MSDN Pulse: Microsoft Israel Newsletter for Developers

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The first issue of MSDN Pulse, a monthly newsletter for the Israeli developers community, has been published yesterday by Guy Burstein.  This newsletter follows a great tradition of Microsoft newsletters, such as the MSDN Flash.  I'm sure every single one of you will find something useful in it - the downloads section, links to interesting blogs, or a monthly article on an interesting technology.  (This month article features the upcoming ADO.NET Sync Framework, by Memi Lavi from MCS Israel.  The next month's article...  Well, you'll just have to wait and see.) My humble contribution this...
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Windows Server 2008 Open House Presentation and Demos

Friday, March 14, 2008

Alon Fliess and I have presented at three Open House sessions at Microsoft on the subject of the upcoming Windows Server 2008.  My last session was February 21, several days after the RTM but still a few days before the Heroes Happen {Here} launch event. Several participants asked for the slides and demos (in past sessions as well), so I decided to upload everything to my SkyDrive for everyone's convenience.  The subjects covered in the latest presentation follow: Introduction to Windows Server 2008 - Reliability, Manageability, Optimizations Application Restart and Recovery - Utilizing the Restart Manager Kernel Transaction...
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Screencast: What’s New in Visual Studio 2008?

Friday, February 29, 2008

A few days ago I have recorded a 14' pilot screencast (in Hebrew) titled "What's New in Visual Studio 2008?", aiming to show developers and decision makers what kind of new functionality to expect in the recently released Visual Studio.  In other words, what's in the box? My expression on the left (which BTW is a static photo, unfortunately) is very grim, but don't worry, I get more vivid during the screencast. Among the things I demonstrate: Multi-targeting support Multi-threaded debugging improvements Code metrics First steps in LINQ Feel free to watch...

Notes on Teaching Introduction to .NET

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Today I've had an interesting experience of teaching a one-day session titled "Introduction to .NET" (roughly based on this Sela course).  I wouldn't find it post-worthy whatsoever (except for maybe the fact that class started at the dumbfounding time of 7:45AM) if not for the audience. The group consisted of about 15 ultra-Orthodox men (Haredim; Wikipedia: Hebrew, English) who are going through several months of training to eventually practice software testing.  It is fairly unique in the way people without any previous experience with computers are trained to be software developers and software testers. When working with...

NDepend for Instructors

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I've recently been offered a free NDepend Professional license in return for an evaluation post on NDepend.  Those of you not familiar with NDepend probably should familiarize yourself with it: it is one of the most popular emerging code metrics tools available.  (As popular as code metrics tools can get nowadays, anyway.) NDepend itself My experience with NDepend goes a couple of years back, when I used the freely downloadable version to show people in my team that their code is, well, sucky.  NDepend didn't disappoint me - it pointed out all the "cyclomatic complexity", "too many IL instructions", "poor cohesion"...
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