Yearly Archive: 2013

Dec 05 2013

The Light Game for Windows Phone – The User Voice

The Light Game is a simple but incredibly unique and fun game that I built for Windows Phone. Since the first release, the game has been downloaded by more than 200,000 people, it has been the top free game in Windows Phone in some countries for a while and it has received hundreds of very …

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Nov 22 2013

Are you serious about achieving mastery? Find your mentor!

Few months ago, I read a book that significantly helped me in reflecting about my career and aspirations as a Software Engineer. It helped me in taking a very important decision that, I am sure, will have a great impact in my future. The book is called Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsmanand in this post, …

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Nov 05 2013

Top Coder Problem – WolfDelaymaster

During my last SRM 593 on TopCoder I found the medium problem quite interesting and I was happy that I have been able to solve it relatively quickly using the technique of Dynamic Programming. Solving this problem taught me two important lessons: The power of Dynamic Programming The trap of over-optimization The interesting thing is …

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Nov 04 2013

What is your personality type indicator?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.Doing the test can helps you in understand yourself better and clarify your work preferences so that you can set career goals on your natural inclinations as suggested in the book 10 Career Essentials: Excel at …

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Jul 30 2013

Configuring the TopCoder Arena for C# developers

If you read my previous post (Learning Algorithms with TopCoder – Getting Started Guide) you are probably motivated in solving TopCoder problems and putting yourself under test. You probably created an account and tried the arena and you quickly realized that the experience is not that great. Why? You have to read the text of …

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Jul 27 2013

Learning Algorithms with TopCoder – Getting Started Guide

I have lots of friends who are passionate developers and every so often we discuss about algorithms design and how important this is. The TopCoder platform offers a very good opportunity to put yourself under test, improve your skills and compete among other coders around the world. Everyone is pretty excited when I explain them …

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Jul 25 2013

DotNetToscana is Community of the Year 2013

I am pleased to announce that DotNetToscana has been awarded by Microsoft as Community of the Year 2013. My sincere congratulations to all the members of the staff and all of our followers and supporters. This is the picture taken during the Microsoft Community Lead Summit with Marco Minerva, our community lead, and Marco Dal Pino recently …

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Jul 07 2013

My TechEd 2013 in Slides

Microsoft TechEd Europe 2013 conference was held the last week of June in Madrid, Spain. As usual, Microsoft published online the entire content of the sessions. This is a lot of free materials! Considering an average of 1.5 hours per session, it would require almost 4 working months to watch all of the sessions. Even …

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May 29 2013

7 Languages in 7 Workshops: Haskell

The guys of the Cambridge Software Craftsmanship community had the brilliant idea to start a series of workshops to introduce from scratch new programming languages. The titles of the workshops are taken from the book Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages (Pragmatic Programmers). Yesterday, I participated to the first …

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May 01 2013

I am officially a Microsoft C# Specialist

Yesterday, I passed the “Programming in C#” exam. This makes me officially a Microsoft C# Specialist. If you are a C# developer you should definitely try the exam! The following are the resources that I used in order to prepare for it: C# 5 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference Programming in C# Jump Start …

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