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MSBuild 2017 Review: Great Technology for All Developers

Last week, I had to opportunity to attend Microsoft Build 2017. Before arriving, I must say that my expectations were high, but I was clueless about what Microsoft had in store for this event.

Connect(); // 2016 Recap

If you had any doubts about Microsoft’s commitment to non-Windows platforms and open source, then the announcements at Connect(); // 2016 should be enough to change your mind.

Silicon Valley Code Camp – 2016 .NET, JavaScript, Azure and more!

I attended the 11th anniversary of the Silicon Valley Code Camp this year on October 1st and 2nd in San Jose California. When I speak around the country and get into a discussion about community driven conferences like Code Camp’s, I encourage whomever I am talking to that they should attend this Code Camp just once, since it’s the largest in America (maybe the world) and is my favorite one.

Why .NET is now a Cross Platform Technology

Accelerated delivery cycles, faster changes in functionality and the need for increased quality in delivery provide a plethora of new challenges for software experts. The JAX DevOps Conference features in-depth knowledge of the latest technologies and methodologies for lean businesses.

GrapeCity Team on Air with TechVibe Radio

The team was a bit awestruck last month when we walked into the recording studio at KDKA to meet with the Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) President, Audrey Russo and Jonathan Kersting, VP of Communicatons and Media for the PTC.

The Ultimate Changes

As many of you know, ComponentOne has now become a part of GrapeCity.  Along with such changes, we are overhauling our systems and infrastructure to better serve you, our community.

GrapeCity Named Leader in Software Development Industry by SD Times

It's official, GrapeCity has been named to the SD Times 100 for the 13th consecutive year.  According to David Rubinstein, editor-in-chief of SD Times, “When choosing the SD Times 100, we carefully considered each company’s offerings and reputation. We also listened for the “buzz”—how much attention and conversation we’ve heard around the company and its products and technologies—as a sign of leadership within the industry.”

Microsoft BUILD Recap

This time last week the expo hall had recently opened and the remaining attendees were heading to the session, "Developing for Windows 10." This is the third BUILD event I've been to and while most everyone was bummed they didn't get a free HoloLens, the sessions didn't disappoint at all.

.NET features include further integration with Entity Framework and PaaSLane

Utilizing a .NET spreadsheet to integrate with other elements of tech has never been easier with new support coming from both Entity Framework 7 and PaaSLane.

HTML5 the strongest option for developers who need flexibility

A strong choice for organizations that are building their next digital project is HTML5.

App development must support all operating systems

There are more considerations than ever involved with app development, including the programming language being used.

In mobile development, how much is too much?

As boundaries continue to be tested by developers, the question remains, "How much is too much?"

Sales from mobile apps continue to boom

Mobile device efforts are beginning to show significant growth in the amount of sales made from this hardware, and are expected to continue increasing as organizations cater more to mobile users.

User interest in mobile apps waning: How to create a program device owners will use

According to a new Deloitte study, today's mobile app users are becoming less interested in downloading new mobile applications, a finding that's sparking concerns in the application development community.

Leveraging HTML5 form for mobile e-commerce applications

One of the main advantages of using HTML5 form for e-commerce apps is its inherent ability to easily change with the retailer's offerings.

Development nuances make HTML5 an asset

As mobile devices become a more important part of business operations, it will be important for decision-makers to explore what HTML5 can offer to their software needs.

Consider the cloud, or risk getting left behind

Companies that don't consider adopting the cloud will likely get left behind in the marketplace. 

Consider the cloud, or risk getting left behind

Companies that don't consider adopting the cloud will likely get left behind in the marketplace. 

Are you a Microsoft MVP?

We regularly receive emails from Microsoft MVP’s inquiring if we have a program that offers NFR product licenses to Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP). One client recently worded it well in his inquiry, that by us having a MVP program it is a way to reward community volunteers, get expert feedback, and generally create community awareness about our products. He went on to say that MVPs, with their particular skills and community focus, are useful allies in product evaluation and beta testing. In addition, MVPs are often in a position to recommend products, and/or influence the purchasing policy of their clients.