CodeProject's conversation with Unni Ravindranathan, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Lead, at Microsoft's Build 2013 conference. Among other things, we discuss what a modern app is and how developers can (and should) stay current on new technologies.
The goal of the interview was not only to hear what he had on his agenda, but also to take him out of his comfort zone a bit and ask him about bigger picture questions – like where development is going, and how developers can and should prepare for the future.
Jeff has worked with developers and developer communities for 20 years. He is the former Editorial Director of WordPerfect Magazines (remember macros?). He's also the former Editor in Chief and Publisher of Visual Basic Programmer's Journal, Visual Studio Magazine, Java Pro magazine, Visual C++ Developers Journal, Exchange & Outlook Magazine, Enterprise Architect magazine, and Microsoft Architecture Journal. He also worked on the VBITS/VSLive! conferences and the various related websites for those publications and conferences. He has spoken and presented at many tech and marketing industry conferences and events.
He currently works to help businesses understand and reach developers better as part of Developer Media.
All things considered, he'd rather be cycling.