Big Changes Are Coming! Are You Ready For This?

If you haven’t had the chance to catch up on the recent announcements from Microsoft’s two major conferences, Build and Ignite, I highly recommend that you carve out some time on your calendar to head on over to Channel 9 to watch the keynotes, and any deep dive sessions that are relevant to your role,…


Windows 10 and the Windows Platform Developer

Last time around I talked about the advent of Windows 10 and what sorts of the things you should be looking for in your apps that will help you take advantage of this exciting new release coming from Microsoft.  Since then the Technical Preview program has introduced Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones and more…


Get Started With Windows Azure at .NET Saturday

This October, .NET Saturday (Samedi .NET) will connect you with two Canadian industry experts who will help you get started with Windows Azure. If you’re familiar with web development with ASP.NET or MVC and you want to learn how to migrate your applications to Windows Azure, or you’re simply curious and want to better understand…


Udi Dahan in Calgary

Calgary developers! Mark your calendars and call the babysitter because tomorrow night, Udi Dahan will be delivering a presentation at the Calgary .NET User Group. Now, if you don’t know Udi, here’s the bio: Udi Dahan is The Software Simplist, an internationally renowned expert on software architecture and design. A solutions architecture and connected systems…


Software Process Shootout: Agile vs Traditional

I’ve been in conversations we’re developers often discuss and argue over "the ultimate" process in software development. It’s possible to standardize on one process, but most probably not likely. From my experiences and working with development teams, waterfall methods are useful where there are clear, stable requirements. Sadly enough, this isn’t the case for most…

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“Canada’s Next Top Model View Controller” Presentation at Metro Toronto .NET User Group Next Thursday

If you’re going to be in the area of downtown Toronto next Thursday, May 28th, you might want to check out my presentation, Canada’s Next Top Model View Controller at the next Metro Toronto .NET User Group meeting. I’ll be talking about the ASP.NET MVC Framework, Microsoft’s answer to MVC frameworks like Ruby on Rails,…

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Colin Bowern at the Metro Toronto .NET User Group: Authentication Alternatives for ASP.NET

Click the photo to see it at full size. (And yes, he’s using the word “pants” in the British English sense, as in “underpants”.) On Thursday evening, I caught Colin Bowern’s presentation, Authentication Alternatives for ASP.NET at the monthly gathering of the Metro Toronto .NET User Group. Here’s the abstract: Asking someone to create another…

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Bringing UX to Developers – .NET Users Group Presentation

I had the opportunity to present at the Metro Toronto .NET User Group last Wednesday. Even it was the first snow of the winter in GTA, but there were still more than 40 people showed up to listen to my talk on “Building for People: 5 Practical Tips for Creating Great User Experience.” I was…

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EDMUG, Project Kassandra, and Developers! Oh My!

On Thursday, I will be driving three hours north to Edmonton to hang out with members of the developer community and to connect with a few folks who are doing some great work on the .NET Framework.   First, I will attend a meeting of the Edmonton .NET User Group (EDMUG). This meeting will feature…


Toronto Silverlight User Group

In less than two weeks, the Toronto Silverlight User Group will have it’s inaugural meeting. The user group is targeted at both developers and designers who are interested in learning about Silverlight and how the two parties can work together more seamlessly to create rich user experience on the web. As many of you know, Silverlight…