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

Silverlight 4 Open House and Microsoft Israel and Sela HQ

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Yesterday I had 2 great open houses – first at Microsoft Israel and second at Sela HQ. Thanks for all participants! I really enjoyed to present Silverlight 4 before such nice audience! I really enjoyed the Q&A session ah the end of the meeting. If you have more questions – keep them coming!   As promised, I’m posting the link to demo for your convince. Localized and Styled LOB sample application here.   See you next time! Alex

PDC10–thoughts a minute after it finished

Sunday, October 31, 2010

PDC10 is over. Now it is a time to think about how it was and summarize the experience. For me it was very special PDC. It was very special because of two things: First – I delivered a session during the PDC Workshop! My session was about XNA Game Development for Windows Phone 7. Thanks for all participants – it was a great honor to present for you. The sample I’ve presented during the demo hosted here. The samples I’ve presented from the phone are the part of XNA Creators Club Education Content. They could be...

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...

Mystery Error

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Today I've decided to change my regular Internet radio application, and try something new... I've got myself some free Internet Radio Player with recording ability and A LOT of radio station presets, but when tried to switch on Israelis "100 FM", got this very cute error: I was very confused, what is so mysterious in connection fails... That's make a classical example of confusing user message. Morale: Don't inform your users about mysterious errors :)         Enjoy, Alex
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Наболело (Off Topic)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Вчера ребенку подарили шоколадное яйцо, купленное в одном из "русских" магазинов нашей страны. Вроде бы всё и ничего, и шоколад вроде ребенку понравился, и игрушки внутри по-типу игрушек из "Kinder Surprise", но вот одно меня лично добило: почему приложенная инструкция для родителей навсех языках (из знакомых мне) переведанна по-человечески, а на Иврит - набор слов/букв??? Ребята-производители питерские, неужели так давит жаба заплатить пару баксов переводчику, чтобы перевел ваши пару слов? Неужели этот отвратный машинный перевод, стоит того позора который вы на себя навлекаете, печататая эту галиматью? Если вам всё равно, какого х.ра вы сбываете сюда свою продукцию? Почему вы...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I've just been asked, what means the icon on "Save" button... For some time I tried to understand what this question means, and finally understand it: we have new generation of users, who NEVER seen 3.5'' FDD!!! Tried to explain what is it, but faced misunderstanding why needed something comparable to size of PDA which stores only 1.44Mb, while there is flash storage with 2-4Gb on about  finger size... Shocked... Scared... Should I mention also 5.25'' FDD's and magnetic tapes???