PDC09 : Advanced WPF Application Performance Tuning and Analysis

יום רביעי, נובמבר 18, 2009

http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/CL11 In this presentation, a WPF Facebook like application was presented. Unfortunately the application has issues. during the session we have walked some classic scenarios and some are a bit far fetched (at least from my experience). If you are a WPF developer, see the video, this session should go through video really good, because you will be able to see all the small mouse gestures the presenters are doing  with each application they have used to analyze the problem. To get things in order, the session dealt with those issues: Memory...
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PDC09 : Managing Development to Inspire Innovation and Create Great User Experiences

http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/VTL30 Bottom line, I recommend you watching this session on Video when it would be available probably tomorrow. Why? Cool Demos. All demos are visual and interesting, it’s really hard to exite most people with a clustering algorithm, but give them a DeepZoom app and sea how everybody starts to the enjoy the smooth experience. Interesting tips on driving innovation on your team. I also liked UI tips being discuessed some are a bit trivial like never life work on you UI thread, push everything to a background...
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PDC09 : 1st Keynote Summary

So this is kind of a live blogging from the PDC09’s keynote. Bottom line, as I’ve suspected no big announcements in today’ss keynote. But… it might be for the best, Microsoft focuses on maturing many projects that were discussed on last year PDC. Windows Azure starts to gain momentum with customers using it and driving feedbacks to the team, and as with this timing Azure is about to get into production state, some projects are already starting on getting online for production versions, projects such as WordPress, KBB, and many more important vendors. Microsoft made an...
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PDC09 : How Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Was Built with WPF 4

יום שלישי, נובמבר 17, 2009

http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/CL09 Live blogging. Reasons for VS to use WPF: You better lead by example, if you want people to use WPF, you must use it in house, intresting that it was the 1st point. WPF strong patterns of separation of concerns between UI an logic. Maturity of WPF. Plenty of rich UIs that VS needs that is much more easy to accomplish with WPF rendering engines. I guess that 3d driven designers and VS features are around the corner. ...
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#devacademy3. Live blogging : Building Azure app

יום שני, דצמבר 15, 2008

I can separate this session into 2 distinct parts. While talking about the theory Manu managed to do a great job, he was very clear, his points were sharpened and well understood, I think anybody on the crowd understood what is the purpose of Azure, What it will do for them and why do they need it, even if it was only for a very specific usage such as a web application hosting. When Manu is speaking it feels like a religious zealot speaking, Manu really put all of his heart into the talk. The problem arises when we...
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#devacademy3. Live blogging : Ajax Internal

Dan's lecture promised a lot, I carefully reviewed the slides prior of the event, and decided to go to this lecture, first it promised the most advanced issues and second I so far scratched the surface of Ajax and it is good opportunity to learn more on this. Dan stated the lecture with good pace, moving swiftly into the architecture of the Web model. I think he should have elaborated more on this subject, it would be a very critical point of the lecture to keep the audience well understood what he is going to do and especially where....
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Live Blogging 2008 : RESTing with Ron Jacobs

יום שלישי, אפריל 8, 2008

Like some of my colleagues, I too prefer to go sessions made by non-Israeli guests, and Ron Jacobs reputation is well ahead of him, note the ARCast show he been running in the past. Well Ron is a good lecturer, funny, honest and smart but or he wasn't prepared or a very extreme case of bad luck happens to him, because the presentation just didn't take off. A plague of problems varying from screen resolution, unresponsive IIS to non-working demos. And boy the demos where supposed to be simple, nothing complicated, running an HTTP Post command to his...

Live Blogging Teched 2008: Go Gold with Silverlight

I believe in telling the truth, I think that a genuine building critics when it is delivered in a professional way is very important for both sides. I think that the blogging platform puts us in a unique position where our thoughts and criticism can be heard up. Even an experienced lecturer may err and each and everyone us can learn and improve. Maybe because of the natrue of live blogging, criticism is more impulsive but the issues are still there. I have been to good lectures and bad ones, but this one really surprised me. The session...
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Live Blogging Teched 2008 : Sexy Asp.net session

יום שני, אפריל 7, 2008

Well, Noam make his music act, today with a crazy funky electronic saxophones (I hope I am not wrong with that). Noam choose an hard stuff for this demo. Noam introduced two brand new technologies that are still half-baked and smell like Atlas CTP, Dynamic Data and MVC. I still have nightmares from Atlas, all three at this stage felt right, and give you the feeling that you really want to use them now, because this is the right way to build web applications, also it's an infrastructure that you know you need, I know that I have...
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Live blogging 2008 : Entity Framework

Second day, and it is a better day. First I am feeling much better, the keynote headache is gone, and I got enough energy to get me trough the day and the party of course. And the day still got better with this session. The session was high pace, but still Pablo the lecturer was clear and focused, and barely made it all in time. I got to admit Entity framework is a technology I just didn't had the time to use and play with it. I came to this session to understand what...
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