Being able to solve problems and fix bugs is probably high on the list of things that make a programmer a good programmer. These days programming is assisted with many tools and techniques. Stepping through code using advanced IDEs and debuggers find many issues before they become issues. Intellisense, code completion and syntax highlighting also reduce bugs before they can become bugs. Exception handling and error logging help a lot when issues occur in programs. Testing…Continue
Posted on November 9, 2014 at 12:06am — 2 Comments
I like to try to keep up with new technologies. Being a developer who has used Microsoft development tools all my career I’m always interested in seeing what is coming next. Recently Microsoft unveiled ASP.NET vNext and it seems to be their most ambitious version of ASP.NET yet.
Here are some of the things I’m looking forward to in ASP.NET vNext
Posted on September 4, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment
Recently I visited Japan. The last time I visited was in 2010. Japan has always been known for it’s electronics and technology so I was looking forward to seeing how it’s changed in four years and how it differs from the U.S. These are just my personal observations so they may not be indicative of actual trends or market share figures.
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 7 Comments
Create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 without coding.
The biggest issue facing Windows and Windows Phone is the relative scarcity of apps compared to Android and iOS. Microsoft faces an uphill battle in attempting to sway companies and mobile developers into building apps for Windows Phone.
One of the offerings created to help close this gap is called App Studio. App Studio was first released last…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2014 at 9:16am — 1 Comment
About a year ago Adobe announced that it would be ending their Creative Suite offering, rebranding their applications under the Creative Cloud. Customers would no longer be able to pay once for most of the main Adobe software and use it forever. Instead they now need to pay monthly and will no longer be able to use the software if they stop paying. I don’t use Adobe software extensively, but there are times when I need to so I decided to try it out for a year using their…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments