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What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 for Windows 8.1 developers?

Visual studio 2013 came with amazing changes to developers. Some could be counted for Windows 8.1 and others could be counted for visual studio 2013. These improvements were mainly focused around how to help our developers build better apps and have a better development experience. I’ll be trying to go through some of these changes…

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Activate your free store account using DreamSpark

So I always get asked on the steps you need to follow in order to activate your store account from DreamSpark. but first what is: DreamSpark DreamSpark is a program targeting mainly students, with the aim of providing them with software that will help them in converting their ideas and dreams into reality through Visual…

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What’s new in VS2013 for Windows Phone Developers

It has always been great coding using Visual Studio, such a robust IDE that makes developer’s life much easier. Now with the new release of VS2013 makes your life much easier for so many reasons. Since, I am mostly concerned with windows phone development; I will be tackling the new features in VS2013 from this…

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Rencontrez Chervine Bhiwoo

  On a fait la connaissance de Chervine lors d’un atelier, quand il s’est mis en avant comme chef d’équipe de 3 développeurs. Il les a soutenu et coacher afin qu’ils puissent acquérir les connaissances et les techniques nécessaires les permettant de développer des applications Windows Phone – Pendant qu’on demandait au minimum 4 applications de…

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Pitching ALM in the Cloud at Microsoft App Star Launch

4Afrika App Stars is a Microsoft reward program for developers. We are looking to equip a special group of developers with the world-class technical skills needed to build highly relevant, immersive applications and cloud-based solutions. We had our first training in Nairobi last week where I got the chance to introduce Microsoft Team Foundation Service…


Uganda .NET Usergroup : ALM using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service

The .NET Usergroup members met here in Uganda at Outbox for the talk from James Makumbi. The meeting focused on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service. James gave a detailed walkthrough from storyboarding, user stories, builds, testing and source control. The attendance was very high and the enthusiasm radiated…

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Look Ma No Hands – Using Coded User Interface Tests

Finally in the third session of the Testing series in the .NET User Group meet ups we shall discuss Coded UI Tests. Automated tests that drive your application through its user interface (UI) are known as coded UI tests (CUITs). These tests include functional testing of the UI controls. They let you verify that the whole application,…


Integration Testing on Steroids

  The second session of .NET user Group Meet up we shall look at Integration testing which is a logical extension of unit testing. In its simplest form, two units that have already been tested are combined into a component and the interface between them is tested. A component, in this sense, refers to an…


Taking Unit Testing to the Next Level

In this series of .NET User Groups we are going to talk about improving software quality using Visual Studio 2012.  The tips will not be limited to features and functionality. In addition to looking at new features that Visual Studio 2012 provides, we will also look at things like design techniques, process improvements, time saving…