Custom Code Activities in TF Service Build

10 June 2013 - .NET, Azure, C#, TFS

Recently, Microsoft launched their hosted Team Foundation Service which includes the ability to use customized workflows including custom code activities. Last week, I gave the feature a spin and here’s a few things that I tripped over.

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Parallel 2013 Conference - Workshop Parallel Programming

17 May 2013 - .NET, C#, Visual Studio

On May 17th I did a workshop on parallel programming at parallel 2013 conference in Karlsruhe. The attendees asked me to publish some of the live coding samples I did. In this blog you can find the samples.

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Exploring C++ Inheritance (2 of 2)

17 May 2013 - CPP, Visual Studio

In the first entry discussing C++ inheritance, I covered how basic inheritance works - A hidden pointer to a virtual function pointer table is used to dispatch to the correct method. I pointed out that the addresses of the objects, no matter how I casted them around stayed the same. Now this was pretty straightforward for single inheritance, but you will see why this becomes quite special with multiple inheritance.

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Exploring C++ Inheritance (1 of 2)

17 May 2013 - CPP, Visual Studio

Quite a while ago - still working with Rarebyte - I was designing a class library for game related stuff. Naively ensured that OOP was the only real solution to scaling software, we did a lot of (multiple) inheritance and packed stuff into the library, most of what we never needed anyhow. At one point the question came up on how this was implemented and if we actually knew what this (multiple inheritance especially) meant to the data structures. With self-competence I garbled something about function pointers and tables and a hidden pointer in every object etc. What it meant exactly, I didn't know.

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dotnet Cologne 2013 - async/await

03 May 2013 - .NET, C#, Visual Studio, WPF

This year at dotnet Cologne I have proposed a 60 minutes live-coding talk about async/await. It was really accepted and I even got the large ballroom. Wow, live coding in front more than 100 developers. This will be awesome. In this blog I post the sample that I am going to develop on stage.

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Workshop about Agile Development and Scrum

29 April 2013 - .NET, Visual Studio

Last week I did a workshop for a customer on agile software development and scrum. In this blog post I publish the slides that I have used.

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Workshop - What's New in Visual Studio 2012 for C++ Developers

25 March 2013 - CPP, Visual Studio

For a Microsoft event we have been hired to do a full-day workshop about news in Visual Studio 2012 for C++ developers. The workshop took place at Microsoft's Innovation Center in Vienna last Friday. In this blog article you find the slides and the samples that I have used in the workshop

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BASTA Spring 2013 - Custom OData Providers

27 February 2013 - .NET, Azure, C#

At the BASTA Spring 2013 conference I had a session about developing custom OData providers. In this blog article I summarize the most important take aways and publish the source code.

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BASTA Spring 2013 - C# Powerworkshop

25 February 2013 - .NET, C#

Auf der BASTA 2013 Spring Konferenz habe ich einen ganztägigen Workshop zum Thema C# mit Schwerpunkt auf parallele und asynchrone Programmierung gehalten. In diesem Blogartikel gibt es die Slides und Samples zum Download.

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Using WAWS for Tenant Isolation

21 February 2013 - Azure

I had the chance to do two sessions at Microsoft MVP Summit 2013 in Redmond/Bellevue. In this blog article I share the thoughts + code of my second talk about Windows Azure Websites.

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