Branislav Abadjimarinov's technical blog

Branislav Abadjimarinov's technical blog

  1. Design Patterns course at FMI, Sofia University for the summer semester 2012 by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    The Design Patterns course will be part of the summer semester's curriculum of FMI, Sofia University. I'm glad that I'm part of the team of this course for the second time. This year we will have an entry test with various computer science questions. We have a tough schedule ahead of us. The…

    Posted 1/20/2012 10:10:00 AM - CST
  2. ActionScript 3 Number data type problem with long integer values by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    Lately I've been doing some front-end flex programming and in a series of posts starting with this one I'll share my view of the Adobe's programming framework. First I'll start with ActionScript 3 - the programming language used in flex. It is an EcmaScript derived language. From what I've seen…

    Filed under: ActionScript 3
    Posted 6/23/2010 4:22:00 PM - CST
  3. WeakReference and .net memory management by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    WeakReference class is relatively unknown to the .net community. A weak reference in general is a reference to an object that doesn't stop the garbage collector from collecting an object. In its nature it is an agile reference to object - it can be useful to keep large objects in memory only if…

    Filed under: C#, .NET, Memory Management
    Posted 5/20/2010 1:50:00 AM - CST
  4. I'm officially a Microsoft Certified Trainer by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    I haven't posted for a while and as you can gues I've been busy with all kinds of tasks. As the title states, now I'm officially a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Today I received my confirmation email. Joining the MCT program has been in my list of goals for a long time and I'm glad that I…

    Filed under: Course, Training, Microsoft
    Posted 4/30/2010 2:15:00 AM - CST
  5. AJAX the easy way in ASP.NET Web Forms using genric handlers by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    In this article we'll see a quick and elegant ajax call solution based on generic handlers in asp.net and jQuery. The goal is to populate a street list in a dropdown with ajax call based on a selected postal code in a dropdown. The usual way to do this in ASP.NET Web Forms will be to use the…

    Filed under: C#, jQuery, ASP.NET, .NET
    Posted 3/26/2010 12:15:00 AM - CST
  6. Web Applications Development with .NET Framework and ASP.NET course in Technical University of Sofia by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    From Monday, 15 February a new course on programming is starting in the Technical University of Sofia. The course is titled "Web Applications Development with .NET Framework and ASP.NET" and it will cover some of the basics of Microsoft .net platform and ASP.NET. The training provided will be…

    Filed under: ASP.NET MVC, .NET, Course, Training
    Posted 2/11/2010 1:43:00 AM - CST
  7. How to speed up compilations in ASP.NET Web Site by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    When working with ASP.NET most developers, including me, choose to use the Web Site model. One of the reasons for that is the smooth working process. If you make a change in your website you do not need to manually recompile - asp.net does that for you. But because of this change there is a…

    Posted 2/2/2010 11:18:00 AM - CST
  8. Application Architecture Guide 2.0 by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    In codeplex I found a very interesting book part of Microsoft Patterns and Practices. The book is Application Architecture Guide 2.0 - http://www.codeplex.com/AppArchGuide . It covers various topics from application architecture field in Microsoft and in general. The book is a must read for…

    Posted 1/25/2010 8:36:00 AM - CST
  9. Renew User in the same Request in asp.net while using forms authentication with cookies by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    In ASP.NET forms authentication the usual authentication flow goes like this: a user submits his credentials; they are  validated against database, web.config or other data source; an authentication cookie is issued and added to the current response (which is not sent yet); the cookie is…

    Filed under: C#, ASP.NET
    Posted 1/24/2010 3:52:00 AM - CST
  10. Attach already changed object to a data context in Entity Framework by Branislav Abadjimarinov

    Entity Framework in its current version (.net 3.5 sp 1) has some problems with multi-tier application architecture. If you need to use different data context instances for getting an object and submitting the changes made to it you'll face some frustration. Typical scenario in n-tier applications…

    Filed under: ADO.NET, Entity Framework
    Posted 12/12/2009 12:38:00 AM - CST

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Software developer and enthusiast working in the field of virtualization, web technologies and artificial intelligence.

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Programming Entity Framework by Julia Lerman

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Entity Framework is the next generation data access framework from Microsoft. It comes to fill in the gaps between database programming and object-oriented design. I was waiting for months for this book to be published. It covers all aspects of developing applications with entity framework and all tips, tricks and hacks that I've found the hard way so It's definitely a must have. The book is organized more like a best practices sessions. You'll need some insight for database and .net programming to use it but than again Entity Framework is not for the meek. All code samples are on C# and VB.

 

Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito

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I've got this book as a gift for being a judge on the Imagine Cup for Bulgarian finals. I didn't actually plan to read it but once I started I couldn't help myself. The book covers every aspect of web development with asp.net 3.5 and also have some introductory chapters on Silverlight. I wouldn't recommend it to complete newbies who are now starting with programming and web development but it is very good choice for everybody else. The author is Dino Esposito and this is so far his best book in my humble opinion. Take special look at the chapter covering HttpModules and HttpHandlers.

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