CodeRetreat – You can do it too

20 במרץ 2012

  Last Friday we had held CodeValue 1st CodeRetreat, for the unaware, CodeRetreat was created by Corey Haines (which had become a frequent visitor in this blog ). It is safe to assume that most of you have never heard of CodeRetreat, it is a day which you concentrate on skills that usually you are neglecting or putting aside because it slows you down when you just want o get things done. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m the first to tell you that usually that exactly what you need to do. That why the whole purpose of this...

March on Israel Dot Net Developers User Group

Tomorrow you will get the chance of hearing everything you wanted to know about AOP, Aspect Oriented Programming. Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) helps us deal with application-wide concerns by adding a high level of reuse to the traditional OOP framework. In the meeting Dror will explain what AOP is all about and how it can be implemented in .NET using simple methods and industrial grade frameworks to improve the developer's everyday work by using aspects. - What is AOP and how it improve (instead of replace) the existing code - Using high order functions to...
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Pimp my Visual Studio 2010

29 בפברואר 2012

People often asks me which customizations do I use in my Visual Studio. I think it’s fit that on the day Visual Studio 11 Beta is out I will be sharing my experience with VS2010. For long time I was captured in a misconception, you shouldn’t customize your IDE, otherwise how do other people are going to be comfortable when you need them to to sit on your chair. In some ways that habit is hard to quell, proof of that is that I still pretty much use the default VS color scheme (and Yes...

February on Israel Dot Net Developers User Group

20 בפברואר 2012

Hey all, A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet Corey Haines, an amazing man, full of vision and the abilites to fulfill them, when asked how one becomes a better programmer, he said to me, go to every User group you can find, in any language, in any field. Listen to Corey, don’t miss this opportunity to gather with your fellow programmers and enjoy their company, you might learn a few things and meet new friends. It might going to be what it takes to move you forward. Now, enough chit chat, this...
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How to implement communication between Silverlight and the HTML host.

29 בינואר 2012

A question about intercommunication between Silverlight and the HTML host has been asked in the Israeli MSDN forum. Since I’ve already implemented it once in a project, I believe I can extract the great info already exist in the MSDN documentation to a more direct how-to. Let’s begin. Create a class called JavaScriptBridge Each method that you would like to be exposed to the HTML host, thus be possible to get called by JavaScript you adorn with attribute. public void...

Under new management

18 בינואר 2012

I’m happy to announce that I am to join forces with Shai Bar-Lev and help manage the INDNUG – Israel Dot Net Developers User Group. Today is my debut appearance at the group meeting, for those of you who don’t know this group roots are from a long time groups such as VB .NET user group. This group covers quite a wide range of areas, so it can appeal to any .NET developer out there. For exmple today, is a talk about SQL Server 2012 for .NET developers by Shy Engelberg Now dear followers,...
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“Hacking” through Prism regions (or when to cross the lines with Prism)

19 ביולי 2011

If you’ve been following this blog long enough, you should know I’m an avid prism fan. Most of my projects I am making use of Prism or Composite Application Guidance. This is not a post for learning Prism, but to provide a solution, not so straight-forward for a rather straight-forward problem. I must add that that rarely I had had been pushed to extreme solutions such as I show you here. For most scenarios you are pretty much good with the default behaviors. In my scenario I’ve been using a control as a region. This control...

Wrapping up MIX11 (Part 2)

20 באפריל 2011

In Part 1, I’ve placed down the background for this post series, I’ve written down my feelings towards the session at MIX, but what about the Keynotes? Keynotes In this MIX we had 2 keynotes, one was concentrated around IE10 and HTML5, the other was about Windows Phone 7, Silverlight and Kinect. It’s very easy to compare them, the first one was non-imaginative, bothersome and at times offending, while the other one was direct, happy and fun. Before really trashing the first keynote, I want to say that it...
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Wrapping up MIX11 (Part 1)

As the dust settled over MIX11 and Las Vegas stopped wasting money out of hard earned lines of code being typed by dozens of developers, I think it is safe enough we can start drawing conclusions. While on the surface everything is shiny and Mix with its’ extravagant location and many spoils that really keep you entertained and wishing it will never end, and really, “Free” food and drinks, Occasional prizes and giveways that keep you going forward with technology (PDC09’s Notebook, PDC10’ Phones and this year Mix Kinect), Sessions all day to peek your intellectual interest,...
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Announcing UI-Binders

31 בינואר 2011

I’m happy to announce the creation of a new community: UI-Binders. Its purpose to maintain a place where WPF/SL developers and HTML5/CSS/JS developers can share ideas, patterns, and actually discuss with each other best practices in a new era where HTML abilities are increasingly competitive versus traditional Addins platforms such as Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight. Furthermore frameworks such as KnockoutJS and backbone.js are implementing the MVVM pattern in JavaScript, once mostly used in WPF/SL. This is a great example how an Idea coming from WPF/SL found his way to the HTML5 audience. In contrary of...