Wrapping up SDP Nov. 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wow, a conference that lasts 8 days, that a first. So here’s the gist of what I taught in 5 of these days: What’s new in WCF 4.5 In this 1-hour session I covered some of the important new features of WCF 4.5, such as Intellisense for configuration, UDP and WebSockets bindings, and improved support for streaming and compression. Debugging the Web with Fiddler In this 1-day tutorial we saw how to use Fiddler to debug, test, and...

Hi, my name is Ido Flatow, and in this session we will talk about…

Friday, March 23, 2012

In the next couple of months, I’m going to say that phrase many times. My speaking engagements last year at VSLive in Redmond and Orlando, and in the North-American MCT Summit in San-Francisco marked my first steps into the world of becoming an international speaker. Until that time, most of my speaker experience came from speaking back home in Israel in courses and conferences, and here and there teaching a course abroad in Sela’s branches in the world. Speaking in a conference is somewhat similar to a course, only 10x times the size of the audience, and more pressure...
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SDP lectures slides

Thursday, March 24, 2011

  Last week we had our annual SDP conference in Sela’s offices and in Crowne Plaza in Tel-Aviv. I had the pleasure of talking about several of the technologies I’m dealing on a daily basis (well, almost every day) which were: Entity Framework. The first day of the convention was all about Entity Framework. Erez, Gil, and myself gave several lectures dedicated to Entity Framework. The day ended with an “EF expert panel” which I enjoyed very much. I think will make a habit or doing this panel every year. ...
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A WCF coincidence

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today, after giving my lecture on what’s new in WCF 4 as part of Sela’s SDP (Sela Developer Practice) conference, I got an email from one of my clients regarding a problem they encountered when trying to deploy their WCF service to an IIS 6 server. They got exceptions when calling the service, and it seemed it wasn’t able to get hosted. After some investigation they came up with the following error message thrown by WCF: 14/03/2011 14:38: - This collection already contains an address with scheme http.  There can be at most...

Communicating From Silverlight 4 – My session at the SDP

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Today at the SDP I gave a lecture on the different ways we can communicate with the web from Silverlight 4. We talked about the different HTTP Stacks Silverlight offers and the many communication types & technologies you can use, such as: Simple http requests Restful services Syndication (Rss/Atom) feeds ASMX Web Services ...

My ORM presentation at SDP (Sela Developer Practice)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Just finished passing my presentation about ORM & Entity Framework basics This presentation is part of a whole-day seminar about ORM Tools & Concepts Currently Bernie & Erez are demonstrating NHibernate & Entity Framework head-to-head and later on Gil will deep dive into Entity Framework and Erez & Bernie will once again join forces to talk about Data Access Pattern in the real world. We’ll finish the day with an Expert Panel, where Oren Eini will join us to talk about ORMs, NHibernate, Entity Framework, Pattern,...
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Handling SOAP Faults In Silverlight

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

In the past, when we tried to connect from Silverlight 2 to WCF Services that threw exceptions (every now and then), we got the famous “Not found” Communication Exception. The reason we didn’t get a SOAP Fault is that WCF returns SOAP Fault responses with a HTTP code of 500 – this is according to SOAP protocol, but the browser doesn’t allow 500 responses to be returned to Silverlight – it replaces them with a CommunicationException and thus hides the real fault that returned. When we moved to Silverlight 3,...
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PDC 09 – Entity Framework 4

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First time that I can say – there are MANY people that use EF4. How do I know? because the session had the room filled with people, with people waiting outside ! EF 4 is great. It solved many of the problems of EF3.5 and made the technology more mature and useful. What annoyed me in the lecture is that it showed all the features of EF4 that people already know of (well, I know of). The title was misleading because I thought they will talk about new features that don't exist currently. Here is the list of features, and links...
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PDC 09 updated – ASP.NET 4 Futures

I must admit, I had not used ASP.NET for a long time (lately I’m a Silverlight fan), so most of the things were new to me. What I liked about this session is that it was indeed about “Futures” because some of the things shown were still in development. The topics discussed: Helpers RAD development using ActiveRecord over Entity Framework for Asp.Net MVC Introducing TaskScheduler to perform background tasks (no need to code with System.Threading no more) Sending Emails with verification New control for file upload with progress bar Simple mechanism for using routing with web forms (aspx). Instead of using “\App\Welcome.aspx” use “App\Welcome”....
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PDC blogging – Data Programming and Modeling

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

As I've stated before, I attended the data programming and modeling session - And I enjoyed every minute. Chris Anderson and Don Box rock !   They talked about Entity Framework 4 – The automatic lazy load (no more need to call the damn Load() method), different approached of model first, POCO and code only (using the fluent API) etc. There was a talk about code first having a configuration class instead of writing all the fluent API by hand, and without having to add attributes to your POCO classes - that is something worth checking out. They also showed...