I joined Microsoft in 2002, right out of college. Since then, every few years, I've looked for a new challenge, whether that's a new role (tester, developer, evangelist, program manager, two kinds of "strategist," technical product manager) or a new technology (Windows, static code analysis, ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Azure). For the past almost-decade, I've found all those new challenges within Microsoft. In my opinion, one of the biggest advantages of working at Microsoft is that it's easy to move around the company and find the right role. There's no shortage of interesting work to do and great people to work
After more than four years working on Windows Azure, I'm ready to find a new challenge again. This time, however, I'd like to create something all of my own. To that end, I'm cofounding a company with a friend (and former coworker). I won't say what we're going to be working on, because we honestly don't know yet!
I'm sad to leave Microsoft and Windows Azure. I think this is going to be an amazing year for Windows Azure, and it's going to be strange for me to watch it from the outside. At the same time, I'm excited for the...(Read whole news on source site)
Matt Heusser - Software Test Professionals - Testing, Quality Assurance, and People:
TWiST #78 - Interviewing Testers, Part IFriday January 13th 5am 9 3 Comments podcast
In which Matt talks with Paul Carvalho, Eric Jacobson, Wade Wachs and Benjamin Yaroch about what kind of a tester it takes to turn on a lightbulb... no, really!
Limited connectivity is one of the main challenges in web mobile. The stateless nature of http causes that content and associated static files like scripts or images be transmitted over the wire every time a page is fully refreshed (assuming http caching is not implemented correctly). Diverse techniques have emerged over the years to solve part of that problem by using the browser AJAX support. One of these techniques, which drastically changed the way we develop web applications is know as simple page applications. A simple page application design assumes that good part of the website layout is
fixed and there are a few placeholders for showing dynamic content. The layout and associated files can be download once, and the rest can be dynamically changed using AJAX calls to a backend Web API. There are also a few improvements that can be made like caching all the static content and associated files, and use client templates to remove all the overhead involved with downloading html markup on every AJAX call. By using client templates (e.g. JQuery templates, JSRender, Mustache) , only the data (usually JSON data) is negotiated with the backend, and the templates can be...(Read whole news on source site)
New figures on Microsoft’s worldwide tablet share, coming changes to Windows 8 mouse navigation and the release of the System Center Advisor service were all in the news this week.
by WindowsPhoneGeek Daily WP7 Development News 27 Jan 2012: How to add Tilt Effect to the Windows Phone MultiselectList control Applying Image Filters In Windows Phone 7 Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone project on Codeplex How I ended up using WebBrowser instead of a TextBlock in a Windows Phone application Top 10 sharks using Expression Design, Free Blend & XAML MetroSky - A Complete SkyDrive Sample for Windows Phone BackgroundCreation crashes the Designer Trying out the Inneractive WP7 Ad SDK Why the mobile "write once, run everywhere" mentality is misguided Understanding the Required Artwork for your Windows Phone App You can
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