I’m Microsoft MVP for Fifth Time!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I received an email presenting me with the Microsoft MVP Award in Silverlight! I am very honored to receive an MVP Award for the fifth time in row and I will continue contributing to the online and offline developer community worldwide. This is a great opportunity and place to thank quite a few people who helped me to win this Award again: My wife and daughter for having so much patience and providing the best support I could only dream about! My current and past managers (David,...

Books, books, books

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Seems like today is “books” day. Working really hard for last few months, I completely forgot to blog about the book which I took part in! Announcing: Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight: Indispensible Experiences from 15 MVPs Few months ago, 15 MVPs from around the globe joined together to write an ultimate resource book for discovering and understanding the C#, .NET 4 Framework and Windows Phone 7.5. Today the book is published, and available at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Real-World-NET-Silverlight-Indispensible/dp/1118021967/ Whole book is very good but I especially recommend Chapter 8, written by...

It’s reading time!

Just got my hands on new book “Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration” by David Burela. The book overview looks very promising and should give me a details how create scalable enterprise applications using Silverlight 5 (yes, it is still my favorite technology!) and take advantage of Windows Azure key features. It also provides an overview of the Windows Azure platform and how the different technologies can be integrated within your enterprise application and examine ways that distributed asynchronous systems can be created to allow scalable processing. More info about the book could be...

Dear reader…

Friday, February 17, 2012

My dear blog reader! For quite some time my blog being updated pretty slow and new posts are almost not showing up. I have to apologize for it! I never forgot about my readers! Lastly I’ve got few personal mails with the obvious questions arise – why blog is not active as it was? What happened to me? When can we expect new posts? Let me answer those questions. Few months ago I’ve been relocated to Redmond, WA (USA) and from my new interesting position hope to serve you, my readers, even...
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vNext

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Something BIG is happening those days... Come and join new development community at vNext.org for exciting technology content! Many unique content, latest tech news and other hot development topics soon to be revealed.   Stay tuned, Alex

“Off topic” – Google: You liked hamburger? We know where you want to shop for outdoor activities gear!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Today I was pretty amazed and decided to share my experience! Here it goes… I am at business trip in Redmond, WA. Yesterday I had a launch at one of Red Robin's restaurants near my hotel at Overlake shopping center. I found the place using Latitude application on my Android phone and since the burger was very good, decided to “check-in” into the place and even had a small positive review: Today I decided to go shopping for some “outdoor activities” gear and searched for REI store. For my complete surprise search engine suggested me...
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Silverlight 5 before MIX11?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I just got an email, that MIX11 registration is now open. For my complete surprise I discovered very interesting pre-conference (a day before conference begins) boot camp – Silverlight 5 Boot Camp: Does this means that Silverlight 5 will be revealed before this conference? Typo? What do you think?   Stay tuned, Alex

Thoughts about application packaging, Resources, MVVM and others

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I thought a lot before decided to write this post… First - I’d like to thanks Ariel Ben Horesh for “inspiring” me to write this post and for dedicating so much time to write his post! After reading his post I thought a lot and my thoughts about the post are the follows: 1. First, I thought about the applications and the way to provide user with best experience while loading those applications… The users shouldn’t wait minutes for application to download… While authoring large Silverlight applications (MVVM or not) the author should consider to split...

Teaser: Multi-Screen

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Something big is coming… Imagine PC, imagine phone, imagine game console… Image all of them playing same game… Imagine player with phone playing versus player on console or player on PC… Imagine player starting the game in public transport at the way home and resuming it after arriving home on the console… Imagine that everything is possible…   Just imagine… and enjoy the photo meanwhile :) Stay tuned for more to come!   Enjoy, Alex

I’m Microsoft MVP for second time!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

About an hour ago, I received an email presenting me with the Microsoft MVP Award in Silverlight!   I am very honored to receive an MVP Award for second year in row and I will continue contributing to the online and offline developer community in Israel and abroad. This is a great opportunity and place to thank quite a few people who helped me to win this Award for the second year in row: My wife and daughter for having so much patience and providing the best support I could only...
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