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Code from my TechEd talk about SOLID

Ok, so I thought I would upload the code from my TechEd presentation about the SOLID principles here. But before you go and download it, I want to mention that it is a contrived example, and that it might not be “proper” SOLID in all places. However, that is what you get when you have to present an application, and go through all the SOLID principles using it, in 1 hour and 15 minutes… Winking smile

Code available here: TechEd.Demo.SolidPrinciples.zip (538.16 kb)

Posted: May 12 2014, 23:51 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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Sample code from my MVVM session at TechEd North America

Ok, so at my session today, I promised the participants to upload my sample code to my blog during the day. So here it is… :)

Download here: TechEd.B304.Demo.zip (442.70 kb)

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to add a comment or drop me a line….

Cheers!

Posted: Jun 05 2013, 06:44 by ZeroKoll | Comments (2) |
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Another conference, another keynote…

Ok, so I have just been at my first TechEd keynote on the nothern hemisphere and probably my 50th keynote all in all…and to be honest, it doesn’t get that much better… And by that, I don’t mean that keynotes don’t get better than the one I just saw. I mean that they don’t get better with time… Ler

In this case, it was pretty uneventful. A lot of IT-Pro stuff, which is to be expected at TechEd, but also a bit of Dev-Div stuff from Scott Gu. So even if most of it was out of my interest zone, there were a few cool things. Such as the announcement of pricing changes on Azure, as well as changes in licensing for using MSDN licenses in Azure for dev/test.

The biggest announcement being that shut down instances in Azure will not be charged in the future, and charging will be done per minute instead of per hour. So this makes for a great dev/test platform that won’t rack up too much cost as one can shut down instances when not in use, without having to delete them and thus cause long startup times…

Ok, that was about all I could get out of the keynote… Sorry if it wasn’t a lot, but at least it was something…

Next up on my personal schedule is to run off to the Microsoft Solution Experience stand and answer questions about Windows 8 development…

Posted: Jun 03 2013, 18:21 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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Zero To Phone Hero - Key points - part 1

I have just come back to Wellington after having spent a week travelling around and speaking at TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand...and of course CodeCamp in Auckland before TechEd.

Both TechEds were full of interesting people and interesting sessions. Not that I actually attended that many. But I assume they were interesting…

At both the aussie and kiwi conferences, me and Chris Auld showed off how to build an Azure backed Windows Phone 7 application in 60 minutes. And at both conferences, we promised to put up some blog posts around it. So here is my first one…one that talks about some of the key pieces that were shown. As well as some that weren’t shown…

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Posted: Sep 02 2010, 07:21 by ZeroKoll | Comments (2) |
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Phone Zero to Phone Hero in 60 minutes

As some of you might have seen/heard, I am speaking at TechEd New Zealand and TechEd Australia the coming two weeks. This is the reason for my blog being kind of quiet lately, I have just had a bit too much to do.

One of the presentations I am doing, is presented together with Chris Auld and is called "Phone Zero to Phone Hero in 60 minutes". It is a  "double feature presentation" with two projectors, two computers, two presenters and two applications. And at the end of the presentation, the two applications come together to form a Windows Phone 7 application backed by an Azure service.

We have finally got all of it built and up and running, so I thought I would give you a sneak peak of what is to come.

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Posted: Aug 22 2010, 08:54 by ZeroKoll | Comments (7) |
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I got to leave my mark on TechEd US

As you probably know, TechEd US has just passed. I didn’t get to go (like always), but I did get to make my mark on the conference. I got to build one of the apps that Microsoft demoed on stage. I have actually built a bunch of demo apps for Microsoft and their conferences the last year. At some point, I will actually try to find them at some point a post some videos of them here. But they involve a CRM demo with a phone company, a SharePoint demo with a racing team and some other bits and pieces. Anyhow…this year my demo was a Word add-in, and my personal opinion about this project, before it got started, was that it sucked. I I’m not very fond of building Word add-ins as you might have guessed.

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Posted: Jun 22 2010, 08:22 by ZeroKoll | Comments (0) |
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