Saturday, July 19, 2014
Not long ago, Kevin Hazzard ran for his local school board and won. Now, he helps drive education policy at the state and local level. As a software developer, Kevin has strong opinions about how technology should be taught in schools.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Rob Gibbens of Xamarin University explains significant changes in the recently-released Xamarin 3.0.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Lee Ann Drees and Laura Egin are two of the leaders of the Detroit chapter of Girl Develop It, an organization that promotes diversity in the software industry and provides instruction for developers. Lee Ann and Laura discuss the goals of their organization and how they are executing on those goals.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Security consultant Wolfgang Goerlich describes Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle and how he uses this guidance to manage security projects.
Bill Wagner and Tony Surma are on the Board of the Humanitarian Toolbox, which manages open source software projects used by emergency response teams during a natural disaster. Bill and Tony describe the project, the software they are working on, and how developers can volunteer to contribute to this project.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Tudor Damian describes common threats to security that are surprisingly easy to exploit. And what you can do to protect yourself.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Peter Leeson describes how to effectively change the culture of an organization in order to improve the quality of your product.
Monday, June 02, 2014
In June 2014, developers were invited to the //PUBLISH hackathon in downtown Chicago to create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Here are the stories of some the developers who attended.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Andrew Brust describes some of the Business Intelligence tools in Microsoft Excel, including PowerPivot, PowerView, PowerMap, and PowerQuery.
Marcel deVries describes Coded UI tests and how he uses them to automate user interaction and improve the quality of his apps.
Friday, May 09, 2014
User group leaders from Rockord, IL discuss what they are doing to build a vibrant tech community in a medium-sized Midwestern city. This show features the following guests: Michael Hopkins,
Kevon Hayes, and
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Michael Collier has been working with cloud computing and Azure for years. He has watched it evolve and he has some strong opinions about how we should be thinking about this evolving technology.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Nokia Ambassador and Teleriker Lance McCarthy describes how to build Windows Phone apps in a browser using App Studio.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Adam Jones's company - LHP Telematics - writes software to track the location and performance of heavy equipment through an onboard device. Recently, LHP switched to Windows Azure to host and aggregate data collected from this equipment. Adam explains the advantages Azure gave to his business and how they architected their solution.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Ben Hoelting, Eric Boyd, and Phil Japikse discuss their experience building cross-platform mobile apps using tools based on the Cordova engine, such as Telerik AppBuilder.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Miguel Castro describes the differences between WCF and Web API and suggests some guidelines when you should choose each one. (Hint: It depends)
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Brent Schooley discusses design principles for those building Windows 8 applications.
Nik Molnar created Glimpse to help developers analyze their ASP.NET applications. Here, Nik describes the features of Glimpse, how to use it, and what Red-Gate's acquisition means to the open source project.
Tim Huckaby discusses the impact that a Natural User Interface (NUI), such as touch, gestures, and facial recognition has on user experience. He describes some of the ways he has built NUI into his company's products.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Experience Windows Phone developer Nick Landry describes how to use the Microsoft Speech SDK.
Felix Reiseberg discusses the Unity game engine and how he used it to create his hit game Awesome Zombie Sniper.
David Chappell discusses the reasons customers resist moving their data and applications to a public cloud.
Rich Dudley describes the challenge of cleaning customer data in order to maintain accuracy and consistency.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Eric Lawrence created Fiddler while on the Microsoft Office team to help test and debug Clip Art downloads. In this interview, he describes the evolution of his project and how people use it today.
In this interview, Jon Skeet shares his experience developing an API for his Tetris clone - "Skeetrix" - and consuming that API from multiple UI clients.