FTPS client for xamarin based apps

Hi Community, Today’s post is a quick recipe to enabling FTPS capabilities to our Xamarin applications. Please refer to code below to see it fully. Angel ObjectInfo Class using System; namespace WebUtils { /// <summary> /// /// </summary> public class ObjectInfo { /// <summary> /// Gets or sets the name. /// </summary> /// <value> /// […]

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Overcoming lack of AppDomain class in PCL library with Xamarin

Hi Community, If you usually wear two hats (architect and  developer) like I do, you might find this blog post useful. My current engagement requires me to have the precision of a surgeon, because anything misplaced might break the functionality of this Xamarin Android application. My customer’s requirement was “simple” being able to extend existing […]

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Visual C++ for Linux Development

Hi Community, It’s been  almost 3 months since Microsoft announced their “Visual C++ for Linux Development” extension. There is a very concise and clear article here. This extension allows developers to target and deploy to *Nix systems (even to a Raspberry Pi) using Visual C++. Developers can even set breakpoints and debug remote code.  In […]

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Instrumenting *nix Systems via C#, C++, Mono and Qt

Hi Community, The following article is about one of the subjects I’m most passionate about that’s integration of disparate systems and cross-platform computing. I think, it’s something I had to publish and it’s one of the core components of my SIF project (Service Integration Framework). This approach can be applied to a variety of scenarios, […]

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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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Integration between Qt application running on Linux and Microsoft SQL Server

I love computers, technology and software that’s for sure. I fell in love with them at a very early age and I still got the passion To me, when I’m able to make one system talk or communicate and interact with another it’s always fun and challenging, but more importantly it’s rewarding as. I have […]

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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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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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Pass information to .NET control from Native Code with Visual C++

As a follow up to this post on interoperability between .NET and native code, this post describes how we can host a .NET user control from an ActiveX control, but more importantly set properties that drive or change the behaviour of the .NET user control. First of all, we need to define an interface with […]

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