Networking Is An Investment In Your Career

Back when I was a developer, coding all day (and sometimes all night), the idea of networking could not be further from my mind. I wasn’t thinking about making people aware of my professional “brand”, nor was I thinking of connecting with people – neither to start new and lasting relationships nor learn about trends…


Announcing the Ignite Your Coding Web Development Series!

Every year, around this time, my colleagues and I organize a series of conversations called Ignite Your Coding. Its purpose is to spark your inner awesomeness by providing you with knowledge and insights on software development. Why? It’s simple: we want to support you; we want to help grow your skills; we want you to…


Join the “Ignite Your Coding” LinkedIn Group!

The Ignite Your Coding LinkedIn group is a place for Canadian Developers to find out the latest tech news, see what’s happening in the world of Microsoft and other platforms, make announcements, exchange ideas and get to know other Canadian developers. Although we folks at Microsoft Canada’s Developer and Platform Evangelism team run the LinkedIn…

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This Week on “Ignite Your Coding”: Uncle Bob!

Say “Uncle”! This week on the Ignite Your Coding live webcast, we have a very special guest: Robert C. "Uncle Bob" Martin! His business card may say “Robert C. Martin”, founder and CEO of the Object Mentor consulting firm, but we know and love him as “Uncle Bob”. He’s been coding since the Beatles broke…

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This Week on Ignite Your Coding: Jeff Atwood!

Our guest on Ignite Your Coding this week, Jeff Atwood, has certainly made his mark in the programming world with the Coding Horror blog as well as his project with Joel Spolsky, the online developer forum Stack Overflow (which in turn gave rise to the Server Fault and SuperUser forums). Join me and John Bristowe…

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This Week on Ignite Your Coding: Scott Hanselman!

This week’s guest on the Ignite Your Coding live webcast needs no introduction: it’s Scott Hanselman, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, whose job is to talk about software development and how to do it right, primarily using The Empire’s tools and technologies. He’s a household name in the minds of .NET developers worldwide, and even…

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This Week on “Ignite Your Coding”: Richard Campbell

Who’s On This Week? The Ignite Your Coding live webcast returns this Thursday with Richard Campbell. If you’re from the .NET world, chances are that you’ve heard Richard on .NET Rocks! (the online talk show for .NET developers), on RunAs Radio (the online talk show for IT Professionals) or at his many speaking engagements, including…

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David Laribee Today on Ignite Your Coding

It’s Thursday, which means that it’s time for another live Ignite Your Coding webcast! Today’s guest is David Laribee, who coaches the product development team at VersionOne, has over a dozen years’ experience building enterprise software and coaching lean/agile teams in many industries. He recently wrote about technical debt in MSDN Magazine, and that’s just…

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Ignite Your Coding, Episode 3: Jeremy Miller

Last week, John Bristowe and I interviewed Jeremy Miller — “the Shade Tree Developer” – in a live Ignite Your Coding webcast. Jeremy holds the title of Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, Austin’s coolest ISV, and we talked about open source in the .NET world, StoryTeller, dependency injection and many other topics. In case…

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Ignite Your Coding, Episode 1: Andy Hunt

Andy Hunt has been behind some of the biggest ideas in everyday software development in the past decade. From co-authoring the Agile Manifesto and The Pragmatic Programmer to starting The Pragmatic Bookshelf, one of the most influential developer book publishers, to helping bring about the rise of MVC web frameworks, chances are that he’s had…

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