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POP Forums v12 posted, for MVC 5
POP Forums v12 is now available on CodePlex for download. This is a significant upgrade that includes updates to various packages and use of .NET 4.5.1, as well as MVC 5. Upgrading? This release has data changes. Run the PopForums9.2andLaterto12.0.sql...
Today's ideal developer
Scott Hanselman wrote a short blog post about developers vs. Googlers , but I really love where that inspired Rick Strahl to go . Having been in a lot of positions to hire people over the years, I think Rick really goes in depth with regard to skills...
POP Forums v11 for ASP.NET MVC posted, with SingalR goodness
Get the juicy bits on CodePlex! This is a significant upgrade that adds lots of real-time features (using SignalR), as well as a number of style improvements. I’m really excited about this version. I have to give a big shout out to the members of the...
POP Forums v11 Beta for MVC posted on CodePlex
I won’t repost all of the changes here, but this is the version of the app that gets all real-time and stuff (thank you, SignalR!). I also spent some time refining the UI. You can get these naughty bits, and the overall change log, here: http://popforums...
The burden of hiring software developers
(I wrote this for my personal blog , but it’s obviously an important topic here.) I've had the unusual opportunity to hire and manage people on and off starting with my first real job after college. I think it's one of the hardest things to do because...
Review: Microsoft Surface RT
Being the ever cautious fan of technology, I ordered a Surface RT within minutes of it going live on Microsoft’s store. I received it Friday, and spent the weekend with it, and wrote a review. I posted that review on my personal blog. TL;DR: It’s a pretty...
POP Forums v10 for ASP.NET MVC 4 posted to CodePlex
Download it here! This is the RTW source for POP Forums v10, with the mobile special sauce. It requires ASP.NET MVC 4 RTM, which you can download here . The project and solution files require Visual Studio 2010 or 2012. If you need an MVC3 version, please...
POP Forums v10 beta posted for ASP.NET MVC 4
Finally got some momentum and replaced the beta formerly known as v9.3. You can get it here , where you’ll find the information below. You can also read my previous post on why I ditched jQuery Mobile. This is the beta for POP Forums v10, with the mobile...
.NET development on a “Retina” MacBook Pro
The rumor that Apple would release a super high resolution version of its 15” laptop has been around for quite awhile, and one I watched closely. After more than three years with a 17” MacBook Pro, and all of the screen real estate it offered, I was ready...
Dude, what’s up with POP Forums vNext?
Yeah, it has been awhile. I posted v9.2 back in January, about five months ago. That’s a real change from the release pace I had there for awhile. Let me explain what’s going on. First off, in the interim, I re-launched CoasterBuzz , which required a...
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