On a Cloud: Software Quality

Jef King
Jef King

Simply Testing Software When teams form to release software, they have to determine what level of testing is going to be done; and how it is going to be done. If I boil down what I have learned over the years is that you really need to cherry-pick the type of testing. I recommend taking…

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On a Cloud: Entropy & Precision Scheduling

Cloud: High Entropy Systems A mad dash through computer history, and onto why high entropy systems work well in cloud environments. I outline a few reasons why entropy is important and summarize why as an industry are looking at breaking down systems into small pieces, such as the introduction of micro-services. And a couple real…

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Windows Phone 8 for the Holidays

While I’d love to say that I’m giving you each a Windows Phone 8 device for the holidays, I can’t. Sorry. But, given that most of us have some time off coming (or perhaps you’ve already started your winter break), I can give you the gift of a Windows Phone 8 developer course – 20+…


Ask a Trainer: Free resources to help you learn SharePoint

FAST university has free webcasts on Enterprise Search and other SharePoint topics At the MCT Summit in October, I had a chance to chat with Larry Kaye, a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Larry works with FAST University. I hadn’t heard of that organization before, so I asked Larry to fill me in on what they do….

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Conference or Course? Where Should I Spend my Training Budget?

I started work in the era of Stephen Covey and the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ craze. Heck I was even sent on a 7 Habits course and given a 7 habits daytimer! One of the 7 habits was to ‘Sharpen the Saw’ which amounts to the importance of spending time improving yourself and…

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Premiere Training on Mango – And it’s free!

If you find you aren’t busy on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, you may be interested in attending free an online training event that will bring you to speed on how to build Mango apps. If you’re new to building apps on the Windows Phone 7 platform or a veteran looking to understand…

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Building Awesome Apps for Windows 7 Simulcast with Kate Gregory

Are you building applications for Windows 7? And, more importantly, are they awesome? If you’re looking to improve your Windows 7 application development skills or you’re looking to get the latest information on building applications for Windows 7 in managed code then I would strongly urge you to REGISTER NOW FOR THE BUILDING AWESOME APPS…


Building Awesome Apps for Windows 7 Community Tour

As a developer, I’ll admit that I have built a number of applications that didn’t integrate as well as they could have with Windows. In these scenarios, the user’s experience was non-optimal because they would be left wanting for particular capabilities or features. For example, integration with the Windows shell or support auto-recovery in the…


Silverlight Firestarter: Thursday, December 2, 2010

On Thursday, December 2nd, come join developers from around the world for a one-day, live-streamed event focused on lighting up your skills on Silverlight. The Silverlight Firestarter is a FREE online event that brings together some of the top minds on Silverlight to share their insights on Silverlight, answer your questions and deepen your knowledge…


Windows Phone 7 Hands-On Lab in Ottawa: Saturday, October 2nd

If you’ve been meaning to take up Windows Phone 7 development but didn’t know where or how to get started and you’re in the Ottawa area, this event is for you! Join Microsoft Developer Advisor Christian Beauclair and DreamDigital’s Colin Melia as they present a hands-on lab this Saturday where they show you how to…

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