Free Windows Azure bootcamp in Edinburgh

Sign up now for a free day of training on Azure this Friday 11th November: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032496082&Culture=en-GB Did I mention it’s free? You even get a special free pass for an Azure subscription that will let you do the training even if you don’t already have an Azure account. It’s free training, with a free Azure…

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Scott Hanselman demo’s the preview tab and solution explorer at DevReach

Scott Hanselman does a demo of the preview tab and solution explorer at DevReach 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=KVbsNgN4wJg&gl=GB Start watching around 27:21 if you want to jump quickly to the preview tab and solution explorer stuff. It’s an entertaining and incredibly informative talk all the way from start to end though so you might want to watch all…

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A Morning With Microsoft

We’re running an event in conjunction with Scottish Developers this Friday. A Morning With Microsoft is a chance to learn more about Azure and how we design Visual Studio. Sign up at: http://devmorning-edinburgh-nl.eventbrite.com/

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New features for the next release of Visual Studio

One of the new features of Visual Studio that Cameron Skinner demonstrated at Tech Ed recently was the provisional tab. This is a feature that I’ve been working on for a couple of years so I’m delighted to see it in the product. Some of you might remember taking part in a usability study a few…

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New blog: It will never work in theory

Greg Wilson and Jorge Aranda have started a new blog which aims to be a bridge between researchers who study how software development happens and the practitioners who do software development. Sounds really interesting. http://www.neverworkintheory.org/

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Edinburgh UX book club

Kudos to Ryan Sackett at Precedent for setting up the Edinburgh UX book club. I went along to the first meetup last night and thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. We discussed the book ‘Undercover User Experience Design‘. It was a great discussion, and it was also great to meet up with other UX folks in Edinburgh….

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It’s like trying to name your baby

Well, not really, but…one of the things that I remember from a microprocessor technology course I took about twenty years ago while at Uni was the lecturer who said that one of the hardest things about writing C code that targets some little itty bitty 8 bit microprocessor, running remotely on a different board, was naming your functions….

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Money Dashboard and other amazing developers in Edinburgh

Since I moved back to Edinburgh from Redmond a few years ago, I’ve been constanly amazed at the number of cool and exciting companies that are based here. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a number of them and I’ve always been impressed by the skills and creativity of each company I’ve been to. Edinburgh is…

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