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  • Blog Post: Modern Web Development Series from Shawn Wildermuth

    As a cloud guy focused on Windows Azure, I haven’t done much client-side coding in a while.  But, I’ve been getting my hands dirty lately working on an Azure-related web project I’ll be talking about soon.  Web programming has always been fun to me because it’s relatively easy to learn bit...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Game Camp Resources Available

    While I was on the road in early December with the US Cloud team delivering Windows Azure Dev Camps, our colleagues were doing the same with the HTML5 Game Camps .  I got a chance to attend the NYC stop at Columbia University on December 9th.  (The “ Grantophone ” is STILL a huge hit in my...
  • Blog Post: “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” Holiday To Become Obsolete?

    Right after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I asked folks how their “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” went. The “upgrade your parents meme” started that weekend with a post from Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic.  The notion being, when visiting our non-technical friends & family...
  • Blog Post: Juilliard Student Creates The “Grantophone”, Then Plays The Imperial March On It

    On Friday December 9, 2011, Microsoft hosted an HTML5 Game Camp at Columbia University.  Folks came out to learn about HTML5 from my colleagues G Andrew Duthie and Lindsay Lindstrom .  Later in the day, the campers hacked away and built games that run in the browser. I was there to listen in...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Sites Become Windows Phone Apps–Check Out PhoneGap

    My teammate, Glen Gordon , has begun a blog series on tips and tricks to get your HTML5 site running on windows Phone using Phone Gap . PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. PhoneGap leverages web technologies...
  • Blog Post: Building Mobile Sites With HTML5? Microsoft’s patterns & practices Group Needs Your Help

    This just in from Redmond via my teammate Joe Healy down in Florida… Christopher Bennage over in the Microsoft patterns & pracitces (PNP) group (and esteemed developer originating from the Florida dotneterati) has asked for an assist. The PNP group is preparing to launch a project delivering guidance...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Game Camps In November & December 2011

    Like playing games?  Ever thought about learning how to make your own games? Yeah, I’m sure we all have, but who has time for that?! We’re all too busy doing our day jobs coding web and/or business applications.  Probably, your boss might not approve of you spending a day learning how to build...
  • Blog Post: Tech Preview: Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games

    From the same folks who brought you the Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles that I blogged about earlier this week, comes another gem: The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games ! Social gaming is a hot new trend that is thriving, especially in a world dominated by games played on mobile devices...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Web Camps Coming To US East Coast in August & September 2011

    Last month, my teammates Rachel Appel , G. Andrew Duthie , and Chris Bowen hosted HTML5 Web Camp events in New York and Boston . Both events “sold out” almost immediately. (So quickly that I didn’t even get a chance to post the NYC one here before registration was closed!)  Due to the popularity...
  • Blog Post: My Journey To Internet Explorer 9

    Internet Explorer 9 was released to the world on Monday March 14, 2011 .  I’m a user. Here’s my story as a user … It all started back in September 1997. Like 90+% of the people using the Internet back then, I was a Netscape user. There was the other browser from a company called Microsoft called...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #39 – The Battle of The 5s

    In this episode, frequent guest & co-host Andrew Brust joins Peter to re-cap the recent Microsoft PDC 2010 conference and Silverlight 5 Firestarter. Andrew and Peter discuss the latest Azure platform developments, including VM role, Admin mode, and SQL Azure sharding.  In the mix, they cover...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #38 – WCF? Droid Does!

    And, we’re back! It’s been two months since our last show , but the Connected Show is alive and well!  Episode #38 is available now! In an increasingly diverse world of mobile devices, the .NET developer is likely to end up supporting multiple mobile platforms. In this episode, guest Roger Heim...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Silverlight Unveiled: Live Firestarter Event December 2, 2010

    There seems to be a trend when any shiny new object is announced (HTML5 support in IE9) that various folks will clamor like pitchfork carrying zombies at the gate ready to proclaim whatever came before it to be DEAD (Silverlight?!).  I suppose this is what the Internet enables with its instant rumor...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #30 – You Don’t Find Skeet, Skeet Finds YOU!

    In this episode, the man, the myth, the legend: C# MVP Jon Skeet joins Peter on a whirlwind tour into the bowels of the C# language. Jon talks up lambdas, expression trees, and other C# goodness. Prepare to have your brain tickled! (Interview starts at 31:18) Also, guest host Andrew Brust joins Peter...
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