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  • Blog Post: WebMatrix Start Building Better Websites

    Since the launch of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer there have been almost 2 million downloads of the 5 most popular applications . This made me curious to find out a bit more about what applications modern web developers are using to build for the web. This afternoon I tried my hand at installing...
  • Blog Post: The Great Kiwi Windows Azure Competition

    The Problem: Lots of kiwi developers are signing up to try Windows Azure but are not actually deploying anything. To understand why this is we have talked with a bunch of local developers to get a feel for what the barriers are to getting started. The two most common responses we received are:...
  • Blog Post: The New Trade Me API and Windows Phone 7 Developer Competition

    Remember the post from Rowan Simpson from May 2007? Why doesn’t Trade Me have an API? At the end of this post Rowan asks: If we build it will they come? Are there enough developers in New Zealand to justify our effort in creating an API? How many people will actually use it? How many...
  • Blog Post: The Orchard Project – Planting a Few Seeds

    Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components on the ASP.NET platform. The broad vision of the orchard project is to grow the ASP.NET open source community and partner with existing application authors to help them achieve their goal...
  • Blog Post: KENTiCO and WebsiteSpark in New Zealand

    I have been noticing an increase in the number of new ASP.NET web sites in New Zealand that have been built using Kentico . Kentico CMS for ASP.NET is a full-featured content management system for building web sites, on-line stores, intranets and Web 2.0 social networks. I have also noticed...
  • Blog Post: Trade Me - .NET Developers Wanted!

    Alan Howard, head of development at Trade Me pinged me last night about an expansion of their dev team to bring on broad some new skilled .NET developers. At Trade Me we're continuing our search for the best web developers in NZ. If you have a passion for web development and a desire to work with those...
  • Blog Post: ACP Media Development Leads To Pure Direction

    I have been working with the team at ACP Media for a couple of years and finally at the Expression For Art’s Sake event at Wellington a couple of weeks ago I had a chance to catch up with Dave Harvey , Grant Archibald and Darko Zoroja to discuss their work with Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC and jQuery. ...
  • Blog Post: Technical Briefing Wrap and HOLIDAY!

    First of all what does it look like to talk to nearly 2000 people? Well here is a picture I found on flickr of 900 people... yup I'm in there #9 top row. Think double this and we will be just about there! It was all of you that made this event so successfull, THANKS! Darryl did a great...
  • Blog Post: Emerging Web Technologies

    I presented today alongside David Bolocker amongst others on Service Oriented Architecture, Web 2.0 and Mashups. I even came up with my own quote... "Software Convergence, is not the reduction of solutions but the expansion of presentation & information to user combinations." Check out my...
  • Blog Post: Machinima, Scott Guthrie and WPF/E

    On April Fools day 4 years ago Red vs. Blue smashed onto the Internet. It has been credited with bringing new popularity to machinima, helping it to gain more mainstream exposure, and attracting more people to the art form. In the world of user generated content the machinima technique involves...
  • Blog Post: Do you work with ASP.NET? Take 2 hours to learn AJAX!

    We have just released a FREE 2-hour clinic to learn about the rich functionality that ASP.NET AJAX Extensions provides for building highly responsive and enhanced web applications. In addition to learning about the different server and client components of ASP.NET AJAX, you will also learn how to build...
  • Blog Post: My Tech.Ready (Well at least the parts I can talk about)

    I'm starting my long flight home from Seattle to Auckland. Please join me for another long convoluted post about this week abroad all written and linked while disconnected from the Internet ;) Each year technical Microsoft staff that are based out in the field fly to Seattle to attend a week long...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Released

    Scott announced this morning that the final release of ASP.NET AJAX shipped this morning. There are already a number of sites out there using the framework. Some of the more recognisable ones are the Live Image Search and Pageflakes and for a NZ example EcoBob although I am sure there are others....
  • Blog Post: Rowan Simpson, Trade Me and Browser Wars 2.0

    With the conversation going on regarding IE7's 100 million installation ( thanks Tony ), the contrasting Infoweek article and also Richard's Maxthon take , I was interested to see that Rowan has posted Trade Me's logs for December on his blog . If you analyse Rowans numbers further it shows that in...
  • Blog Post: AJAX Security

    This morning I was interested to read about a security hole that enabled you to steal someone else’s Google cookie and access their Google services (this is now fixed). You can only imagine how much identity theft hurts until it happens to you. Some years ago my 5 digit ICQ account was stolen from me...
  • Blog Post: Expand Your Portfolio... it's a wrap!

    Hey there, Two weeks ago we met and presented to over 200 people from more than 85 companies across New Zealand! We got some great feedback and had heaps of fun doing it! I have got great feedback via email and I have had truck loads of people wanting to show their friends... learn more and...
  • Blog Post: TradeMe Design!

    I was talking to Rowan a few weeks ago and he mentioned that TradeMe was working on a new CSS designed site (amongst other changes). How did Rowan put it? "it's an evolution rather than a revolution"... I think you could use this same quote when talking about IE7! Check out the sneak preview at http...
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