Jordev Community Night on June 28th

July 21, 2007 Leave a comment


Topic: Introducing Microsoft Silverlight
Date: Saturday, July 28th, 2007
Location: STIC (Queen Rania Technology Center, Rabiah)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Bander ALSHARFI [MVP]


Bander is a Technical Consultant and has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 2 years now. He is also the President of JorDev. So make sure not to miss out on next week’s Community Night, which promises to be a learning experience to remember!

For more information or directions to STIC please contact:
Ayman Farouk @ 0795727344

Imagine Cup Gallery Opening Party in Second Life!

June 28, 2007 Leave a comment

Join it live from 20:00 Central European Time (CET) on June 28 2007 for the Imagine Cup Gallery launch party taking place in Second Life, the popular internet-based virtual world.

You’ll be able to check out some of the winning applications from the recent Software Design national finals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and be able to hang out and chat online with the teams and students in Second Life.

And in addition they have a whole host of great bands, DJs and artists to entertain you including Natalie Moody, the most celebrated singer currently performing in Second Life.

You can teleport directly to the Microsoft Island in Second Life from 20:00 CET June 28 2007 to join the hottest party in Second Life

ImagineCup Second Life

Categories: .NET, Microsoft

Understanding LINQ (C#) – An article describing the new language features of LINQ

June 26, 2007 10 comments

Jordev Community Night on June 16th

June 15, 2007 Leave a comment


Topic: Building Desktop Applications using Microsoft Expression Blend
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2007
Location: STIC (Queen Rania Technology Center, Rabiah)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Ayman Farouk

Also they have free Donuts and Coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts for everyone!

Categories: .NET, Microsoft, Programming

Safari for Windows

June 12, 2007 1 comment

Safari on WindowsWell believe or not, I’m running Safari on Windows [v3 Public Beta]. You can download it from here:
Apple claims that Safari is “the fastest, easiest-to-use web browser in the world” and that it loads pages two times faster than Internet Explorer.

I noticed that this version is not very stable, so you it may crash (it is a beta version after all), but the most important thing is that web developers can test their sites in Safari without buying a Mac.. Overall I’m not switching away from Firefox2.

One last thing, it appears that Silverlight doesn’t work on Safari for Windows although it seems to recognize the plug-in, I guess Microsoft will fix this in the next release of Silverlight (or may be not!!).


Categories: Apple, HTML, Web, XHTML

Microsoft codename “Acropolis” CTP 1 released

June 6, 2007 3 comments

The Microsoft code name “Acropolis” Community Technology Preview 1 is a set of components and tools that make it easier for developers to build and manage modular, business focused, client .NET applications. Acropolis is part of the “.NET Client Futures” wave of releases, our preview of upcoming technologies for Windows client development.Acropolis builds on the rich capabilities of Microsoft Windows and the .NET Framework, including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), by providing tools and pre-built components that help developers quickly assemble applications from loosely-coupled parts and services. With Acropolis you will be able to:

  • Quickly create WPF enabled user experiences for your client applications.
  • Build client applications from reusable, connectable, modules that allow you to easily create complex, business-focused applications in less time.
  • Integrate and host your modules in applications such as Microsoft Office, or quickly build stand-alone client interfaces.
  • Change the look and feel of your application quickly using built-in themes, or custom designs using XAML.
  • Add features such as workflow navigation and user-specific views with minimal coding.
  • Manage, update, and deploy your application modules quickly and easily.

Check it out on
Download Acropolis CTP & Documentation
Also check out this Introducing Acropolis Video

Microsoft Acropolis

Categories: .NET, Microsoft, Programming

Apple iPhone

June 5, 2007 Leave a comment

Finally, iPhone. The official date is June 29, and here the official first three TV ads.

iPhone combines three amazing products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. So it ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.

Read more…

Categories: Apple