Visual Studio Feature Walkthrough–Part 2–My Favorite Extensions

Abstract This is the second post in a series of posts which covers various features and extensions available in Visual Studio.  I work in Visual Studio for most of my day and over time I have found a number of extensions that have been extremely useful while coding. This post covers a list of the…

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Dev Camps – IoT Jhb, Dbn, CT

  Microsoft Dev Camp is a free and fun event for developers by developers. Please join us for this special Dev Camp that will be presented by Microsoft technical experts. You will learn about the Universal Windows Platform that can run across all Windows 10 devices as well as building Internet of Things solutions and…

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Introducing DevConf: A community organized conference for developers

  Coming up on the 8th March in Johannesburg is a new full day conference for all software developers and those interested in DevOps & databases known as DevConf. This conference is being run for the first time and has attracted over 40 speakers, including a number international speakers to spend the day sharing and…

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Getting to know IoT on the Windows Stack–Part 1

Abstract This series of posts will detail my somewhat bumbling ordeal of becoming more informed when it comes to electronics, and things IoT. I must put a disclaimer in place. I am NOT an electronic engineer, I studied Computer Science and Psychology at University and am the first to admit that electronics is the equivalent…

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Up coming events April – June 2015

We have a number of great events coming in following months. First big event to be spoken of is the Build Tour. We have Pete Brown, KiranKumar Balijepalli, and Shen Chauhan coming to South Africa to present some exciting content from the Build Conference. This will be on the 12th June 2015 in Johannesburg at…

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Developer Event – What’s new coming to Jhb, CT and Dbn

  Microsoft Dev Day is a free and fun event for developers by developers. Please join us for this special Dev Day that will be presented by Microsoft technical experts. At this Dev event we will cover some of the recent announcements made by Microsoft to affect developers including Visual Studio 2015 CTP, Azure Machine…

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Visual Studio Feature Walkthrough – Part 1

Abstract This is a series of posts that goes through the new features of Visual Studio. This specific post focuses on some of the new features of 2013. With 2015 coming soon and the CTP being available I will doing the same for 2015 once it is released. This first article covers the use of…

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Microsoft Dev Day Content

Jarrod and I recently went on a tour around South Africa to present on some great technologies such as SignalR, WebAPI, Azure, Xamarin and Cordova. Due to popular demand here are the slides and source code that were part of my presentations during the day. It was great seeing all the amazing developers across South…

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Building a simple executive toy using Kinect for Windows v2 and Unity3D

  Abstract This article will look into how to leverage the new Kinect for Windows 2.0 device to create a simple executive toy using Unity and the Unity plugin. The aim is to demonstrate how easy it is to leverage Kinect in your Unity projects and how to build some thing simple quickly. This is…

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The digital traveller

Last week was London, today Johannesburg, this weekend Pretoria, two weeks time Seattle, the world is my home. Airplanes, subways, busses, and rental cars are my modes of transport. Hotels are my bedrooms and random restaurants are my kitchen, which strangely enough no one will let me do the cooking in. My office is everywhere,…

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