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State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

A bunch of developer resources (November 2015 Edition)

Between Udemy having a bunch of crazy deals last week, and StackSocial having “pay what you want”, I picked up quite a few courses – enough to keep me busy through all of 2016, no doubt! This past weekend, instead

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Mobile, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized

Compiling open source projects in Linux

If you are new to Linux, one thing you see a lot of is that people pull open source projects down to their workstation, compile them, and install them. In the Windows or MacOS world – you expect to find

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized

Why not see if you like Django? (Mega-post Edition!)

As mentioned, I’ve been learning more Python in recent months. As more of an end-user app developer, I am also regularly drawn to technologies that allow me to create regular applications for regular users. Python is great for automation and

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Open Source, Professional Development, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

How to get Apache Cordova working with Visual Studio/Windows Phone Emulator

I spent a wasteful amount of time on this, so I wanted to write down what went wrong – both for Future Robert, and anyone else who might be trying to do this. This is what I did to get

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Mobile, New Technology, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Windows Store, WindowsPhone

You should get to know Chocolatey, for Windows

As you see all around you, pretty much every technology has transitioned to this concept of a “package manager”. That is, some sort of scheme (tools and techniques) to install pre-made components into your technology. We see it with Nuget,

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, PowerShell, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Windows

Finally learning OAuth and proper ASP.NET Web API

To know me is to know my quest, my journey for how to properly implement ASP.NET Web API and especially how to properly use OAuth. Ever since I learned about (and fell in love with) Azure Mobile Services and AngularJS

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Mobile, New Technology, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Web Services, WindowsPhone
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