Introducing Unity

February 27, 2014 1 comment

Update:  I had a great time speaking at the WNC .NET Developers Guild last week.  You can grab the slides and code below!

I had a great time speaking at the Enterprise Developers Guild last night.  We had a great turnout and I wanted to make my slides and code available to all who are interested.  You can grab the slides from here and you can either check out or download the Unity project here.

NOTE:  When you first open the project in Unity and you don’t see anything, be sure to click on the Scenes folder and double-click level1.  This will load that scene and then you should be able to play with the game as it is.

Thank you to everyone who came out…

Mobile First and Responsive Web Design

December 11, 2013 Leave a comment

I had a great time speaking last night to the Charlotte ALT.NET User Group.  My presentation was on Mobile First and Responsive Web Design.

Here are the slides from the presentation.

Thanks to everyone who came out.

Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

I had a great time presenting at the GSP Developers Guild last night.  Thanks to everyone for letting me go a little long on the presentation!  There was so much to cover and I still didn’t show everything that is new and exciting.

Here is a link to my presentation.

Thanks to everyone for coming out….

Windows 8 – Cage Match – XAML vs. HTML

October 10, 2013 Leave a comment

I had a great time presenting with Brian Hitney over Windows 8 at the Charlotte ALT.NET user group this past Tuesday night.  We had some very good discussions concerning developing applications using XAML and HTML.

Here is a link to the slides.

Thanks to all who came out!

BrightScript extension for Visual Studio 2012

October 2, 2013 Leave a comment

I am happy to announce that I have finally updated my extension for BrightScript.  It previously only supported Visual Studio 2010 but I have finally had enough time to make the modifications and get it working for Visual Studio 2012.

BrightScript Extension


You can get it here or through Visual Studio using Tools | Extensions and Updates.  Then all you need to do is simply do a search online for “BrightScript”.

For those of you who develop for the Roku or BrightSign devices, here is what your code will look like now in Visual Studio:




Hope this helps…

Mastering Ninject for Dependency Injection

October 2, 2013 2 comments

I am happy to announce that the book, Mastering Ninject for Dependency Injection has been published.  I worked on the project as a technical reviewer and had a lot of fun.

Mastering Ninject for Dependency Injection

If you are interest in a great reference for Dependency Injection (DI), this is a good one.  It goes deep for those of you who really want to take full advantage of a mature DI container.

I would like to thank Packt Publishing for reaching out to work on this title.

Why I’ll miss Steve Ballmer

September 30, 2013 1 comment

I have been developing on the Microsoft stack for most of my career and I must say that I have been thoroughly impressed with Steve Ballmer.  I have seen him in person at Microsoft for the MVP summits and he is always so positive and energetic.  I must say that Microsoft is certainly going to miss him and especially his charismatic personality.

If you haven’t seen this video, I recommend you watch it now.

I know that Microsoft,  as a company, sometimes leaves a bad connotation for some people but for the most part, I am very glad they are around and still alive and kicking!


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