Developing a hybrid phone app with Monaca and Phonegap

Background What was the problem? We needed a phone app for our commercial application. Our web stack is built on ASP.net MVC and we use C# on the backend. Xamarin - Not right for us Naturally there has been alot of buzz around Xamarin, so I gave it a…

What is a startup anyway?

I've come to the conclusion that the word/phrase 'Start-up' is now totally without useful meaning. This has probably been true for a while, but I constantly see its use abused, conflated and inverted. Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Startup_company] defines it as: > Startup: a company, a partnership…

Tips for a .NET startup

Over the past two years I've been standing on the shoulders of giants (read: stealing code/ hiding my sources) in order to create and launch my start-up (oh how I hate calling it a start-up). So, if you use .Net and you'd like my opinion on some of the best…

No one has ever become poor by giving – Anne Frank

I’ve always admired the quotes of Anne Frank [http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/anne_frank.html], for several reasons. Firstly, even through translation her brevity and clarity are hard to match in any form of literature I’ve ever read. The quote “I must uphold my ideals,…

Men of few words are the best men – William Shakespeare

When you ask people, what's your favourite song? Or what's your favourite film? The answers is invariably, “there's too many I like to name one”. Personally, I think this is because, by giving one definitive answer you might feel as though you’ll be typecast, or the permanency of such…