6 Ways to Start Getting Physically Fit as a Coder

Fitness is important. Period. Having a decent amount of endurance and strength benefits you in a lot of ways. You need less sleep, you become better at concentrating on your tasks, you’ll get more creative, fitness lowers your back pain, makes you healthy of course and perhaps most importantly you will be happy more often.   I’m not talking about going to the gym every […]

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The Most Important Coding Guidelines

C’mon, it’s not that hard. When you start a new job or project, when you enter a new team, it is really helpful to agree on some coding guidelines. You don’t need a whole book. One page is actually enough. But there are things, that you definitely should mention on this single page.   Let me give you just a few of them. Actually there […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Quit Your Job

Let’s be honest. You’re sick of your current job. You’re telling yourself everything will be fine, it’s just a little chaotic for only a few weeks, I am a loyal and patient employee and yeah, everything will be fine again. The only thing you wanted to do was writing cool software in a calm environment, and now you have to answer the phone, deal with […]

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How to Survive Customer Meetings as the Tech Guy

Every now and then your boss has this great idea that it would be awesome to have a tech guy in this next meeting with the new customer. Maybe questions will appear that this tech guy can answer, and if not, it’s good that some techie at least got the requests of the customer. Let me guess, you are this tech guy? It won’t be […]

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How to Become a Software Developer in 2017

It’s no secret that software developers or engineers can make a really good living out of their craft. No matter if you work as a freelancer or are employed in a big corporation, when you have the skills, people are willing to pay a lot to get your help. But how do you get to this point? Well, as always, there are many different ways. […]

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11 Tips on how to Survive any Convention as an Indie Game Developer

In 2005 I went to the Games Convention in Leipzig for the very first time. Ten years later I’m at Gamescom in Cologne. But this time I’m on the other side. I’m presenting my own game – Super Snow Fight. This is pretty crazy and a long-held dream coming true.   The development of Super Snow Fight started around Christmas 2014. I had this idea […]

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ASP.NET Web API 2 Hands-On

In this course you will learn how to build a RESTful web service with ASP.NET Web API 2 and integrate it into an ASP.NET web application. You will use Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition, which is completely free. Whether you are new to web services or already have built a web service with the first release of Web API or any other framework doesn’t matter, […]

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This course teaches you how to build a RESTful WCF Service in an ASP.NET Web Application and call its methods with JQuery and AJAX. You will learn how to do GET and POST HTTP Requests and how to use your custom classes to send them from the client to the service and back. Download full sourcecode. Introduction Building the Service & GET HTTP Request GET […]

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Facebook-like Searchbox with jQuery

A feature I wanted to implemented for a long time and now here it is. An easy way to build a searchbox/dropdown/autocomplete like the ones from facebook or tumblr with JavaScript using jQuery UI. Download sourcecode.

REST WCF Service in ASP.Net – First Steps – Visual Studio 2012

A fast way to build a REST WCF Service in an ASP.NET Web-Application in Visual Studio 2012. These are the first steps where you will build your service and make it work. In the full course, you will learn how to call the WCF Service with JavaScript using buttons, doing GET and POST HTTP requests and using your custom datatypes. Download service sourcecode.