Google HashCode Programming Competition 2017

This week is the latest iteration of the yearly Google HashCode event. Google ask developers from all across  Europe, Africa and the Middle East  to take part in a simultaneous programming competition. It begins at 18:30GMT on Thursday 23rd February with an online qualification round. The best teams from this will  then be invited to…

Chef, Kubernetes and Meetups

Yesterday I went to my second ever Meetup. For those who don’t know what they are, a Meetup group that you join based on preferences, you join a local community of people. Meetup groups are sustained through Meetup events, which are face-to-face gatherings that happen in real life between members and organizers. The DevOps event I went…

How to deploy your code? Stack Overflow tell us their approach…

It’s a major part of coding, it’s all good it working on your machine, your version of SQL, your local single IIS box, but how do you take the single web site and get it out to the general public, or out to your testers? What’s the most efficient way, what requires the least amount…

#CodeTalk – Writing Secure .Net Web Apps, Maintainable JavaScript & C# Factory Pattern

Web Developer & Web Design Articles You Need to Read It’s been a little while since the last CodeTalk but this one is back bigger and stronger with more great code examples and articles that have been making the rounds recently. The articles below will be discussing how to keep your .Net Applications secure, an interesting…

Windows 10 has a new update coming!

I think we can all agree that Windows 10 has been a revelation from Microsoft. More than 350 million devices are now using the software and it’s clock up billions of hours of usage. It’s even prompted many businesses to switch from archaic old Windows XP bringing everyone onto a level playing ground. It’s Windows…

Microsoft aquires LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft has decided to aquire LinkedIn for an astronomical $26.2 billion. Microsoft is bound to incorporate LinkedIn functionality into their forthcoming apps, and I’m quite excited to see how these pan out. The deal is expected to complete by the end of the year, with both companies still operating separately. I’m guessing the Nokia merger…