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Using Django + Git + VSO

OK, so I won’t be doing blog posts as often as I thought – I’ve had a lot of other non-technical things going on. However, I have dug back into Django again – and I’ve fallen in love it all

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) vs custom code. Build vs Buy (Oct 2015 Edition)

NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. These opinions are my own, based on my own research and testing! There was the olden days of websites and mobile technology. There were proprietary silos of technology. Then, there was an awkward

Posted in ASP.NET, AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, SQL, Uncategorized, Web Services

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

My action item list from Build 2015

As you likely know, today was the first today of Microsoft Build 2015 (you can go here to find sessions, and here to watch the sessions – usually available the next morning). I’ve been catching as much content as I

Posted in Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Mono, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Working with the Windows-like environment of the Pi

UPDATE: After reading this, check out this follow-up post that shows MS Office type applications, e-mail apps, etc. Perhaps one of the stumbling blocks for some people with “investing” the $35 in a new Raspberry Pi 2 or the $55

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Mono, New Technology, Open Source, Professional Development, Python, Raspberry Pi, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Learning Python: The journey begins…

I’ve dealt with Microsoft technologies for most of my career, and have worked on the development side for around 15 years or so. I’m not so much moving away from .NET or giving up on .NET, but I see the

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Python, Uncategorized
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