You have the latest and greatest idea for a web application. You tell your friends and colleagues, and put together a small team to get the idea rolling. Your programmer, a Ruby on Rails guy, develops a prototype of the web application that works on his machine. You want access to it to show it off, and put it in front of users to get feedback.
Even though you believe in your idea, there's a part of you that's not "all in". You…Continue
The front-end framework of choice for MVC 4 web applications seems to be Knockout.js. It's fairly robust and easy to add/remove from projects via NuGet and provides an MVVM feel much like Silverlight or WPF.
Think of a label control used in WPF. Using data bindings, you tell the label to display certain text. If the object representing the text displayed is updated, WPF kindly…Continue
A firestorm erupted after chief Yahoo Marissa Mayer banned working from home in an effort to shock the moribund company culture back to life. The resulting debate over whether working from home was good for corporate innovation and productivity is, to me, not all that interesting. I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t work from home even after putting in a full day at the office -- at the very least, they check and respond to office emails and make work-related calls during…Continue
Last winter I bought a Lumia 920 which runs Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone 8 is a large overhaul of Windows Phone 7 because now it uses the same kernel as Windows 8. It also added support for better hardware and a more flexible development framework. Previously I have used the original iPhone, the iPhone 4 and the Galaxy Nexus Google Android phone. I have never seen anyone with a Windows Phone and I thought it looked neat so I decided to try it…Continue
So last week I flew over to Oahu and had brunch with Daniel Leuck (whom you all know if you read TechHui). It was a great trip, but one of the highlights of it for me was his absolute surprise we had revenue. Apparently this is a big deal.
He had to explain it to me, because I was clueless. Daniel is of course…Continue