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  • 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: 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: Look Ma No Hands - Using Coded User Interface Tests

    Finally in the third session of the Testing series in the .NET User Group meet ups we shall discuss Coded UI Tests. Automated tests that drive your application through its user interface (UI) are known as coded UI tests (CUITs). These tests include functional testing of the UI controls. They let you...
  • 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: 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: Using Team Foundation Server with Eclipse

    Introduction Are you developing applications using Eclipse? Have you incorporated an ALM cycle in your development process? Do you know about Teams Foundation Server?  Did you know that you can use Eclipse with Team Foundation service to manage your application development process and streamline...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Connecting Visual Studio 2010 Project to TFS on the Cloud

    Today, I was trying to connect legacy VS2010 Project onto Team Foundation Server on cloud. This was on an old laptop that I have which hasn’t been upgraded to VS2012. The following are the prerequisites that are required to accomplish this task. Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Team Foundation Server...
  • Blog Post: The Best Place to learn .NET for Free in Kenya

    When and Where Every last Saturday of each month, the iHub is going to host the Kenya .NET User Group where developers meet to exchange ideas and listen to presentations by local and international industry experts. Why - 3 Great reasons to Attend the .NET User Group Learn Build contacts...
  • Blog Post: Services to help you ship quality software. On time, every time.

    Today, software must meet your customers’ needs in an ever-changing landscape. New features must be released continuously, updates must be timely, and bug fixes cannot wait for version 2. That’s the reality in software development today, and it is never going back to the days of a new release...
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