Turns Out, Our Children are Pretty Darn Smart

An Hour of Code Last time out I talked about going out to my daughter’s former elementary school to present an hour of code to two separate classes. So, my hour(s) of code would be spent first with a class that was a bunch of grade fours along with their grade seven big buddies.  I…


Internet of Things: My first experience with Galileo 2 (part 6)

Today it’s my last post about Galileo board for beginners. So I decided to test some features, which I avoided for some time due to soldering requirements. I have never used soldering iron before but I have a weather shield and a LCD panel, which don’t have already prepared pins. For example, in order to…


Part 5: Azure Mobile Service: What you need to know about Backend Server Scripts and Scheduling

This tutorial series takes you through how Azure Mobile Services provides Mobile-Backend-As-A-Service by discussing various features and basics of how to get started. Part 1: How Azure Mobile Services enable your Cloud First Mobile First World Part 2: Azure Mobile Services: What you need to know to get started with Storage Services Part 3: Azure…

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App Store Optimization Tricks– Reviews

Proper store optimization for your app can mean the difference between a hit and an absolute dud. In this premier episode of App Business Secrets, Abhinav Gupta shares his strategy he has coined T.R.I.C.K.S. Tricks stands for Title, Reviews, Icon, Customer, Keywords, Screenshots/Video. With this strategy Nav (Abhinav) hopes to show you how he has…

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Ghost 0.5.x from Source to Azure Web Sites–Part 4

This is a bonus post continuing the 3-part series on setting up the Ghost 0.5.x working from source code on Azure Windows Azure Websites. Part 1: Setup Part 2: Customize the Deployment Part 3: Customize Themes Now we are rocking an awesome NodeJS blog, complete with a custom theme, all being deployed from two different…


Don’t you Usually Have to Pay for an Education?

Dreams I have always wanted to be a software developer.  Well, at least from the first time I saw a computer and learned that I could tell it what to do and it would do it (most of the time).  As soon as I knew that, I thought about what I needed to learn.  First…


Part 4: Azure Mobile Services: What you need to know about Authentication and Authorization

This tutorial series takes you through how Azure Mobile Services provides Mobile-Backend-As-A-Service by discussing various features and basics of how to get started. Part 1: How Azure Mobile Services enable your Cloud First Mobile First World Part 2: Azure Mobile Services: What you need to know to get started with Storage Services Part 3: Azure…

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Ghost 0.5.x from Source to Azure Web Sites–Part 3

This is part 3 of 3 of a blog series where David Wesst takes you through getting Ghost 0.5.x working from source control on Azure Websites. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. We are on the home stretch now! In this post, we are going to get a theme in a separate Github…


TIP: Don’t Touch! Well okay go ahead…Touch Support in Visual Studio 2015

Today’s tip shows you the touch support added to the code editor in Visual Studio 2015 We recently announced the Visual Studio 2015 preview. So this week I wanted to share If you have a touch screen device, then chances are, like me, you find yourself reaching out more and more to tap the screen…

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Internet of Things: My first experience with Galileo 2 (part 5)

When you are planning to build your own device you should think about power. In some cases it’s OK to connect your device to the nearest socket but for some projects it will not work. Just imagine a robot, which requires access to socket. So, we need to use independent sources of power like batteries….