Why we chose PHPStorm over ZendStudio and Eclipse PDT

As a software development company we are primarily focused on web based applications such as our Social Intranet Solution. For the last five years we have used Eclipse PDT as our favorite IDE. We have always been happy with the features it provided and did not have the time to do an intense investigation on other IDEs. A few months ago, we had some free time and decided to take a look at some other…

Monotouch - Tips and Tricks (Part 2)

+ Part 2 This is the second part of my "Monotouch - Tips and Tricks" series. I will write about the following topics: How to create reminders using NSNotifications + use of my UIAlertHelper class. How to simulate reminders/alerts using NSNotifications when the application has already been killed. (handling it in the FinishedLaunching method) A cool feature of the Fusonic EventGuide…

Monotouch - Tips and Tricks (Part 1)

+ I recently had the joy of writing the IPhone-implementation of our amazing product Fusonic EventGuide. Because of my C# .NET/Mono experience and love it was obvious to reuse skills and libraries and so we bought a licence of MonoTouch. This was after the lay-off of the monotouch team, but luckily mtouch 4.0 is very mature and from my point of view it is definitely worth investing this money…

Why my BroadcastReceiver does not get called?

The Problem If you want to call a function at a specific time or interval even if the smartphone is sleeping you have to use the AlarmManager.  But now the funny part starts! There could be several reasons that your receiver doesn't get called. This blog post could save you hours of frustration! The possible reasons 1. Receiver not declared in AndroidManifest.xml Declare the receiver in the Manifest-file: 2.…

Boost scrum testing productivity with TestBuddy.net

We at Fusonic are developing all our main products using the Scrum method. When doing this, you will always have some of these little tasks for testing implemented features before finalizing in a sprint. Usually one developer finishes his work, another one then tests the new functions and finds one or more bugs. Then the developer fixes these bugs and testing starts over again. So far so good. The…

Scripting Asp.net MVC Controllers at Runtime

An Asp.net MVC 2 ControllerFactory including some classes which allows you to edit your Controller classes at runtime, without restarting your application. You can add controllers, actions and classes during your web-app life cycle and just need to refresh your browser. This can be very useful when you are prototyping new features.

Announcing Chive 0.4 - the next-gen MySQL-Admin

I'm pleased to announce the release of chive 0.4. This release marks an important step in terms of stability of chive. Since the last release of the 0.3 series in April we fixed 33 Bugs including some minor improvements. Some Key changes are: - CSV-Export implemented - Chive works now in PHP 5 Development modes (E_ALL | E_STRICT) - Blob Handling improved - Huge performance improvements…