Monthly Tech Tidbits – Roundup

Published on May 19, 2014 by Fay

Posted in Technology

Every month we post a collection of interesting articles, blog posts and links from the world of technology, software – or anything else that catches our eye!

This month’s tidbits, compiled by Jon, cover a range of topics from treadmill desks and agile development to two-factor authentication for ASP.NET.

Microsoft engineer exploits Google Maps openness to intercept FBI & Secret Service calls
http://9to5google.com/2014/02/28/microsoft-engineer-exploits-google-maps-openness-to-intercept-fbi-secret-service-calls/

Study: Treadmill Desks Improve Productivity, Creativity At Work
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/03/03/study-treadmill-desks-improve-productivity-creativity-at-work/
The University of Minnesota just released the findings of a study that looked at the benefits of treadmill desks.

“Think big, act small” – what does it mean in architecture?
http://leanarch.eu/2014/03/05/think-big-act-small-what-does-it-mean-in-architecture/
Architectural questions such as “How much architecture should we have before starting development”?

Colour/colour scheme picker site
http://colourco.de/
A nice little site that helps with colour schemes!

Agile Is Dead (Long Live Agility)
http://pragdave.me/blog/2014/03/04/time-to-kill-agile/
A look at Agile software practices and where things might be going wrong.

I Hate Open Floorplans, It Makes Roger Come Out…
http://adevelopersvoice.com/2014/03/03/i-hate-open-floorplans-it-makes-roger-come-out/
A discussion about floor layouts and how some can affect productivity.

Installing and Configuring Web Deploy on IIS 7
http://www.iis.net/learn/install/installing-publishing-technologies/installing-and-configuring-web-deploy
Web deploy is a wonderful tool and helps automate IIS website deployments, this talks about how to set it up for IIS7.

Frosting Glass with CSS Filters
http://css-tricks.com/frosting-glass-css-filters/
Nice CSS effects tutorial for frosting glass.

Adding Two-Factor authentication to an ASP.NET application
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/AddingTwoFactorAuthenticationToAnASPNETApplication.aspx
Scott Hanselman talks about two factor authentication with ASP.NET Identity 2.0.