I blog about the things that I find most interesting especially as it relates to software development (.NET more specifically) but that really only covers a small portion of my overall technical reading. While I tend to tweet these additional links I continue to be frustrated by the search capabilities of Twitter, and so I am using this series of  Developer Links posts to share my broader technical research and software interests. It has the added personal benefit of enabling me greater control (and search) over my curated work.

Hope you find something interesting!


De-Mystifying Kanban: Understanding Its Many Faces

This talk was presented at Agile 2013 in Nashville.

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding UX Design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps make sure that during this process the most important person isn’t left out of the mix: The user.

Dropbox API

The Core API is a powerful way to read and write files in Dropbox. Manage your Dropbox for Business account with our new Dropbox for Business API. Our Datastore API helps keep your app's structured data in sync. For mobile apps that require offline caching and syncing, consider using the Sync API.

Introducing .NET Core

An overview of .NET Core, how its going to be released, how it relates to the .NET Framework, and what this means for cross-platform and open source development.

Hour of Code

What's your dream future? Inventing something cool? Helping the environment? Creating your own business? Whatever it is, chances are that coding can help bring it to life.

Android Studio 1.0

Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from the Android team. It is built on the popular IntelliJ IDEA (Community Edition) Java IDE.

Skype Translator Preview – An Exciting Journey to a New Chapter in Communication

For more than a decade, Skype has been breaking down geographical barriers to make every day audio and video communications possible. As we enter an era in which computing experiences need to be more personal, Skype has looked at ways to help communities create stronger connections and be more productive. Using innovations from Microsoft Research, Skype is now removing another barrier to make it possible for people to communicate irrespective of what language they speak.

Engineering Guidelines

An interesting read on what really is coding practices within Microsoft, it diverges from some of my own preferences but I like that the ASP.NET team defined it clearly a head of time.

Introduction to REST and .net Web API

If you are building apps or websites today, the chances are you’ll have heard of REST and .net Web API, but you may not be sure what these things are, whether you should use them or how to get started. If this sounds familiar, then this article for you.