Not sure how I missed this when it originally aired, but this Azure Friday video from last June does a great job of showing off one of the benefits of Azure Web Sites, namely free analytics.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention that if you want to keep up with my hardware projects, I post video demos to my Devhammer Vimeo channel. You can also see info on some of my past projects on the Garage page on my blog.
Thanks to all the folks who came out to hear my talk last night at CapArea.NET on “Communicating with the Internet of Things”. I’m embedding my slides from the talk below, including some additional resource links:
I’ve been scheduling a lot of events and classes over the next several months, so I wanted to provide a list for anyone interested in checking out one of my talks. Here’s the current list:
I’ll say this up-front, so I don’t waste anyone’s time. I’m not an expert on Web Components, and this post isn’t intended to teach anything about them.
With that said, over the last few days I’ve been catching up on some podcasts, and the topic of Web Components has come up several times. The technology (or, I should say, technologies, since there are at least 4 different specifications encompassed by the term) sounds very interesting and useful, but the lament I heard over and over was that there’s no support for these technologies in Internet Explorer, and no indication of when they will be supported.
One of the things I love most about developing for the .NET platform is the wide variety of devices and form factors that I can write for using a single language, namely C#. With Microsoft’s recent announcements about the reach of Universal Apps, that’s more true than ever. But it’s not just true for Windows devices, you can also develop for devices and IoT using C#. And you don’t need to wait for the Windows 10 port for Raspberry Pi 2, either.
The other day I came across an article describing 8 mistakes our brains make subconsciously, and it struck me that I was experiencing one of them at that very moment, namely the sunk cost fallacy.
Let it go, already. (photo – “sunken skiff” by Jenny Spadafora)
As promised, here’s my deck from this past Saturday’s Northern Virginia Code Camp, from my session on Getting Started with ASP.NET Web API.
With the understanding that the overlap in a Venn diagram describing folks who use Windows Media Center, XBOX 360 as a Media Center Extender, and Visual Studio on their WMC machine is probably vanishingly small, I thought it might still be useful to post the problems I experienced with this combo, and the solution.
A quick note for folks who attended the Apex Systems Tech Talk I did this past Thursday. As promised, I’ve published my slides to OneDrive, and they can be found here: