DevAcademy3 – part 2 of the day

December 15, 2008

My last post ended because I wanted to listen to Sasha’s lecture - as I expected the lecture was very good, talked about a bunch of stuff I don’t usually use, such as threading and concurrent computing (what can I do, I’m just a simple programmer), but I did enjoy Sasha’s answer in the architect’s panel when he was questioned how much time he spends learning new stuff (for those of you who weren’t there – videos will come up in a couple of days). My next lecture was Shay’s dynamic languages – cool stuff to use,...
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Dev Academy 3 – My impressions so far

First, since I like to complain and this post is mainly complaining, I’ll start by complaining about the traffic jam I had this morning driving from my home to the train station – 30 minutes to pass a distance I usually pass in 5 minutes – this wasn’t MS’s fault, unless the people who were involved in the card accident in Nes-Ziona were MS employees … Well, enough complaining on arriving to the convention, let’s start talking about the convention: My first “visit” was to Pavel’s lecture about hardcore C#. Well, I can’t really call it...
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Silverlight toolkit’s AutoCompleteBox and the BIDI TextBox

December 14, 2008

First of all, it as good time as any to remind everyone that Microsoft’s Silverlight 2.0 doesn’t support Right-To-Left (RTL) text writing. God knows why a solution that exists for over 15 years (the logical-visual solution for RTL languages) couldn’t be introduced into Silverlight, and as far as I know it’s not even planned for version 3.0 of SL, so all of you who are planning on writing applications in hebrew/arabic/… – beware ! There is a semi-solution today that supports RTL languages, why “Semi” you ask? Because unfortunately the control that supports...