NG-CONF 2017 Day One Highlights

I’m glad to be back again at ng-conf in Salt Lake City. I’ve used Angular since the very beginning and it continues to get better. Here are some of the highlights that stood out to me from the first day of the conference. Keynote During the keynote, there was discussion about gauging the success of…

Rust, Python, Go Among Most Valued Languages in Developer Survey

Stack Overflow has released results of its 2017 Developer Survey, and they paint an interesting picture of the languages developers love and abhor. Developers are crushing on Mozilla’s Rust, which earned top honors as the most-loved programming language among the 64,000 coders worldwide who answered the annual survey by Stack Overflow, a social network and…

Xamarin Mobile Development: Building Cross-Platform Apps for IOS, Android & Windows Devices

Xamarin Mobile Development Wintellect held a live hand’s-on webinar on Xamarin mobile development for building cross-platform apps including IOS, Android and Windows Devices. The agenda included an interactive and coding presentation from Jason Bell, including the mobile landscape and development options, the Xamarin development platform, Xamarin application architectural options and building shared application components. The event…

Microsoft Open Sources the Chakra JavaScript Engine

One of the best new features of Microsoft’s Edge browser is its fast execution of JavaScript.  This feature is build on a newly designed execution engine that Microsoft calls Chakra.  This weekend at JSConf Microsoft announced that they are releasing the Chakra Engine to Open Source on GitHub. Unlike other open source announcements, the code…

Claim Up To $15,000 In CoreCLR and ASP.NET 5 Bug Bounty!

Now you can join the ranks of Boba Fett and Dog the Bounty Hunter!  Microsoft is taking the stability of their open source CoreCLR and ASP.NET 5 stacks to the people by offering up cash rewards for developers who can find, and prove, defects in the CoreCLR or ASP.NET 5.  Not every bug is created…

Azure DocumentDB Adds JavaScript Language Integrated Queries

Microsoft is continuing to build on it’s cloud based document database designed for web applications and today is announcing support for JavaScript Language Integrated Queries. Azure DocumentDB’s database engine is purposefully designed from the ground up to provide first class support for JSON and JavaScript. Our vision is for JavaScript developers to build applications without having…

Where Oh Where Did My Response.SignOut Go in ASP.NET v.Next beta 6?

If you’ve just fought through an update from ASP.NET v.Next beta whatever to beta 6 and now you’re staring down the last few red squiggled lines only to come across this little gem about SignOut no longer existing, I can help you get back to signing out in just a few steps.     AuthenticationManager…

ASP.Net 5 Roadmap Shows A Long Road Ahead

While Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 and .Net 4.6 earlier this week, it did not include the upcoming version 5 of ASP.Net, an open source and cross platform framework for building next generation web applications in .NET.  Microsoft did however release a roadmap which includes estimated dates for the next series of Beta milestones (currently…

Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps to Docker on Azure

NOTE: This post is part 4 of a series on developing and deploying cross-platform web apps with ASP.NET 5: Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Mac OS X Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Linux Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps to Docker on Linux Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps to Docker on Azure (this post)…

What Javascript Framework should you be using?

What Javascript Framework should you be using? This seems to be the question everybody is asking … and everybody seems to have a different answer. I’m here at ng-conf 2015. Is AngularJS the answer? Angular has a particular opinion about how to build a Javascript application. But other popular alternatives exist. Ember.js prescribes a set of…

Dependency Injection Explained via JavaScript

When learning a new framework I often find it is useful to examine the source, use the framework, then go into a separate project and build the functionality from scratch to better understand the motivation behind the framework and what it may be saving me by using it. Angular is no exception. There are many…

JavaScript Garbage Collector Presentation

I was lucky enough to be able to give my first technical presentation at the Carolina Code Camp, and it was definitely a great experience. When thinking of a topic for this event, I felt it would be best to learn something new and to learn something that I actually wanted to learn and not something…