Configuring Visual Studio Code for PHP development

Updated March 17, 2016: added a link to the PHP topic on the VS Code documentation center. Two weeks ago I was a speaker at the PHP Benelux conference, where I talked about Azure Machine Learning.  For writing and debugging my demo PHP source code, I used Visual Studio Code. In this blog post I’ll…

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Adding gulp to Visual Studio Online Builds

At one of our Code in the Cloud camps someone asked me how they could integrate front-end build tasks in the Visual Studio Online (VSO) build process. Lately we’ve been adding great support for gulp/grunt/bower into our Visual Studio IDE (check out this post from Scott Hanselman to learn more). But I have to admit…

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Using Azure Search from PHP

Updated March 2, 2016: Source code for this post is available on GitHub. Updated March 3, 2015: Azure Search is now generally available – updated pricing tier info and API version info. Updated February 14, 2016: Fix dead links. I recently had to present at a local PHP meetup where I gave an introduction to…

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Game On! March 13: Learn to build a Unity game in 12 hours

Traditionally writing 3D or 2D games was not for the faint of heart. It took in-depth knowledge in math, physics, computer graphics, etc. to even build the simplest of games that had some level of realism to them. Long story short: game development was hard. What if you could develop a game, that you can…

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Running Powershell Web Jobs on Azure websites

Update: Web Jobs now natively support PowerShell scripts.  You can upload a zip file containing a .ps1 file and it will be executed without further configurations. Just last week we announced a series of new features for the Windows Azure platform.  One of those features is Web Jobs support for Windows Azure Web Sites.  Web…

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Are you ready to Build?

The one constant in this technology world is change.  Technology changes at an amazing pace and it’s not trivial to keep up with this as a developer. Only six months ago we were in San Francisco for Build 2013. Since that time we have released Windows 8.1 to the public, we launched Surface 2 and…

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Superhackathon is back on November 15: Bigger, Better, Bolder

With the general availability of Windows 8.1, the official launch of Surface 2, the announcement of Windows Phone 8 Update 3, the timing is perfect for you to show off your app development skills!  Continuing a great tradition, on November 15th we are organizing our second Superhackathon. At the Superhackathon you can come to develop…

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Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #7

It’s time for our 7th blog post in our series of new Belgian Apps and it’s been a pretty big harvest again! If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here. Personalize your device right now by installing these apps. And don’t forget to provide your feedback to the developers by rating them…

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Stars of the Store

Over the last few weeks we have posted about new Belgian apps published to the Windows Store.  In this post we want to highlight a few ‘Stars of the Store’, great apps that have been in the Store for a while and have been updated recently. Yelo TV by Telenet – great for live watching…

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Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #6

This is the 6th blog post in our series to highlight new apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Store, made by developers in Belgium.  And what great activity we have seen since our previous post! If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here. Personalize your device right now by installing these…

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