Devfest Asia – JSConf Asia closing keynote and Microsoft Meetup

November 19th, 2015

I am currently on a trip in Singapore, Thailand and Sydney for the next 8 days and today I presented at JSConf Asia and a meetup in the Microsoft offices in Singapore. JSConf Asia closing keynote The closing keynote of the first day of JSConf Asia covered my worries that we are getting slightly overboard […]

Meetup in London: why is Windows not your platform of choice

November 17th, 2015

This Thursday, my colleague Mike Harsh and Keith Rowe (@krow) from Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group invite you to the Square Pig in London for some drinks and a chat. These two program managers are leading efforts to make Windows-based machines a better place for web development. I’ve put up a small web site with […]

Quick tip: stop Powerpoint from breaking words into a new line

October 28th, 2015

With my talk decks needing more re-use in the Windows/Microsoft community, I am trying to use Powerpoint more and wean myself off the beauty of Keynote (and its random crashes – yes, all software sucks). One thing I realised today is that Powerpoint thinks it is sensible to break words anywhere to go to a […]

Testing out node and express without a local install or editor

October 27th, 2015

Node.js and Express.js based web apps are getting a lot of attention these days. Setting up the environment is not rocket science, but might be too much effort if all you want to kick the tires of this technology stack. Here’s a simple way to play with both for an hour without having to install […]