Thursday, October 20, 2011

First hands on Roslyn . . .








Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP

Traditionally, compilers are black boxes – source code goes in one end and object files or assemblies come out the other end. The Roslyn project changes that model by opening up the Visual Basic and C# compilers as APIs. These APIs allow tools and end-users to share in the wealth of information the compilers have about code. The Roslyn CTP previews the next generation of language object models for code generation, analysis, and refactoring, and the upcoming support for scripting and interactive use of VB and C#.

Friday, October 14, 2011

HTML5 Diaries – Canvas & SVG


How to choose between Canvas and SVG ?

Fundamentally, Canvas is a pixel-based, immediate mode graphics system that works best with a smaller surface or a larger number of objects.
While, SVG is a shape-based, retained mode graphics system that works better with a larger surface or a smaller number of objects.

For more information, visit :

Friday, September 30, 2011

WebSockets + Long Polling + SignalR === Awesome;

Steps for creating a chat client using 4.5 :

1) Install Visual Studio 2011 Developer Preview (download)
2) Install NuGet Package Manager (download)
3) File -> New -> Project
4) Right Click on References -> Manage NuGet Packages
1) Search “SignalR” and install the package
2) Add 2 files “Default.aspx” and “Chat.cs” and change the code as below:
(*Note : I am referring to my C# type and methods in Javascript )
3) Done.
You may think this is trivial but believe me, it isn’t ..

This is the most exciting piece of technology that I have seen so far from BUILD (offcourse after Windows Native Apps in HTML5 & Javascript) so I would encourage everyone to start playing with VS 2011.
And if you haven’t seen yet what happened in BUILD than I would strongly recommend you see it here.

Web development is taking a whole new perspective with HTML 5 and Javascript . . . .

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Code Leaders and Beautiful Teams . . . . .


I came across this nice presentation done by Roy Osherove at NDC 2010 where he talks about team types and some very good fundamental aspects of directing the team as a technical leader.

Here is the torrent link for all the videos - NDC2010 Sessions Torrent . I especially liked his Song at the end of the presentation (below)  Smile

Here are some really good excerpts from the original presentation :





Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Diving & Exploration

Some very good SharePoint links that I came across in last few weeks :

Enjoy Learning !!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

First touch to Windows Phone 7