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This is Markus Egger's professional blog, which covers topics such as development, publishing, and business in general. As the publisher of CoDe and CoDe Focus magazines, and as the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp., Markus shares his insights and opinions on this blog.

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Friday, March 28, 2008
Various EPS Training Events in early May

EPS is doing a bunch of training events in early May. Some of them are for developers, others for managers and decision makers. And one is more just a cool party :-).

Mike has actually blogged about some of the details recently. Check it out here

The basic idea is to have 10 days filled with great knowledge. We have .NET training for VFP developers (2 days). We have an evening bonus event (free of charge) for VFP developers and decision makers who want to adopt .NET. We have a 5-day Milos training event. We have a "State of the .NET union" afternoon that is also free of charge (and probably the largest of all these events). And we have a cool evening party for .NET influencers and other people, which should be a cool way to mingle with .NET people.

For more information, check out this URL: http://www.vfpconversion.com/Training.aspx

For some of the events, space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible.



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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
EPS/CoDe/Xiine is Hiring!

We are hiring again, and this time on all fronts, from developers and consultants to designers and even sales and marketing, and much more. Here's a quick overview of the types of positions we are filling:

  • Windows Developers (.NET)
  • Silverlight Developers
  • WPF Developers
  • ASP.NET Developers
  • (Web) Designers
  • SQL Server Developers
  • Combinations of all the above
  • People interested in creating .NET related content (writing, blogging, podcasts,...)
  • Slightly lower priority: Sales and marketing staff for all departments, from consulting to magazine ad sales, to product sales people for products such as Xiine.

The skills we are looking for include .NET, C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, Design, Development, Visual Studio, Expression Studio (in particular Blend), WCF, Web Services, SQL Server, and so forth...

One position I am personally looking to fill right now is a developer who will work directly with me. I think this is kind of a cool position for someone who is early in his/her developer career and is interested in moving up and learning a ton of new stuff. The goal for this person is to work directly with me and assist me in various development related tasks. Fundamental C# and Win/Web development know how is required, but we are not looking for a superstar developer for this, but for someone who is motivated to grow into such a role over time. :-).

For those of you interested, send an email either to myself, or to jobs@eps-software.com



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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Dallas ASP.NET User Group Silverlight Materials

I just uploaded the slide deck as well as the new Silverlight 2.0 interactive league standings example I used at the Dallas ASP.NET user group last night.

Click here to download it.



Posted @ 11:32 AM by Egger, Markus (markus@code-magazine.com) -
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Twitter

FYI: I broke down and am now twittering. You can check it out at www.twitter.com/markusegger



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Thursday, March 06, 2008
Do you ever google yourself?

So I hear it's all the rage to google yourself, so I did. Who knows: I might learn something about myself :-).

Here's something interesting: If I just google "Markus", I come up as the 4th hit (not counting the 3 "Marcus" hits Google throws in in between but separated). Cool. I wouldn't have expected that. After all, Markus is a very common name, especially in Europe, even in my spelling.

Also interesting: If I google "markus" with a lowercase "m", I drop to the second page. Hmmm...

Anyway: Here's the link: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Markus&btnG=Google+Search

Note: The total hit count for "Markus" is 42.5 million. Not too bad. To give those people from areas where "Markus" is not as common a name an idea: It is roughly as common as "Kenneth" (Ken) is in the US.



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Thursday, March 06, 2008
WPF and Silverlight News

Mix 08 is currently going on in Vegas, and there have been some interesting new announcements. Many of you that have been at my recent WPF and Silverlight sessions have asked a number of questions that I couldn't directly answer at that time. Now, some announcements have been made, so here are some answers to those questions:

  1. Silverlight 2.0 is now available as a Beta 1 version. It includes rich controls, so it is much better suited for real application development than Silverlight 1.0, which was really mostly a media platform.
  2. Silverlight 2.0 has now been officially announced for Windows Mobile devices. (And a very specific announcement involving Nokia has been made).
  3. WPF has some interesting new features coming, most interesting (and something I have been waiting for for a long time), WPF will support shader development. Yipieeee! :-)
  4. Appropriate dev tools are now available as preview versions, including a new Expression Studio beta and also beta tools for Silverlight and Visual Studio 2008.

On another interesting development, there now is a new community site for Expression developers and designers at http://expression.microsoft.com

 

Posted @ 1:22 PM by Egger, Markus (markus@code-magazine.com) -
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