On a Cloud: Angular & OSS

Jef King
Jef King

Angular.JS Lately for all of my POC code I have been using Angular.JS to remove the need for writing a backend. It has been brilliant. I wanted to explore and share with you what I have been doing and why. I have found that it saved me huge amounts of time, enabling me to prove…


Getting Started with Microsoft OSS

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips & tricks and how to’s on integrating OSS & Microsoft technologies. In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate and drop us a comment below or reach out to us via Twitter and Facebook! Enjoy! It’s an exciting time…


Five Use Cases for Visual Studio 2013 Community

Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition is a fully featured version of Visual Studio free for small teams and open source development. Compared to the previously available free edition of Visual Studio (Express), the Community edition combines tools for Web, desktop, cloud and mobile development in one product, and adds support of Visual Studio extensions. With…


Microsoft Research makes Touch Develop open source

Touch Develop is a tool developed by Microsoft Research that allows developers to build mobile apps, games and websites in a browser. As of this week it is now open source on Git! The TouchDevelop project was inspired by the programmability of 8-bit computers of the 80s that introduced many of us to the power…


Can I Deploy to Azure with an Open Source Language?

Yes! You can deploy to Azure using the Azure API and SDK for your favorite open source language. In the spirit of openness, Azure has outstanding support for numerous open source languages and web stacks across a whole spectrum of cloud products. With the exception of .NET, each language has its own SDK available on…


Programming with Python? Open Source? Microsoft? Did I miss something?

In a word: yes. I recently recorded Introduction to Programming with Python with Susan Ibach. During the session, toasters became a bit of a running gag, so there was a picture of me on set holding a toaster. When I posted the picture to Facebook a friend of mine asked me the question that inspired…


Day 2 of //build/ in a Nutshell

Yesterday, I shared with you my recap of day 1. To no surprise, day 2 was just as exciting with announcements and talks centered around Microsoft Azure (in case you missed it, it’s not Windows Azure anymore! It’s Microsoft Azure.) Notable announcements of day 2 44 new announcements for Microsoft Azure… enough said!! Check out…


Technology Post Roundup–8th Edition

In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and…


Drupal Camp Toronto 2010

Drupal Camp Toronto 2010 is happening in Toronto today and tomorrow! It’s a gathering to discuss all things Drupal, featuring keynote speakers such as ones: Dries Buytaert, Jeff Eaton, and Mark Brown. It’s at a nice, central, easy-to-get-to location, the Toronto Reference Library (a few steps north of the corner of Yonge and Bloor). And…