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…

Microsoft Quietly Slips Out Windows 10 RTM Release

Microsoft isn’t exactly known for it’s subtlety but this week’s release of Build 10240 of Windows 10 could be an exception.  While Microsoft hasn’t yet made the announcement, all indications are that Build 10240 is in fact the RTM version of Windows 10 which would be used by manufacturers to preload Windows 10 in time…

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…

Amazon Releases New Developer Web Services

At the Amazon Web Services Summit in New York City last week, Amazon announced the availability of several new developer focused services.  These services include a hosted private Git repository service, a continuous deployment automation service, and a device testing farm service. Amazon API Gateway Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting…

Windows 10 Launch Is Coming? Will You Upgrade?

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 Launch is turning into quite a party, literally.  On July 29th Microsoft is planning to celebrate the 5 million users who took part in the Windows Insider program by hosting special events in 13 cities including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Mardrid, London, Sao Paolo, and…

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.…

5 Tips for Migrating Web Sites to Azure Web Apps

Moving an existing web site to Microsoft’s Azure Web Apps has never been easier.  But if you want to leverage the cloud scalability of Azure, there are a few things to consider before you make the move. Don’t Use In-Proc Session Management Azure web apps are designed to be scaled out, meaning you will often…

Team Foundation Server 2015 Delayed, and It’s A Good Thing

As Microsoft pushes toward a major release cycle of not only their flagship OS but also developer tools, things inevitably go wrong.  Today, Brian Harry has announced that he is delaying the release of Team Foundation Server 2015 due to defects found during the upgrade process. I’ve been watching the bugs that have been coming…

Windows 10 Release To Manufacturing This Week?

Word on the street, and by street I mean Twitter, is that in order to enable manufacturers to have Windows 10 devices ready for the official July 29th launch, Microsoft has to wrap up their development by the end of this week.  Whether this means there will also be a RTW (Release to Web) for…