Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Book on Android- Enabled Phone

I was working as a co-author in writing a book on the Android platform titled “Web Geeks Guide to the Android-Enabled Phone”. The main author of the book is Jerri Ledford who has published quite a number of books on technologies related to Google. The book is close to getting published and is available for sales now.

The book covers generic usage of the android phone and getting started on developing applications for the android platform. You can check out more information on the book at http://www.amazon.com/Web-Geeks-Guide-Android-Enabled-Phone/dp/0789739720/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250644454&sr=8-1

Blogging again

I keep neglecting my blog which is not such a good thing. Things have been very busy the past few months and apart from my fulltime work was working on a few content creation projects for Microsoft Certifications. This post is just a notification for myself to start actively blogging again.

Monday, April 13, 2009

var title=???

Initially when I started using the var keyword in C# I was very cautious about it. I felt it impacts the readability of the code and decided that I will use it only with anonymous types.

But nowadays I use it whenever I directly assign a value to it but if the value is something that is assigned from a function call or from a collection then I still prefer to specify the actual type (unless of course the collection contains elements of an anonymous type). So for me “var x = 10” is fine but “var x = Something()” is not. Would be interesting to find out what guidelines others have when it comes to the var keyword.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

MVP Summit 2009

It has been a long time since I blogged about anything. Not sure what the reason is and it is just a whole lot of small things collectively. But I really should get back to blogging and a whole lot of other things that I want to do but was putting them off. So maybe this would be a start ;-)

Apart from the excuses, I attended the MVP Summit 2009 in Seattle late Feb and managed to squeeze in a small vacation in Minneapolis. Had a good time at the summit and met up with the SEA MVPs and a few other MVPs around the globe. It was good interacting with the MS employees as well. The bottom line was I have a whole lot of new technologies to update myself on.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January CDNUG: Dependency Injection with Ninject

We had the January CDNUG session last thursday. Since I was down in Sri Lanka on vacation, I did a session on Dependency Injection with Ninject.

The session primarily covered using Ninject for Dependency Injection and patterns related to it. Hope it was useful for everyone who attended.