Paul Sterling is the North America Lead for Umbraco, a free, open-source web cms built on the Microsoft ASP.NET Framework. Paul describes Umbraco as a great fit for developers that are building content-based websites and want to take web development to the next level. Paul and Brian also discuss how Razor (Razor requires Microsoft's .NET Framework in order to run) and WebMatrix have integrated with Umbraco. Umbraco uses web best practices, and, according to Paul, developers should feel "naturally at home with Umbraco."
About Paul Sterling
Paul Sterling is a member of the Umbraco Core Team, a member of the company behind the open-source project, and has built several business based on Umbraco. He is committed to making Umbraco easy to use for web developers while keeping Umbraco's unlimited flexibility. Paul lives in Bellingham, WA where being a runner, beer-drinker, and web-geek does not attract much attention.
About Brian Gorbett
Brian Gorbett is a startup guy in Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism (dpe) division, responsible for engaging partners and customers around developer tools and platform technologies. He is currently leading the startup initiative for the central region of the United States and actively seeks out passionate technology startups with innovating ideas. An active developer and technologist, Gorbett has contributed to national publications on Microsoft technologies and still codes on a daily basis. He has recently been working on delivering rich user experiences using Windows Azure and demonstrating the power of the platform to partners and emerging businesses. Before joining Microsoft, Gorbett managed a team of developers and designers responsible for delivering next generation rich internet applications. Gorbett resides in Chicago, Il, but can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or just about any other social network.
Paul Sterling and Brian Gorbett recommend you check out
- Umbraco blog
- Microsoft .NET
- WebMatrix, free Web Development tools for Windows
- Paul Sterling's blog
- Try Windows Azure for FREE (Promo code: BBMPASS)
- Windows Azure SDK
- Microsoft Cloud Services
- Windows Azure training materials
- Windows Azure Jumpstart Series
- Brian's blog
- Follow Brian on Twitter