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The code from my SweNug presentation in Linköping

Here is the code from the demos I did yesterday at the SweNug meeting in Linköping. Or at least the pre-made code that I didn’t invent while talking…which I hope wasn’t too much…

Code: Xaml.Demos.zip (69.20 kb)

Anyhow, download it and walk through it, and ask any questions that might pop-up.

The video will be available later on when Pierre has figured out a way to get it “produced”…

Cheers!

Posted: Aug 29 2013, 14:35 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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Code from the Sweden Azure User Group presentation this week

Ok guys, here is the code that I used during the SWAG presentation this week. I promised to get it on-line before the end of the week, and it seems like that actually happened. Yay!

It includes the client end of it, as well as th escripts needed on the server end. Just remember that you need to configure your accounnt details in App.xaml.cs, sign up for SendGrid if you want to send e-mails, and configure the storage account settings in the images insert script.

Any questions? Just ask!

Code: SWAG Code.zip (76.73 kb)

Posted: Nov 22 2012, 13:36 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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SignalR Demo Code from the 1st Wednesday presentation

So…here is the code that I promised the people participating at the 1st Wednesday presentation last night. It worked straight up when I tried rebuilding the whole thing, so hopefully the code in this zip will work for you all. If not, let me know and I will fix it somehow… Code: DarksideCookie.SignalR.Demo.zip (1.24 mb)

Posted: Nov 08 2012, 08:42 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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Code from my testing presentation

Last week, I had the honor of having been invited to present my thoughts on testing at a IT consultant agency here in Stockholm. And even if I looked forward to it, and felt privileged to be allowed to share my view with these other devs, I still felt a bit hesitant. I was still going to step in front of a bunch of devs and present a somewhat less glorifying view on testing than you normally get. Not that I am all against testing, definitely not, but I do have a somewhat looser view on what, when and how to test software than say for example you regular TDD guy…

Walking in to the presentation, I had material for about an hour of presenting, and hoped to maybe extend it to an hour and a half with discussions and debate (I did hope for a lot of discussion as it was really the goal of my presentation). However, it turned out that after an hour and a half, we had a break for food, and then I kept going a bit more. I think we ended the session after almost 3 hours, even though I think it could probably been longer if I had pushed my points a bit more to the extreme than I did.

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Posted: Jun 19 2012, 18:07 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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Sample code from my LEAP presentation about cross-framework code sharing

Yesterday I was invited to speak in front of a bunch of really sharp guys attending the Lead Enterprise Architecture Program, LEAP, at Microsoft here in Stockholm. The topic of the day was how to share code between projects targeting multiple frameworks/platforms. Basically “how can we share code between projects aimed at WP7, Windows 8, Silverlight and WPF” in a useful way, limiting the duplication of code as well as maintenance.

Most of my presentation revolved around a sample I had written to target all platforms. It is a very simple application, but still shows that it is very possible to get it to work.

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Posted: May 04 2012, 09:11 by ZeroKoll | Comments (2) |
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Software Passion Summit – The Second Day

The second day of the Software Passion Summit started with an inspiring talk by Gojko Adzic. He talked about a lot of different areas including software developments and requirements gathering. A few of his points were very interesting and lingered in my mind…

Gojko said that absence of bugs is not a guarantee for software quality, and good software quality doesn’t mean that the software is bug free. I find this very interesting, and true. I love that someone stands up and says it out loud. Perceived quality, which is the most important thing, is not dependent on the software being bug free. I think that if you deliver an awesome experience and a good set of features, most user are willing to ignore a lot of bugs as long as they aren’t showstoppers.

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Posted: Mar 20 2012, 19:11 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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Software Passion Summit – Smooth Streaming

Today I got to do my smooth streaming presentation here at Software Passion Summit. It is a presentation I personally love to present, but apparently there aren’t a lot of people who are interested in the topic…at least not here. The room wasn’t really full, but for those who were there, I promised to put a little code on my blog for download. So here it is: MyMediaPlayer.zip (21.93 kb).

If there are any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. Unfortunately the setup for the Microsoft Media Platform Video Editor is a bit complicated, so I can’t just zip it up and give it to you. But if you are really keen to have that as well, and find the information about it a little confusing, let me know and I will help out. I might even do a blog post about it as well…

As for the excellent tool I used for looking at my Azure storage, it is called Cloud Storage Studio, and is HIGHLY recommended. I wouldn’t consider working with Azure storage without it.

Posted: Mar 20 2012, 16:32 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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Software Passion Summit – Service Bus talk, code and ppt

Today I presented an introduction to the Azure Service bus here at Software Passion Summit. As a part of that presentation, I promised to upload the code and PPT to the blog, which is what I am doing here. I am pretty sure that the PPT is pretty useless as it contains very little useful information, but I thought I would put it here anyway.

One little note though. To be able to test the code, you have to get your own Service bus namespace as I have removed my details from the code. Reason? Well, I only have limited free usage of the bus, and I really don’t feel like getting a big bill because someone wrote some code that hammered my namespace with requests… I hope that is understandable…

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Posted: Mar 19 2012, 18:38 by ZeroKoll | Comments (3) |
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Software Passion Summit

I have just arrived in Gothenburg to speak at the Software Passion Summit conference. It is an interesting conference with a very “wide” selection of content, covering everything from testing to cloud and methodology to mobile as well as from JavaScript and C# to RegEx and Java.

I’m really looking forward to attending a bunch of the sessions, and I will try to add some of my comments here on the blog at the end of the day.

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Posted: Mar 18 2012, 16:52 by ZeroKoll | Comments (3) |
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Windows 8 communication is not very Microsofty

A couple of weeks has gone by since Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, and things are kind of back to normal. Except for the fact that Microsoft has gagged all of their normal information channels.

Apparently, Microsoft representatives are not allowed to talk about Windows 8 at all. And speakers at some conferences have been informed that they are not to talk about Windows 8 on stage. At least not their personal opinions. I assume that they are allowed to talk about the facts that were unveiled in Anaheim…

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Posted: Sep 27 2011, 09:01 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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