3-Screens Development using WPF, SL and WP7 – SDP 2011 Conference

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yesterday I’ve delivered my lecture titled “3-Screens Development using WPF, SL and WP7” in the SDP 2011 conference. In this lecture I’ve presented the application FlashCards.Show which has 3 clients in WPF, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7. I showed how to share the code base between the different clients using: MVVM Adding files as links Preprocessor symbols OOP Portable Library tools Then I showed a few features that exist in WPF and don’t exist in Silverlight, and how one can overcome this gap. Specifically I showed how to: Implement Commands in Silverlight 3 Implement ClipToBounds property Implement a DataTemplateSelector replacement I want to...

Flashcards.Show – Planning a Cross-Platform Solution

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Following is another post by Yochay Kiriaty on a project I’ve done for Microsoft involving WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure. If you’re interested in more details, make sure you come to my presentation at the coming SDP 2011 conference (in two days!). I recently blogged about Flashcards.Show Version 2 for WPF, Silverlight, and Windows Phone, which features the Flashcards.Show application. I’m not going to (again) review the app, but I do want to talk about how we developed the application and the design the code base to support multiple clients....

Flashcards.Show Version 2 for the Desktop, Browser, and Windows Phone

Friday, March 4, 2011

Following is a great post by Yochay Kiriaty on a project I’ve done involving WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure. If you’re interested in more details, make sure you come to my presentation at the coming SDP 2011 conference. The Flashcards.show application has been around for few months now. It is mostly used as a developer’s reference and demo for showing specific and cool Windows 7 features. While the first version of the Flashcards let you create all kinds of decks and then consume these cards in the form...

My SDP 2011 Lecturer Interview

Monday, February 28, 2011

Last week SELA conducted a LIVE interview with all of the speakers at SDP 2011 (Sela Developer Practice conference). You can catch my interview on the new Sela College Channel: http://www.sela.co.il/y/ArikSprint11 or on YouTube: That’s me on the right :) In my interview I talked about the presentation I’ll deliver on March 15 in the Client track on the topic WPF + Silverlight + Windows Phone 7 = 3-Screens Development where I’ll show how to develop an application to WPF, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7, while maintaining...

SDP Conference 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Sela Developer Practice (SDP) is an annual conference held in Israel which will occur this year between 13 to 16 of March. In this year’s conference I’m going to present on Marsh 14, a one-day seminar about Windows 7: New Features, Porting and Multi-Platform Support. In this tutorial I'll present cool new features like the new Taskbar, Libraries, Multi-Touch support and the new Sensors API. We will focus on the practical aspects of programming a Windows 7 application. I'll present how to optimize your application performance by using Trigger Start Services, and new Power...

PDC 2010: Summary

Thursday, November 4, 2010

PDC 2010 is over for almost a week now, so I’ve decided it’s a good time to summarize the experience. Only a thousand of us, developers, gathered in the rather small chamber to hear Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia keynotes. So what have we heard? We heard about the latest version of Microsoft browser, Internet Explorer 9, which will offer great support for HTML 5 and an improved user experience for sites running on windows (see IE9 pinned sites on Windows 7 taskbar for more details). We heard about the new mobile operating system Windows Phone 7, which is scheduled to be...
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