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,...

I’m Microsoft MVP for another year!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

About 10 minutes ago, I received an email presenting me with the Microsoft MVP Award in Silverlight! I am very honored to receive an MVP Award for the fourth 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...

Book review: Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration

Sunday, May 20, 2012

As promised here, here is overview of the book I just finished to read. First of all – my congratulations to author of the book, David Burela, as the book written very clear and describes both, basics and advanced concepts, I very practical and professional way. From other hand, author made this book also enjoyable! Now about the book itself. It has 12 chapter which overview whole spectrum of possibilities of how to integrate Windows Azure and Silverlight application. It starts from traditional intro chapters – Intro to Visual Studio, tools, creating Windows...

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...

Utility: Extmap Maker v1.1

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Quite some time ago, I wrote small utility which helped to create external map manifest file for Silverlight assemblies. This manifest is needed to enable XAP reduction feature (you can read more about it here). I have been told, that the utility is not working with assemblies compiled with Silverlight 5, so I decided to update it. The new version compatible with Silverlight 3, 4 & 5 assemblies. Please note, that new version requires .NET 4.0 Client profile in order to work. Updated version can be downloaded from here.   Stay tuned, Alex

My Session at UNETAPlus

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Few hours ago I delivered a session about creating Silverlight/XNA hybrid applications for Windows Phone Mango. I like to thank all the participants – you were great and I had a great pleasure to present for such quality audience. I loved the questions and the conversation after the session. The slides deck I used for presentation can be download from the here.   As promised, the demo applications also published and can be downloaded from the following locations: Demo #1 is here. Demo #2...

Meet me at BUILD

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

BUILD/Windows approaching fast. As previous years with PDC, also this time SELA sends around 20 top experts to BUILD. I will be there also If you want to meet me or someone of other SELA experts to discuss some exciting news I’m sure we are going to get at BUILD (or just say “Hi”) feel free to send me a tweet @DevCorner.   See you at BUILD, Alex

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