Yearly Archives: 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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2 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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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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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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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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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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