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  • Blog Post: Fall Mid-Atlantic Windows App and Game Development Event Series

    Starting later this month, I'll be presenting a series of events covering Windows Game and App development (3 events on each topic). The Game Development events will run on Saturdays from 10am-2pm, while the App Development events will run on Wednesdays from 1pm-5pm. All of my events will be held at...
  • Blog Post: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently

    Above the post update (08/20/2013): Although http://devhammer.net will remain the authoritative location for my blog, I've decided to post summaries of some posts here, for the folks who may still be keeping an eye on this blog. I've also updated the new blog with a clean, responsive theme that works...
  • Blog Post: CMAP GiveCamp

    IMPORTANT NOTE : I will soon be moving my blog to my devhammer.net domain from its current home on blogs.msdn.com. If you typically access my blog by visiting http://devhammer.net , you can continue to do so, and it will work fine after the transition. If you subscribe to my RSS feed using http://blogs...
  • Blog Post: Local Mid-Atlantic Events YOU should attend!

    While I do a weekly “events this week” post each week that highlights events coming from Community Megaphone , I want to take a few minutes to talk about some events you may not be aware of, and highlight why you should consider attending them: Wintellect Azure Deep Dive (Reston, VA – 05/20/11) - REGISTER...
  • Blog Post: Community Megaphone Podcast Show #26 – FoxPro Reunion at MVP Summit!

    The latest episode of the Community Megaphone Podcast is up! In this episode, Dane and I were at the MVP summit, where we had the opportunity talk to several members of the Visual FoxPro community. These current and former Visual FoxPro MVPs talk about the role that FoxPro played in the development of...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash Mid-Atlantic Editorial for March 28th, 2011

    For those who don’t subscribe, here’s my local editorial for the MSDN Flash newsletter for Mid-Atlantic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/gg703250.aspx In this issue, I talk about the value of sharing your knowledge, how to speak at MADExpo , and highlight upcoming Web Camps my team is doing, as well...
  • Blog Post: VOTE: Imagine Cup People’s Choice Awards

    Want to learn more about some of the cool projects students have come up with for the Imagine Cup? What better way than to check out the Imagine Cup People’s Choice Awards : Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend specifically checking out some of our east region teams: Geek League NYU Game...
  • Blog Post: Counting Down To MIX11 – Go Biking with Jennifer and Mike

    Jennifer Ritzinger and Mike Swanson provide the latest on what’s coming for MIX11 . Click through to the full post for the video…
  • Blog Post: Final version of Internet Explorer 9 is now available!

    Go grab it at http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ . Enjoy the fastest IE ever, with industry-leading JavaScript speed, full hardware acceleration, and HTML 5 support. Then there’s pinned sites, which allows your favorite websites to provide quick shortcuts to frequently-visited pages, like Amazon does in...
  • Blog Post: Community Megaphone Podcast Show #25 – Starting a New Conference with Chad Green!

    The latest episode of the Community Megaphone Podcast is up! In this episode, Andrew and guest host David Makogon talk to Chad Green, creator and organizer of CodepaLOUsa, about what’s involved in starting a new conference, why he wanted to subject himself to the amount of work involved, as well as his...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Available March 8th for MSDN Subscribers, general availability March 10th

    Great news! Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 will be available tomorrow for download for MSDN Subscribers , and will be generally available for download on March 10th, 2011. While the Service Pack is mostly focused on improvements in response to feedback on Visual Studio 2010, one new feature I want...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Mid Atlantic Developer Expo aka MADExpo!

    Here in Mid Atlantic, we are blessed with a vibrant community with great energy and a ton of local events (code camps, SharePoint Saturdays, SQL Saturdays, and of course hundreds of local user groups every year). In discussions with the developer community leaders in Mid Atlantic, lots of folks have...
  • Blog Post: Community Megaphone Podcast Show #24 – Live from CMAP Code Camp!

    The latest episode of the Community Megaphone Podcast is up! In this episode, recorded on November 6th, 2010, Andrew flies solo at CMAP Code Camp in Columbia, MD, aided by guest co-hosts David Makogon and Dani Diaz. Guests include Rich Dudley and David Makogon, talking Windows Azure, Kevin Bailey, talking...
  • Blog Post: Richmond Code Camp XI – Call For Speakers is Open!

    If you’ve never been to Richmond Code Camp , you’re missing out on something special. And the speakers are a big part of what makes it special. You can be a part of it this May, by submitting your talk for Richmond Code Camp XI. The Call for Speakers has been announced by Kevin Hazzard , along with some...
  • Blog Post: DEVHAMMER LIVE! 1 Day Only! WebMatrix at Hampton Roads .NET UG

    Tonight, I’m bringing my act to the Hampton Roads .NET User Group , with a presentation on the recently-launched Microsoft WebMatrix . I’ll show what you can do with this lightweight web development environment, from building sites from scratch using the new ASP.NET Web Pages framework and Razor syntax...
  • Blog Post: The early bird gets the…erm, discount. Ready for MIX11?

    Registration for MIX11 is open, and if you register by February 11th (4 days from today), you can save $500 on the conference, and get a free hotel night. Pretty good deal for one of my favorite conferences of the year! This year there’ll be a ton of content as usual, covering HTML5, CSS3, Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Community Megaphone Podcast Show #23 – Software Craftsmanship with Eric Kepes!

    The latest episode of the Community Megaphone Podcast is up! In this episode, Dane and I talk with Eric Kepes from Pittsburgh, PA, continuing a conversation on Software Craftsmanship that began with an offhand comment by Andrew on Twitter, and continued in a panel discussion at the Northern Virginia...
  • Blog Post: Community Megaphone Podcast Show #22 – Software Craftsmanship Panel from NoVA Code Camp!

    The latest episode of the Community Megaphone Podcast is up! In this episode, Dane and I had the opportunity to host a panel discussion live at the Northern Virginia Code Camp on the topic of Software Craftsmanship. Panelists included: - Antonio Chagoury - Roberto Hernández-Pou - Buchanan Dunn - Eric...
  • Blog Post: Tomorrow…Enter the WebMatrix!

    In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will release to the web a new and simple way for beginning web developers, and those who you might not normally think of as likely users of Microsoft tools to quickly build, publish, and update web applications, whether in ASP.NET or PHP, and whether built from scratch...
  • Blog Post: Ready to MIX it up?

    Be a “Best of Web” Presenter at MIX11 Are you an expert on web development, design or monetization? Do you have interesting and unique information to deliver on creating next generation web sites? Submit your session proposal by Friday, January 14, 2011 . The MIX content team will select the best proposals...
  • Blog Post: CMAP Main Meeting and Atlanta/Raleigh Web Firestarters

    I posted my usual “Events this Week” post earlier today, but that left out some important events that I’m personally involved in: First up is the CMAP Main Meeting, where I’ll be presenting on the new Microsoft WebMatrix, and associated technologies including IIS Express, ASP.NET Web Pages/Razor, and...
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW – Get it now!

    If you’ve been waiting for Visual Basic support in the Windows Phone Developer Tools before jumping into developing apps for Windows Phone 7, then wait no longer, the tools are available now ! via Paul Thurrott
  • Blog Post: New DevNugget: WebMatrix Beta 3 – New Features

    I’ve published a new DevNugget screencast on Channel 9 , and embedded the video below. In it, I demonstrate some of the new features and changes in Microsoft WebMatrix Beta 3 . Learn about the new Html.Raw helper method, new publishing features, and more. Video after the break… Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Light Up your App on Windows 7, and Get your App in the Spotlight

    CNET Download.com and Windows 7 are partnering to provide developers an opportunity to have their application showcased by Microsoft and CNET Download.com, simply by making your application light up on Windows 7 with one of 13 qualifying features, from Multitouch, to Location, to Jumplists, and even...
  • Blog Post: REMINDER: PDC Re-cap Event in Reston THIS FRIDAY, 11/12

    Just a quick reminder that if you did not get a chance to make it to PDC this year, you can get a recap of the information and announcements from PDC 2010 at a free event this Friday organized by our partner Applied Information Sciences. Vishwas Lele , AIS CTO and one of our two local Microsoft Regional...
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