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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 #

This is recommended book list by Mike Potts 



  • Principles, Patterns and Practices
  • Analysis Patterns
  • Clean Code
  • CLR via C#
  • Code Complete 2
  • Domain Driven Design
  • Mythical Man Month
  • Object Oriented Software Construction
  • Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
  • Refactoring


  • Agile Management for Software Engineering
  • Managing Humans
  • The Goal


  • A Discipline for Software Engineering
  • Agile Software Development with Scrum
  • Cleanroom Software Engineering
  • Implementing Lean Software Development
  • Kanban
  • Lean Software Development
  • Out of the Crisis
  • Personal Software Process
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development
  • Software Estimation
  • Theory of Constraints


  • Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies
  • Beautiful Teams
  • Management Challenges for the 21st Century
  • Peopleware
  • Rapid Development
  • The Essential Drucker
  • The Fifth Discipline
  • The Idea Factory
more info: 

Monday, June 17, 2013 #

Was enjoying my Stright Talk service until receiving several MMS messages.. 
that showed 

"Get media content now (1KB)" and then upon selecting the message would get "Media content not available" 

here is the fix: 

1. go to "Settings / cellular / edit mms apn" and make sure you got this

MMS APN: att.mvno
User name: leave blank
Password: leave blank
WAP gateway (URL):
WAP gateway port: 80

here are the Interned settings for "edit internet apn"

Internet APN: att.mvno
User Name: leave blank
Password: leave blank
Proxy server (URL):
Proxy port: 80

video from Mark  (

Thursday, June 6, 2013 #


event link:

PLS follow the link above to REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO WIN FREE STUFF from Microsoft, Nokia, Telerik and other vendors!!! 

Microsoft Developers User Group Jax
 (MDUGJax) official kickoff event.

food and location sponsored by Incepture Jacksonville.

Florida's First Coast welcomes back:

Joe Healy (Microsoft)


who will be presenting:


Building an app from scratch is great.  But why not start with some building blocks someone else has laid out,
and make them your own?  We’ve got a number of mashable API driven templates that can give you a jumpstart
on building a Windows 8 application.  Come explore the templates and how to use and customize them at this
technical overview talk.

Attendees should have some level of comfort with CSharp and XAML for this talk.

Presenter:  Joe Healy (@devfish :: ) is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft
in the state of Florida.  Follow his blog to keep up with him on the latest happenings in the area!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

6:00 PM


Hotel Indigo Jacksonville - Deerwood Park

9840 Tapestry Park Circle, JacksonvilleFL (map)

Presenting at JUXMUG

Icenium Overview and Demo 

Find out how to use your skills in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to develop, 
test, and publish applications that run natively on the Apple iOS and 
Google Android mobile platforms by combining the convenience of 
a local coding environment with cloud-based compilation, data storage, and publishing.

link to the event

link to slides

Friday, March 29, 2013 #

Working on couple cool apps and stumbled upon this cool API reference 

Windows Phone API Quick Start

download and print a copy for your reference.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 #

Link to my my KendoUI session

Here are the slides

Code samples download (pls check back in couple of days)

Kendo UI widgets for web and mobile + ASP.NET MVC server wrappers. 

Introduction to Kendo UI - platform for HTML5/JavaScript development.

Presentation went quite smooth for my first time speaking at #OrlandoCC, and the room was full of geeks

Big tnx to the @Telerik and @Telerini for the SWAG (including license of "Kendo UI Complete" and 
"Rad controls for WP") 


Same location as last year - Seminole State College. 

This year I was approved for a session to talk about KendoUI, we've been using the toolset at work, 
so it's cool to share some tips and tricks learned.  

Arrived day early to be able to attend well organized "Speaker's Party", 
my wife, daughter and son Jake (junior dev at FSCJ) joined me this year for the road trip.

The team of well organized volunteers, great speaker lineup and 700+ participants from everywhere made for 
another successful event. 

Was not able to attend sessions by one of my favorite speaker John Papa - he was presenting at the same time as me.

My favorite 3 sessions were by Slobo, Shayne and Atley.

 (will add more comments and some pics later)


Practice run of my presentation for Orlando Code Camp 2013.

UI widgets for web and mobile + ASP.NET MVC server wrappers. 

Introduction to Kendo UI - platform for HTML5/JavaScript development.

Whether you need a rich business web app, slick data visualization, or a cross-platform mobile app, Telerik's Kendo UI could be the answer. The product is engineered for unmatched performance, minimal footprint and ease of use.

JaxArcSig Event Link

Here are the slides

Monday, March 11, 2013 #

Was recently developing couple mobile apps using C# on iOS using Monotouch by Xamarin 
purchased 17" MacbookPro i7 quad - upgraded memory to 16 GB and HD to 256GB SSD 
Installed VM and Windows 8 including all dev tools for WinDev. 

After a while I've noticed that had issue logging back in after the PC went on Sleep/Standby. 
The spinning rainbow ball would not stop spinning and I would have to force full reboot. 

Due to busy schedule was not able to fix the issue, until last couple of weeks. 
Trip to the local Apple store later and everything cleaned up (I did backed up all my stuff) 
and the issue was still there.. the test revealed that there is a problem with the memory.. 

FedEx-ed memory overnight to Crucial for replacement - two weeks before my talk at #OrlandoCC. 
Two days later found out that it's going to be couple extra days before the memory is returned back. 

Installed the old memory with the old hd and problem was gone.. 
Installed the old memory with new  hg and the problem was back 

Called OCZ customer support and found out that I need to get "The latest HD firmware upgrade.

check out this article on how to perform it:

especially these 3 posts:
1. Instructions for creating the bootable USB drive
2. Instructions for verifying your internet connection
3. Instructions for updating the firmware on your OCZ SSD

after updating the firmware both iOS and Win 8 (in VM) the problem is gone and my PC runs very smooth.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 #

Last nite was presenting at JAX-UX an intro to writing x-platform native apps using C# and .NET Xamarin's  MonoTouch and Mono (

Since it was held at JAX-UX - my emphasis was on UX, rather than on code examples.

If the world will not end on 12/21/12 - hopefully will be able to present this at JAXDUG and then we'll dive more into the code and deploying apps.

We talked about creating native apps with device-specific experiences, and how to share non-UI code across iOS, Windows 8 and Android.


Event link 

Click here for pdf with the SLIDES

Click here for the CODE examples from