November 30, 2010
Building N-Tier Applications with Entity Framework 4 Slide Deck I just finished my session in Teched Israel 2010. The subject was building N-Tier applications with Entity Framework. I want to thank all the attendees who joined me at this morning after yesterday’s party. The subjects that I covered are how to build N-Tier applications on top of Entity Framework in three different approaches – Self-Tracking Entities, Data Transfer Objects and POCO. If you are interested you can download the slide deck and demos from here. Enjoy! CodeProject
November 29, 2010
Teched Israel 2010 – Day One Yesterday’s morning I had a flight to Eilat to my first Teched Israel. I arrived after noon so I missed Jason Zander’s keynotes … I wanted to attend this session but my flight schedule was at noon. I thought I’ll make it but the flight got a delay (and oops you miss the show)… After I’ve checked-in in my hotel and checked-in in the presenters check-in place, I had a free afternoon so I jumped to the royal suite in the Royal Beach hotel. If you are one of the lucky VIPs...
November 22, 2010
Improving Your Developer Skills
I’ve been asked twice this week by two different colleagues from where to start in order to improve yourself as a developer. This question is very tricky and probably you’ll hear a different answer from every person you ask it. Also, in reality the “recipes” you get won’t necessary work for every person but they can be guidelines for improvement. This is a short version of my recipe and what I told my colleagues.
This is an important thing to do when you want to improve yourself. If you want to learn something, a book in...
November 18, 2010
Back to Basics – Null-Coalescing Operator Yesterday during an EF4 course that I’m giving at a customer I showed an example for a property that is set using the null-coalescing operator. Since some of the students asked me what is this operator, I gave a small explanation and thought that it’s something that I can share here in the blog. So here it goes… Null-Coalescing Operator The null-coalescing operator or ?? can be very useful when you want to check nullity of a reference type or nullable types. When it is used, it returns the left-hand...
My Teched Session (or Why I’m Not Blogging Lately) If you are a reader of my blog probably you have noticed that I didn’t write posts for a while. The reason is obvious… I’m getting ready for my Teched session. My coming session isn’t going to be an introduction to Entity Framework. This time I’m going to talk about considerations and approaches for building N-Tier applications with Entity Framework. I wrote a teaser Hebrew article about the subject which was published in Newsgeek and you can read it here. ...
November 5, 2010
Feature Detection for Better Compatibility in Web Development One of the things I talked about in the session I had about what’s new in IE9 for web developers was how to make your web site/application more compatible. In this post I’ll try to give the highlights from the session. Same Markup When we develop web sites/applications we need to strive to use features that give us the same markup in every browser. When we know about a feature that is compatible in every browser we can use it without any fear that it will break our...
IE9 for Web Developers Slide Deck and Demos
Yesterday I had a session about what’s new in Internet Explorer 9 for web developers at Microsoft office, Ra’anana. I want to thank all of the attendees who came to hear the session about the new Microsoft browser. The agenda for the session was:
Focus on sites
All around fast
You can download the slide deck and demos from here. Pay attention that I removed the video and audio files that I used for the demos about HTML5 video and audio elements.
P.S – The same session is going to be delivered by Shlomo...