Category Archives: Community

Yet Another Podcast #85–Fritz Onion of pluralsight

Fritz Onion, one of the founding members of pluralsight, joins me to discuss on-line learning, pluralsight’s business model, where the opportunities are for instructors and students and much more.  Fritz is Editor in Chief at pluralsight, and the author of … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #84–Chris Eargle Discussing Advanced C# and LINQ

Chris Eargle, Technical Evangelist for Telerik, joins me in a discussion of C#, advanced LINQ and some of the esoteric corners of C# and functional coding.    Chris’ Blog Chris on Twitter Chris’ Profile INETA Listen | Yet Another Podcast … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #81–Mary Jo Foley on /Build &Windows 8

Mary Jo Foley joins Jon Galloway and me in a free wheeling discussion and review of /Build 2012, Windows 8, Windows 8 Phone and Azure.  Mary Jo is the editor of ZDNet’s All About Microsoft blog and the co-host of … Continue reading

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Windows 8–Who Cares?

I am in Europe this week and for the next three weeks, traveling from city to city and giving presentations on Windows 8.  Along the way I will be distilling these presentations into blog posts, adding in commentary about what … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Laptop Bag?

Last summer I followed Jeff Blankenburg’s lead and asked What’s In Your Computer Bag?, and then I posted what was in my bag at the time.  As I get ready for my trip to Europe and the UK, it seems … Continue reading

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If you are happy with Telerik–Vote!

As you may know, I recently went to work for Telerik. I chose Telerik because I really like their  products  and their support for the developer community.   As I’ve said before, I don’t like Telerik products because I work for … Continue reading

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Life in the technology sector

If everything seems under control, You’re just not going fast enough – Mario Andretti

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Is XAML Part of the Future?

In recent months I’ve had a number of folks on my podcast talking about Windows 8.  Whether they prefer to program W8 in XAML/C#  or in HTML/Javascript, I always ask the same question: does XAML have a real future or … Continue reading

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My Upcoming Trip to The Netherlands, Belgium, the UK & Bulgaria

I will be coming to Belgium on September 18 to speak at Visug about Windows 8. I will then  be in the Netherlands to speak at DotNed/Sixin UG on Thursday 9/20 and then to  SDN on 9/21.   Next, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #72–Chris Bowen On Windows 8 Programming

Talking with Chris Bowen, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, on Windows 8 Programming and resources for programmers. 30 Days To Launch Chris’ Blog Top 10 Windows 8 Secrets of App Success Building Windows Blog Windows Team Blog Windows Store Blog VS 2012 … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #62–Joe Stagner

Talking with Joe Stagner about Mozilla and open source software and the open source culture. Joe’s Blog Joe on Twitter: @MisfitGeek Mozilla Apps Documentation Mozilla Hacks Blog Mozilla Marketplace App Submission Page Boot-to-Gecko Personal/Browser ID   Listen | Yet Another … Continue reading

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Goodbye and Hello!

After (nearly) five years at Microsoft, I have left to take  a position as XAML Evangelist at Telerik.   My experiences at Microsoft were terrific, and I had the opportunity to meet and come to know some great and very bright … Continue reading

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