Build// 2012 My Hackaton exprience

יום רביעי, נובמבר 7, 2012

Hey all, A week before Build// I’ve registered to the Build Hackaton. Hackaton is a process which people are gathered in a room, divided into ad-hoc teams and are driven to create awesome and imaginative apps in a short term of time. Hackaton has started on Monday, a day which was dedicated to attendee registration, but the hackaton room was already packed with action, a room filled with MS techies (from the relevant Windows8, Windows Azure and Windows Phone teams) were mentoring attendees teams day and night, and attendees who were already...

April on Israel Dot Net Developers User Group

יום שלישי, אפריל 17, 2012

This week we are helding our annual monthly session. It’s a bit odd, but Erez Pedro and myself are going to be the speakers . The session name is “Developers Are from Mars, Designers Are from Venus” it has 2 parts, one by Erez an amazing designer and UX expert targeted to designers and myself targeting developers. Our goal is the same, narrow the gap between the two group especially when doing XAML work. If you are a developer, I’m going to talk about the MVVM pattern, and it this session focus, why is it good...
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March on Israel Dot Net Developers User Group

יום שלישי, מרץ 20, 2012

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

יום רביעי, פברואר 29, 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

יום שני, פברואר 20, 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.

יום ראשון, ינואר 29, 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

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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Wrapping up MIX11 (Part 1)

יום רביעי, אפריל 20, 2011

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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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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