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Presentation: Turn specs into high quality apps

A while ago, I shared the Dutch version of my presentation called “Turn specs into high quality apps”. Last November, I was invited to do this presentation over at the DevDayBE-conference in English. Today, I want to share the recording of that presentation. I’ve written already several articles here about ATDD/BDD with Specflow and Xamarin.

During the presentation we’ll discuss the Three Amigo’s, how specifications are written using Gherkin and being automated with Specflow and Xamarin.UITest. We even managed to introduce a new buzzword: Acceptance Driven Presentation (ADP).

The sample code can be found on Github. Enjoy!

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I hope you liked the presentation and managed to get inspired. Look around on this blog to learn more about testing or Xamarin. Tell me what you think through Twitter or leave a comment below!

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[Dutch] Presentation: Make your app smarter with Microsoft Cognitive Services

As an introduction, I’ve written already several articles here about the Microsoft Cognitive Services. By combining the power of machine learning and Xamarin, you’re able to make your apps smarter and more personal just like I showed before. All of this led up to a presentation that was given at dotNedSaturday, organised by dotNed, the largest .NET User Group from the Netherlands.

Presentation: Make your app smarter with Microsoft Cognitive Services

This presentation will dive into the power of Microsoft Cognitive Services in combination with Xamarin build apps for your phone. By doing this, apps can be made a lot smarter since you’ll be able to tap into machine learning with ease. Apps can be a lot more personal as well, as if it’s your assistant that’ll be more than just Siri/Cortana/Google Now. All of that in a full cross-platform mobile fashion using Xamarin.

During this session I’ll dive into the different available options from the Microsoft Cognitive Services, as well as giving a hands-on demo on how to integrate this in a mobile app. The sample code can be found on Github. Take note the presentation itself is in Dutch, the slides are English. Enjoy!

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[Dutch] Presentation: Turn specs into high quality apps

As an introduction, I’ve written already several articles here about ATDD/BDD with Specflow and Xamarin. All of this led up to a presentation that was given at Microsoft TechDays in the Netherlands. Here, I’ll show how InfoSupport works together with the Dutch Railways how we Turn specifications into high quality apps.

Presentation: Turn specs into high quality apps

During the presentation we’ll discuss the Three Amigo’s, how specifications are written using Gherkin and being automated with Specflow and Xamarin.UITest. We even managed to introduce a new buzzword: Acceptance Driven Presentation (ADP).

The sample code can be found on Github. Take note the presentation itself is in Dutch, the slides are English. Enjoy!

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[Dutch] Presentation: Evolve 2016: Wrap up

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Mittchel and myself gave a presentation at InfoSupport about Xamarin Evolve 2016. During the last week of April 2016, Xamarin organised their "Evolve" conference in Orlando (FL). During this conference, Xamarin unveiled their latest set of tools to make the life of a mobile software developer a lot easier. I wrote about these tools in my previous post.

Presentation: Evolve 2016: Wrap up

During this presentation, we dive into the conference, but mainly focus on the tools that have been released. Take note the presentation itself is in Dutch, the slides are English.

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Mock-up PSD Templates For Better Product Presentation

You’ve created that really awesome logo design that matches the company’s spirit and style, but your clients keeps feeling unsure about it? Or maybe design is your little hobby and you want to show that off on an interview, but you just don’t know a good way to present your projects?

Mock-ups will do that for you!

Last time I checked, clients who decide to rely on crowd design websites, such as 99Designs, Design Contest and Crowdspring, are all about good presentation. It’s true, even if your business identity design makes the Behance crew awe beyond your supernatural skills, it is your client who will have the final word. Your goal as a designer is not only to produce pixel-perfect graphic content, but also manage to make the right statement with a beautiful presentation.

Mock-ups allow you to speak to your audience through your creations. They lead the road to creating better communication by displaying design projects beyond the raw brilliance of carefully combined vectors, layers and palettes.

Free Mock-ups PSDs for a Killer Project Presentation

We know it’s hard to  make a great first impression when it comes to picky clients. Yet, with a creatively displayed designs, you’re one step ahead of lowering your design revisions to a minimum by regaling them with a gorgeous project layout. We’ve divided our handpicked mock-up list into five main sections featuring clothing, web design, mobile devices, outdoor advertisement and print design mock-ups.

Apparel Mock-up Templates

Source: shockfamily.us

 

Realistic Hoodie

Get your awesome hoodie design on display with a first-class apparel mock-up. It’s absolutely free and will make your designs pop.

 

Photo-realistic T-Shirts

Photorealistic T-shirts

TinyDesign’s sweet set of t-shirt mock-ups will give your clients a great idea on how that tee design would look in the store.

 

PSD Tank Top Mock-up

Psd Tank Top Mockup

Pixeden is not playing around when it comes to mock-up design. This colour-rich tank top mock-up template is a great premium deal combines with many other mock-ups types.

Cap Mock-up

Cap Mock-up Template

ZippyPixels’ winner cap is the one-stop for a cap mock-up. And guess what? It’s completely free!

 

Web Design Mock-up Kits

 

Isometric Website Mock-up

Isometric Perspective Mock-up

This pixel-perfect isometric display mock-up is the perfect choice for web and app design. And best part is it’s absolutely free for both personal and commercial use.

 

Perspective Web Screens

Web Screens Mock-up

Another great website display mock-up presenting a perspective view for big and small screens. It’s one of the most appealing web screen mock-ups out their and even though its premium, it definitely deserves its price.

 

Desktop and Mobile Device Mock-ups

MockuPhone

MockupPhone

This whole website is a design heaven for mobile and desktop mock-ups. The templates are clean are present a wide variety of types to suit every need.

 

PlaceIt

PlaceIt

An even better alternative to MockupPhone where devices are taken out of the design canvas, presenting a more realistic experience for viewers.

Outdoor Advertisement Mock-up Templates

Outdoor Ad Mock-up

Outdoor Mockup Advertisement

These twelve templates are a great solution to all your outdoor mock-up problems. You’re one free download away from getting some among the best outdoor ad mock-up kits out there, so go and give it a try.

 

Window Sign Mock-up

Window Signage Mock-up

Perfect for a restaurant logo presentation or a diner weekly specialties poster display, this free outdoor advertisement mock-up will give out just the right feeling to your clients.

Animated Outdoor Mock-up

Animated Outdoor Ad Mock-up

Make a strong impression with this stunning outdoor ad mock-up by MockupCloud. The busy motion-blurred crowd and the animated sky make this one a true winner.

 

Print Design Mock-Up Templates

Box Mock-up

Box Mockup Template

Searching for just the right box mock-up for your product design? Designer’s Best Friend has a perfect solution for you. Clean, sleek and beatifuly displayed, this box mock-up is everything you need for a great presentation.

 

Flyer & Poster Mock-up

Flyer & Poster Mockup

A great and realistically-made flyer and poster mock-up by OriginalMockups. which will present your work in a beautiful way.

 

Floating A4 Mock-Up

Floating Paper Mock-up

A gorgeous floating A4 paper mock-up for letterhead design, planner pages and everything in-between. You can get it at MediaLoot for a symbolic price.

 

Colorful Business Cards Mock-up

Colourful Business Card Mock-up

A stunning business card mock-up with a colourful layout and high realism. GraphicsBurger has once again won its place among the rest with a high-end free mock-up  template.

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[Dutch] Presentation: PechaKucha – "Siri, start presentation ‘HomeKit’"

WWDC 2015 took place already a couple of weeks ago, and during the keynote a couple of slides were dedicated to HomeKit. It was already announced during WWDC 2014, so I was wondering where it would be today. This presentation dives into the programming model of HomeKit, as well as how it works and how it can help you.

PechaKucha - Siri, start presentation HomeKit

I was pleasantly surprised with the whole HomeKit model, especially that Apple added WatchKit support. Simply unlock your house with your watch, how cool is that! Event Triggers are extremely useful, adding IFTTT functionality to HomeKit. Sadly, not many hardware is available that is compatible with HomeKit, but the numbers are growing.

The presentation is given in a PechaKucha format. This simply means it’s a short presentation (total of 20 slides, who are each 20 seconds visible) giving it a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The presentation was held at InfoSupport, with loads of other PechaKucha presentations about IoT. Take note the presentation itself is in Dutch, the slides are English.

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[Dutch] Presentation: Evolve 2014: What’s new in the world of Xamarin

A couple of weeks ago, my colleagues Youp, Mark and myself gave a presentation at InfoSupport about Xamarin Evolve 2014. During the second week of October, Xamarin organised the yearly "Evolve" conference in Atlanta. During this conference, Xamarin unveiled their latest set of tools to make the life of a mobile software developer a lot easier. Examples are Xamarin.Insights to monitor apps, Sketches to do live-coding and the Profiler to profile apps.

Presentation: Evolve 2014: What's new in the world of Xamarin

During this presentation, we dive into the conference, but mainly focus on the tools that have been released. Take note the presentation itself is in Dutch, the slides are English.

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[Dutch] Presentation: Cross platform mobile UI with Xamarin.Forms

Last week, my colleague Marcel de Vries and myself gave a presentation at InfoSupport about Xamarin.Forms. It has been released a short period of time now, and Marcel and myself wanted to check it out.

Presentation: Cross platform mobile UI with Xamarin.Forms

Using Xamarin.Forms, you’ll be able to use C# or XAML to define the mobile UI using one single codebase. Xamarin deliveres a load of standard controls, but makes it possible to create custom controls for a specific platform with ease. This way, you can create full native controls, and get the best performance and user experience out of your app.

We’ll dive into some basics of Xamarin.Forms, and check the power of the library as well as some bumps you might run into. Take note the presentation itself is in Dutch, the slides are English.

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How to Give a Great Presentation

Give Presentation photo from ShutterstockGiving a presentation is very similar to public speaking. Many people freak out because they have to get up in front of a crowd and talk about a topic which everybody assumes they are the expert on. However, you don’t need to lose your nerves! By following the below simple rules, you can give a great presentation even if you are not the expert on that topic.

Here is how:

1. Know Your Audience: Try to learn as much about the audience as you can because this is about what the audience wants to learn. It is not about what you want to talk about. For example, the average age of the audience and their knowledge about the topic are important factors that will help you determine the tone and content of the presentation that you will deliver. Keep in mind that your slides should consider what the audience doesn’t know and what they want to know.

2. Content of the Presentation: It is helpful to have an outline slide at the beginning and a summary slide at the end specifying the key takeaways of the presentation. In the outline slide, tell the audience what you are going to tell them during the presentation. Then, tell them what you actually want to tell. Finally, to conclude your presentation, tell them what you told them. This is one of the most effective ways to make your audience still remember your main points after the presentation.

3. Content of the Slides: Make your slides entertaining. Don’t use too many bullet points and make your slide look overcrowded. Instead, use graphs and pictures whenever possible. Don’t use too much animation in transitions between slides unless you are absolutely sure that all of the animations will work. If you are giving a presentation in an unfamiliar environment or using a different computer other than yours, animations may not work due to different system versions. Remember that simple is always better and less is always more.

4. Make an Emotional Connection: Take every opportunity to connect with your audience. Look your audience in the eyes. Don’t just look at your slides. Be humorous and don’t try to show off. Use gestures and hands. Be careful about the tone of your voice. Try to sound friendly and not bossy. Moreover, tell stories whenever you can. People like to hear other people’s lives because they usually find similarities and they can identify themselves with them. In addition, stories are more remarkable than graphs and bullet points as well as they are easier to tell compared to facts because you can remember them easier.


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