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Angular Material Fundamentals Course at Pluralsight

Angular Material Fundamentals course released at pluralsight, make sure to check it out here, https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/angular-material-fundamentals, course trailer below:

Hope you guys enjoy the course and learn a lot, and as always, have a nice day!

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First pluralsight course live

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I’m proud to announce that my first pluralsight course now is live, make sure to check it out:

Authenticating Your Angular SPA with ASP.NET Web API and Auth0

Modules

The course is split into the following three modules.

An Introduction

Course introduction with brief overview of Auth0, where we also register for a free developer account.

Building the Back-end API

In this module we create the back-end and secure it with Auth0, we also test our API by making secure calls with postman.

Building the Front-end SPA

In this module we create the front-end using AngularJS to communicate securely with our back-end. We use Auth0Lock to get a professional looking login dialog that displays well on any resolution and device.

Time spend

I must admit that it was quite cumbersome to edit the material especially since camtasia was really buggy on windows 10. I kept track of all my time and this is how I spent it.

Audition

8 hours to learn/record/edit the audition video. Check it out here if you’ve missed it!

Recording

19 hours to learn the tech I want to teach and record.

Editing

11 hours editing.

Total

38 hours for an hour of production material.

Financially worth it? (UPDATE)

Since I’m an independent consultant I can calculate if it was worth my time. UPDATE: Now after I’ve received my first royalty check and with my second course in the pipeline to be released soon, I can confidently say it was worth it. Both experience wise and financially. I also got reimbursed $200 for the new microphone, which was cool since I needed a new one for my youtube screencasts anyway.

One thing I do know though is that it’s good PR to be a pluralsight author, which could lead to higher hourly rating.

Working with pluralsight

From the initial contact with the audition to working close with my editor on the course, pluralsight was super professional. I really enjoyed the experience, and it’s definitely something I recommend and encourage others to do. Being a web developer using the aspnet stack it was quite hard to find a course that wasn’t already done though. First I wanted to do an angular 2 course, but that was off the table since it’s still in alpha and a lot of authors are standing in line on that topic. My second idea was to do something with aspnet5, but that was off the table as well since it’s in beta, soon to be RC.

One thing that bothers me though is that as I was completing my course, I saw Shawn Wildermuth do a course on aspnet5 that has gone viral. Seems like different rules apply to different authors, which isn’t cool. Other than that, I really enjoyed working with pluralsight.

In conclusion

So, 38 hours to produce a 1 hour long course, to be fair the audition process is something I only need to do once so it’s really 30 hours spend on the actual course. As I recorded the course I became better at it, I’m sure the next course I do will be quicker. I definitely encourage other developers to go through the experience of creating a course, even if I have some experience from creating screencasts on youtube this was something entirely different.

My ambition is definitely to create more courses for pluralsight, preferrably on angular 2 when it’s released.

Until next time, have an excellent day!

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Pluralsight Author

My last couple of screencasts, including the last blog entry was about angularjs 2.0 and aurelia. That’s because I decided to audition for producing courses for pluralsight, and guess what — I’m now an approved pluralsight author. If you don’t know what pluralsight is, here’s a definition by google (authored by themselves?):

Pluralsight is the leading online provider of tech and creative training for professionals.

The audition

To become an author for pluralsight, you need to do an audition. There’s a hard time limit on 10 minutes and you should cover a topic completely in this time, having an introduction, main part and a summary. You can obviously do some assumptions about the viewers’ prior knowledge since 10 minutes really isn’t that much of time. I did a module on bootstrapping the application with angularjs 2.0, as if it was a part of a larger course. You can see it here below, let me know what you guys think!

Time spent

I spent a day familiarizing myself with the framework and producing an example, you’d save some time if you pick a topic you already know of course. Then another day editing and revising the video, bear in mind I hadn’t used the video editing software, camtasia, before. All and all, including emailing back and forth with my acquisition editor I spent roughly two work days, 8 hours each. Was it worth it? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see, so far it hasn’t been too much work in my opinion.

I really look forward to producing a course in the next couple of months. Until next time, have a nice day!

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Azure Bootcamp 2015 with Swenug

We’ll be speaking at Global Azure Bootcamp in Linköping about Identity and Access (AD) on the 25th of april, don’t forget to register!

You can read more about it (in Swedish) on https://azurelkpg.eventday.com/.

Cheers!

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Corporate branding intro/outro videos for screencasts and demos

We’ve created a couple of intros/outros for our screencasts, demos and presentations. Check them out!

Short 3 sec intro

Full version of intro

3D logo fly-over

 

Have a nice day, cheers!

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IST – IT For Education

The new year kicks off with an exciting new client that delivers IT for education. IST is the largest supplier of IT solution for schools and preschools in the Nordic region. IST develops and maintains flexible and limitless IT solutions for supporting one throughout the entire education life cycle – from preschool to university

We’re looking forward to working closely together to deliver amazing solutions!

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TVMS Feature Demo – Turn your mobile device into an IP-camera

We’ve just added a new feature to TVMS (Towfeek Video Management System) where we enable you to turn your mobile device into an IP-camera. All video sessions can be stored and retrieved for playback with our TVMS API. We support streaming from Android and iOS devices but the feed can be consumed by almost any client.

 

 

Check out the demo and let us know what you think!

 

Keywords : TVMS, RTSP, IP-Camera, Security, CCTV

Updated blog engine and design

Took the time to migrate to blogengine 2.9 a couple of days ago, about time since the last theme didn’t even have responsive design. I really liked the default theme so I stuck with it, just made some simple tweaks to the layout. 

I also made some changes to the YoutubeViewer extension to make it responsive by linking in the following css in the main layout and changing the extension code to wrap the iframe in a div with the flex-video and widescreen classes set. 
.flex-video {
  position: relative;
  padding-top: 25px;
  padding-bottom: 67.5%;
  height: 0;
  margin-bottom: 16px;
  overflow: hidden;
}

.flex-video.widescreen { padding-bottom: 57.25%; }

.flex-video iframe,
.flex-video object,
.flex-video embed {
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
}

@media only screen and (max-device-width: 800px), only screen and (device-width: 1024px) and (device-height: 600px), only screen and (width: 1280px) and (orientation: landscape), only screen and (device-width: 800px), only screen and (max-width: 767px) {
  .flex-video { padding-top: 0; }
}

Works like a charm, iframe resizes when window size is changed to fill up the main column. Until next time, have an excellent day! 😉