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  • Blog Post: Rencontrez Chervine Bhiwoo

    On a fait la connaissance de Chervine lors d'un atelier, quand il s'est mis en avant comme chef d'équipe de 3 développeurs. Il les a soutenu et coacher afin qu’ils puissent acquérir les connaissances et les techniques nécessaires les permettant de développer des...
  • Blog Post: Pitching ALM in the Cloud at Microsoft App Star Launch

    4Afrika App Stars is a Microsoft reward program for developers. We are looking to equip a special group of developers with the world-class technical skills needed to build highly relevant, immersive applications and cloud-based solutions. We had our first training in Nairobi last week where I got the...
  • Blog Post: AppStars Event Kenya

    This was the Kick start of the Appstars Initiative where we met the MSPs, Champs and Community influencers. It was really a great experience with a lot of passion in the air. The main objectives of that event was to enable the community and get them on the latest Microsoft technology. While introducing...
  • Blog Post: Uganda .NET Usergroup : ALM using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service

    The .NET Usergroup members met here in Uganda at Outbox for the talk from James Makumbi . The meeting focused on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service . James gave a detailed walkthrough from storyboarding, user stories, builds, testing and source...
  • Blog Post: MIC Uganda Windows Phone 8 Bootcamp: Uganda Christian University

    This is an exciting moment at Uganda Christian University (UCU) where we have a Windows Phone 8 bootcamp. We have an enthusiastic group of students who have taking this opportunity to learn and understand the art of developing mobile applications. There is many ideas coming through from this group of...
  • Blog Post: Integration Testing on Steroids

    The second session of .NET user Group Meet up we shall look at Integration testing which is a logical extension of unit testing . In its simplest form, two units that have already been tested are combined into a component and the interface between them is tested. A component, in this sense, refers to...
  • Blog Post: Taking Unit Testing to the Next Level

    In this series of .NET User Groups we are going to talk about improving software quality using Visual Studio 2012. The tips will not be limited to features and functionality. In addition to looking at new features that Visual Studio 2012 provides, we will also look at things like design techniques, process...
  • Blog Post: Uganda .NET Usergroup meeting September 2013 – ALM

    In the September .NET user group meeting we will see how we can use Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to manage projects and teams to produce quality software on time. We all know that in software development teams, developers do not want to focus on the noise of tasks, bugs, methodologies but code...
  • Blog Post: Rencontrez l'héro d'Août : Fehizoro Andriamitandrina

    Fehizoro Andriamitandrina est un étudiant en cinquième année de Mathématiques à l’université d’Antananarivo. Il a appris l’informatique et le développement tout seul et est devenu un Microsoft Student Partner et a déjà développé...
  • Blog Post: Rencontrez l'héro de Juillet: Holty SOW

    À la sortie du Windows Phone, Holty SOW s’est offert un à lui-même, quand il n’a pas trouvé « Awalé », un de ses jeux préféré, sur le Windows Phone Store, il a décidé de le développer lui-même !...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management Part 5 of 5

    Agile Project Management This is the fifth blog on Application Lifecycle Management series. This part will mainly focus on Agile Project Management aspect of the ALM process. For the past few days, I have been blogging about Application Lifecycle Management, you can read the previous posts: Application...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management Part 4 of 5

    Application Lifecycle Management Implementation This is the fourth blog on Application Lifecycle Management series. This part will mainly focus on the standard approaches of implementing an ALM process. These strategies will focus more on the concepts and best practices then we shall finally look...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Maps for Windows Phone 8

    Windows Phone 8 Maps Control Windows Phone 8 contains a new Maps API that is different from the Bing Maps available in Windows Phone OS 7.1. One major difference between the two controls is that the WP7 control is a Silverlight control, while the new WP8 control is native and hence part of the WP8...
  • Blog Post: Callisto toolkit a rich controls and helpers toolkit

    So when I was developing my first app I needed to achieve a certain functionality that wasn’t available in the regular windows 8 controls so when I searched online I came across a very helpful toolkit called Callisto , it was developed by Tim Heuer and Morten Nielson this toolkit controls a lot...
  • Blog Post: How to make your Windows Phone Vibrate using C#

    There are many reasons why you might want to programmatically vibrate the phone during apps or games.  You might want to alert the user to an error condition or you want the user to actually feel that he has touched/clicked a button on the Phone. The Windows Phone SDK makes it easy for developers...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management Part 3 of 5

    Application Lifecycle Management Tools This is the third blog on Application Lifecycle Management series. This part will mainly focus on the tools that span different development phases and how these integrate with each other to accelerate collaboration and improve time to market of your software...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Sasha Winston the TwinkleMap Developer

    1. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Sasha Winston-Onyiah. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering. I love watching movies. When I’m not writing code, that’s the next best thing I like to do. I blog too occasionally 2. How the idea of...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management Part 2 of 5

    Building blocks of ALM This is the second blog on ALM, in my previous blog we introduced ALM. In this section, we shall look at what value does ALM add to your development process. We’ll also discuss how important it is to be focused on the stakeholders’ needs and use a task based approach...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management - Part 1 of 5

    Application Lifecycle Management at a glance Welcome to Application Lifecycle Management, in this series of blog posts, I will illustrate the basics of Application Lifecycle Management including its benefits, history and building blocks. We shall talk about Agile methodology in general and how Agile...
  • Blog Post: Serializing objects to JSON in Windows 8 using C#

    So In one of my old posts I was talking about how to deserialize JSON you can head there if you’re interested in that. Today I’m going to talk about how to serialize JSON and how to use HttpClient to post it to a service. Converting object to JSON For the first part you need to convert your C# object...
  • Blog Post: The new Windows Dev Center

    If you haven’t visited the Windows Dev Center before, I advice you to do it now as it’s like a one stop shop containing information and best practices about how to design your app, how to build windows 8 applications with different coding languages, how to monetize your app and some success...
  • Blog Post: KE .NET User Group Reflections on our first meeting

    Last Wednesday was the first meeting of Kenya .NET User Group. I’d like to thank attendees for coming to the meeting and hope that in return everyone learned something new. Big thanks to Jimmy and the team at the iHub for all the heavy lifting that went into make the event such a success. Now to...
  • Blog Post: Interview With Allan Rwakatungu.

    1. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Allan Rwakatungu. I am founder of intelworld which is a software solutions company – we are focused on enabling all types of businesses to accept mobile payments. I have a background in telecom...
  • Blog Post: Routing using Bing Maps for Windows Store Apps

    One of the most common tasks carried out by online maps users is taking an address and returning its equivalent coordinates as a location on the map. So when you simply type a location, like “Kampala”, on the Bing maps search bar, the underlying process takes your address and translate it...
  • Blog Post: Continuous integration using TFS on the Cloud

    One of the best definition for Continuous Integration comes from Martin Fowler Continuous Integration is a software development practice where members of a team integrate their work frequently, usually each person integrates at least daily - leading to multiple integrations per day. Each integration...
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