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.
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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.
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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?
As you may know CloudShare’s new product, TeamLabs, opens up a world of opportunity in the Application Lifecycle Management, and Application Release Automation worlds. While I’ve spent a long time working in application development, the details of these processes have been foreign to me. Enter crash course on DevOps. I have been spending a lot of time learning this world, and what I found out is… Microsoft Lab Management, no work!
Not long ago the folks over at DotNetRocks aired a podcast on application testing in the Cloud. In this podcast, they talked about the benefits of testing your code in the Cloud across a range of applications including web, mobile, and client/server.
As many of you know, I left CloudShare almost 11 months ago. But the whole time I was gone I could not stand it, so I came back. If you were a ProPlus subscriber who canceled you should come back too! To make it worth your while I convinced the team to give you a promo!
Are you familiar with DotNetRocks? If not, either you are not a .NET Developer, or you’re just not cool. Just kidding. Here is my summary of a podcast I did with DotNetRocks on Testing in the Cloud.