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Slides and demos for the Owin and Katana talk from NCrafts conf in Paris

Last Friday Ugo and me were in Paris for the NCrafts Conference organized by the ALT.NET France and our friend Rui Carvalho. We talked about “Owin and Katana”: at the beginning I saw many question marks on the head of people, but while going through the talk I saw those question marks becoming light bulbs, and at the end of the talk a very vibrant questions and answers session happened, something that I hoped, but frankly didn’t expect. We published the slides on Slideshare: Owin and Katana from Ugo Lattanzi and Simone Chiaretta We also put on Github...

Speaking about Katana and OWIN at NCrafts Conference in Paris

Lately I’ve been digging deeper into the OWIN specs and in particular into the implementation done by Microsoft: Katana. For those interested in knowing more about this new lightweight and modular web server, Ugo Lattanzi and I are going to have a speech about it on the 16th of May in Paris at the NCrafts conference, organized by our friend Rui Carvalho. This conference, despite being in France, will be almost entirely in English and will have prominent members of the .NET developer community speaking, like Greg Young of CQRS fame  and Lucene.net core contributor Itamar...

7 books for a .NET Summer reading list (2011 version)

In the previous years “n books for a .NET Summer reading list” used to be the title of the book list post. Now, in the last of my 4 posts with books suggestions I am back to the original title. In my introductory post I said I would have listed only a few web development on .NET books. In fact there are only 2. Web Development on .NET Professional ASP.NET MVC 3 While Professional ASP.NET MVC v2 was mainly an update of the original professional MVC1 book, the third remake, due to the nature of the new...

5 books for developing on Windows Phone 7

After the Node.js resource list and the list of book for Arduino, the third part of the 2011 summer book list is about Windows Phone 7. The platform is still pretty young, and there are no books that cover both the feature of the device together with some best practices and, something that is important in phone development, the developer/designer workflow. For that reason this list includes also books about Silverlight and WPF. Core skills Silverlight 4 Unleashed Even if not specific to Windows Phone 7, this book is one of the best (if not THE best)...

8 books (and 3 kits) to get started with Arduino

A few days ago, as part of my summer book list post, I posted the resources to get started with Node.js. Another of my area of interest since one year is also Arduino and the so called “Internet of Things”. What Arduino is For those of you who don’t know what Arduino is, the short answer, taken from the Arduino website, is: Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Thanks...

Summer time learning: Getting started with Node.js

It is now a consolidate tradition for me to publish, during summer time, a list of the books I liked reading or that I bought and are sitting on my shelves (or, lately, more and more on my iPad) waiting to be read. In the last years these lists contained .NET and development methodologies books and web development books (jQuery and JavaScript). The topics of the book in this year’s list are a bit different. There will still be a bit of web development on .NET, but due to the nature of the projects I did in my spare...

What’s new in ASP.NET MVC 2 Wrox Blox available for purchase

My latest book, the What’s new in ASP.NET MVC 2 Wrox Blox, is now available for purchase from the Wrox store at the cost of US $6.99. For those who are not familiar with them, Wrox Blox are short and concise ebooks that cover very specific topics. Ranging from 30 to 70-80 pages, they are a very good option in case you need to solve a specific problem, or learn a specific technology, but you don’t to buy a whole book only when you would read a chapter or two. And this ebook is exactly like that:...

Feel excited: got my copies of my book Beginning ASP.NET MVC

Our book is out in the wild since almost a month, and many people out there already received their copies, some also wrote reviews of the book and even had parties to present the book, but I didn’t have the pleasure to hold in my hands a real copy of the book till this morning (yeah, I know, Italian post is very slow delivering parcels). And being my first book I’m very excited and pleased to see the real thing, and to see my face on the its cover. Tags: book,aspnetmvc

11 books for a .NET Summer reading list

Now that my book is on shelves, I’m out of things to do when I come back from work. Furthermore during this year I bought or I was given quite a few interesting programming book, so I think I’ll start using my spare time to improve my skills. Here is the list of books I’m going to read, some of which I think are a must read for all .NET developers. Frontend development and JavaScript I’m a web developer at heart, and I truly believe that a web developer must know everything about Javascript, CSS and HTML....

Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0 available on Amazon

It's been a long journey, that started more than one year ago: today our Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0 book is available for purchase on Amazon US. Probably some of you, the ones which pre-ordered the book, will be receiving it soon. And in a few days (probably next week), the book will be officially available also on Amazon UK (still in pre-sale now) and later this month also on physical bookstores. If you want to have a look at what's inside the book, you can download the free chapters we made available last month, or you can just...

Sneak Peek at our book Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0

Our Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0 book is going to available on Amazon and on bookstores in a month or so. But for those of you who cannot wait till the release date, I’m going to publish the table of contents: Introduction Chapter 1: The Model-View-Controller Pattern Chapter 2: ASP.NET WebForms vs. ASP.NET MVC Chapter 3: Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC Chapter 4: The Model Chapter 5: The Controller Chapter 6: The View Chapter 7: Routing ...

Book review: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly

Now that the book I’m writing with Keyvan has gone to production (will be available in stores at the end of July), I decided to spend some time reading other programming books: I’ve got a few of them in the queue, and I’ll probably post a review of them on my blog. Quick look at the book My first review is about another book about ASP.NET MVC: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly, written by the Belgian blogger and community speaker Maarten Balliauw. This book is, as the title says, a quick overview (around 190 pages plus 50 pages...

Free Chapter of Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0 – Testing ASP.NET MVC Applications

It is with an unquantifiable amount of pleasure that I can announce that we have just released a free public preview chapter of our Beginning ASP.NET MVC v1.0. The name of the chapter is “Chapter 9 – Testing ASP.NET MVC Applications”. It explains how to test controllers, how to use mocking to test interactions with the Http runtime, how to refactor an application to make it testable, and also shows some TDD in action. Also, when you read it, remember that the intended audience is developers that are new to ASP.NET MVC and most likely also...

Microsoft® .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise

A bit late for my Xmas present, but today I received my copy to the book written by Andrea Saltarello and Dino Esposito: Microsoft® .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to start reading it, but given the synopsis and excitement with which Andrea announced his book (in Italian, sorry) I think it’s going to be a great book, a must have for every .NET developer and architect out there. Too bad I’ve to wait next year to have Andrea sign my copy of the book. Technorati Tags:...

My personal experience writing the book

Yesterday I wrote about the book writing process, how it’s structured and I said I would have written about my experience doing so. First of all, I really liked the experience. But if you ask me if I’ll do it again, I’d probably say “no”, at least not now. The main challenge for us was to keep up with all the other writers team that started they effort on their ASP.NET MVC books earlier last spring (and some even last winter): we (Keyvan and I) started writing the book at the beginning of August and last weekend we...

The book writing process

As some of you might already know, in July I started writing a book for Wrox. It was a completely new experience for me, and I’ve to thank Keyvan and the guys at Wrox for helping me in understanding the book writing process. During these months I received lots of question on this process from people that never wrote a book, but also from people that wrote a book in Italy: all asking how it is to write a book and how much I’m paid for the book. So here I’m, writing a blog post to answer all...

Big in Bosnia

Well, not as the Guano Apes in Big in Japan, but, tonight our (Keyvan’s and mine) book, Beginning ASP.NET MVC, went for the first official public display at a INETA user group meeting in Banjaluka, Bosnia, during a presentation about ASP.NET MVC held by Dragan Panjkov. Thanks to Dragan for the plug and for the photo. UPDATE: More info about the talk, together with slides, demos and more pictures of the event can be found on Talk: Introduction to ASP.NET MVC. Technorati Tags: aspnetmvc,Banjaluka,book

Data Structure and Algorithms eBook

After dark years, seems like good things are coming out from the Italian .NET community lately: the latest one is the free eBook on Data Structures and Algorithms wrote by Granville Barnett and the Italian UGIdotNET member, Luca Del Tongo. I remember studying such things at the university, and the last time I helped a friend with his studies the books were still the same, and still based on "old" languages like C. Finally now a book covers the same important topics but with samples written in a modern object oriented language. All the algorithms of the book are available in form...

Look Ma, I'm on a book cover

Well, not yet, but hopefully soon. Which book cover am I talking about? It’s book I’m writing together with Keyvan, about ASP.NET MVC, for Wrox. The book title will be “Beginning ASP.NET MVC”. You way wonder why a book about a technology that is not even in beta and about which there are already six books. The reason is simple: all the six books are “pro” books, targeted at experienced developers, that are already trying out the early bits, but that want to know more. We both are writing two introductory series on ASP.NET MVC on two famous .NET...

Learn ASP.NET MVC from the guys that made it

A new book about ASP.NET MVC is coming: Professional ASP.NET 3.5 MVC. And is written by the guys that are developing it: Rob Conery, Scott Hanselman and Phil Haack. [via keyvan on twitter] Amazon says it will be released on October 20th, so I guess that by that date we will have the RTW version of ASP.NET MVC. Or maybe they are hiding the truth. ASP.NET, aspnetmvc, book

Got my copy of Visual Studio Extensibility

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my friend Keyvan from Iran just published his first book with Wrox: Professional Visual Studio Extensibility. Today I got my copy of the book. I never had the need to extend Visual Studio in the past but now I'm building some tools to facilitate the migration of a large project (more than 1M lines of code) from .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0, so this will really help. Thank you Keyvan for being releasing the book in time to help me with that work project.   Technorati Tag: Keyvan Nayyeri,Visual Studio,Book,VSX

Wanna extend Visual Studio? Read Keyvan book

Keyvan Nayyeri just announced the official release of his book about Visual Studio Extensibility, published by Wrox. This is quite a unique book since the VSX technology is new with VS2005 and is a leap forward compared to the old macro-based extensibility, but nothing has been written on this topic, yet. The book will cover all the aspects of Visual Studio Extensibility: Macro, Add-Ins, Visualizers, MSBuild, VSPackages, DSL tools, using the Shell. I also what to thank Keyvan for adding me to his acknowledgement page on the book: I would thank anyone else who helped us get this book done, both inside Wiley...

IronRuby book by Ivan Porto Carrero

I thought I already mentioned it previously, but probably the things that happened to me in the last month made me forget to mention it. But going to the point, my Belgian Kiwi friend Ivan is starting to write a book about IronRuby. Congratulations Ivan!! Technorati tags: IronRuby, Ivan, book