Canadian Developer Connection

The latest developer news and events in Canada!

The longest introduction to C#

Today, I suddenly found my first book about C#. Here is the first C# program from there: using...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 02/08/2016

Internet of Things via Microcontrollers: Introduction

Looks like I have enough microcontrollers and boards in order to start (once again) my training...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 02/05/2016

Unifying Your Web Dev Skills for Office Add-ins

Guest Post by Eric Legault Using RoamingSettings with your add-in to store application data for your...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 02/03/2016

Automated Testing with Visual Studio

We’ve got an exciting one this time. In this episode of BreakPoint you can learn about Visual...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 02/02/2016

Smart bulbs or how to be lazier (part 2)

In the previous post we discussed which components we can use in order to connect ZigBee bulb to...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 02/01/2016

Azure Cloud Load Testing – Part 2

Guest Post by Ahmed Al-Asaad In the previous blog post, I showed how easy it is to initiate a load...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 01/27/2016

Simplifying Development and Separating Concerns with MediatR

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips &...

Author: James Chambers (MVP) Date: 01/26/2016

From Arduino to Energia

I still remember that seven or eight years ago developers had to pay from USD400 to 900 in order to...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 01/25/2016

Visual Studio Code and local web server

Guest Post by Laurent Duveau It is the start of a New Year and you have decided to try Visual Studio...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 01/24/2016

Lets Activate Bizspark Plus!

Microsoft Bizspark is a program curated for startups. It supports the growth of startups by...

Author: Adarsha Datta Date: 01/21/2016

Writing UI tests for Android apps using Xamarin and Visual Studio 2015

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips &...

Author: Tom Walker (Community Expert) Date: 01/19/2016

Smart bulbs or how to be lazier (part 1)

Probably, AllJoyn is the only topic that I have never covered in my posts. I simply don’t have...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 01/18/2016

Visual Studio Time Saver – Finding Code Samples using Developer Assistant

Can’t remember the syntax to write to a file? to read through XML? before you go opening a browser...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 01/13/2016

Using Python with Azure

Guest Post by Gerald Britton Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 01/12/2016

PICAXE: good way to get the first experience with microcontrollers

In the previous post I told that when buying an Arduino, Netduino, Nucleo or DragonBoard 410C board,...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 01/10/2016

On a Cloud: Single Point of Failure & Eventual Consistancy

Single Point of Failure When moving workloads onto the cloud it is important to address any single...

Author: Jef King Date: 01/08/2016

Submitting your first Pull Request

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips &...

Author: David Paquette (MVP) Date: 01/06/2016

Hosting Unity WebGL games on Azure

Recent updates to the Unity engine have brought some significant advancements in WebGL deployment....

Author: Mickey MacDonald Date: 01/05/2016

How to select the right micro board?

“It’s strange. Usually people buy Arduino”, said a seller to another in from my...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 01/04/2016

De-stress with Debugging and Diagnostics

In the spirit of welcoming the new year, we have a #BreakPointCA gift for you. In this episode of...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 12/30/2015

Tutorial #2. How to publish your first site using BlogEngine.NET

Open the Azure management portal, by going to https://portal.azure.com. Sign in with your...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/26/2015

MSDN Flash December - MVP Tech Talk, OSS, Breakpoint, and Canadian Developer Connection

The holiday season has officially begun! This month, our techy and adventurous hosts Jonathan and...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 12/23/2015

Why build scripts?

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips &...

Author: msdn.barylko@outlook.com Date: 12/22/2015

Visual Studio Code: Debugger for Chrome extension

In this post I am going to discuss one more cool extension for Visual Studio Code that unlocks web...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/21/2015

Tutorial #1. How to create your free student DreamSpark Azure account

Before we start coding we need to prepare everything so we can create and publish our web site to...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/21/2015

Web Scraping in C#

Guest Post by Ivan Lukianchuk Ivan Lukianchuk is a seasoned startup founder and award winning pitch...

Author: Adarsha Datta Date: 12/17/2015

My Favorite .net Open Source Projects – Autofac

The .net open source community is much more vibrant than most people realize. Many of the projects...

Author: Simon Timms (MVP) Date: 12/15/2015

Visual Studio Code: PowerShell Extension

In the next two posts I am going to take some time to discuss the existing Visual Studio Code...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/11/2015

Web Development starts here! - 8 tutorials for Elementary and High schools students

Lego robots, Scratch, Microsoft Kodu – all these tools help kids to take their first steps in...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/11/2015

Tutorial #6. Other templates and next steps

In the previous tutorials we learned how to use Azure to create at web site without any coding. Now,...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/10/2015

Tutorial #5. How to back up your data

Thanks to Microsoft Azure your blog will be available all the time and in theory you should not lose...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/10/2015

Tutorial #4. How to publish new pages and posts

Okay, you’ve created your website, set up the look and feel now it’s time to add some...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/10/2015

Tutorial #3. How to configure the site and add some components from Web

In this tutorial you will learn how to setup your BlogEngine.NET blog Go to the website you created...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/10/2015

Kanban Limits

Model your process Probably by now if you work in the software industry you heard about the word...

Author: msdn.barylko@outlook.com Date: 12/10/2015

MSDN Flash 2015: Connect();, OSS, Microsoft Band, Hour of Code, DevOps + more

Episode #2 is finally out! This time, we decided (Jonathan and myself) to pay a visit to our very...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 12/09/2015

Going cross-platform with Apache Cordova for Visual Studio 2015

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips &...

Author: Andrei Marukovich (MVP) Date: 12/08/2015

Visual Studio Code for Mac developers: Introduction to Extensions

Starting with Visual Studio Code beta (0.10.1 version), developers got a chance to use extensibility...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 12/07/2015

DocumentDB: JSON-in-JSON-out in NOSQL with familiar SQL–True Story: Part 2

In the world of DataBases – words like Scale, Performance and Schema flexibility have almost gained...

Author: Adarsha Datta Date: 12/03/2015

On a Cloud: Soft Delete & Data Architecture

Soft Delete This video is a quick overview on why it is important to implement soft deletes on your...

Author: Jef King Date: 12/02/2015

Adding C# scripting to your development arsenal - Part 1

Guest Post by Filip W Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 12/01/2015

Visual Studio Code for Mac developers: Office add-ins

Visiting Office Add-ins documentation via...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 11/30/2015

Accessing Compliance Center using PowerShell in Office 365

Guest Post by Isha Kapoor Compliance Center is a tool that was recently added to Office 365 admin...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 11/26/2015

Future of JavaScript – ECMAScript 6 (ES2015) Arrow and Spread Operator

This tutorial series will take a look at the future of JavaScript. It will take an in-depth look at...

Author: Rami Sayar Date: 11/25/2015

Working with GitHub from Visual Studio 2015

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips &...

Author: Andrei Marukovich (MVP) Date: 11/24/2015

Visual Studio Code for Mac developers: Express

Earlier we discussed how to use Node.js with Visual Studio Code but Node.js is a runtime and if you...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 11/23/2015

Playing with the GitHub API in your ASP.NET MVC application

Guest Post by Ivan Lukianchuk Ivan Lukianchuk is a seasoned startup founder and award winning pitch...

Author: Adarsha Datta Date: 11/19/2015

Repository Nightmares

The Repository pattern is a famous (or infamous?) pattern that we can find in Martin Fowler’s...

Author: msdn.barylko@outlook.com Date: 11/18/2015

Building a Code Analyzer for the Roslyn Analyzer Project

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips &...

Author: msdn.varty@outlook.com Date: 11/17/2015

Visual Studio Code for Mac developers: Yeoman

Visual Studio Code is a folder based editor. So, each time when you want to create a new project,...

Author: Sergiy Baydachnyy Date: 11/16/2015

Azure Cloud Load Testing Made Easy

Guest Post by Ahmed Al-Asaad Load testing is a very import milestone in your development lifecycle...

Author: Lachezar Arabadzhiev Date: 11/12/2015

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