Time To Move On

Friday, April 14, 2017

A few days ago I migrated this Blog to a new blogging system - Medium. There are a few new posts that I already published in the new Blog along with most of the content of this Blog. If you were following my Blog in the past, you would probably want to take a look at my new Blog. It can be found here.   
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My Public Speaking Dilemma

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

For some of you this post will probably sound like a rant. But what the hack… I started my public tech speaking more than 9 years ago and since then I talked in numerous international conferences, user groups, Meetups and more. I really enjoy speaking and I recommend that to whoever want to share his knowledge and experience. The big bonus in speaking is meeting a lot of people who care about their profession and want to learn new stuff (and even old stuff from time to time) which can enrich their knowledge. I remember my first session preparation like...
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Enabling Windows Authentication in IISExpress

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I’m helping to develop a very interesting SPA these days. The SPA has an ASP.NET backend and one of the requirements is to support Windows Authentication. Since we are working in development environment and we use IISExpress to debug the SPA, we had to enable Windows Authentication in IISExpress (you will also need to enable it in IIS later on).  In order to do that, one of the options is to edit the IISExpress applicationHost.config file. You can find the file in the config folder under “My Documents\IISExpress. In the file, enable Windows Authentication in the windowsAuthentication node which...
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A Life Sign

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Life Sign If you are following my Blog you probably notice that I didn’t write a post for a long time. Just wanted to let you know that I’m alive and there are a few things that kept me very busy in the last two months. One of those things is a Single Page Application (SPA) book that I’m co-authoring that will be announced soon (hopefully). I didn’t forget you, my Blog readers, and expect new posts and articles in the near future.  
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Copying Content in The Name of Naming Recognition

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Copying Content in The Name of Naming Recognition This post is a little off topic. Yesterday I saw a tweet of some respectful community leader who published a link to some other guy’s article. So I went to read the article and saw the same demo code and a lot of phrases I used in an article I published a year ago in the same subject. It isn’t the first time someone is copying my content. On the other hand, most of the people who copied my content had the dignity to reference my blog/article. This guy didn’t...
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Getting Ready to DevConnections 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Getting Ready to DevConnections 2013 In about three weeks, I’ll pack my suitcase and fly to Las Vegas to attend DevConnections conference. This is going to be my third time in Vegas (the previous visits were in Microsoft MIX conferences) and the first time as a speaker in DevConnections. So here are the sessions I’ll deliver and a little more information about them: jQuery Fundamentals This session is going to introduce jQuery library and its major concepts. It will include the following topics: selectors, DOM traversal and manipulation, AJAX...
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Modern Web App Architecture

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Modern Web App Architecture Yesterday, I had an architecture consulting session at a customer. They are currently evaluating the creation of a new product which is going to be created as a web app. At the end of the day I decided to create a diagram of how I see today’s modern web apps architecture. Here is what I ended up with: Pay attention that since the customer is using ASP.NET I have written the presentation layer with ASP.NET MVC. This can be changed to any framework that you use (for example Ruby,...
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VSLive Chicago Here I Come

Sunday, May 12, 2013

VSLive Chicago Here I Come In about a few hours I’m starting a trip to Chicago to attend VSLive Chicago conference. It is going to be the second time I’m speaking in VSLive conference and I’m excited (the previous one had been in VSLive Redmond 2012). This time I’m having three back-to-back sessions at the same day (Wednesday). The session topics are: Working with Client-Side HTML5 Storage Technologies HTML is the markup language that every web developer uses in order to structure and present content in the Internet. HTML5...
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JavaScript Libraries are Not Your Front-End Architecture

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

JavaScript Libraries are Not Your Front-End Architecture This is not going to be a post about architecture but more about MHO. Lately, I’m asked to evaluate the architecture of small to big front-end solutions. There is big buzz around front-end development and it drives a lot of companies to build client-side solutions without considering how to build them. One of the misunderstandings I’m facing a lot is calling the existence of JavaScript libraries in the solution a solution architecture. Sorry to say that but JavaScript libraries are not front-end architecture Every JavaScript library deals with...
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A New Professional Website

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A New Professional Website Lately, I’ve decided to create my own professional website. In the website I’ll update the public courses I’m going to teach, speaking engagements, my articles links, my publications link and more. You can take a look at the site in the following link: www.gilfink.net. If you have any feedback please contact me.
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