Visual Studio 2015 now Supports COBOL and you Can Make Desktop and Web Apps with It

Every so often I skirt my intern duties to (re)discover something weird and fascinating in the world of software development. If you follow me on Twitter @gaessaki, I’ll let you know when that happens. © Computerworld 1984 – COBOL’s demise has been predicted since the Middle Ages (aka back in the era of print media.)…

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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,…


Get In on the Action: Learn Windows 8 with Hands-on Labs

By now, hopefully you’ve had a chance to get your Windows Store Developer Account up and running. If not, get on it! Remember, if you have an MSDN subscription, a DreamSpark account (for students registered in select, accredited, post-secondary educational institutions) or BizSpark, you can activate a free 1 year membership. See my post from…