Linux Scripting for the Uninitiated

At the root of software engineering is the operating system and the kernel. Learning to navigate the file system and execute commands in the shell remotely or otherwise is essential. Often times you find that you are performing repetitive tasks even on your local environment and this is where shell scripting comes into play. Join…

Take a Spin on Azure IoT Hub

In this webinar, you’ll get a survey of Azure IoT Hub and the suite of tools surrounding it. With this knowledge, you will be able to approach it with confidence when considering your next IoT project.

Using FontAwesome 5 in Xamarin Forms

There are several examples of using custom fonts in your Xamarin floating around the internet.  But like time, technology marches on and some recent changes have made it a bit more difficult so I thought I’d take a few minutes to show you how to integrate the latest FontAwesome fonts into Xamarin Forms 2.5. FontAwesome…

Microsoft Launches XBox Live Creators Program

A new game developer program from Microsoft allows for fast, simultaneous publishing of Xbox Live-enabled games to Xbox One and Windows 10. Announced at this week’s Game Developer Conference, the Xbox Live Creators Program is currently in preview. Developers who sign up gain access to the Xbox Live Creators SDK, and can integrate the following…

How a Single-Character Coding Error Led to a Major Data Leak

If you don’t follow the tech Twitter-verse as obsessively as we do, you may not be aware that a major data breach at Cloudflare has put user passwords, messages and other information at risk all over the internet. Cloudflare provides web security and performance services for companies like Uber and OkCupid, among many, many others.…

Skype Lite Launches In India

Microsoft is debuting a lightweight version of Skype made for locations where internet connectivity is spotty, and India is its first test market. Announced Wednesday at Microsoft’s Future Decoded event in Mumbai, the Skype Lite Android app weighs in at 13 MB, is optimized for 2G networks and supports eight languages. It also includes chatbots…

Build 2017 Conference Is Now Open for Registration

Tickets went on sale for Microsoft’s yearly Build developer conference Tuesday, and the registration website was immediately flooded with takers–so much so, that users trying to sign up experienced technical problems throughout the morning. Though many devs reported on Twitter that they had successfully registered, some posted complaints that they experienced long waits or needed…

Microsoft’s Privacy Suit Against Department of Justice Will Go Forward

A federal judge ruled Thursday that a lawsuit Microsoft filed against the U.S. Department of Justice to protect customer privacy can continue. At issue are so-called ‘gag orders’ that DOJ sometimes imposes on tech companies who have provided customer emails and other data to the department as part of an investigation. Microsoft says its customers…

Visual Studio 2017 Will Be Released March 7

It’s always an event when a new version of Visual Studio comes out, and the general release of Visual Studio 2017 marks 20 years of Microsoft’s groundbreaking integrated development environment. Visual Studio 2017 will be available for download March 7, and Microsoft is celebrating the occasion with a two-day training for developers who want to…