Moving Day

foto by @crystalmariesing via Twenty20

I have been preparing this for some time now, but still in progress … I moved my personal blog from to the Soft as in Software In fact, the old blog still exists but as you are reading this, new posts will only appear on this address:

The purpose of this blog is that it will match my ‘new’ media where my blog will match my video streams on my Soft as in Software YouTube channel, and my Soft as in Software Twitch channel. Don’t forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel or follow the Twitch channel while you are at it 😉.

I have picked up Live Coding again on YouTube and Twitch where I currently focus on Office Add-in development and Blazor Web Assembly development.

With Office Add-in development the focus is on the OfficeDev PnP repo monitored by Microsoft. This repo needs some serious attention to get it up to a decent quality standard. Some samples are outdated, new samples are needed, so in short much to do there. If you are into that feel free to join me on that.

For Blazor Web Assembly the goal is to rebuild my Soft as in Software landing page. This will be my main source related to the Soft as in Software ‘brand’ if you like. Even this blog will be available from that site. So, if you forgot where to find my blog, simply go the Soft as in Software landing page where you can find the blog in one of the menu items.

With this quick post I re-open my blog and if you are into Office Development (this is a huge area so keep coming back for one or more Office Development updates) or .NET/Blazor minded this blog, my videos on YouTube or Live Stream on YouTube and Twitch might interest you as well.

I have so many plans with this, I am looking forward to a new fresh start and I like to make this interactive, so if you want to share your comments or work with me on the repos, just holler and we’ll see how we can get this going.

In my next blog I will get into some more details on what happened and get into my plans for all of this. Stay tuned!

Yes! 100 SDN Cast Subscribers

SDNCast 100 Subs

After fifteen months of hard work, creating a weekly live webcast called SDN Cast Marcel Meijer (@marcelmeijer), Fanie Reynders (@faniereynders) and I (@aafvstam) we reached the milestone of 100 subscribers of our YouTube channel. That may sound as a low number and sure, compared to some popular YouTube celebs this is, but our webcast is a bit of a niche product.

First, our webcast in general is Dutch except if we have guests in the show not speaking Dutch. In that case we obviously switch to English. Most webcasts are however in Dutch.

Second, the subject of Software Development is not the most popular subject on the interwebs for ‘normal’ human beings outside our little group of developers. And because we target the even smaller group of -Dutch- developers the number of potential subscribers is even lower.

Third, the number of Developers watching YouTube webcasts (especially live) is even lower.

We discuss news and events of the week and try to push in some demos or guests. Sometimes we do specials on location, we always try to be live on Thursdays 8 PM UTC+1.

So why are we doing this?

Well, first of all … it is fun to do!

Second, it keeps you focused. We are forced to monitor what is going on in the market and keep ourselves up to date. Everyone knows the feeling that you have to catch a deadline to do something, and just because the deadline is there you are forced to get your behind out of your lazy chair and get something done (in this case, we need to get into the chair to do some real computer stuff).

Third, we try to get in touch with authors, presenters or other potential guests to show us what they have an can do to writer articles, do presentations at our events or simply share thoughts in our webcasts.

Anyway, I’d like to thank all 100 subscribers to our YouTube Channel for your trust and let’s work on the next 100 subscribers! If you want to share your comments please do so, let us know what we can do better or if you want to join us in our show as a guest: Ping us, leave a Tweet or Google us, I’m sure you can find us.


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