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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Empowering Youth with Technology at YouthSpark Live Vancouver

It’s said that 50% of the job market requires basic technical proficiency, and that that number will increase to 77% in the next decade. With a shortage of qualified computer science graduates to fill these roles and the fact that computer science has not yet been recognized as a pillar of mainstream education, the income…


Canada Does Windows Azure: RESAAS

I believe that the best way to learn is to learn from each other, so I’m always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications to Windows Azure. This is the story of RESAAS. Points of Interest [01:08] Looking underneath…


How can a Canadian get a Windows 8 app to the store?

If you want a token to put your app in the Windows 8 store, you need to attend an app excellence lab. The Windows 8 store is a significant opportunity, getting in early will improve the chance of your app getting noticed. In Canada, your first chance to get a token to put your app…

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Geek out at DevTeach Vancouver!

Monday May 28th to June 1st DevTeach comes to Vancouver with sessions on everything from Agile, to web, to SQL, to the cloud! DevTeach visits Vancouver every other year. The event is designed for developers and features lots of familiar names and great speakers! There is nothing quite like a conference by developers for developers!…

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Scott Guthrie on Cloud-Powered Revolutions

From Episode 6 – Cloud-Powered Revolutions | May 2, 2012 Recorded live on location at Vancouver TechFest 2012, Scott talks about revolutions that are made possible by the Cloud. Plus: Scott dives deep into how Windows Azure enables developers to drive those revolutions. Questions? Comments? Due to a crazy schedule, unfortunately, Scott could not join…


<Whats Up:Developers> April Edition

While we’re all enjoying a well deserved long weekend, take a few minutes to catch up on April’s developer news as seen on this month’s D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE (this past Wednesday). Links D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE podcasts now available: Zune, iTunes, or RSS Vancouver TechFest Web+Cloud and Mobile+Cloud Workshops TechDays TV – April 10…


If You Like Hands-On…

Some learn by listening – so they go to conferences, meetups, or watch sessions online (like TechDays Online). Others learn by doing. For those folks, there are great online hands-on labs that can be done, like those on TechDays Online (did you know TechDays Online had hands-on labs that you can complete without downloading anything…


Many Geeks, Many Experts, and a Gu

Where will you not only see many geeks come together to watch experts talk about the latest and greatest technologies, but also experience that which is “the Gu”? Vancouver TechFest 2012! Join me, Jonathan Rozenblit, Thomas Lewis, Paul Laberge, and 18 other Canadian experts for a day full of awesome sessions on different technologies –…


You Know You Want To Learn How To Build Windows 8 Apps

Have you downloaded and installed the consumer preview of Windows 8 yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Download it onto a dev machine and give it a try. Once you do, you’ll see that things are different. As a developer, that’s something to be totally excited about – new app models to consider,…