ASP.NET MVC 3 preview analyze

ASP.NET MVC 3 is new version of fresh Framework and it is available for download as preview. ASP.NET MVC 3.0 compatible with ASP.NET MVC 2 – which means it will be easy to update projects you are writing with MVC 2 to MVC 3 when it finally releases.  The new features in MVC 3 build on top of the foundational work we’ve already done with the MVC 1 and MVC 2 releases – which means that the skills, knowledge, libraries, and books you’ve acquired are all directly applicable to MVC version 3.  MVC 3 adds new features and capabilities – it doesn’t obsolete existing ones.ASP.NET MVC 3 can be installed side-by-side with ASP.NET MVC 2, and you can install today’s “Preview 1” release on your machine without it impacting existing MVC 2 projects you are working on (they will continue to use MVC 2 unless you explicitly modify the plans to retarget them to ASP.NET MVC 3 preview).  More...

.NET Framework 4.0 new features analyze

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is a software framework that can be installed on computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. Current version is 4.0.30319.1 (4.0) / 12 April 2010; it is supported Windows 98 or later, Windows NT 4.0 or later. Programs written for the .NET Framework execute in a software environment that manages the program's runtime requirements. Also part of the .NET Framework, this runtime environment is known as the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and it is supported by Visual Studio 2010. More...

Top merge and diff tools for coding

There are a multitude of Diff/Merge Utilities out there but this review will cover. Each developer need to have ability for merging code between different versions or branches into one place. Once in a while every software developer will find himself or herself using a file-differencing program such as Windiff.exe or TortoiseMerge, which comes with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET environment and its constituent languages, such as Microsoft Visual C#. But you can also use Araxis Merge, because it improves upon the facilities available within Windiff.exe and other differencing utilities by not only pinpointing the exact characters within a line that have changed, but also allowing developers to edit the files directly within Araxis Merge and to perform folder-based differencing by simply right-clicking in Windows Explorer and selecting “Compare with Araxis Merge” on the folders or files they would like to compare. We always can find open source project such as WinMerge from sourceforge community or MAC OS application Guiffy, but what is better exactly for you? I will write more about Araxis tool, because I use it for a long time more, but will cover other tools too. More...

Russian Silicon Valley - Skolkovo

Russia’s avenue for growth is plentiful, IT people are very smart in Russia and have very significant potential. A key government there now it is priority to diversify into information technologies. The Russian government earmarked 170 billion rubles (5.5 billion U.S. dollars) for the establishment of Skolkovo, a high-tech hub outside Moscow and Russia’s answer to Silicon Valley. Several US, EU and Asian technology companies will be taking part in the Skolkovo project (Intel, Facebook, Philips, CISCO and others.), with one American multinational pumping in US$1 billion worth of investment. This project is enjoying strong governmental support, which could create a stable platform, take the budding tech industry to a new level, and bring in fresh state, institutional and private investments in a sector that seems immensely promising and popular in Russian and Ukrainian people. More...

Presentation best practices, top Power Point presentation advices, tips and tricks

The purpose of this discussion is to provide basic information to improve my and your skills in developing effective presentations. Also I am going to visit IT Jam 2010 in Kharkov conference in two weeks that is why will make new presentation.Top features that need to be used are: visual aids, coupled with good public speaking skills, strong narrative sequence with a clearly defined beginning, middle and end helps the presenter express his or her thoughts better and allows the audience to process the information in the presentation. It’s also important to have a rehearsal run-through if the content is new so that any kinks can be ironed out. We don’t always have the time to translate our verbal ideas and points into visuals that will enhance the understanding of our audience as we present. The downside, at best, is that some members of the audience might think: “well, if it’s all there on the slide, where does this presenter add value? Can he just give me a copy and be gone?” At worst, some in the audience will be outright confused by the verbal attack – both written and spoken. That is really cool and that is what we need. More...