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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

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

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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