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 The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 5

subtitle: Monster of all shapes and sizes. Wrapping up this road trip from Ottawa to Quebec City involves a mix of strange companions: Nudist Camps, Monster Trucks, Dinosaurs and a little weather control. I have to mention the Nudist camps along the route – just because there are at least three of them between Ottawa…


On The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 4

  subtitle: Donuts and coffee secrets   What’s a road trip without coffee and donuts? it’s unheard of. While on the road out east – we tried to share the secret of keeping your coffee in your cup instead of being spilt on your lap while trying to drink it in a moving car. Since…


Farewell…

It’s with a touch of sadness that I’m announcing that I’ll be leaving the Developer Advisor team here at Microsoft Canada (as foreshadowed in the previous video). This is going to be an exciting opportunity as I’ll be moving on to a new role in Redmond, representing and supporting developers worldwide! I’m really excited about…

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Designing Websites with Web Standards Using Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

For the past 12 years, I’ve been building websites and working with different Web technologies. I’d have to say that one of the most frustrating experiences (and the most time consuming) has been to get content to render correctly in all browsers. As a result, I’m a really strong advocate of Web standards. For example,…

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Imagine Cup 2007 Korea – Canada Wins!

I can now announce that Team Awesome came 3rd place in the Photography Challenge and walked away with a giant cheque and trophies! Congratulations to both Team Awesome (Team Robot Hospital and the rest of the Canadian and U.S. teams) on winning the finals, flying to Seoul, South Korea and participating in this world competition! Here is a…

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The Road to Imagine Cup Korea – T-Minus 9 Days

The theme for this year’s Imagine Cup is Education – the challenge is “Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all.” (the themes year after year are similar in one way – they challenges students to thing of ways that software can be used in citizenship and improve people’s lives). There were hundreds of Canadians that participated…

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The Road to Imagine Cup Korea – T-Minus 10 Days

This year, I will be travelling to Seoul, South Korea with 9 Canadian finalists as part of the Imagine Cup challenge. I feel very privileged to have been picked to accompany these really talented students to cheer them on! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Imagine Cup, it is one way we are encouraging young people…

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A Chat With James Kovacs on Agile Development

Yesterday, I attended an event hosted by the Calgary .NET User Group. Fellow Plumber and agile junkie, James Kovacs delivered a presentation entitled, “Simple Patterns for Simple Problems”. Following his presentation, I got a chance to catch up with James and had a discussion with him about agile development in-general. Check it out: Video: A…


Michael Amanfi on Windows Workflow Foundation and Team Workflow

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to chat with Michael Amanfi on the roof of my building about his work with Windows Workflow Foundation and specifically, his community project called Team Workflow – a workflow authoring and process automation tool built on Windows Workflow Foundation to help teams create, distribute and track tasks to drive team collaboration….

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