I forget to post the updates to Remotely Prepared under some guise that I have missed the “window of opportunity.” Last week we released our latest episode, an interview with Liam Martin. I love interviews that go in a completely different direction then what we originally intended. I’m not sure if this makes me a good interviewer (or a bad one) but it’s that inflection point where I can see the value of the conversation…

How many times have you tried to write all your code into the IDE all at once to see how far you could get with compiling it in your head to play through how it would work before you actually hit F5? I’ve gone pretty far and then I reach a point where I want to just keep going, I don’t want to know the real-time result because what I’ve played through in my head…

There was a time when we complained about how long Microsoft Windows Updates would take to download and install to our machines. We setup “update” evenings to process all the updates that were in the backlog. Updates that were looked at and evaluated for close to three weeks before being applied to the servers. Now you wake up and 15 updates have been applied to your phone and a new feature has been installed to…

For whatever reason, whenever I write code, I use the constructor to do some stuff to get the main object loaded – some basic stuff – setup some variables and collections but when it comes to getting things going… woo boy… that’s when we call Init(). Init is what gets things going, it’s what makes code sing, it’s what starts the day at the races and gets your app up and running. When I call…

A new feature. A fix to an old bug. An idea for something new that you want to see whether there is some love from the market to keep it going? A direction you never thought of. A new platform of support. What should never be in a preview? Making your application harder to use then it was before. Putting your users through 5 clicks to accomplish a task that used to be done in…