My First CodeStock Experience

I’ve gone to few conferences lately since starting my software development career. I plan on going to several more as I find them throughout the year. Just recently, I decided to checkout CodeStock. Why go all the way to Knoxville, TN for a conference I’ve never been to before? Wintellect helped sponsor the conference and…

Build an Angular 2 App – Data Binding Syntax

In our previous article about building a simple application in Angular 2, we laid the foundation for moving forward and covered all the very basics about bootstrapping your application. However, it’s more or less a hello world application, and that, has been done already a number of ways. The goal is to build a small…

Cloud Saturday Atlanta – a Call for Speakers

Cloud Saturday is a new event for the Atlanta area, and we are currently looking for speaker submissions. The event is being planned for 9/26, and will be held in Alpharetta at Microsoft’s regional training facility. While Microsoft is a sponsor, this event is open to ALL cloud platforms. Amazon, Google, Microsoft and any other…

Xamarin at CodeStock 2015

As Dave Baskin posted earlier this week, several of us from Wintellect were in attendance at CodeStock 2015 in Knoxville this weekend. Wintellect is proud to have been a sponsor of this year’s event, and we were also thrilled to have several of our consultants selected as speakers. Dave, Josh Carroll, Joel Cochran and myself…

Angular Benchpress and Performance Tests

Ben Nadel wrote a blog post that explored the performance of rendering a large dataset using Angular (version one) and React. It was a good post and demonstrated the perceptible difference between an Angular 1 application and a React application. The example application (found here) was intended to give a feel for this performance difference.…

Build an Angular 2 App: The Root Component

Build an Angular 2 App: The Root Component Angular 2 is in active development right now, but is still in an alpha state. In fact, at the time of writing this article, the alpha 31 release was just cut. There are a lot of things in flux, but the platform has enough meat on it…

Wrapping Up CodeStock 2015

Wintellect has been glad to be a sponsor of CodeStock for several years now. This year Josh Carroll, Keith Rome, and myself presented on AngularJS and Xamarin topics. It was great having such a larger audience this year (over 900 people attended!) Thanks to all the CodeStock staff and support folks that made this year overwhelmingly successful! If you…

Turn off the Attach Security Warning Dialog in Visual Studio

How many clicks has this dialog eaten out of your life? The idea for the warning is good because, you know, SECURITY. However, if you’re developing web apps or anything running in IIS, this gets old by the thousandth time you click the Attach button. It’s easy to turn off with an undocumented registry key.…

From Zero to Hero in Xamarin Forms in 53 Minutes

Looking for a fast way to get up to speed on Xamarin Forms? There are tons of learning resources out there, including a series of articles I published this spring, the first of which can be found here. But while some developers prefer learning by reading, others find video training the best learning medium. Which…

Handling the Back Button in Windows 10 UWP Apps

The cool thing about Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps is that they run on an assortment of devices, from PCs, tablets, and phones to (soon) Xboxes and HoloLens, among others. Personally, I can’t wait to see some of the apps I’ve written light up on my kids’ Xbox. They’ll think I’m a hero (“my dad…

Angular2 Databinding is Fast!

I’ve been working with the Angular2 alpha ever since ng-conf 2015, and it has been pretty awesome to see how the framework is shaping up. I’ll be the first to admit that the bleeding edge tax is high, but it has been worth it to see just how powerful the next version of Angular is…

Azure Bits #3 – Adding a Message to an Azure Queue

In Azure Bits #2 – Saving the Image to Azure Blob Storage, we were able to save our image to Azure Blob Storage and verify that this all went according to plan after re-publishing our site to Azure. In this Azure Bit, we will take a look at the Azure Queue service and we will…