When it comes to mobile programming, Android is one of the vastly spread mobile OSes around, so how would you as a .NET programmer write android applications? It turns out there is a Monodroid project (currently in beta) which you can use to write android applications in C# and managed .NET environment and you can reuse your existing knowledge. Pretty cool, except it is a commercial framework once released. Continue reading

If you have not heard, Silverlight is the latest rich client technology from Microsoft. The good thing about it is that it works almost on all browsers and operating systems and you can host your application on non-Microsoft stack too, but there are things such as database connectivity that you can’t benefit from when creating Silverlight applications. Continue reading

We’ve been doing a lot of Java / .NET interop for last couple of years in our enterprise applications. On one hand, our customers used their existing expertise and infrastructure that worked better with Java based technologies like their existing Unix based servers, Sybase database (on Unix) and the knowledge of their DBA team, and we using our existing Java developers and expertise. Continue reading

There’s a new kid on the block! An effort to port Java frameworks to .NET is not a new thing and it’s been around since the early days of .NET 1, but integration of .NET Framework and Java Development Kit (JDK) is something I’m not used to see everyday! The new project named Ja.NET enables you to use first class development and runtime environment for .NET in which you use supposedly can use your existing Java SE code base and knowledge but also leverage existing functionalities available .NET Framework! Continue reading

One thing we’ve learned the hard way when developing large scale applications, was to use incomparable existing functionalities in Java world! Things like Message Queues, Task Scheduling, Load Balancing and fail over, etc, and yes, that means connecting your .NET application to a Java application server on the backend. Continue reading

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Hadi Eskandari

Developer, amateur photographer, coffee snob, husband and father.