Foundation vs Bootstrap (Part 2)

A while ago I posted an article stating my initial impressions of Foundation and comparing it to Bootstrap (Foundation vs Bootstrap). Since then I have used Foundation a lot more and have changed my opinions slightly, so thought I would post another article to highlight my change of opinion and what caused it. In my […]

Code Cracker – Windows Phone 8 Game

I’ve been rather quiet on here for a while due to other things getting in the way. Part of this was down to finishing off my game for Windows Phone 8. This is now released and in the Windows Phone Store. It is called Code Cracker and is completely free! It’s a simple puzzle game […]

Foundation vs Bootstrap

A while ago I posted a look at Pure CSS and comparing it against bootstrap. This has proved to be quite a popular post, so I decided it was a good idea to do another comparison. This time I will be looking at Foundation vs Bootstrap. Both are responsive frameworks, Foundation is developed by Zurb, and Bootstrap […]

MEF Tutorial (Managed Extensibility Framework)

In my previous post I talked about dot net’s Managed Extensibility Framework. In this post I will be walking through a simple MEF tutorial to show how MEF can be used in an application. Microsoft provide an excellent tutorial on how to use MEF in the context of a simple calculator application, so I’m going […]

MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework)

Recently I got the chance to explore one of the features of .net 4 that I had not had a chance to use, and that was MEF. MEF stands for Managed Extensibility Framework. It was introduced to work with MAF (Managed Add-In Framework), while MAF concentrated on extension isolation and assembly loading and unloading, MEF […]

Distance Learning – a closer experience in the Modern Web?

The following post was first published by Waterstons: This was also part of a series on the power of technology. For further information on anything below, please contact me through this site, or Waterstons. Introduction I’ve been a student on more than one distance learning course. I began by studying photography and film through the Open […]

Adapting your Website for the Mobile Era

The article below was originally published in Business Performance Quarterly Issue Three. To read the article in the original publication please see Business Performance Quarterly Issue 3. Business Performance Quarterly is published by Waterstons and contains articles to help businesses attain performance through technology In the last few years it has been impossible to ignore the growth […]

What are Reactive Extensions (Rx)

As a developer it is important to keep up to date with new technologies as much as existing ones. Conferences such as Developer Developer Developer North are great for this, giving me the opportunity to explore technologies I may not be aware of, and this is where I first came across Reactive Extensions. What are […]

Using MongoDB in C#

One recent technology I had heard an awful lot about but had not had a chance to use was NoSQL Databases. The idea that I could store data in an object oriented format, and not a relational format excited me, as I could see it being very useful and easy to fit into applications, and […]