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Current Entries

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9 Dec 2014César de Souza
The Hidden Conditional Random Field - or why discriminative learning is also an option
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22 May 2013Dejan Mauer
Free and easy way to access a web camera by using the Aforge library.
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6 Mar 2013CodeProject, Ted Neward
Welcome to our continuing series of CodeProject interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Ted Neward, "The Dude of Software".
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7 Nov 2022Terence Wallace
A VB.NET implementation of a city-building game with real-time strategy elements.
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4 Apr 2014Pragmateek
Using C# from native C++ with the help of C++/CLI.
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30 Mar 2013OriginalGriff
Working with an Age (as in a persons age) is not the same as a Timespan, and there is no simple way to return an age. This provides a class to solve this.
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13 Mar 2017Ata Amini
Multi-linear regression/classification with simple examples and Java code
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4 Mar 2013i00
Automatic port forwarding for your UPnP enabled router.
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30 Nov 2015Nejimon CR
Implement WCF web service access from WPF with busy indicator and premature cancellation feature without using delegates, background worker, or separate event procedure
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5 Mar 2013Prasad Khandekar
A dropline menubar control tag library for JSP.
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31 Mar 2013Melih Mucuk
Creating a WCF Service with JSON data for use on iOS
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22 Mar 2013Terence Wallace
TexasQuest is a 2D side scroller platform game similiar to Super Mario
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21 Mar 2013Shubhashish_Mandal
Animated sliding panel in Swing.
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14 Mar 2013Bartlomiej Filipek
Include Guards, Pragma Once, Predeclarations and other hints that might be useful when dealing with includes.
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18 Mar 2013Luis D. Aguilar
This article intends to demostrate clear examples of both the "traditional" way and the alternative way using the Model-View-Presenter pattern to improve overall user interface design.
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25 Mar 2013Sam Ma, Xi'an
This article describes the usage of a modularization framework called OSGi.NET.
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3 Apr 2013Modesty Zhang
Porting PDF.js to Node.js with interactive forms elements
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1 Apr 2013jsolutions_uk
An IOC Container using variadic template.
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25 Mar 2013Rahul Rajat Singh
This article talks about managing sequence of operations in a WCF service.
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19 Mar 2013Marco Bertschi
Activating the Windows POSIX Kernel patch and installing the Interix SDK on Windows 7 Ultimate.
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6 Dec 2013Serge Desmedt
Conception of a DSL for creating touch gestures in Android.
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6 Mar 2013wmjordan
Rendering text with OpenType fonts by P/Invoking GDI API in WinForm applications.
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7 Apr 2013Sebastiaan Meijerink
Offline web app in MVC.
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17 Mar 2013Mahmoud Samir Fayed
The idea behind using the Time Machine inside Programming Without Coding Technology
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21 Apr 2013slodge
Step 3 in the TipCalc tutorial for MvvmCross v3 - Hot Tuna
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29 Mar 2013Xomega Team
How to easily implement cascading selection the MVC way and leverage cached static data.
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1 Mar 2013Andrew Rafas
Introducing a programming style by creating an incremental calculation framework.
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11 Mar 2013anilkumar.6714
This is an animated label in C#.
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19 Mar 2013Weidong Shen
This article describes how to do sorting, paging, and filtering with Self-Tracking Entity Generator and Visual Studio 2012.
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25 Mar 2013unitpoint
The ObjectScript is a new embedded programing language that mixes benefits of JavaScript, Lua, Ruby, Python and PHP. The ObjectScript has syntax from JavaScript, multiple results from Lua, sugar syntax from Ruby, magic methods from Python and much more.
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20 Mar 2013cocaf
How to show progress in a Boost test application.
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5 Mar 2013jan.mach71
A small tool listing Administrators group members recursively using the ActiveDS library.
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12 Mar 2013Rahul Warhekar from Pune, MH
This post explains all the uses of const keyword
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27 Mar 2013Aydin Homay
Minor changes on CGridCtrl 2.27 for compatibility with old version of this control
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7 Mar 2013Zoran Rubinic
Automatically creating sites in IIS from template
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26 Mar 2013Norbert Schneider
How to develop using C++/Boost on the Mac using XCode
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11 Mar 2013Manikandan Sekar
Here we can view the events of a day by moving the mouse over the date.
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15 Apr 2013Volodymyr Bobko
This article describes a C# library that allows to replace your summaries calculation code with expressions, e.g. - (SUM(Column3)-SUM(Column2))/COUNT() or AVG(Column4/Column3)
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1 Apr 2013vinodkumarnie
Show or hide controls through code behind or through JQuery
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11 Mar 2013Ajit_Pudale
Tips to control printer setting without printdialog in Silverlight
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26 Mar 2013rgubarenko
DaST is a new architectural pattern for building highly dynamic Web 2.0 applications. A web page is rendered as a set of randomly nested rectangles where each rectangle is controlled individually and every combination of rectangles can be partially updated via AJAX.
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25 Mar 2013HTML5 Partners
In this, the third of three articles on jQM, I show how to build a custom theme using the Theme Roller, as well as look at some custom themes that allow a mobile Web application to look more like an iPhone, Android or Windows Phone application.
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25 Mar 2013Arpit Mandliya
Template method design pattern in Java.
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21 Mar 2013Chris Boss
What could be done to make Windows 8 tablets more popular?
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8 Mar 2013Himanshu DS
Here are some styles of source code comments in C#, SQL, XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
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10 Mar 2013xibao
Generate class definition for Web API Service Models.
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1 Mar 2013cyprussun
Books teach the advantages of structures over classes. I wanted to know it better!
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24 Mar 2013Lộc Nguyễn
Using custom FractionalNumber and Matrix classes.
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23 Mar 2013Kristofer Kallsbo
Still not sure what the final script will do but I have to detect how the script is started and act accordingly.

Current Participants

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India India
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior)
New Zealand New Zealand
I am a senior software developer with almost 20 years of experience. I have extensive knowledge of C#, C++ and Assembly languages, working mainly on Windows and embedded systems. Outside of work I am interested in a wider variety of technologies, including learning 20 programming languages, developing Linux kernel drivers or advocating Functional Programming recently.
Software Developer
India India
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
India India
I am a java developer and blogger.Love to connect with people interested in java,programming or blogging.You can visit my blog at http://java2blog.com/
Software Developer (Senior) Private
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I have a PhD in computational chemistry from Newcastle University. I worked for Imperial College London as research scientist for 6.5 years followed by 7 years in banking in the City of London as senior software developer. Currently I do mathematical modelling and software development for a private company and spend some time in research and development in the University of Newcastle.
Software Developer (Senior) BHGE
Germany Germany
I worked as a software engineer and researcher in different countries with a wide range of related projects and engineers from all around the world. I was involved in Oil&Gas, Telecommunication, Transportation, and Semiconductor projects and played various roles such as junior, senior, and lead engineer both in embedded and non-embedded devices and technologies.

During my professional carrier, I was directly involved in designing and maintaining editor, compiler, and interpreter for IEC 611131-3 (PLC programming standard) and fault-tolerant communication layer for distributed automation standard IEC 61499, and many other projects such as DCS (Distributed Control Systems), (SCADA) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System, Oilfield (CMS) Computerised Maintenance Systems, Oil&Gas Laboratory Automaton Systems, and Semiconductor Equipment Connectivity Solutions.

Currently, I pursue a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in the Technical University of Dresden and works as a software engineer in Germany. Beside, I am a certified specialist in Microsoft technologies since 2011.

My main research and work areas are Industrial Communication and Automation Systems, Real-Time Systems, Service-Oriented Systems, IEC 61131-3, IEC 61499, and Distributed Embedded Systems.
Software Developer
Poland Poland
Software developer interested in creating great code and passionate about teaching.

Author of C++17 In Detail - a book that will teach you the latest features of C++17!

I have around 11 years of professional experience in C++/Windows/Visual Studio programming. Plus other technologies like: OpenGL, game development, performance optimization.

In 2018 I was awarded by Microsoft as MVP, Developer Technologies.

If you like my articles please subscribe to my weekly C++ blog or just visit www.bfilipek.com.
Engineer NAVER LABS Europe
France France
Computer and technology enthusiast, interested in artificial intelligence and image processing. Has a Master's degree on Computer Science specialized on Image and Signal Processing, with expertise on Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Data Mining systems. Author of the Accord.NET Framework for developing scientific computing applications.

If you would like to hire good developers to build your dream application, please check out DaitanGroup, one of the top outsourcing companies in Brazil. This company, located in Brazil's Sillicon Valley but with US-based offices, has huge experience developing telecommunications software for large and small companies worldwide.
Software Developer Computer Workshop
United States United States
Chris Boss is the owner (and programmer) of a small software development business in rural Virginia, called the Computer Workshop. For the last ten years or so he has been developing tools for use by Powerbasic programmers (see: http://powerbasic.com ). His main product called EZGUI (Easy GUI) is a high level GUI engine with Visual Designer and code generator. It is in its fifth generation now. He is an experienced Windows API programmer (more low level) and has experience in writing GUI engines (forms/controls), drag and drop Visual Designers, Graphics engines (printing and to the screen) and one of his favorites is a Sprite engine (2D animated movable images). His current project is version 5.0 of his main product EZGUI, adding such features as multi-monitor support, component engine, custom control engine, superclass engine and the latest project a 3D OpenGL based custom control. One of the goals he has is to push the limits of Windows software development, while making it easy, fast execution speed, small footprint (size of executables) and code reusability while providing a more graphic experience in user interfaces, while still being able to write software which can fit on a floppy disk (small footprint), use minimal amount of memory and able to run on multiple versions of Windows from 95 to Win8.
Software Developer (Senior)
Canada Canada
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer CodeProject Solutions
Canada Canada
The CodeProject team have been writing software, building communities, and hosting CodeProject.com for over 20 years. We are passionate about helping developers share knowledge, learn new skills, and connect. We believe everyone can code, and every contribution, no matter how small, helps.

The CodeProject team is currently focussing on CodeProject.AI Server, a stand-alone, self-hosted server that provides AI inferencing services on any platform for any language. Learn AI by jumping in the deep end with us: codeproject.com/AI.
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Philippines Philippines
Grew up in a metal processing company and did industrial HW/SW development since the birth of Intel’s 8080. Lectured IT since 1986 at several levels. Hobbies, sidesteps: Woodworking and deep sea diving. Background: ASM, C, C++. Platforms: Win, Novel, CP/M, MP/M, DOS, (Linux).

It’s not the developer’s duty to pay up for the engineer’s ignorance.
Software Developer (Senior) CENT SI d.o.o.
Slovenia Slovenia
I have strange hobby - programming.
While I am not programming I am tasting some good beers Wink | ;)
Web Developer CodeSpread.com
India India
I am a regular developer working on c#,asp.net,sql,cms,digital marketing related sites. Through my blog, I am showing the non-technical part of our daily technical terms and processes which can be used to describe it to a layman.Sometimes I write basic technical posts also.
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
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Software Developer (Senior) i00 Productions
Australia Australia
I hope you enjoy my code. It's yours to use for free, but if you do wish to say thank you then a donation is always appreciated.
You can donate here.
Software Developer (Senior) Nexthink
Switzerland Switzerland
Please have a look at http://cz.linkedin.com/pub/jan-mach/22/6b1/815/
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer jSolutions Ltd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
John Cumming has been working in software engineering for over 15 years. With qualifications in a mechanical engineering discipline and initial employment in chemical engineering research, he has engineering experience and knowledge to bring to a variety of software projects.

John has a wide range of experience in a variety of technologies, including web applications, distributed architectures and desktop applications and has applied his knowledge and experience in a variety of roles in R&D projects, Integration Consultancy and Enterprise Architecture.

John is experienced in Agile development processes such as XP and Scrum and is a Certified Scrum Professional.

* C++ - UNIX, Windows, COM, MFC, ATL, CLI, CORBA, Qt, boost
* C# - .NET 4.5, WPF, Prism, XAML
* XML - XML, XSLT, XSD, SOAP, XSL-FO
* Security – Cryptography, Key Management, Smart Cards
* Agile and Scrum

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I develop in C# on .Net platforms like MVC. Like to use jQuery to build rich interfaces. I also blog about development and snags I got and the solutions I found for them.

I also a full time CIO at a Swedish energy company. When there is time I do some part time consulting on cloud issues.
Software Developer
United States United States
while (live) {
try {
learn();
code();
food();
...
} catch (Exception ex) {
recover();
}
}
Software Developer (Senior) Informatech
Costa Rica Costa Rica
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Junior)
India India
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Switzerland Switzerland
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer NoMad Commerce
Turkey Turkey
Melih Mucuk

Software & Mobile App Developer

Visit my blog: http://melihmucuk.com
Technical Lead
United States United States
https://github.com/modesty

https://www.linkedin.com/in/modesty-zhang-9a43771

https://twitter.com/modestyqz
Architect
India India
Nejimon CR started coding in early 2000s with classic Visual Basic 6 and later moved to .NET platform. His primary technology stack expertise is around Microsoft technologies, but with the previous and latest areas of functioning to include a wide variety of technologies such as Win32 APIs, AutoIt scripting, UI Automation, ASP.NET MVC and Web API, Node.js, NoSQL, Linq, Entity Framework, AngularJS, etc.

His Articles on CodeProject:
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1060520/Centralizing-WCF-Client-Configuration-in-a-Class-L
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/567356/Asynchronous-Access-of-Web-Service-from-WPF-with-B
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/63849/Serial-Foot-Pedal-Device-Server
http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/149249/Simplest-way-to-implement-irregular-forms-in-NET
http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/564388/Entity-Framework-Code-First-Navigation-Property-is
Software Developer (Senior)
Germany Germany
Born 1968, got a PhD in engineering. Been doing FEM type simulations in a varity of fields. Now working for a company that makes security software (Bring your own device solutiuons) for a varity of platforms.
CEO
Wales Wales
Born at an early age, he grew older. At the same time, his hair grew longer, and was tied up behind his head.
Has problems spelling the word "the".
Invented the portable cat-flap.
Currently, has not died yet. Or has he?
Instructor / Trainer Pragmateek
France (Metropolitan) France (Metropolitan)
To make it short I'm an IT trainer specialized in the .Net ecosystem (framework, C#, WPF, Excel addins...).
(I'm available in France and bordering countries, and I only teach in french.)

I like to learn new things, particularly to understand what happens under the hood, and I do my best to share my humble knowledge with others by direct teaching, by posting articles on my blog (pragmateek.com), or by answering questions on forums.
Software Developer (Senior) Freelancer
India India
I am a software professional with over 20 years of commercial business applications design and development experience.

My programming experience includes Java, Spring, .NET, Classic VB & ASP, Scripting, Power Builder, PHP, Magic & far far ago FoxPro, C, Assembly and COBOL.

From last 11 years I am mostly working with Java Technology. I am currently available to take up new assignments.
Architect
India India

I Started my Programming career with C++. Later got a chance to develop Windows Form applications using C#. Currently using C#, ASP.NET & ASP.NET MVC to create Information Systems, e-commerce/e-governance Portals and Data driven websites.

My interests involves Programming, Website development and Learning/Teaching subjects related to Computer Science/Information Systems. IMO, C# is the best programming language and I love working with C# and other Microsoft Technologies.

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

If you like my articles, please visit my website for more: www.rahulrajatsingh.com[^]

  • Microsoft MVP 2015
Software Developer (Senior) TATA Communications
India India
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior)
Canada Canada
Software Architect with over 15 years in IT field. Started with deep math and C++ Computer Vision software. Currently in .NET and PHP web development. Creator of DaST pattern, open-source frameworks, and plugins. Interested in cutting Edge IT, open-source, Web 2.0, .NET, MVC, C++, Java, jQuery, Mobile tech, and extreme sports.
Program Manager Xi’an UI Information Technology, Inc.
China China
8+ yr. work experience, 7+ yr. with ASP.NET, 2+ yr. Build & Install with WiX.
Interest on OSGi, OpenStack and WiX
Software Developer (Senior)
Netherlands Netherlands
I'm a developer with 22+ years of experience. Starting of on a MVS mainframe, moving to building big multi-tier ERP systems with unix backends, to building web-based BI-Portals. I've seen a lot of different languages, environments and paradigmes.

At this point my main interest is webdevelopment. Mainly javascript/typescript and ASP.NET. But I also like getting my hands dirty on some PHP.

My main focus has been shifting towards full javascript the past years. Almost anything can be accomplished now. From building full offline webapps, to IoT (Tessel), to server (node).
Software Developer (Senior)
Belgium Belgium
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Make the world open source
Software Developer Cirrious Ltd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Developing software since 1982. Currently engrossed in both cloud and mobile technologies. Currently spending far too much time on MvvmCross... and loving every second of it Smile | :)
Founder Arkitech EBC Corporation
United States United States
MS, BBA, software developer, consultant, and trainer. Specializing in building data-centric applications designed for business, university, community & faith based organizations. Started developing Excel VBA macros and never looked back. Freelance developer utilizing VB.Net, SQL Server, Microsoft Access, and ASP.Net.
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer Sonata Software Pvt Ltd
India India
Hi.. I am Vinod Kumar B C from Mysore, Karnataka. I have done MCA and currently working as a Software Engineer having 3 Years of Experience in web development. I know Asp.net, C#, MVC, Sql Server, CSS, JQuery, C, C++, HTML, DB2, DataStructures.
Ukraine Ukraine
Software Architect - Net. C#, JavaScript
Web Site: http://icocentre.com/
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Weidong has been an information system professional since 1990. He has a Master's degree in Computer Science, and is currently a MCSD .NET
Technical Lead
China China
I am now programming applications for the Internet of Things.
Software Developer
United States United States
I code for fun, my code are free.
I code with skill, not with bible.
I hate php$ when $ is not mine.
I hate C++ because of -> pointer.
I like Java because it doesn't use -> pointer.
I like Assembly because it makes me closer to machine.
I love C#'s efficiency and power.
I love jQuery's lazy coding ways.
Architect Xomega.Net
United States United States
Xomega Team is striving to increase productivity and development quality by utilizing Model Driven Development coupled with Code Generation and the best design practices for application development.
We provide MDD tools, code generators and frameworks for Visual Studio and .Net development.
Visit us at http://www.xomega.net
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Software Developer (Senior)
Croatia Croatia
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
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