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Top Developer Gifts (And Tech Geek Gifts)

With the holidays around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to do another round-up of what I think are some of the best gifts for software developers, programmers and other technology geeks for this year. As you know, it can be very difficult to buy gifts for software developers, because, well, software developers tend to have …

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Getting Started With Meteor Tutorial (In the Cloud)

In this Meteor tutorial, I am going to show you how to quickly get started with the JavaScript Framework, Meteor, to develop a Meteor application completely from the cloud. I’ve been pretty excited about Meteor since I first saw a demo of it, but it can be a little daunting to get started, so I thought I’d create a simple …

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Introducing The Get Up And Code Podcast!

I’m very excited to announce a brand new podcast Iris Classon and I have put together called “Get Up And Code!” I’ve always wanted to do a podcast, but I’ve been looking for the right topic and right co-host and I believe I have finally found both. Get Up And Code! (Developer Podcast About Fitness And Nutrition) Podcast website: http://getupandcode.com …

The Most Complex Program of All Time

What if I told you that there is a program so complicated that is the source responsible for all other programs ever created? Give me your most complex program and I will trump it by presenting you with the program that was responsible for creating the human who created that program. If you haven’t figured it out by now that …

Published My First Course on Pluralsight

My number of blog posts in the last couple of months has definitely been a little lower than I like, but I have a pretty good reason. I just got my first course published on Pluralsight! The course is called Android Development for .NET Developers and it covers most of the basic knowledge you would need to go from knowing …

Objective-C Here I Come!

Have I blabbed enough about the PaceMaker app I released for Android yet? First month of sales are over, and it was much better than I had expected.  About 75 purchases in the first 30 days.  Not a huge amount, but that is almost with no advertising, most people who found the app found it in the market. So what …

Using Var + As, a Neat Little Trick

Perhaps this is something everyone already knew about, but I recently came across this little C# combo that solves one of my major outstanding issues with the var keyword. I consider var to actually be quite a useful language feature to reduce repetition and make your code slightly more flexible for refactoring, but I’ve always had one little problem with …