If you're having a problem getting the idea of open source across, there's nothing like a fun video to help... and hey, it's LEGO's!
I’m happy to announce that I will be speaker at Global Windows Azure Bootcamp at Sofia, Bulgaria this year. I have two real-life based presentations there (you know well I don’t like those hello-world-presentations) and I have some valuable field information plus real-life code to share with you. Here’s few words about my presentations.
Entity Framework 6.1 is now available on NuGet, and this blog post by Rowan Miller, Program Manager for the Entity Framework team, covers the major new features in this release. Most of the new features are also applicable to SQL Server Compact users, for example Code First Model from Database in the EDM Wizard, which is also available with SQL Server Compact if the latest SQL Server Compact Toolbox version is installed.
This would be AWESOME if there was an internal business store, where my users could create internal app's with this and publish them. Find out more about the Project Siena plans in this article.
One of the core principles we have on our team is customer transparency. We understand that you are trusting us and taking a bet on our platform when you use our API.
While working on my current project, I needed a solution for a running code with a time offset. Well, you might say, no problem after all, and it is true. The challenge at this point was to find a way to keep it cancelable at any time. And so the fun started.
Microsoft’s Managed Extensibility Framework is somewhat of an unsung hero in the .Net world in my opinion. The framework itself is insanely powerful and magical but when you combine it with other patterns and frameworks like MVVM it becomes pure sorcery.
Host the Docs is a simple way to host static code documentation. Its main use is as a self-hosted server for your organization’s private documentation. Better alternatives are available for open source projects, such as Read the Docs or Github Pages.
I’m honoured to have two sessions approved for NDC 2014 in Oslo in June. I’ll be talking on “Strangling the Legacy out of an Application” and “Using the Scrum Rules Against your Boss”.
I love it when I am discovering new awesome stuff to provide a unique User Experience in my apps. AppAdditives by ExGrip LLC are the newest tools I felt in love with.
I was reading an article in the NY Times about the resignation of Target’s CIO due to the massive data breach that was made public back in December. This is a big hammer to drop at Target and probably one of many others that will not be publically announced. I began to wonder about how human nature and hubris affect decisions regarding data security.
Regionator - removes (with vengeance) all the regions from your source with a simple click or keyboard shortcut (default Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K). Regions often hide code that should be open, organized and readable; other times they simply get in the way with unnecessary grouping that sometimes scross scopes.
I've been using their .Net Library for the better part of a decade, but it wasn't as uber (i.e. as Google API wide) as this one. Anyway... Good to seem them push this forward and give it some love (kind of/mostly, but better this then dead I guess!).
After scouring the internet for a good, updated list of developer podcasts, I have come up empty. It seems that the best list is an old closed Stack Overflow question which is far out of date. The second and third results are also pretty old and stale.
We’re looking to speak with companies that are building internal, enterprise, LOB applications. If you can spare just 30 minutes to help us shape the future of Visual Studio, we’d like to get insights into what you’re doing today and what you’re company is planning for the future.
In my recent project Voices Admin for Windows Phone, I used again a Pivot to display various data on different pages. I truly love this control (also with its glitches that happen sometimes), but I wanted a different design for the headers.
The Entity Framework Reverse POCO Code First Generator is a customizable T4 template, that reverse engineers an existing database and generates Entity Framework Code First POCO classes, Configuration mappings and DbContext It is available directly in Visual Studio via the Tools, Extensions and Updates menu item.
I’ve just finished my presentation “Attacking Web Applications” at O’Reilly Fluent, a web developers’ conference in San Francisco. I’ve really enjoyed the conference atmosphere and had some great conversations. If you were at my talk, thanks a lot for coming! (I’d also really appreciate it if you rate the session and provide any feedback in the comments.)
Reboot is the first ever full day community driven multi city, multi-track event happening in Namma Bengaluru. Reboot will witness great line up of speakers from different parts of India who are great community leaders, helping grow and shape the technical communities in their respective cities.
Yesterday I got a notification from NDC Oslo 2014 organizers that I was accepted as a speaker. I’m really excited since it is going to be my first visit to Norway and the first time in NDC conference.
The Windows Phone 8 operating system is closely tied to the hardware of Windows Phones, enabling the development of high-performance apps that provide excellent user experiences.
In my recent project, I work with a lot of text that get’s its value from user input. To enable the best possible experience for my users, I choose the InputScope Text on all TextBoxes, because it provides the word suggestions while writing.
Visual Studio provides one of the most powerful IDEs on the market. And it also allows us to extend the functionalities too.