Meet Me at MIX11

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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?

Thursday, 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

MIX11 Winning Open Call Sessions Were Announced

Friday, February 11, 2011

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

Thursday, 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...

Book Review – Entity Framework 4 In Action

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Book Review – Entity Framework 4 In Action I spent some time lately to read the book “Entity Framework 4 in Action” which was written by several authors – Stefano Mostarda, Marco De Sanctis and Daniele Bochicchio. This book was sent to me by Manning Publications as part of the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP). What You are Going to Gain from The Book? The book is all about Entity Framework 4. The authors don’t assume that you are familiar with the technology and they take you to an Entity Framework tour. At the end of the book you will have...

MIX11 Open Call Voting Has Started Today

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MIX11 Open Call Voting Has Started Today MIX conference is the biggest Microsoft web conference which occurs every year in Las Vegas. As in every year Microsoft asked the developers and designers communities to propose sessions that will be part of a community voting. The sessions that will be chosen will be performed on stage at this year’s conference. Since I’m going to MIX11 as in last year, I proposed two sessions and they were chosen to the open call voting. This is the session descriptions: Building Data-Driven MVC Applications with Entity Framework Code...

Finding Good Client Web Developers is Hard

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Finding Good Client Web Developers is Hard Today I had a meeting at a customer. One of the things that we talked about was the difficulty in finding good web developers. To be more accurate, the difficulty in finding good client web developers! Since I have lots of experience in interviewing candidates, I really understand that guy's problem. He published his company’s job requirements and seek for an experienced client web developer and all the candidates that he interviewed so far didn’t know javascript very well… Since the customer and I work in ASP.NET environment then the majority of developers...

SDP Conference 2011 is Coming

Monday, January 17, 2011

SDP Conference 2011 is Coming Sela Developer Practice (SDP) conference will occur between 13 to 16 of March. In this annual conference we (Sela Group) are going to share the current and future Microsoft technologies. The conference will give you a chance to see the best lecturers and leading experts, to be exposed to new technologies and to learn about the Microsoft products that have been launched last year. This is of course an opportunity to meet with colleagues from different organizations and to share knowledge. In the conference...