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What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 for Windows 8.1 developers?
Visual studio 2013 came with amazing changes to developers. Some could be counted for Windows 8.1 and others could be counted for visual studio 2013. These improvements were mainly focused around how to help our developers build better apps and have a better development experience. I’ll be trying...
2 Dec 2013
Activate your free store account using DreamSpark
So I always get asked on the steps you need to follow in order to activate your store account from DreamSpark . but first what is: DreamSpark DreamSpark is a program targeting mainly students, with the aim of providing them with software that will help them in converting their ideas and dreams into reality...
27 Nov 2013
What’s new in VS2013 for Windows Phone Developers
It has always been great coding using Visual Studio, such a robust IDE that makes developer’s life much easier. Now with the new release of VS2013 makes your life much easier for so many reasons. Since, I am mostly concerned with windows phone development; I will be tackling the new features in...
17 Nov 2013
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...
13 Oct 2013
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...
1 Oct 2013
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...
20 Sep 2013
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...
11 Sep 2013
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...
11 Sep 2013
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...
11 Sep 2013
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...
3 Sep 2013
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...
21 Jun 2013
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...
14 Jun 2013
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...
11 Jun 2013
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...
7 Jun 2013
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...
30 May 2013
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...
29 May 2013
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...
3 Apr 2013
What does the LayoutAwarePage Class provide?
In this post I’m going to be discussing what’s available in the LayoutAwarePage Class. So First what is that class and how can we get it? The LayoutAwarePage is a class that Microsoft has developed for us in order to help us in handling the applications Navigation, Visual State Switching...
28 Mar 2013
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...
5 Mar 2013
Test Driven Development using NUnit natively in Visual Studio 2012
One of the most criticized features of Visual Studio ever since it came out has been the ability, or lack and inadequacy thereof, of the IDE to integrate third-party unit testing libraries into it. There are many views on which is the best time to write unit tests for software, some folks feel strongly...
26 Feb 2013
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...
19 Feb 2013
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...
13 Feb 2013
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...
24 Jan 2013
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