Modern Web Development Series from Shawn Wildermuth

As a cloud guy focused on Windows Azure, I haven’t done much client-side coding in a while.  But, I’ve been getting my hands dirty lately working on an Azure-related web project I’ll be talking about soon.  Web programming has always been fun to me because it’s relatively easy to learn bit by bit.  The ability…

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Building Mobile Sites With HTML5? Microsoft’s patterns & practices Group Needs Your Help

This just in from Redmond via my teammate Joe Healy down in Florida… Christopher Bennage over in the Microsoft patterns & pracitces (PNP) group (and esteemed developer originating from the Florida dotneterati) has asked for an assist. The PNP group is preparing to launch a project delivering guidance about HTML5 development for mobile. PNP is…

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Philadelphia “Day of Agile” Conference – September 10, 2011 – Call For Speakers

I posted earlier about the Agile Camp Fire in NYC this weekend.  Word fresh from Stephen Bohlen that there will be a “Day of Agile” event coming to Philly in September.  The call for speakers is open now.  Registration opens 7/15/2011.  Read on for details… As the Agile project management process sweeps across the software…


NYC Agile Camp Fire – Saturday, July 16, 2011

Not sure how I missed this one earlier, but the Agile Camp Fire is returning to NYC this Saturday on July 16, 2011!  There are still a limited number of spots available. If you’ve been to one of the Agile Firestarter events in New York or Philadelphia over the past year, the Agile Camp Fire…


Key To The Cloud: Design For Failure

Last week, Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage in one of their datacenters.  There has been a lot of coverage in the media as several companies who built their services on AWS were unavailable during this multi-day outage.  As some one who evangelizes Windows Azure & cloud computing in general, I followed the news…

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NYC DevReady: MVVM Content and Links

Thanks to everyone who attended the DevReady: MVVM event in New York City on March 21, 2011!  Special thanks goes out to the event’s speakers Miguel Castro, Dani Diaz, and Seth Juarez for assembling and delivering all of the day’s content!   Thanks to DevExpress for sponsoring the event by providing the breakfast and lunch for…


Developing TWiT.tv for Windows Phone 7: From Concept to Marketplace

Dmitry Lyalin, my co-host on the Connected Show, recently developed a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week In Tech (TWiT) network. The application recently reached as high as #2 on the Top Rated Apps list in the marketplace! Dmitry spoke at the January 2011 meeting of the New York City Silverlight Meetup…


Connected Show #34 – Apache Stonehenge M2

In this episode, guests Ben Dewey & Kent Brown join Peter to discuss the latest release of the Apache Stonehenge project. Ben & Kent talk about the .NET, Java, and PHP interoperability project and how it now handles identity. (Interview starts at 26:21) Also, Dmitry & Peter rap about Web Farms, Ribbons & Bows, Windows…


Connected Show #25 – Is That A Phone In Your Pocket?!

In this episode, guest host Andrew Brust joins Peter to cover the Windows Phone 7 Series news from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Also, Andrew and Peter discuss the latest developer & interoperability news, including: The Enterprise Library roadmap from the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team, Zend Framework’s support for Windows Azure, and innovation…


NJ Agile Firestarter December 2009 Content Now Available

Thanks to all of the people who attended the NJ Agile Firestarter in December at the Microsoft offices in Iselin, NJ!  The Firestarter was a successful event, and feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive! I’ve never seen as many folks take the time to write handwritten comments on evaluation forms at an event before….