Many developers ask me how to get more visibility for their apps in the Windows Store. Most do not realize, that even on the public web, visibility is almost never organic. It’s the result of hard work on the part of all involved. In this first post I’ll provide some observations as to things that I personally think help increase app visibility, specifically, app quality. In part 2, I’ll cover [...]
I received an email from Dimitar Teykiyski a few days ago, asking if he could translate the “Vietnam of Computer Science” essay into Bulgarian, and no sooner had I replied in the affirmative than he sent me the link to it. If you’re Bulgarian, enjoy. I’ll try to make a few moments to put the link to the translation directly on the original blog post itself….
There’s an interesting legal interpretation coming out of the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) around the Megaupload case, and the EFF has said this: “The government maintains that Mr. Goodwin lost his property rights in his data by storing it on a cloud computing service. Specifically, the government argues that both the contract between Megaupload…
Who’s hacking us? How are we (as developers) making this possible? What are some of the common flaws we’re building into software? And what exactly is “pwned” anyway?! All these questions and more come up and get answered in the presentation I made to Developers Developers Developers! in Sydney a few months ago. Fortunately the good folks at SSW were kind enough to record and very professionally produce a number [...]
I finally pulled the trigger and upgraded a few machines to Windows 8. I have three main machines, my formerly “Ultimate Developer PC 2.0” whose video card gets slower by the year, my almost-retina-but-just-two-months-late Mac Book Pro, and my Lenovo W520.
The guilt can be crushing. Everyone seems to be getting stuff done, except you. You drag yourself out of bed, go to work, start checking email, start deleting, then poof, it’s noon. Lunch, perhaps at your desk, then some awful meetings, then it’s 3pm. You start REALLY working, then you start feeling decent but then it’s 5pm or 6pm. It’s time to start getting home. You feel like you didn’t [...]