Baby steps with Microsoft Band (Part 1)

יום שלישי, מאי 12, 2015

So I've decided to jump on the bandwagon. I remember the first time I’ve seen the first UP bracelet model, a few years ago. I got excited. I love statistics, and what’s better then statistics on yourself. I’ve no doubt that if I had easy access to it, back then, I’d have given me an early birthday present. Since then I heard both good things and bad things about those kind of products. When the Band came out, I was interested, but again kept my distance. When the the reviews about it came out positive, I was surprised. Microsoft managed to...
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Build 2014 – My Impressions Part II

יום ראשון, אפריל 6, 2014

On board flight back to Israel, it's time to sum up the Build experience. All in all it was a solid conference, good content, pretty light sessions, not very technical mostly. In the previous post I've mostly talked about the Windows platforms, this time I will talk mostly about c# and Azure Mobile Services. Windows Azure Mobile Services or WAMS for short, road-map and intentions has bee kept close to the chest till Build, there are new features, but I believe the thing the team has worked on the most is the enabling of c# development on both ends of the pipe...
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Under new management

יום רביעי, ינואר 18, 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)

יום שלישי, יולי 19, 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...

MIX 10K challenge, Learn How I did my Silverlight App. Part 2

יום שלישי, דצמבר 23, 2008

In Part 1, we’ve discussed how the Layout was done, and we finished designing our XAML. Now let’s see what is going on beyond the scenes. We will define two helper classes that will help us manage the data in our App. Function class got: Name : Will be shown inside the ComboBox. Params: List of Param class, will be used to persist data into the function. Run: a Func<double, double> type property, contains a lambda expression representing the mathematical function to be...
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MIX 10K challenge, Learn How I did my Silverlight App. Part 1

My esteemed colleague Alex Golesh  sent me a request to rate his app on the MIX 10k competition, I wasn’t aware of this competition, but I immediately decided that I want in. The rules are simple, do anything you want on Silverlight or XBAP but you mustn’t exceed 10kb of code and resources. After some thinking I’ve decided I want to create a mathematical function plotter, you can find such on sites like So Now before you continue reading and learning how I put it together, play with my app, discover all the features, try...
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Cool LINQ trick

יום שני, דצמבר 22, 2008

Today I was approached with a nice question. Suppose we have a simple class with a few properties. We want to do a linq query over it with a where clause. (it doesn’t matter what is the data source, in this case it will be plain CLR objects). Let’s say that we want to construct our Where clause in such a matter that if a variable is null we ignore it and use another condition, but if it is not null we will use this one; did I confuse you? let’s try...
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Using PDC bits with new “Dynamic” features

יום שני, נובמבר 24, 2008

While preparing for a talk I am to give about the new C# 4.0 dynamic feature and dynamic languages in general I ran into several issues that I would like to document here, maybe they will be helpful for you as well. I am using the Visual Studio 2010 VPC which was handed over for every PDC attendee. But don’t feel bad if you don’t have it, you may download it now (7.2GB download). The VPC contains many walkthroughs you can try on, such as interoperability of IronPhython and C#, and Silverlight. In order to do...
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