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C1 RussCam #61 - FVNUG Day of .NET - Part 2

Russ Cam™ brings you Part 2 of our series from Appleton, Wisconsin: Fox Valley .NET User Group Day of .NET! First, we hear from Microsoft Cloud Evangelist, Adam Hoffman. Then, Russ has an interesting discussion with John Ptacek, Senior Software Engineer at Skyline Technologies, about a cool open source product called PhoneGap. Finally, Clark Sell from Microsoft talks with Russ about an upcoming event called That Conference and his newsletter www.metro-weekly.com . This episode of Russ Cam™ is brought to you by ActiveAnalysis

ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2012 v3 is shipping now!

A few weeks ago we shared with you the introduction of two new Studio suites, Studio for WinRT XAML and Studio for WinJS. Now we have even more exciting news, these new Studio’s are now part of the Studio Enterprise family of products. Studio Enterprise has been enhanced and its line-up includes:

Sweet deal 50% savings on ComponentOne PowerSuite. Limited time offer!

I'm pleased to announce ComponentOne PowerSuite. This new, limited-time offering from ComponentOne gives you three award-winning products in one suite:

Win a Strat from ComponentOne and .NET Rocks!

Yes! That’s right! We are giving away a customized ComponentOne Fender Stratocaster like you see me playing below...

ComponentOne RussCam 61 : Part 2 Day of .NET Appleton, WI FVNUG

Russ Cam™ brings you Part 2 of our series from Appleton, Wisconsin: Fox Valley .NET User Group Day of .NET! First, we hear from Adam Hoffman who is now a Microsoft Cloud Evangelist. Then, I have an interesting discussion with John Ptacek, Senior Software Engineer at Skyline Technologies, about an cool open source product called PhoneGap. Finally, Clark Sell from Microsoft talks with us about an upcoming event called ThatConference and his newsletter called Metro-Weekly.com. Stay tuned for the outtakes and photos at the end of the video.

Using Wijmo in JSFiddle

Sometimes it's a lot of effort to create a new project or write an HTML file from scratch.  I know, there are tools out there to automate a lot of that, but let's assume that most people don't use them.

HTML5 Canvas for the Noob–Part 1

It’s funny how software development goes in a circle.  Ten years ago, I was writing DirectX code.  The concept was simple.  You have a screen, and you write pixels depending on what you wanted to draw.  There were wrappers around common things, such as drawing an image to the screen or writing text.

I build a bank… and it crashed.

If you were at Codestock this past weekend, you might have seen me talking about a certain demo I wrote to show off the awesomeness of SignalR, Twilio, and Wijmo.

Recap: West Palm Beach DNUG May 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out and packed the house tonight!  It was great to meet so many new faces, and see old friends Sam Abraham and Dave Noderer again.  Here are the links to download the sample code or to download the slides.  At this time, web development is both exciting and frustrating.  Browser manufacturers are adding powerful features to browsers, but each on their own schedule, and in some cases (such as the date input type) in their own way.  Many features of HTML 5, such as the semantic tags, and and should be implemented now.  Other features, such as some of the local storage options, can be implemented now but a fallback polyfill will also need to be implemented.  As we saw, responsive design and progressive enhancement can be used to build a site which functions well in the major browsers and device formats, usually with far less effort than maintaining multiple sites or native applications.  If you're starting a new web application today, plan to incorporate HTML5 and related technologies from the beginning.  The "technology triumvirate" can also be added to existing applications as you maintain them.

StirTrek: Avengers Edition Recap

Wow!  What an awesome event!  This was my first StirTrek, and although I had heard stories about it in the past, to actually experience it was something very different.  Watching presentations with on movie theater screens is quite impressive.  We posted some photos from StirTrek on our Facebook page.  Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers for an outstanding event!  Oh yeah, The Avengers is a great movie, too.

May 2012 Schedule

April showers bring May travels, and here's where I'll be this month.

Join us for Tech Connection Live! Free Barbeque!

Sometimes you just want to eat some good barbeque.

JuiceUI has a new flavor, Wijmo

A couple months ago, appendTo released Juice UI, an easy to use framework for building ASP.NET WebForms applications with jQueryUI.