Tech Days 2013 NL – Day 1

The Microsoft Tech Days were held in the Hague and are two days of developer fun. My employer was so friendly to let me attend the conference. This year there were no real new products or major updates to notice. This left space for more niche sessions about mobile development and some IT pro presentations. I’ll try to sum up the visited sessions and the online documentation I found later. I tried to pick sessions I am not really familiar with and where I can learn the most. Sadly I missed the keynotes like a lot other people due to traffic jams. But the recordings are already online: http:... [More]

Tech Days Links

Last 2 days I attended the Microsoft Tech Days in the Hague. It was fun and inspiring to see all those technical presentations. I am thinking about to write a review of both days. For now I only would like to share some related links to presentation, code and blogs. Maurice Beijer about Modern Web Development - www.slideshare.net/mauricedb/modern-web-development-17006074 Maurice Beijer example code of his REST session - https://github.com/mauricedb/TechDaysNL.2013.ExcellentREST Ben Riga about mobile development with HTML/CSS/JS - http://bitly.com/bundles/benriga/8 Gill Cleere... [More]

Working with the LinkedIn Developer API

Yesterday for the first time I worked with the LinkedIn Developer API en the OAuth protocol. I needed to retrieve a group discussion to display as a Twitter-like widget on a site. Unlike twitter there is no simple feed that you can use, LinkedIn requires an authenticated user for accessing their data. The good news is, I got it working: Sites that helped me with the endeavor: Great straight forward article about LinkedIn API and OAuth: http://scatteredcode.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/dotnetopenauth-oauth-and-mvc-for-dummies/ .NET library for using the OAuth protocol: http://www.dotnet... [More]

5 online image enhance websites

Got tired of Windows paint? And you don’t want to pay the full license fee for Adobe Photoshop? Than try these 5 online tools: http://befunky.com – Add special effects to your photos, like aging or make it look like a painting. http://beta.picartia.com – Create a mosaic picture. http://magmypic.com – Surprise your (girl)friend with a special magazine image with his/her picture on the cover! http://www.loonapix.com – Great wallpaper functions and animated gif possibilities. http://funphotobox.com – Great collection of templates to combine with your favorite picture. Easy ... [More]