From UI to Front-end Development

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.Net / APIs / Asp.Net / Web


In my previous post, I went over the user interface and application requirements.  Let’s  quickly revisit the project requirements:

  • Get  coordinates of the users and identify which cloud the ASP.NET Core app is running on.
  • Populate maps with custom pushpins.
  • Display  the number of  containers running on each cloud.

Get  Coordinates

In this app,  I am getting  the user location with a  button using  an onclick event handler.  In order to  grab the user’s coordinates,  I  used the Geolocation API .   Let’s  have a look at the code.

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UI & Project Requirements

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.Net / APIs / Asp.Net / JavaScript / Web

A week ago  I was part of  a team that  put together a demo for  Microsoft  Build Conference. The Where You At Demo was a cool little live demo that my team pulled together at Build 2016. The purpose of the demo was to show, that ASP.NET Core applications can run on any cloud.

Meet the team

Scott Hanselman : Demo visionary and presenter , Azure load balancer, and problem solver.
Steve Lasker : Demo visionary, cloud deployment, containers, Visual Studio Team Services , and API Services
Glenn Condron: API services and Azure Storage.
Maria Naggaga (me): User Interface , HTML5 & JS, and API calls .

Demo Vision

User would visit WhereYouAt landing page and see the following:

  • Logo of cloud on which this  ASP.NET Core application is currently running.
  • Ask user to provide their location.
Users View

Landing Page

The big reveal
The pins on the map represent every person who has participated in the demo. Each color represents a different cloud.

At the bottom of the page you will see three containers. The containers show the number requests received and allocated per cloud.


Map View

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Group Projects: Precision of language, Pageantry, and Questions

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.Net / Always Learning / APIs / Asp.Net / JavaScript / Open Source / Web

Three weeks ago after  being  a Technical Evangelist for three years , I joined the Visual Studio and .NET team as Program Manager . Moving from one great job to the next.

Joining the Visual Studio and .NET team has been amazing!  Not only I am a part  of a team that makes great  developer and user experiences, I have presented in Hong Kong, and helped build a demo for Build 2016 within the first couple of weeks.

My post  today is all about working on  group projects.  As remote a PM, my team is spread across multiple states and continents so, when working on a group project,I have to make sure that I can accurately explain and express my ideas.

Over the past week and a half leading up to Build, I learned so much on effective communication and project expectations .  Here are my lessons.

Precision of language

Conversation A

Conversation A

Conversation B

Conversation B

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Speaking at O’Reilly OSCON : ASPNET 5, Visual Studio Code, and DNX Part 1

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.Net / Asp.Net / Azure / Web


I am  really excited to be speaking at OSCON in Portland ! In my talk  ASP.NET5 isn’t just Enterprise”/ “Legacy What ?”   I will be discussing  and demoing the new ASP.NET 5(formerly vNext).  By the end of the talk my hope is, the audience will have an understand of  Microsoft OSS story with  ASP.NET ,  Visual Studio Code, Sublime, and DNX.  In this post I am going go over in more detail the what ASPNET5 is ,  What DNX  is, and How to get a project up and running  in Visual Studio Code  and Sublime on a  Mac and PC.

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