Oh, my f*****g GOD, I was not prepared for this.
The creativity evangelist Denise Jacobs coaches people in the tech field through creativity. In her keynote, she talked about creativity, betterness and habits. She’s a pro-speaker, meaning that her presentation is more or less what you could expect from an “American motivational speaker”. Professional, but so streamlined. Interesting, but leaving you with a feeling of “what did she say…really?”.
This nice talk on mobile security by Siren Hofvander kicked off with some general good-to-knows, like how a cell phone is lost every 3 minutes. Adding this to the fact that 3 of 4 companies allow BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), a lot of sensitive information can get lost to the public, if you ignore to secure your information.
Before I start writing about how perfect this session was, first some background information.
I am very excited about the new Ubuntu Mobile platform, despite not being a Linux or Ubuntu guy.
My fourth session of the day was a case study from Sirius International, where my old colleague Jon Gyllenswärd and friend and Jimmy Nilsson from factor 10 talked about a two year long change process they managed together. The process involved a complete system redesign, moving to a business optimal code base, cross functional teams and, sometimes controversially, always choosing the simplest solution possible.
This session was interesting and required a lot of attention, which made it hard for me to sum it up properly. The abstract explains what the talk focused on:
In this session, Christian Horsdal talked about layers, carefully to distinguish between layers (logical) and tiers (physical).
In an iOS app of mine, that I made with friends, we had a situation where the app shut down after taking a couple of photos.
Unlike Apple’s outstanding OS X experience, Microsoft really have to step up the Windows user experience. If you are going to charge a lot of money for people to use your os and require them to activate their copy of Windows, you need to make this work. Not work good, just plain work.
When working with git, I have mainly used a single SSH key pair, which I use for e.g. GitHub.
If you want your apps to have an identity of their own, you should put some time into adjusting the default appearance, such as fonts and standard iconography.
I am using Google Maps in a couple of iOS apps that I have created. Or, at least I was before Apple threw out Google Maps and put in their own. So, now I guess I am using Apple Maps instead.
In a current project, we are auto-creating deploy packages of an ASP.NET MVC web site, using Team City. When we do, we need to perform web.config transformations so that a properly transformed configuration file ends up in the package.
I am working on an iOS app that is powered by an ASP.NET MVC 4 admin system that uses Entity Framework Code First with auto migrations RUNNING on App Harbor. The project also involves a web site for presentation and information.