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AngularJs
12 Mar 2015   Updated: 12 Mar 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Hot on the heels of my last review for DevExpress Universal 2014.2, I will next dive into my recent experiences with DevExpress TestCafe.
Desktop Programming
WPF
21 Jun 2012   Updated: 21 Jun 2012   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.39
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My review of various features including: install experience, demo center, WPF project templates, and Controls.
30 Oct 2012   Updated: 30 Oct 2012   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.40
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DXTREME is the name of the new package that aims to make developers more productive in these scenarios.
10 Sep 2013   Updated: 10 Sep 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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The Dew Review – DevExpress WPF Subscription – 2013.1 Release
28 Jan 2014   Updated: 28 Jan 2014   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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Looking at the Plantronics Voyager Legend, and using the Spokes SDK .NET Interop for COM Service API with C# while building a WPF sample application.
26 Sep 2014   Updated: 26 Sep 2014   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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Last June, I reviewed the Aspose.Email for .NET component and demonstrated how to work with email messages in PST files or via IMAP. Well, I am back again for a look at another Aspose package. This one is Aspose.Cells for .NET.
Hosted Services
Azure
12 Nov 2015   Updated: 12 Nov 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Open source software (OSS) development has reached the mainstream .NET community and created a whole new customer segment for development tools. Microsoft has responded to this need by creating the Visual Studio Community Edition.
Programming Languages
C#
2 Jun 2014   Updated: 2 Jun 2014   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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The Latest Release of Aspose.Email
Delphi
25 Feb 2013   Updated: 25 Feb 2013   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.07
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Over the last several weeks, I have been building some simple OCR applications in my spare time using a trial version of the FineReader Engine by ABBYY
Ultrabook
5 Sep 2012   Updated: 5 Sep 2012   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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Ultrabook initial impressions.
29 Jul 2013   Updated: 29 Jul 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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The Dew Review – Intel Haswell Ultrabook Review – Part 1, Initial Impressions
29 Aug 2013   Updated: 29 Aug 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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The Dew Review – Intel Haswell Ultrabook Review – Part 2: Daily Use
7 Oct 2013   Updated: 7 Oct 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Intel Haswell Ultrabook Review – Part 3: A Developer’s Best Friend
26 Sep 2012   Updated: 26 Sep 2012   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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Now that I have had a couple of weeks to install some Windows Store apps, various development tools, and generally put the Ultrabook through its paces, I want to provide an update.
21 Nov 2012   Updated: 21 Nov 2012   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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This is my third and final review of the Intel Ultrabook.
Web Development
ASP.NET
4 Dec 2013   Updated: 4 Dec 2013   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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The Dew Review- DevExpress ASP.NET 2013.2
HTML5
18 Feb 2015   Updated: 18 Feb 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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This year I have been looking at and starting to use several components from the Universal 14.2.4 release.

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Technical Lead Allscripts
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Alvin has over 24 years of programming experience in the health care, financial and manufacturing industries. He is currently a Principal Software Engineer at Allscripts in the Philadelphia area. He has been recognized as a Microsoft Windows Dev MVP (current - formerly MVP in C#/Visual Studio), OzCode Magician, Friend of Redgate and Xamarin Certified Professional. Alvin has tech reviewed several books, including titles on ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core, and WPF. He is also one of the founding organizers of the TechBash developer conference held each fall in Pocono Manor, PA.