Navigating this post-PC world can a frightening experience when your corporate lifeblood relies on the dominance of PCs. Compounding this is the fragmentation of the emerging market across native mobile platforms, three primary desktop browsers (exponentially more when including mobile), and varying device form factors and operating system flavors. Read More…
This isn’t your normal pairing. Mac developers aren’t exactly flocking to the Microsoft stack and the Microsoft development tools haven’t exactly catered to the predominantly OSS community working on Macs. In recent years, though, that has changed. ASP.Net is now OSS, first class Azure tools ship for the Mac, even the Nodejs for Azure tutorials feature Chrome on a Mac. It’s a brave new world out there!
Starting with this post and continuing over the next few months, I’m going to be sharing some of our experiences building iOS/XCode apps on TFSPreview using the cross-platform (yes, they used Java – who are these guys?!) git-tf plugin.
DLL-hell is behind you right? Not so fast. This never-ending saga has reemerged as NuGet-hell.
Managing your dependencies requires discipline and conscious decision making regardless of the tools you choose. Don’t leave the building blocks of your applications to chance.
But how do you get the information necessary to make these decisions?
The Daily Scrum, sometimes referred to as the Daily Standup, is a simple activity most teams have adopted or experimented with at some point. In most instances, the extent of their guidance is to limit the gathering to 15 minutes and to answer three questions:
- What did you do yesterday?
- What will you do today?
- What impediments do you have?
Most leaders will jump at a chance for their teams to share this type of information and communicate every day. Fifteen minutes is a small price to pay for a bit of insight and the appearance of teamwork.
I recently used Yammer to conduct a poll here at AIS: