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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

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

Microsoft Popfly

June 1, 2007 Leave a comment

Popfly is the fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly consists of two parts:
Microsoft Popfly
1) Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups.
2) Popfly Space is an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.

To keep it short and simple, Popfly makes it easy for non-devs to create web sites, mashups, and more.
Drag, drag, click – you’ve got a Flikr + Virtual Earth mashup.
You can even point and click your way to a Vista Gadget.

I’ve got my own page at but i’m still testing…

Start on (You will need an invitation)

Microsoft Popfly

ArabicLexikon Game – ImagineCup 2007

May 11, 2007 Leave a comment

A few days, I received an email from Samer Chidiac of Microsoft stating that my team is qualified for Round 2 of ImagineCup 2007 (Software Design) which will be held this Saturday 12th of May in German Jordanian University in Amman.
We (my partner Khalil and I) originally intended to participate in Web Development category, but unfortunately we missed the deadline so instead we decided to switch to Software Design (obviously we had to change the whole website to a Windows Forms application).The result is pretty good, we named it ArabicLexikon (with a ‘k’ !!).
The concept is pretty simple, ArabicLexikon is a ‘game with a purpose’ that aims to build a lexicon knowledge base for Arabic language. It was inspired by ESP Game which aims to label all images on the web.

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