Client-side Development, CSS, Reviews October 12, 2016 Bilal Haidar No comments

An ebook on Gulp by Kris van der Mast

A new ebook on Gulp ( has been recently published by SyncFusion ( and authored by Kris van der Mast ( In my opinion, the book is a very good introduction to Gulp, gives you the basic and essential knowledge needed to start writing your gulp scripts in no time. Having a solid background about Gulp […]

.NET, ASP.NET, Visual Studio November 13, 2014 Bilal Haidar No comments

dotNet gone crazy with the open source and cross platform announcement

NEW YORK — Nov. 12, 2014 — On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. reinforced its commitment to cross-platform developer experiences by open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack and expanding .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms. Microsoft also released Visual Studio Community 2013, a new free edition of Visual Studio that provides easy access […]

.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Courses-Training, Visual Studio, Windows Azure July 7, 2014 Bilal Haidar No comments

dotnetConf 2014 Sessions are now posted online!

dotnetConf is a free online conference to help developers build Web, Desktop, Mobile and Cloud applications using the .NET Framework. This year, dotnetConf 2014, hosts around 20 different sessions on topics ranging from ASP.NET vNext, to WPF, ASP.NET Web Forms, Xamarin and others. To watch/download the sessions, follow this link: dotnetConf14 sessions HTH, Bilal

ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Client-side Development, Courses-Training, Visual Studio June 14, 2014 Bilal Haidar No comments

Microsoft Virtual Academy – Introduction to ASP.NET MVC on June 23

Introduction to ASP.NET MVC Devs, are you looking to level up your web dev skills? Are you a front-end coder who wants to learn how to build data-driven, server-side web applications? Maybe you know some Web Forms and want to make the jump to ASP.NET MVC? This exciting new course focuses on the basics of […]

.NET, OWIN-Katana May 5, 2014 Bilal Haidar One comment

OWIN and Katana Project – Not Only IIS – NoIIS

I’ve recently started reading on OWIN and Katana project. OWIN is a specification defining an abstraction layer between Web Servers & Web Frameworks. Katana project is offered by Microsoft as Microsoft specific implementation for the OWIN specification. The ultimate goal is to reach a stage where a web developer could compose her application by selecting […]

.NET, General, Reviews April 17, 2014 Bilal Haidar No comments

Upcoming Book Review – Getting Started with Paint.NET – Packt Publishing

I have been honorably invited by Packt Publishing team to review one of their latest masterpieces of books, the Getting Started with Paint.NET. “Paint.NET is a free, reliable program that rivals the most expensive photo editing programs currently on the market.Paint.NET supports plugins, which add image adjustments, effects, and support for additional file types. They can […]

Windows Azure April 15, 2014 Bilal Haidar No comments

Windows Azure WebJobs SDK

A new component has been added to the family of Windows Azure, Web Jobs framework. In summary, Web Jobs gives you the chance to run background processing code (e.g. Console App) to Windows Azure Web Sites. This is the official tutorial for Web Jobs framework: Getting Started with the Azure WebJobs SDK I’ve also collected […]