Building & Testing Win8 app with Team Foundation Services and Microsoft Test Manager 2012

Our Techdays 2013 session is online.

As a reminder, here is the abstract of the session:

Visual Studio 2012 offers you all the required dev tools to build nice looking Windows 8 Applications, but together with the Application Lifecycle Management tools in Team Foundation Server 2012, you can now also easily setup a distributed team development environment with version control, work item management, build automation and test case management. In this session, you will get a quickstart to develop a Windows 8 app, making use of Team Foundation Service (in the cloud). We will also demo the advanced testing features in Microsoft Test Manager 2012 to run Exploratory Tests on Windows 8 applications to detect potential bugs and to capture rich visual debugging information for the development team.

The video can be viewed on channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/Belgium-2013/11

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Demo files sps

Forgot to add the demo files to the slides. No worries, download them from here: www.e-guidelines.be/ACADEMY/DEMO/demossps.zip

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Get your SharePoint site on a mobile device using HTML and CSS

Here are my slides that I used for the responsive design session in SharePoint 2013 at SharePoint Saturday. Hope you had as much fun as I did.

Key takeaways are:

  • don’t wait to make your sites available for mobile devices, the time is now
  • device channels is the sharepoint solution when you want to deliver different content and pages to different devices
  • media queries is the solution to deliver the same content to all devices

If you ask me what the best option is, I would go for the media queries.

 

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JavaScript MVC Frameworks

tens, hundreds questions about which JavaScript Framework I should use. The truth is that I don’t have an exact answer for you because every framework has its pros and cons.

The most famous frameworks are:

At the moment of writing, the framework that I use the most is Knockout.js. The thing about knockout is that it actually is an MVVM framework.

If you want to have a good overview of the JavaScript jungle, I can recommend following links:

Smashing Magazine article

Dan Wahlin’s post

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If you are serious about web development, take a look on modern.IE

Writing cool HTML and CSS code is not always the easiest thing to do, specially if you need to get it working on older browsers.

Modern.ie is  Microsofts effort to make this easier for you. Modern.ie is a dev center with free (yes free) tools and resources to spend more time building your web applications instead of testing it on older browsers.

  • Download virtual machines
  • Scan a webpage for common coding issues
  • Test BrowserStack for 3 months.

Read more on modern.ie

Multi-Mania is back!! YEAHH

One of my favorite things to look forward to each year is the Multi-Mania congres. 2 days of sessions of all sort of topics: inspirational, technical and even comedy from time to time.

The guys of MM did a great job getting great speakers from around the world:

  • Joshua Davis
  • Lea Verou
  • Mr.Tommy.Zee

This year, Dieter and I will give a session on “Developing cross platform applications using Azure Mobile Services” which is going to be technical and fun at the same time.

Hope to see you there

PS: did I mention it is a free conference!!!!

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Let’s talk CSS

cssIt is official now, the CSS Workinggroup dropped the 3 out of CSS3.

CSS is not just one product, it is a collection of separate modules which can live independent from each other.

Therefore new modules can be added without creating a new CSS version.

So the time has come to drop the 3 and just talk about CSS. If you want to have an overview of all CSS features click on the CSS WG link here.

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