UPDATE: journalist James Robertson mentions this post in his article, “Federal election 2016: Liberal Party company charging taxpayers for ‘antiquated’ software, say experts” in the Sydney Morning Herald. – I hate waste, but while running a software company, I’ve seen plenty of it over the past 20 years. Sometimes an app that could have been […]
My goal over the years has been to shrink the time for a developer to learn new technology so they are job-ready. A couple of weekends ago, I was invited onto the Locknote panel at this year’s DDD Sydney conference. The topic of discussion was learning. The two most common questions asked were: What is […]
Let’s do an analysis of the UI differences between the FitBit and the Microsoft Band. Watch out, Microsoft… the FitBit user interface just got better. I last blogged about the Microsoft Band 2 and my wishlist of 25 features. I’m pleased that the team has already fixed 3 features, leaving 22 remaining 🙂 Everyone in the Cogan household is […]
I’ve come to really enjoy writing these end-of-year review posts. I find it’s not until I’m looking back that I realise just how huge a year it’s been, and how much we’ve achieved – and 2015 was no exception! This year SSW doubled our YouTube presence, we’ve kept working and upgrading to the best and […]
I’ve been meaning to talk about the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 for quite some time now. After implementing it on-premises for several clients and upgrading our own installation, I was thrilled to find that many of the long standing problems I had been raising for years have now been solved. I was also surprised […]
7 months ago in October 2014, Scott Guthrie announced the long-awaited availability of Microsoft Azure cloud services in Australia. Currently there are two data centers, Sydney and Melbourne. Today, 11th May 2015, sees Visual Studio Online (also known by my clients as VS Online or VSO or TFS Azure) come to our Australian Azure data centers. This is great […]
What a corker this year has been. We’ve had a lot of excitement within SSW. We’ve made a lot of changes, and run a lot of new events, and these things couldn’t have happened without the wonderful people who work with me. I’d like to give you a summary of a few of the cool […]
It’s been 2 months since the newest session of FireBootCamp kicked off in Sydney, and our students have been working hard. I’d like you to come along and see how far the students have come in the last 9 weeks.
Often working from 9 til 9, they have learned the latest technologies and best practices, from ASP.NET MVC to AngularJS and more. They’ve mastered Scrum and learned a lot about the importance of delivering value to the Product Owner in every sprint.
OK it was not a croquembouche, but it was a beautiful website designed and delivered in just 4 weeks. It was designed with enough pizzazz to support a national advertising campaign. At SSW, we love a challenge. Clients give us a chance to flex our creative and problem-solving muscles, and think outside the box to create […]
This Wednesday was an amazing success and I was very proud of the SSW team who put it together. Thank you guys, it was outstanding and a lot of people worked very hard over a 5 day period to make it happen. Firstly ‘thank you’ to everyone who turned up, I appreciate you all being there […]