Reboot Complete

It’s ben quiet here on the Canadian Developer Connection over the past little while. That’s because we’ve been busy thinking about and looking at how we can bring additional value to you, our readers. I believe that we’ve found a few things. Over the next little while, you’ll see them rolling out. In order to…


Data Privacy Day 2013

As you may or may not know, today, and every January 28th is Data Privacy Day, a day that according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is a day that “Canada, along with many countries around the world, will celebrate Data Privacy Day. Recognized by privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, academics and…


2012 In Review, 2013 At a Glance

First and foremost, Happy New Year! May it be a year full of learning new things, developing skills, and most importantly building – building apps, new careers, or better yet, new careers building apps! Over the holidays, I took the opportunity to go through the Canadian Developer Connection and see what 2012 was all about:…


Building Beautiful, Interactive, and Fast Web Sites

In order to build beautiful, interactive, and fast web sites, there’s a recipe you can follow which includes, but certainly isn’t limited to, the use of technologies such as ASP.NET, HTML5, jQuery, WebAPI, SignalR, and Windows Azure. Join web gurus Brady Gaster, Jon Galloway, and Xinyang Qiu from Microsoft (direct from Redmond!) as they show…


Canadian Developer Connection: Now Available in the Windows Store

During this month’s D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE (aired LIVE yesterday and now available on-demand), I had the pleasure of announcing that the Canadian Developer Connection Windows Store app is now available for download. I’m totally excited about the release of this app as we’ve taken all of the features from the original Canadian Developer Connection…


Get In on the Excitement: Windows 8 in NYC

As Paul mentioned in his post, welcome to Windows 8! New York City was the center of the excitement earlier today with the launch of Windows 8 and Surface and since most of us weren’t there to get in on the excitement, I figure the next best thing is to see how Times Square has…


.NET AppFest Revolution Begins

Coming to Ontario cities in September, October, November, these 2-day interactive AppFests are where you’ll learn from top experts how to design, develop, deploy and support your apps on Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Windows Azure. Now that everyone is done with vacations, the kids are back at daycare or school, it’s time to take…


Visual Studio 2012 – Ready to Launch!

For some, Visual Studio is as sexy as the Surface or as revolutionary as Windows 8, and the best IDE, and it just got even better! There are so many new features in Visual Studio 2012 that I myself have only begun to scratch the surface. What with the new application lifecycle management  capabilities, Windows…

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<What’s Up: Developers> July Edition

Here’s the news seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE with guest and industry expert Mary Jo Foley. Make sure to watch the entire episode to get Mary Jo’s views on the developer opportunity we as developers have upon us. Have a great weekend! Links Windows 8 milestones announced: RTM on track…


BizSpark Celebrates Startups

Some of you out there reading this blog are developers that have either started your own startup or work at a startup. If you happen to be one of those, I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to a celebration of entrepreneurship that will be taking place next week in Toronto during the…