CodeChat 020 - Stefan Negritoiu (FreeBusy.io)

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Stefan joins me on CodeChat this time. He and his team have a Startup called BizLogr and have a well-established service - MileLogr - that helps business types track their expenses without a lot of work and hassle. Now they're working on a service that a lot of us are excited about.

It's called FreeBusy and it aggregates your various personal and business calendars and makes your net availability easily accessible to folks you collaborate with. So the "when are you free" dance just got a lot smoother!

Enjoy.

SPECIAL NOTE: I'm going to be taking a long holiday break from CodeChat to spend time with family. My wife and I are expecting our second son really soon now. The CodeChat engine will fire back up on Monday, February 2. See you then.

Markers...
[00:15] Tell us about yourself and about FreeBusy.io 
[02:34] Provider-independent free and busy information for anyone 
[03:12] How is adoption going so far? 
[03:29] Combination of multiple calendars 
[04:51] Can I add an iCal calendar? 
[05:22] Let's sign me up! 
[07:15] Am I giving you my actual email password here? 
[09:44] The value of 3rd party authentication 
[18:07] Let's take a look at the API 
[21:37] How would a developer give feedback to your team? 
[29:34] Is the calendar view interactive so I can choose meeting times? 
[31:15] Anything else before we wrap? 
[31:26] Milelogr 

Links...
[00:40] bizlogr.com 
[03:25] hanselman.com 
[10:19] oauth.net 
[11:11] aka.ms/o365api 
[14:22] asp.net/signalr 
[21:48] stefan@bizlogr.com 
[31:45] milelogr.com 

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    LeonMeijer

    The video goes black after 18 minutes or so. Tried different video formats, download the file and used various players. Hope you're able to fix it.

    Freebusy.io is great idea and my first impression is that it works great

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    stefann42

    Since we recorded this show FreeBusy.io has adopted the new Office 365 API which supports OAuth. This means there's no need to share your password if you are on Office 365 like Jeremy is doing in the video (same for GMail, Google Apps, Outlook.com and Hotmail).

    In the process of doing so we created an OAuth provider for Azure AD (which is used implicitly by Office 365 tenants) that plugs into the OWIN auth middleware pipeline (which strangely enough isn't provided by Microsoft?!). It's open sourced at https://github.com/BizLogr/AzureAD-OAuth-Provider

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    stefann42

    @LeonMeijer: Same here :( video goes black after min 18 which is unfortunate since the second half is about the API we're putting out.

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    gduncan411

    Reporting the video issue now...

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    codefoster

    The video issue has been fixed! Although its cause will forever be a mystery. And just when it was getting suspenseful!

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    Fabulous_​Fadz

    @codefoster congratulations on the expansion of team Foster. I was behind on my codechat views so I can make up by watching the ones I had skipped or missed till you're back.

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    codefoster

    @Fabulous_Fadz: Thanks. Next CodeChat is Feb 2. We'll be back on the air!

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