Launched my first Windows Phone application

1 van 7Currently I am using a Samsung Ativ-s with Windows Phone 8 on it. As a chess player I was always curious about the title match between Vishy Anand and his challenger Magnus Carlson. Magnus won victoriously and that’s good thing for the sport. What an exceptional chess player he is.

The problem was that I search in the dutch Windows App store I could find any chess related news app.

So I decided that it was time to start diving into Windows Phone development. Just a few days ago my Schaak Nieuws app got accepted!

If you’re interested, you can download the Schaak Nieuws app from the Windows Phone App Store for free. Please be so kind to give it a good review or contact me directly if something is wrong!

In January the Tata Steel Chess tournament will commence, you can check the latest news now directly on your Windows Phone!

Great AngularJS Fundamentals video

Heard about AngularJS? This client-side MVC framework from Google is written in Javascript and enables you to develop dynamic web applications in a mature and structural way. Dan Wahlin has put much effort in creating a great introduction to Angular JS.



Some related links:

  1. Dan Wahlin article about AngularJS Fundamentals in 60-ish Minutes
  2. Direct download of AngularJS demo code
  3. AngularJS in 60 minutes e-book – download it as PDF
  4. The AngularJS Magazine for the latest AngularJS news
  5. Angular seed project template for setting up a basic project structure

Happy holidays!

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var fire      = 'delightful';
var placeToGo = false;

for (var i = 0; i < 3; i++) {

console.log("Happy Holidays to you all!!");

ExpressProfiler for SQL server

When I installed the free SQL Server Express edition one of the tooling I missed was SQL Server Profiler which comes with the paid version of SQL Server. Today I found a nice replacement: Express Profiler.


It’s simple but good enough for seeing what queries get fired to the database. And it’s small (a 140kb .exe file) and portable. So just put it on your DropBox in the <portable_apps> folder and you can use it everywhere!

Have fun,