Friday, October 31, 2014
Texas A&M hosted its first Major League Hackathon this fall, attracting hundreds of students from many different universities. Here are some of the teams with the projects they built.
Scott Allen knows what it's like to build a large Single Page Application on top of the AngularJS framework. He shares his knowledge about how to manage a project as it becomes large and complex.
Rob Fletcher of Quixote Consulting has built a business around organizing team-building exercise. Rob talks about the team-building exercises he brought to Microsoft that also benefited local charities.
Software developers from many different schools came together to build cool projects over a weekend at MHacks in ann arbor, MI. Here are some of the teams with the projects they built.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
The Telerik Platform offers end-to-end control to build and deploy your applications. Sam Basu and Michael Crump describe the pieces of this platform and how they work together.
Sam Basu and Michael Crump describe features that were recently added to Telerik App Builder.
Monday, September 08, 2014
SASS (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) compiles to CSS and allows developers to use programming concepts to style a web page. Mina Markham describes how to get started using this language.
Michael Perry shares some terrifying stories about how security lapses can cost you and your customers.
Robert Jacobi helped write the Azure implementation of Joomla, which allows users to quickly deploy a Joomla web site on the Azure platform. Robert discusses how this works and how it was built.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Joomla is an open source Content Management System (CRM) that allows you to quickly build and update web sites. Mike Carson, Michael Babker, and David Hurley discuss the advantages of Joomla and how to get started building a web site with it.
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Bill Fink describes some cool things you can do using the Kinect with and without an Xbox.
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Adam Grocholski describes how to automate common tasks in Azure using the Command-Line Tools
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Implementing security is difficult, says Rob Gillen, who has some advice for developers trying to secure their applications.
Gaines Kergosien thinks that developers don't spend enough time marketing themselves and thinking critically about their own worth to their employers and clients. He explains how we can do a better job at this.
Eric Potter shows off the weapon he has created with an Arduino controller and ScriptCS.
Sam McClanahan manages a MakerSpace (also known as a HackerSpace) in Knoxville, TN. He describes the kinds of projects people work on at these places.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Kevin Griffin meets regular with other entrepreneurs to have open conversations known as "Mastermind sessions". In this interview, Kevin describes Mastermind sessions and how they have benefited him.
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.