C-Sharpen Up at Philly.NET

On October 6th, I'll be presenting at C-Sharpen Up at Philly.NET at the Microsoft Malvern, PA location. I'll be presenting along with Stephen Bohlen, Andy Schwam, and Danilo Diaz. This is a great one-day event that covers real-world usage of all major C# language features from C# 1.0 to C# 5.0. It also includes a great presentation on the SOLID principles by Stephen Bohlen. Registration won't be open much longer. You can register here. Hope to see you there!...


Code Samples from TechGate Conference

Thanks to everyone who attended my Azure presentation this past weekend at the TechGate conference in Reston. The code samples can be found here....


Kendo UI Mobile with Knockout for Master-Detail Views

Lately I've been playing with Kendo UI Mobile to build iPhone apps. It's similar to jQuery Mobile in that they are both HTML5/JavaScript based frameworks for buildings mobile apps. The primary thing that drew me to investigate Kendo UI was its innate ability to adaptively render a native looking app based on detecting the device it's currently running on. In other words, it will render to look like a native iPhone app if it's running on an iPhone and it will render to look like a native Droid app if it's running on a Droid. This is in contrast to jQuery Mobile which looks the same on all devices and, therefore, it can never quite look native for whatever...


Code Samples for DC DNUG Presentation

Thanks to everyone who attended my Web API presentation this Tuesday at DC DNUG. The code samples and PowerPoint can be found here: https://github.com/smichelotti/WebAPI-presentation This includes "before" and "after" snapshots of the code including all snippets that were used during the course of the presentation....


Web API Presentation at DC DNUG

This Tuesday (July 19), I'll be presenting the ASP.NET Web API at the DC DotNet Users Group. Abstract: Modern web applications have seen an explosion in Web API creation. Twitter, Facebook, Google, Azure, you name it – it is becoming essential to provide a Web API so that consumers can build applications and mashups on top of your services. Web 2.0 has shown a trend away from SOAP towards a REST architecture style. With the new ASP.NET Web API, Microsoft is now providing first-class support for HTTP services including tools to apply the richness of a REST architectural style. This demo heavy presentation will show how the new ASP.NET Web API will enable you to build rich...



Azure Presentation at VS Live!

Tomorrow I will be presenting "Building Scalable Apps in Windows Azure" at VS Live in New York City. I will be co-presenting with my colleague Vishwas Lele of Azure fame. Should be a great event!...