What does it mean to be a software developer anyway?
It's been a while since I shared yet another crazy retrospective format that we tried. Here's a new one, the "speed dating retrospective". This format makes it mandatory for everyone to
The last time I wrote about my (still) last app "a short notification" was on the 7th of September. Back then, I was reporting on the download numbers after ASN had
After a month and a half in the store, a short notification, my first paid Windows Phone 8.1 app, earned me a grand total of... nothing. I paid the app myself twice
While writing MiniReader for Instapaper (the introduction blogpost I wrote), I decided I wanted to display a popup to ask the user to review the app after some time (for instance after starting
Right after the first push of a short notification and the first post about it, I started adding new features. The two highlights of this new version are a history mechanism and longer-shorter
Do you ever think of software architecture? How would you represent the structure of a software? There are many ways to do this. One of which is using a city metaphor. Thomas Haug,
Here's to another app I've been willing to write for a while: a short notification. The idea is dead simple: Type a small text and push "send" on your phone. The
After almost a year without love for Simply.Write, I finally found the time to correct a few bugs and - more importantly - push out a Windows 8.1 version of it
After my first podcast in June, I had another first experience: seeing one of my articles on the cover of a magasine, and my picture on the summary page... humbling experience I must
As far as I understood - and for whatever reason MSDN is quite silent about this - in the switch between WP8 and WP8.1, the localization API of Windows RT changed. After
The Developer Week 2015 is now over for me. I gave two talks about the Store(s) experience and an introduction to our Magex(es) and got a lot of really good feedback.
As announced on saturday, here are my day one Sketchnotes from the DWX. Again a lot of fun, again some pretty nice outcome. I'll be on stage tomorrow twice so I won't be
Is there a Sketchnoter out there? Since I got my Surface Pro 3 last year, I've been squiggling here and there, mostly playing with the Stylus in Microsoft OneNote. It was so much
The logical followup on my last article - Why not burndown tasks instead of storypoints? - about Tasks Burndown and smaller stories is obviously "how to cut those damn stories to pieces?
Just because I banged my head against my desk trying to solve that one for a while tonight. I should have read the documentation a little bit more carefully in the first place.
So young and already hopelessly colorful. I just pushed a new version of PicsSort to the Windows Phone 8 Store with absolutely... nothing new... almost. Beside the flashy colors and UI-Small revamp, I
The year is still very new and I already have published a new App in the Windows Phone App Store: PicsSort. After switching from the iPhone to the Windows Phone world, I was
A few weeks ago, I swapped my iPhone 5 - which was starting to go awry - for a brand new Lumia 930, a Windows Phone 8. I came to realize that being
MiniReader for Instapaper is the leanest Instapaper reader you can find (requires an Instapaper Premium account). Here are the different blog articles I wrote on the topic: MiniReader for Instapaper v1.1
In preparation of a talk I gave in Karlsruhe in May 2014 and will give in Nürnberg in July 2014, I decided to start a series of articles to ramp up the topics
In preparation of a talk I gave in Karlsruhe in May 2014 and will give in Nürnberg in July 2014, I decided to start a serie of articles to ramp up the topics
As I'm getting myself ready for a new talk, here is another series for you to chew on. The talk is titled "Running a Marathon barefoot, those libraries I wouldn't want to
This is part four of my series on the creation of a regular expression DSL. If you missed them, here are the other parts: The first part will tell you more on the
This is part three of my series about the SimpleExpression DSL. Head up to the first part for more info on the idea itself or to the second part for an explanation of