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The Daily Six Pack: December 23, 2013

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The Daily Six Pack: November 15, 2013

On 15 November, 2013 06:00:39, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss
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Ten Minutes With…Senthil Kumar

On 11 October, 2013 08:20:13, in Interviews, by Dirk Strauss

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Senthil Kumar – Chances are that if you are into Windows Phone development or IT in general, you will have read an article on the Internet written by Senthil Kumar. With multiple speaking engagements and a leader in the software industry, it is clear why the Software Engineer from Bangalore is in high demand.

This is evident when you visit his blogs. I was lucky enough to be able to have caught up with him and threw a few questions his way.

Bio

Senthil Kumar is a Software Engineer and a blogger from Bangalore. He is passionate about Windows Phone and .NET technologies.

Blogs: MobileOSGeek(All about Mobile Development) and Ginktage
Twitter: @isenthil

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Ten Minutes With… Michael Crump

On 27 September, 2013 07:00:18, in Interviews, by Dirk Strauss

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The great thing about meeting new people is that you invariably take away a little bit of who they are. I have been following Michael’s blog for a while now and it was really great to catch up with him.

I had the privilege of asking him a few questions about himself, Telerik, XAML and IT in general. What I took away was that Michael is an extremely humble man, given all that he is involved with. Check out the Q&A below, and learn more about Michael Crump.

Bio

Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik as a developer evangelist with a focus on the XAML control suite. You can reach him on Twitter at mbcrump or keep up with his blog by visiting michaelcrump.net.

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Ten Minutes With…Kunal Chowdhury

On 20 September, 2013 07:00:08, in Interviews, by Dirk Strauss

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Speaking to different people over the past couple of weeks, I have noticed a golden thread running through the lives of each of these individuals. That golden thread is a passion for what they do.

If you have been following along the past couple of Friday’s, you will know that I have been highlighting some truly remarkable individuals on my blog. Today’s interview is no different. I was fortunate enough to chat to Kunal Chowdhury about what makes him tick.

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Kunal Chowdhury is a Microsoft MVP (Silverlight), a Telerik MVP, Speaker in various Microsoft events, Author, passionate Blogger and a Software Engineer by profession. He is also a Nokia Developer Champion for his contribution towards Windows Phone and Nokia Lumia.

Blog: www.kunal-chowdhury.com

Twitter: @kunal2383

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The Daily Six Pack: May 27, 2013

On 27 May, 2013 06:00:24, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

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Channel 9 has something great in store for us. Are you going to TechEd this year? Do you want to stay connected to what’s happening? Download the Ch9 Events app on your mobile device! It will allow you to browse all the content of the conference.

You can also follow your schedule while staying connected. The Ch9 Events application is available for Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Just remember that after you create your account in the application, you need to link it to your Channel 9 account. This enables synchronization of your personal schedule.

Lastly, you can also reach out to support@eventboardmobile.com for additional information.

Next up, Beth Massi gives us a few quick tips on building great mobile LightSwitch Apps and Sean Sexton gives us the low down on the general philosophy for handling exceptions in your applications.

Good luck for the new week ahead and have a great Monday today! Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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The Daily Six Pack: May 20, 2013

On 20 May, 2013 06:00:56, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

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Reverse Engineering is a very real threat in today’s software development landscape. A colleague of mine had to reverse engineer an application that needed changes made to the code logic. The problem was that the previous developer left without handing over the source. The gist of today’s featured link is that .NET is really easy to reverse engineer. Tony Patton tells us more about this and how to avoid your hard work from been seen by those that aren’t supposed to.

Next there is another instalment of Simon Cooper’s series on .NET security. Perhaps part of your security methodology should be to obfuscate your source code. A great source of security related content in general is Troy Hunt’s blog, so head on over there and take a look.

Lastly, the Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Expert Development Cookbook is being reviewed by Brij over at Code Project. Go check out what he has to say. If you would like to win a free copy of this fantastic book, head on over to Abhishek Sur’s blog (yes, he is the author) and take part in the competition which is really easy to enter.

Welcome to a new week. I hope that you all have a great day today! Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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Microsoft Pokes Fun At Apple Versus Samsung

On 7 May, 2013 08:00:06, in Technology, by Dirk Strauss

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It was bound to happen sooner or later. Microsoft poked fun at the whole Samsung versus Apple spat. This has obviously lead to the proverbial ‘My dad is better than your dad’ attitude amongst Apple and Samsung fan boys.

But seriously, the truth is that many of the services I use are so ingrained into iOS that I would rather have root canal than migrate them all over to a new platform. (Yes, I am one of those Apple fan boys, I’ll admit it)

One thing is for certain, I am not a fan of Android for various reasons I won’t go into right now … *cough**cough**malware**cough, but if there is one platform I will consider ditching Apple for, it will be Windows Phone.

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The Daily Six Pack: May 7, 2013

On 7 May, 2013 07:00:50, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

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Today Tareq Ateik announces the availability of Khaleej Apps. This is a one stop site where you’ll find Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications in the Gulf as well as top International apps, top games, social and news apps to showcase to your customers, partners, family and friends. Be sure to go and check it out.

Then Anders Janmyr talks about being a responsible programmer (which we all are, aren’t we). Seriously, Anders makes a few very valid points, so this post is well worth a read.

So that’s it for today, have a great Tuesday. Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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The Daily Six Pack: May 6, 2013

On 6 May, 2013 07:00:23, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

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Hey everyone. Welcome to a new week. Microsoft has completed moving user accounts from Hotmail to Outlook.com. During the 6-week transition period, Microsoft moved hundreds of millions of accounts and over 150 petabytes of email data. (That’s a huge amount of data!) Paul Thurrott tells us more.

James Michael Hare is back with an excellent post of some tutorials he did for Tech.Pro. Go check them out. For all you Angry Birds fans on Windows Phone, I have some good news. Go get the games free until May 15th.

Wishing you a fantastic Monday, here is The Daily Six Pack!

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