7 months ago in October 2014, Scott Guthrie announced the long-awaited availability of Microsoft Azure cloud services in Australia. Currently there are two data centers, Sydney and Melbourne. Today, 11th May 2015, sees Visual Studio Online (also known by my clients as VS Online or VSO or TFS Azure) come to our Australian Azure data centers. This is great […]
At SSW we build software for a large range of clients, from start ups to massive enterprises and even our own internal projects. We care that the software we build is secure, maintainable and testable. Successful devs use great tools, great frameworks, and follow best practices. Choosing great tools like ReSharper and Octopus Deploy is […]
I’m off to Europe for the Norwegian Developers Conference in Oslo and the Xamarin Hack Day in Slovenia. Of course I’ll be talking about Visual Studio 2015 and all things mobile. At SSW we’ve been using Visual Studio 2015 on a few projects and it’s a bigger change than I expected. Thanks to a new/refreshing/cool/awesome […]
It’s no secret that I love Scrum. I’m a Scrum.org certified trainer and delight in teaching courses across the country. We follow Scrum at SSW – not just the developers, but the graphic design, marketing, and multi-media teams as well. I even use it at home with my family and for my kids’ soccer team. […]
We’re putting more and more business logic in our pockets these days and with our latest project we’ve crammed in an entire nursing home! To keep our mobile application lightning fast and make the most from a phone’s tiny resources we’ve decided to go native on iOS and Android. Let me tell you our experiences […]
What a corker this year has been. We’ve had a lot of excitement within SSW. We’ve made a lot of changes, and run a lot of new events, and these things couldn’t have happened without the wonderful people who work with me. I’d like to give you a summary of a few of the cool […]
Over the last 6 months, AngularJS has become the frontend framework of choice for SSW developers. They are all excited to be leveraging the combination of AngularJS and MVC in order to provide amazing user experiences. Senior developers at SSW are excited to use AngularJS to make more responsive client side applications with a clear […]
Creating an ouroboros, or: how coding boot camp students created SugarLearning, a tool that now runs their course
I’m having a ball this month – I’ve been to Melbourne to give 3 presentations at TechEd and I get to do the same again at TechEd Sydney in a couple of weeks. I’m also enjoying the hubbub and excitement of getting ready to release SugarLearning, which was made by the students of the first […]
It’s been 2 months since the newest session of FireBootCamp kicked off in Sydney, and our students have been working hard. I’d like you to come along and see how far the students have come in the last 9 weeks.
Often working from 9 til 9, they have learned the latest technologies and best practices, from ASP.NET MVC to AngularJS and more. They’ve mastered Scrum and learned a lot about the importance of delivering value to the Product Owner in every sprint.
OK it was not a croquembouche, but it was a beautiful website designed and delivered in just 4 weeks. It was designed with enough pizzazz to support a national advertising campaign. At SSW, we love a challenge. Clients give us a chance to flex our creative and problem-solving muscles, and think outside the box to create […]