Internals of C# 6 new features

Hi community, it has been a very busy start of the year for me, but here I am as usual sharing with you information that you might find useful. Today’s post is about the internals of a couple new features available in C# 6. The new version of the language introduces the following features and […]

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NDepend 6.0

NDepend 6.0 was released a few months ago, and due to my workload I have been unable to blog about it until now. This version contains a ton of new features. I have been working with this product since 2009, I think (Sorry but I cannot remember the version back then) and I must say […]

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Microsoft MVP Award recipient for 2016

Hi community, It gives me a great joy to announce that Microsoft has awarded me with an MVP recognition once again, in this opportunity in the “Visual Studio and Development Technologies” category . Since the MVP Program has been around for more than two decades, Microsoft have recently made changes to it, therefore, I can contribute to anything that’s […]

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Whatis Utility for Windows

Hi Community, I’ve just come back to the office after rolling off from an engagement, so this week while being back to the bench I’ve been practicing  and studying some Qt for my upcoming certification, doing a few things around Raspberry Pi + Kinect + OpenKinect on Raspbian but at the same time I also […]

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Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015 Resources

Hi Community, Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015 were successfully launched a few days ago, and with them a bunch of new features were introduced, being Universal Windows Apps one of the most exciting and expected features; so what I’ve done is to compile a table that contains links to useful resources and even offers […]

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MetaFS (Metadata File System for Windows)

FileSystems are the storage backbone for any computer system, in Today’s operating systems most of them provide a common functionality set like journaling, security and metadata among others. In my humble opinion, metadata is one of the most important ones, reason being is that they can tell users about the contents of the file without […]

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Building Native Windows Applications with CLION, GCC and CygWin

As a software developer and architect, I’m always looking at options for my customers whether they’re around technologies, tools, hosting, security and tenancy model (being the last three mandatory in a “cloudy” world) among some other factors and considerations. To me crafting software it’s more than cracking code and ensure it compiles, it’s more about […]

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Instrumenting SharePoint code via Performance Counters

Instrumentation is an important and integral part of every system because it allows (among some other things) to monitor the health of the system and/or components of it.  On a recent engagement, I had to architect a SharePoint solution that integrates with a core LOB system. The SharePoint solution comprises a few workflows that in […]

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Communication between user and kernel-mode

As a follow-up post on Windows Services and Minifilters, Today I’ll explain one way we can send notifications from kernel-mode to an user-mode application.  Let’s remember Windows provides fault tolerance protection in the form of rings, thus an offending code in one of the rings should not compromise the stability of the system. My metadata […]

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Dynamically add event handlers to controls in a custom .NET control with C#

A few years back I came up with something called “FRF” (Forms Rendering Framework) which allowed me to render any UI (whether they are Web or Windows based) based on a template definition (Yes, this was long before Microsoft released XAML). Anyways, on one of my personal projects I had a requirement to dynamically create […]

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