Cloud Foundry and //Build

CloudFoundry
CloudFoundry

Last week at Microsoft’s annual //Build developer conference, I partnered with Rita Zhang to demonstrate Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Azure. Cloud Foundry is an open source platform as a service (PaaS) technology that makes it easier for large companies to move to the cloud by first supporting deployment to the private cloud and then when…

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Highspot, Manifold and Vorlon

OfficeAddIn
OfficeAddIn

I just wrapped up the last keynote here at //build/. It was super fun. There is so much new technology that will help you build great next-generation applications. But there’s just too much to drill into in one blog post. So, like we did last year, we will take a look at each major coding…

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A Minimal MVVM UWP App

With the introduction of Win 10 and Universal Windows apps I wanted to try out some of the new XAML features like compile-time binding with x:Bind. I started by looking for a very simple Universal Windows Platform (UWP) sample that showed how to build an MVVM app with create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations…

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Build 2015 and Video Effects

We’re keeping the coding going with this next post in the series of technical articles following the Build 2015 conference. This post is dedicated to the new video functionality provided in Windows 10. Increasingly, we’re hearing from developers the importance of adding improved user experiences for their apps. Those experiences include not only better design,…

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Build 2015 and Audio Effects

We’re keeping the coding going with this third post in the series of technical articles following the Build 2015 conference. This post shows you how it is so much easier now to develop apps that have fantastic, responsive audio. The next one will focus on video. Having great audio and video is a big deal…

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Build 2015 and Vorlon.js

As promised, here is the second in the series of technical articles following the Build 2015 conference. This post is dedicated to Vorlon.js. So what is Vorlon?  It is a new, open source, extensible, browser-agnostic tool for remotely debugging your JavaScript all powered by node.JS and socket.io. Yep – imagine being able to easily use…

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Build 2015 and ManifoldJS

I just walked offstage after another amazing build keynote. There is so much new technology that can help you build great next-generation applications. But there’s just too much to drill into in one blog post. So we take a look at each major coding demo in a series of posts – starting with this one….

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Taking the Web App Template Cross-Platform

  If you are a Web developer and are thinking about taking the jump to mobile apps, the Web App Template (WAT) is an awesome way to get started. Creating mobile apps doesn’t get much easier than this, and the approach is lined up with the approach a lot of top companies are taking across…

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Creating scalable web apps with the Service Gateway

Earlier this year we released the Service Gateway, a tool that simplifies the process of building an internet-ready web site or mobile service. If this is your first time reading about Service Gateway then check out my initial post from a few months ago. The nut of it is that with Service Gateway you can…

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STEM Labs: A firsthand look at the life of a software developer

Ever since Microsoft DX started hosting hackfests last this year, we’ve seen steady growth in the level of participation. Rarely does a week go by that we don’t have at least one hackfest going on in Redmond or elsewhere. Last week there were three going on, and this week I’m headed to Berlin to join…

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