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Kevin Ford
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AI and the Productivity Paradox
Recently I was on a panel discussion at the Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit ( CIO Summit ) on how innovation and new technologies like AI and machine learning can benefit the enterprise. During the discussion one of the audience members asked a qu...
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A Confluence of Enabling Technologies
In the years leading  up to the release of the iPhone, all the technologies that made it possible were already in existence. We had touchscreens, cell phones, GPS devices, MP3 players, smart(ish) phones and even attempts at tablets. Everything was there, bu...
A Confluence of Enabling Technologies
A Confluence of Enabling Technologies
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Even For Small Teams, AppCenter Helps Press the Easy Button
Opening up Xcode, Android Studio, Visual Studio, Atom or
whatever integrated development environment we use and starting coding away is
always easy enough. Sure, we can create an application, go through
the process of manually signing it and get an app in t...
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Visual Studio Mobile Center: Solving a Problem with Package Restore
Visual Studio Mobile Center is shaping up to be a great tool. Where before it had taken me a week to set up the builds in VSTS it now takes less than an hour. This speed and simplicity does come at a cost, mostly in terms of not having a lot of fine control...
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How Software Development Reminds Me of the Things I Learned in the Military
A long time ago (seems like just a few years but the calendar says a few decades) I was in the military. I was very young when I joined, seventeen and freshly graduated high school. My time in the military has defined everything that came after. There were ...
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The Continued Rise of Cross Platform Tools
This morning I read this:  learn to write Android applications in Swift and share code with your iOS app . The mobile market is maturing and unlike what many of us have been used to for a very long time, no one operating system came out on top. Neither Andr...
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Visual Studio Mobile Center - First Thoughts
For several weeks now I've been playing with Visual Studio Mobile Center at https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/mobile-center/ . If you haven't looked at it yet, it is a mobile build server, mobile cloud testing platform, crash reporting and analytics all rolle...
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Using an AutomationId with a Cell in Xamarin.Forms
In Xamarin Forms version 2.2 the AutomationId was introduced for iOS and Android. The AutomationIds are tied to renderers and elements that are derived from VisualElements. CellRenderers in their various flavors implement the IRegisterable interface but do ...
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Why Are We So Awful at Estimating Large Software Projects?
Recently I was talking with some guys over at Xamarin about estimating projects. This got me thinking again about why we are so bad at it. Over the years there has been a continued recognition in the software industry that we are awful at estimating large s...
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Why Are We So Awful at Estimating Large Software Projects?
Recently I was talking with some guys over at Xamarin about estimating projects. This got me thinking again about why we are so bad at it. Over the years there has been a continued recognition in the software industry that we are awful at estimating large s...
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