JohnShew's Blog

Cloud Foundry and //Build

Last week at Microsoft's annual //Build developer conference, I partnered with Rita Zhang to...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 04/04/2016

Highspot, Manifold and Vorlon

I just wrapped up the last keynote here at //build/. It was super fun. There is so much new...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 03/31/2016

A Minimal MVVM UWP App

With the introduction of Win 10 and Universal Windows apps I wanted to try out some of the new XAML...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 09/09/2015

Build 2015 and Video Effects

We’re keeping the coding going with this next post in the series of technical articles following the...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 05/12/2015

Build 2015 and Audio Effects

We’re keeping the coding going with this third post in the series of technical articles following...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 05/08/2015

Build 2015 and Vorlon.js

As promised, here is the second in the series of technical articles following the Build 2015...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 05/04/2015

Build 2015 and ManifoldJS

I just walked offstage after another amazing build keynote. There is so much new technology that can...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 04/30/2015

Taking the Web App Template Cross-Platform

If you are a Web developer and are thinking about taking the jump to mobile apps, the Web App...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 01/15/2015

Creating scalable web apps with the Service Gateway

Earlier this year we released the Service Gateway, a tool that simplifies the process of building an...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 11/20/2014

STEM Labs: A firsthand look at the life of a software developer

Ever since Microsoft DX started hosting hackfests last this year, we’ve seen steady growth in...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 11/10/2014

Building a massively-multiplayer game on Microsoft Azure

Every now and again, a really intriguing opportunity comes along that’s just impossible to...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 11/04/2014

Azure Tooling: Deploy Java apps to Azure from JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA

There’s been a lot of news coming out of Barcelona this week. Whether you work on Microsoft...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 10/29/2014

Guidance to Get You Started with Microsoft Azure and CoreOS

Microsoft Azure made some pretty big news last week and one of the things I’m especially...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 10/27/2014

Simplifying high-scale computing applications with Orleans

This spring at //Build we announced the preview release of “Orleans”, a cloud...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 10/09/2014

A Recap of the Edupoint Hackfest

About six months ago Microsoft DX conducted a hackfest with Edupoint, a software vendor based in...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 09/11/2014

PART TWO: Microsoft and Skyline Hack Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Technologies

A few months back DX team member Jason Young kicked off a series of hackfests with Skyline...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 09/11/2014

Project Thali: Giving Users More Flexibility and Control Through a P2P Web

If there’s a common theme among the people on my team, it’s their ability to overcome...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 08/06/2014

A Look Back at Build: DevOps is the continuation of Agile in a Cloud world.

During the first decade of the 21st century, agile methodologies changed the way developers design,...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 06/16/2014

After //Build: Babylon.js

During //Build 2014, one of the things that Guggs and I talked about was babylon.js, an open source...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 06/02/2014

A Look Back at Build: Using the Web Apps Template to Create Mobile Apps

In a world of devices and services there are many different kinds of developers. As Guggs and I...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 05/15/2014

The Microsoft Media Platform Player Framework Brings You a Seamless Streaming Media Experience

If you took in any of the Olympic Games in Sochi this year, it’s more than likely that you...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 04/24/2014

Build 2014: Empowering Developers in a Cloud-First, Mobile-First World

Today, Guggs and I did a joint post on our talk last week at Build. Check it out here.

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 04/07/2014

Accela and Microsoft Hackfest — Providing Access to Open Data, Online and Off-Grid

A few weeks ago several of us from the U.S. and worldwide DPE teams holed up in Redmond for a few...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 03/20/2014

Creating the Perfect Front Door for Web App Development

Ask most any enterprise developer about their biggest challenges when building a website or service...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 03/13/2014

Microsoft and Skyline Hack Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Technologies

Last month we held a hackathon with Skyline Technologies, a Wisconsin-based company that specializes...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 03/05/2014

Recapping the Microsoft Facebook Hackathon

Here in DPE we love to get together with other developers and code. It is a great way to learn new...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 01/30/2014

Website to App — The Web App Template Simplifies Windows App Development

At BUILD last year, Guggs and I showed how Giorgio Sardo and his team here in DPE have been coding...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 01/28/2014

The Facebook and Microsoft Hackathon — Some Background

Hopefully you've heard about the upcoming hackathon that Facebook and Microsoft are hosting at the...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 01/13/2014

Enabling Cross-Device and Cross-Service Magic at Cloud Expo

This week I was at the Cloud Expo Conference in Silicon Valley talking about what developers need...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 11/06/2013

My New Gig

As many of you know, for the last few years I’ve been plugging away deep in the plumbing of...

Author: John_Shewchuk Date: 05/12/2013