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My experiences with Knockout
It has been quite here for some month as I was very busy on some critical projects and I also got used to be a father to one wonderful baby. Now it’s time to get back to community stuff and this time I will dig to fancy JavaScript library called Knockout...
List of Microsoft training kits (2012)
Some years ago I published list of Microsoft training kits for developers . Now it’s time to make a little refresh and list current training kits available. Feel free to refer additional training kits in comments. Sharepoint 2010 Developer Training Kit...
Generating radial indicator images using C#
In one of my projects I needed to draw radial indicators for processes measured in percent. Simple images like the one shown on right. I solved the problem by creating images in C# and saving them on server hard disc so if image is once generated then...
Using AutoMapper to build base class for mappers between domain classes and models
It is often good idea to isolate our domain model from consuming applications by using service layer and data transfer objects (DTO) or application specific models. Using DTO-s means that we need two-way mapping between domain classes and DTO-s. In this...
Cone of Uncertainty in classic and agile projects
David Starr from Scrum.org made interesting session in TechEd Europe 2012 - Implementing Scrum Using Team Foundation Server 2012. One of interesting things for me was how Cone of Uncertainty looks like in agile projects (or how agile methodologies distort...
Using TPL and PLINQ to raise performance of feed aggregator
In this posting I will show you how to use Task Parallel Library (TPL) and PLINQ features to boost performance of simple RSS-feed aggregator. I will use here only very basic .NET classes that almost every developer starts from when learning parallel programming...
Setting up Windows Home Server 2011 development environment
For Windows Home Server 2011 (WHS) there are new API-s available you can use to extend WHS web and desktop interfaces. Actually there is no Windows Home Server SDK anymore – now we have common Windows Server Solutions (WSS) SDK that works also for Windows...
Webcast: Brief introduction to Windows Identity Foundation
This is my first webcast on Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and it will give you brief overview of this technology. I will tell you about how I found WIF, what is claims-based authentication, what tools are available and how you can use WIF in your...
Book review: Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams
   Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister is golden classic book that can be considered as mandatory reading for software project managers, team leads, higher level management and board members of software companies. If you make decisions...
How one decision can turn web services to hell
In this posting I will show you how one stupid decision may turn developers life to hell. There is a project where bunch of complex applications exchange data frequently and it is very hard to change something without additional expenses. Well, one analyst...
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