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Universal Apps

The story of Windows Universal Apps is the result of advancements in three areas: The platform convergence between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 The (ongoing) unification of Windows and Windows Phone stores. Shared Projects and other enhancements in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 to support cross-platform development. I have written about my experience in converting an existing Windows 8 app, CensusMapper, to a Universal App on the AIS Blog. Read the article here. I have also created another Universal App, LRMS, using Windows App Studio. This app is available in both Windows and Windows Phone Stores. I gave a presentation at the Raleigh Code Camp this past weekend : Creating Universal Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1. Thanks […]

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NoSQL in Windows Azure

You may have questions like these – What are my NoSQL options in Windows Azure? Can I run MongoDB on linux on Windows Azure? Why would I want to do that? Which one of the NoSQL options are available as managed services? Are all kinds of NoSQL databases available? Are there any limitations? What are options for data analytics? Or may be you have questions like these – Is it true that NoSQL databases don’t have schema? Do they have indexes? What about Views? Should I choose MongoDB or Redis? What is eventual consistency?  In this presentation, you will learn all about NoSQL technologies in Windows Azure Cloud Platform. And you will get get answers to questions like these. Carolina […]

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Using Layer Diagrams – Keeping your MVVM code from turning into spaghetti

Raleigh Code Camp 2013 is wrapping up this afternoon. The venue and the crowd was phenomenal. I really enjoyed presenting “Using Layer Diagrams – Keeping your MVVM code from turning into spaghetti”. Thanks to everyone who attended the presentation. John Sonmez, Our Keynote Speaker, made my day by accepting my request to attend my presentation. It was awesome to have him in the audience and to get feedback from him! I did not get the time to complete the raffle at the end of the presentation. But the folks who won the raffle should be getting an email from me with instructions to download their free license of CodeDemo (Professional). The presentation slides can be downloaded from here : download.    

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Win Advanced MVVM Book

I am presenting a session on Building WPF Application using MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) on May 15th at the Carolina Code Camp 2010. I will dissect a Sample WPF MVVM application and then highlight the most important aspects of the MVVM by coding a brand new ViewModel and incorporating it into the application. You will learn about the Roles of the MVVM triad, the advantages of using MVVM and Characteristics of the ViewModel. Attendees will be eligible to win two copies one copy (see below) of Josh Smith’s Advanced MVVM book as well as a few other WPF Books. { I will be giving away one hard copy version of the book instead of digital versions due to concerns about DRM protection […]

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Session Recommendations for SoCal Code Camp @ USC

SoCal Code Camp is coming up on November 21st & 22nd 2009 at University of Southern California, Los Angeles. There is just an incredible lineup of sessions. If you are trying to make up your mind about the sessions to attend, here are my recommendations – 1. Attend as many of Llewellyn Falco’s and Woody Zuill‘s sessions as you can. Specially, Unit Testing The Easy Way and one of the Dojo sessions. Any one of these sessions will make your entire trip worthwhile. 2.Kristian Hermansen’s Get Hacked Live .. 3. Stacey Broadwell’s Using Technology & Social Media to Target Candidates & Jobs should be very useful. I attended her recent presentation at L.A. Dot Net @ UCLA, it was very […]