You Definitely Want to Beta Your App

The process of creating an application does not only revolve around its development. There is another important aspect that we tend to avoid or not take seriously enough: user testing. Beta phase, as I like to call it. No matter which platform you build your app for, you need to test your app at some…


<What’s Up: Developers> May Edition

As always, as you’re winding down for the weekend, take a few minutes to catch up on May’s developer news as seen on this month’s D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE (this past Wednesday). Links Canadian Developer Connection Windows Phone App (Windows Phone Marketplace) TechDays TV – May 8 – WIN280 – Metro in Windows 8 and…


Coming Up on TechDays TV

It’s that time of the month again where I get to fill you in on what’s coming up on TechDays TV in May. Don’t forget – these sessions are LIVE and INTERACTIVE, bring the TechDays experience online. Ask questions and get them answered as if the expert was right there in the room with you!…


Windows Phone Welcomes the Canadian Developer Connection

The Canadian Developer Connection experience as you know it today consists of the blog and corresponding Twitter and Facebook pages. It also has a very active discussion group on LinkedIn where some of you are already networking and sharing your thoughts (if you’re not a member of the group yet, you’re invited! Join us.) and…


TUESDAY on TechDays TV: WIN380 – Push Notifications and Live Tiles in Windows Phone

TechDays TV brings you live TechDays sessions on the very latest in technical training topics. Developer-focused episodes are featured every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. These sessions are LIVE – watch the session, ask questions, and have them answered by the expert presenters. Sessions will then be available on-demand on TechDays Online after…


TOMORROW on TechDays TV – What They Didn’t Tell You About WP Development (Lessons Learned through Coding and Too Much Soda)

TechDays TV brings you live TechDays sessions on the very latest in technical training topics. Developer-focused episodes are featured every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. These sessions are LIVE – watch the session, ask questions, and have them answered by the expert presenters. Sessions will then be available on-demand on TechDays Online after…


Coming Up in April on TechDays TV

Mark your calendars! Below are the sessions airing on TechDays TV in April. Don’t forget – these sessions are LIVE and INTERACTIVE. Ask questions and get them answered right then and there. If you’re not able to tune in on Tuesdays at 12:00 PM ET, the sessions will be available on-demand after the live show….


Technology Post Roundup – 1st Edition

As you read in Paul’s blog post Why we love our MVPs, Microsoft MVPs 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 MVPs and what they’re writing about. So, moving forward, I’ll be curating top picks and sharing them…


Chat with Gladstone Grant on the Developer Opportunity

From Episode 3 – Securing .NET Applications | February 1, 2012 Following his presentation at the East of Toronto .NET User Group (@easttorontoug), Gladstone Grant (@gladstonegrant) takes on my questions as well as some from the viewers about the opportunities developers have working with the Microsoft platform. [01:52] Directions of IT: The Developer Opportunity Recap…


A Vision Needs a Roadmap

You know the projects you’re currently working on and the technologies you use to get them done. But what about future projects? What would they be using? The people that can answer that are the developers and architects that not only keep themselves up to date with technologies of today, but that also know what’s…