IoT (2) Intel Galileo

At the last //Build conference they spoke about Windows on a Intel mainboard. Intel developed a chip which was capable of running Microsoft Windows. The board is a Intel Galileo. In fact it is a Arduino board so the available Arduino components (of which a lot is available) can be used with it. The Arduino development environment is shown below. The code is C / C++. The example will make the onboard led blink. I wanted Windows on it of course. Therefore I had to perform a firmware update. The Arduino development environment is fairly simple. It is copy/paste of … Continue reading IoT (2) Intel Galileo

IoT (1) .NET Gadgeteer

Internet of Things has gain interest over the pas months/years. Not that strange, because the world is becoming more connected everyday. Everything and everyone is connected on every spot on this globe. On vacation in the early days you send postcards to the ones left behind. A vacation was getting away for real. For a long time there were no Dutch newspapers in foreign countries, so news from the home country was also blocked during the vacation. But now everyone has a mobile and tablets. Almost everywhere we have internet and we keep each other posted over the internet via … Continue reading IoT (1) .NET Gadgeteer

Bing while coding

Every developer does it, during developing you search the for tips and tricks. In the last couple of years the number of resources on the internet is grown. Help, tips and code example can be found on many forums, MSDN, CodeProject,  StackOverflow and many many other places. It is impossible to know them all or to have them in a list or so. So we use our favorite search engine get the help we need. We have to leave the comfort of Visual Studio. You start a browser browser and search. Since a few weeks there is a handy extension … Continue reading Bing while coding

Surface Pro 3

Today my Surface Pro 3 (i7 with  256 Gb disk 8Gb memory) finally came. I looked forward to its arrival for a long time and I am very curious about the differences. And the differences are big. First the screen is 12 inch, 2 more than the previous Pro’s. Also the ratio of the screen is different (2:3) and therefore also the resolution (2160×1440). The pen has a battery in it. The Surface Pro 3 can bend in more steps than the previous ones. The first had 1 position, the second had two en the third has multi. I am … Continue reading Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Project Siena

This Windows 8 app is available for some time now. This app makes it possible to create powerful Business apps and publish it without writing one line of code. More information can be found on Microsoft Project Siena site. It sounds great. Business users who click their own apps together to simply their own work. Sounds very interesting so I wanted to try it myself. After starting the app, you will the screen below. An empty screen on which you can add Visuals. It is recommended to look at some of the tutorials. Personally I found the flow, workflow or … Continue reading Microsoft Project Siena