• Continuous Integration,  DotNet,  Netduino

    Waiting for the first .NET wrist watch

    Almost a year ago there was a Kickstarter campaign to found a first .NET Micro Framework watch: Agent smartwatch. Nice thing about it is that you will be able to program it using C# and Visual Studio. While we are still waiting for the product there is a SDK with an emulator. It is from the same guys that gave us Netduino! I decided to check it out. Think about it: you have a Continuous Integration server running your builds and you want to monitor it on the fly. Is there a better device to do it than a wrist watch? So I thought and decided to check it out.…

  • DotNet,  Netduino,  Tinkerforge

    Hardware programming in .NET at DWX 2014

    Once again I was invited to give a talk at the DWX – Developer Week in Nuremberg, Germany.  Last year I was speaking about “Continuous Integration in .NET”. This year it is a time to give “Hardware programming in .NET” a try. I will show how to create software for Netduino, Tinkerforge and Raspberry Pi using .NET Micro Framework, .NET Framework and Mono. Oh, and I’m planning to build the circuits the talk! It should be a lot of fun. And here a small example of RGB LED attached to Raspberry Pi and programmed in Mono.   CODEFUSION’s Illuminated RaspberryPi   To get mono to your Raspberry Pi issue following…

  • Uncategorized

    4Developers conference in Warsaw

    I will be speaking at the 2014 4Developers conference in Warsaw, Poland. In a matter of fact I have not one session but two! Tja, it’s actually THE one. But divided into two parts. Nevertheless a great deal of .NET continuous integration goodness comes into your direction. Watch out! For details see the conference website (Polish only). 4Developers conference .NET Track. April 4th 2014 at the Gromada Hotel Airport in Warsaw. Don’t miss it!

  • Software Engineering

    I am a Software Engineering Subject Matter Expert at CompTIA

    I’m very proud to be a Subject Matter Expert at CompTIA in Chcicago, USA. I was invited to participate in a Software Engineering and Networking for Programmers workshops in their headquarters at Downers Grove (west Chicago suburbs). The first day of Software Engineering workshop went by and was quite intensive. I’m working in a small international (Canada and USA) group of professionals from institutions like IBM or Illinois State University. We are creating and asserting items for a new set of certifications that CompTIA is developing. We are basically writing the questions for the exams the candidates will have to pass to get the certification. It’s quite intensive but it…

  • Article,  DotNet,  Netduino,  Software Engineering,  Tinkerforge

    .NET hardware programming basics

    I’m a “bits sculptor”! I work with bits to create beautiful software. I have done it myself for years and now I’m running a software development company to create “better software”. But I was always jealous of people creating more tangible items than software. Not that I ever thought about software as a lesser creation then physical objects. Oh, no! Creating good software takes the same amount of effort and talent as creating for example a good car. But still. But you cannot “touch” the software you are creating. So I decided to go a bit into hardware. And what is the better way for .NET software developer than to…

  • Article,  Continuous Integration,  DotNet,  Software Engineering

    Eventful week

    Last week was quite eventful. I’ve talked about Continuous Integration in .NET and about how do we use it at my company CODEFUSION at the IT Academic Day 2013 at the Opole University of Technology (OUTech). It was an event organized by the .NET Group from the OUTech and Microsoft Poland. The auditorium nearly full! Of course I’ve showed my funny CI gadget "Great Integrator Helmet". It connects wirelessly to the CI server and transfers a feedback about failing build by blinking and hauling. As usual it was very well noticed by the auditorium And since we are at the topic of tinkering with electronics: I’ve described how to build…

  • DotNet,  Netduino

    Hardware programmieren in .NET – Netduino, Tinkerforge, Raspberry Pi

    On 17 December 2013 I will be speaking at .NET Developers Group München. Of course in Munich, Germany. And of course in German. The topic is hardware programming with .NET. I will take Netduino, Tinkerforge and Raspberry Pi some LEDs, resistors, RFID sensors and tags (or even more) and show on live examples how funny it is develop software for real things. Juggling atoms is as much fun as juggling bits. I know that!

  • Article,  Software Engineering

    Continuous Test-Driven Development

    I have recently participated in the “ENASE – Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering” conference. This year (2013) it was held in Angers, France. I have learned a lot during this conference! I have presented a short-paper I’m coauthoring called “Continuous Test-Driven Development — A Novel Agile Software Development Practice and Supporting Tool”. Presentation wen well – here are the slides. What is the paper about? Lets read the abstract: “Continuous testing is a technique in modern software development in which the source code is constantly unit tested in the background and there is no need for the developer to perform the tests manually. We propose an extension to…

  • Continuous Integration,  DotNet,  Software Engineering

    Dveloper Week / Dotnet Developer Conference 2013

    Herzlichen Dank an alle die Teil in mein Vortrag wahrend Developer Week / Dotnet Developer Conference 2013 in Nürnberg genommen haben! Das war eine Hervorragende Stunde! Ich hoffe Ihr etwas über „Continuous Integration in .NET“ gelernt habt. Herrlichen Dank an Organisatoren für die Einladung. Danke an Kollegen Referenten. Danke an alle 1500 (?!) DWX 2013 Teilnehmer! Und als Bonus – CiInDotNet_Dwx