Time Cockpit Blog - Rainer Stropek

The new time cockpit version contains lots of usability improvements for the HTML5 preview. The most important one are keyboard shortcuts that make using the web client much more efficient. Of course we added a bunch of improvements to the full and Silverlight clients, too.  Read more ...


In the last few months, I have recognized a rising problem in software development teams on the Microsoft platform. They are panting as they try to keep up with new release of the components and tools they use. Every day new announcements arrive. A constant fear from getting out-of-date forces them to follow the respective team blogs, twitter accounts, news sites, etc. This is not only consuming more and more time. It also places mental stress on development teams.  Read more ...


Project completed, application shipped - but customer isn't happy with the performance. What now? At the German BASTA 2015 conference I will do two sessions about performance optimization in .NET applications. In this blog article I share the slides and links to my samples.  Read more ...


Docker is an important topic for Microsoft especially with the Azure cloud computing platform. As ASP.NET vNext supports Linux, developers can start exploring Docker Containers for running their applications in Linux Azure VMs now. At German BASTA 2015 conference I did an intro-session about Docker on Microsoft Azure.  Read more ...


Spring time is BASTA time :-) For many years I have had the possibility to open the German BASTA conference with a full-day C# workshop on Monday. This year I will focus on C# 6 news, Roslyn, and related NuGet "gold" nuggets. In this blog article I share my slides and code samples with you.  Read more ...


Yesterday, I was speaker at Microsoft's Road to the Cloud event in Vienna. Microsoft invited me to speak about our learnings from five years time cockpit in the cloud. It was great to see how interested people were about discussing business aspects of cloud computing.   Read more ...


In the last months I looked at Docker from a software development perspective. The results can be read in the current issue of the German Windows Developer magazine and in a Channel9 video.  Read more ...


In this blog article I summarize important links you will need when building a lab environment for demonstrating ADAL, ADFS & Co.  Read more ...


Many countries have regulations concerning paid time off (time cockpit uses the term vacation for that). In our home country Austria for instance, employees typically have five weeks of paid vacation. On first sight, calculating the remaining paid vacation should not be too hard. However, if you dig into the details and edge cases, it gets interesting.  Read more ...


In many companies, each year starts with planning. Planning the financial aspects of your business is one part of that process. In this blog article I would like to share our thoughts about creating and continuously controlling our budget. Of course, time cockpit plays an important role in our budgeting process.  Read more ...



Rainer Stropek

Rainer Stropek

Co-founder, architect, developer

Bio

I am co-founder and CEO of the company software architects and have been serving this role since 2008. At software architects my team and I are developing the award-winning SaaS solution time cockpit. Previously, I founded and led IT consulting firms that worked in the area of developing software solutions based on the Microsoft technology stack.

In my work I focus on .NET development and software architecture. I have written some books and articles on C#, database development, Windows Azure, Windows 8 development, WPF, and Silverlight. Regularly I speak at conferences, do workshops and conduct trainings in Europe and the US. Since 2010 I have been MVP for Windows Azure.

I graduated the Higher Technical School Leonding (AT) for MIS with honors and hold a BSc (Hons) Computer Studies of the University of Derby (UK).

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