CloudShare is a tool that many developers have made apart of their day-to-day work. And that platform has to be built just like any other application. Our awesome team of developers faces the same processes and challenges that the entire development world does, and they want to share their story with you.
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About Chris Riley
I'm Chris Riley ( @HoardingInfo ). And I represent the coders and practitioners that use @CloudShare as technology evangelist. I fancy myself a technologist & and a recognized industry expert in Content Management, Information Architecture, BigData, Text Analytics, and Cloud Virtualization. I commonly speak and author content on these topics.
Posts by Chris Riley
I wish I could say I found out about the Heartbleed bug very quickly and from some super deep technical source. But I didn’t. I found it on my favorite Tmblr blog, filled with animated gifs about DevOps that gets me through the day. And once I realized what this particular Gif was telling me, I too was in a small state of shock.
Last week CloudShare joined the 2014 Build Conference in San Francisco. If you have never been to the conference, I recommend it. It is a great way for developers to find out what is new in the Microsoft Dev Tools world, meet with Peers to solve real world problems, and get up to speed on modern day trends. Like one of this years themes, DevOps.
Many entered the CloudShare TeamLabs SPC2014 pass giveaway, and the lucky winner has been chosen!
Maybe it’s a little bit of manifest destiny, but I couldn’t help but notice that one of my new year’s predictions is already coming true: Namely that it’s only late February and I’m already seeing dev shops that are taking Cloud Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) seriously.
Face it, if you are a born and raised .NET Client/Server developer like me, you are now old school. I have been aware of this fact for several years now, but not until late 2013 did it start bothering me. Now it’s 2014 and it’s time to refine my skills. This post is on how I quickly learned basic PHP, jQuery, and web dev. And finally a little bit on the concepts of DevOps.
The time of the year for predictions has come, and as in previous years, CloudShare is throwing theirs in the pile. But these are not just any old predictions. I’m going to tell you how the life of the developer is going to change in 2014.
The first thing you think about when you hear “The Cloud” may not be development and testing. The Cloudy market is filled with SaaS applications, hosting, and cloud-based file systems. All are very useful, and offer a clear value. However, development and testing in the Cloud is one of the easiest ways to actualize the benefits the Cloud can provide. By utilizing the Cloud for your development projects you immediately save time, maximize efficiency, alleviate frustration, and increase the overall value of your code. Read the rest of this entry »
This time of year is great for the developer to catch up. Get beyond the daily fire drills. Maybe your family will get you involved in some IT task you rather avoid. But this time of year you get to finally think for yourself. You get to revisit that piece of your application you knew you could have coded better. Spend some time researching new technologies and approaches. And overall start digesting all that has happened in your world over the last year.
Do you have enough fingers to count the number of “Systems” in your organization? These systems, lovingly called Line of Business applications, or LOBs for short, are critical for daily work. But the software and infrastructure powering them are often very complex mixtures of on-premise apps and cloud tools. And they are hard to change. When someone has a great idea on how to improve processes, how do you begin?