Meet Me at MIX11

February 28, 2011

Meet Me at MIX11 As you know (or you found out just now) I’m suppose to attend MIX11 conference. Since I’m going to arrive on Monday and I’m not attending the pre-conference Boot Camps, I’ll have some spare time. So I decided pronounce two opportunities: On Monday April 11, I’m going to give away four 15 minutes consulting sessions FOR FREE! about anything from ASP.NET, Entity Framework, OData to whatever you like. All you have to do is to contact me through my Blog’s Contact Form with your details and what do you want...

My SDP Lecturer Interview

February 27, 2011

My SDP Lecturer Interview Last week Sela conducted a live broadcast with trailers to the sessions that will be presented on stage in the SDP conference. The broadcast was recorded if you want to see me “making a fool” of myself in the live broadcast you can watch the recording of my interview here (in Hebrew). I’m reminding that I’m going to have two sessions: Creating OData Services with WCF Data Services Data is a first-class element of every application. The Open Data Protocol (OData) applies web technologies such as HTTP,...

Which Development Product will You Suggest Your Boss?

February 17, 2011

Which Development Product will You Suggest Your Boss? Today I was asked to help in a decision making of buying products for developers in a company that I’m consulting for. The manager gave me the information about his budget and asked for suggestions. I suggested two products which doesn’t exists in the arsenal of tools at that company – one for developers productivity and refactoring and the second for profiling the developers products.  If you got a budget for buying a product for developers, which product will you suggest to your boss to buy and why? CodeProject

ODAC Entity Framework and LINQ Beta was Released

February 11, 2011

ODAC Entity Framework and LINQ Beta was Released If you use Entity Framework in Oracle environments the following news are for you. Oracle published a Beta release of ODAC (Oracle Data Access Components) that supports Entity Framework. From Oracle site: ”ODAC Entity Framework and LINQ Beta has arrived! It includes support for Entity Framework, LINQ to Entities, Model-First, Entity Data Model Wizard, and more. The beta includes the 32-bit Oracle Database client 11.2, which can access Oracle Database server 9.2 and higher. It requires Microsoft Visual Studio 2010...

MIX11 Winning Open Call Sessions Were Announced

MIX11 Winning Open Call Sessions Were Announced The MIX11 Open Call phase is over and there are twelve winning sessions. My proposed sessions didn’t make it to the final twelve but this was a competition and the best sessions won. From the list of twelve sessions that won, I’ll defiantly attend  Elijah Manor’s “Good JavaScript Habits for C# Developers” session and Maarten Balliauw’s “Fun with ASP.NET MVC 3 and MEF” session (they got my vote while I was voting). I want to thank whoever vote for my sessions and to tell you that if you’ll attend Sela SDP...
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.NET Reflector is Becoming a Paid-For Product

February 3, 2011

.NET Reflector is Becoming a Paid-For Product Red Gate announced a few days ago that .NET Reflector will become a commercial product from the end of February 2011. Here is what Neil Davidson, Red Gate’s Co-CEO, wrote as an open letter to the .NET community: ”Red Gate has announced that it will charge $35 for version 7 of .NET Reflector upon its release in early March. Version 7 will be sold as a perpetual license, with no time bomb or forced updates. As many of you know, our original intention was to maintain .NET Reflector as...