Category: Stuff

Developers dont want ping pong tables, fire pits and chocolate fountains

An article, describing an interview with Joel Spolsky (CEO of StackOverflow) at the Geekwire Summit, states that developers aren’t looking for ping pong tables, lounges, fire pits and chocolate fountains as it decreases the overall productivity. In the article Joel describes the needs for developers to have a closed office, where they can tune out and concentrate, go to a… Read more →

Windows Phone 10 update, stuck with error 0x8024201f; easy fix

I’ve always been happy to give cutting edge apps, operating systems and gadgets a go and when Windows Insider opened up for Windows Phone 10 preview I definitely had to sneak on board and get my trusted Nokia Lumia 930 (a gift from a very dear friend, Jin) upgraded. To be honest, the experience hasn’t been altogether a happy one.… Read more →

String.Interpolation – C# 6

One of the new, and probably very unused capabilities of C# 6, is String Interpolation. Ok, that’s not really a new concept. We’ve seen it with String.Format() and the ideologically wrong String.Concat() methods. Hell, we’ve probably all (at some point in our lives) done [string + ” ” + string] and made it work. Of course, not going into why that’s… Read more →

Technical debt – when the bank really can’t help you out

Not long ago I had a brief 2hr session with a client who were looking at implementing a collaboration platform (read: SharePoint) to support their massively growing business. The discussion as usual went around platform/product capabilities and as usual the topic slowly venture into requirements and different scenarios that the client wanted the system comply. Due to the growth of… Read more →

LIDNUG & Scott Guthrie – 15th Q&A on the 9th of January

  LIDNUG presents Scott Guthrie’s 15th Open Q&A and the first event of 2013.   Scott has been coming back to LIDNUGs members each quarter for the past couple of years and it’s been one of the best sessions to get answers directly from The Gu himself.   In this session Scott answers questions on technical solutions, advices on implementations… Read more →

LIDNUG and Wintellect Presents – .NET Performance Tuning with John Robbins

LIDNUG & Wintellect Presents – .NET Performance Tuning with John Robbins    One of our most highly anticipated events and presenters is coming up in just a few days (11th of October, 2012) – namely the return of John Robbins. Last time we caught up with John we had a full house, and with currently 700+ registered to attend it’s… Read more →

Stick to your guns – why lifecycle management is important in the enterprise

The concept of Application Lifecycle Management is not a new invention that just popped out last year and hit us in our backsides. It’s a very wide topic with a lot of categories, which includes categories such as: Project Management Change Management Release Management Design, Modelling and Issue Management Yes, that’s right guys and girls (honestly!!) – Project Management is indeed… Read more →