Windows Phone 8 Dev Camp

April 22, 2013

A few hours ago, Ariel Ben Horesh and myself presented two sessions for Windows Phone 8 development at Microsoft offices in Ra’anana (Israel). Thank you all for attending! It was fun – it was the second time I presented with someone else (Ariel) at the same time… we had no time to rehearse, but it was great! The code we showed can be found on github at https://github.com/arielbh/RightMyGuide.The slides links are below.Enjoy!BTW, the IMDB service I created to run on Azure will not be up forever… I will probably shut it down (it’s in on private Azure account) in a...

Task and TaskCompletionSource

April 12, 2013

The Task and Task<T> classes have been around since in .NET 4, and are fairly well known. In .NET 4, the typical usage of a Task is to run some code on a separate thread (by default using the thread pool), as a better alternative to the raw thread pool. Task has a multitude of constructors, but all of them expect a delegate that is the code to be run when the task is executed. Task provides methods such as Wait, so that code can continue when a Task finishes, and powerful continuation model with ContinueWith, that provides easy...
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