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August 2013

Jesse Liberty Joins Falafel Software

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Tech influencer and former Microsoft and Telerik evangelist Jesse Liberty joins Falafel Software. Capitola, CA  August 29, 2013 – Today, Falafel Software is proud to announce and welcome Jesse Liberty to the team as a Master Consultant. Liberty is an esteemed author of numerous popular software development books and Pluralsight courses, a regular blogger and conference speaker, and the host of the popular “Yet Another Podcast” where he hosts “Intelligent Technical Conversations” weekly. In his new role, Liberty will supply hands on software development assistance to Falafel Software customers and take over several of Falafel’s online training courses. “I am…

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Xamarin iOS Designer and Storyboards – Part 3

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Last time we took a look at how we can use the Xamarin iOS Designer to build a simple scene (view controller) in a storyboard and configure outlets and actions in order to write code that manipulates the UI and handles UI events. This time around we will take a quick look at getting started building an app with multiple screens, always the first thing I want to do after getting the basics down. In iOS, a screenfull of content is managed by a view controller. Even if you are using view controller containment or any of the builtin iOS…

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Xamarin iOS Designer and Storyboards – Part 2

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In our last installment we introduced the Xamarin iOS Designer and briefly discussed using it to build “scenes” in iOS Storyboards. This time around we are going to take a quick look at how we use the Xamarin iOS Designer to make UI widgets accessible from our code. Let’s start by fleshing out our main scene a bit for a simple hello world with adjustable text size: Our storyboard scene contains a UILabel for the Hello World message, a UISlider to adjust the text size, a UITextField and a UIButton. We are going to need to manipulate the UILabel at…

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Using Kendo UI Mobile with RequireJS

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Are you thirsty for some scalable, elegant Kendo Mobile architecture? We all have been! The reason is because everything is globally scoped and seems to work much smoother if you jumble all your JavaScript on a single page. Fear no more though, RequireJS to the rescue! Some warning upfront though. Kendo Mobile is a bit of a different animal than other JS frameworks. As a matter of fact, almost all mobile web frameworks are because of its single app nature, which is where the culture of global scope stems from. Because of all this, there are some rules in your…

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Falafel Software Launches TouchDevelop Course

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Computer programming jobs are growing at 2 times the national average and by 2020 there are expected to be 1 million more computing jobs than Computer Science students. This represents a huge opportunity for young adults, yet 9 out of 10 schools don’t even offer computer programming courses. Microsoft Research wants to change this, and Falafel Software wants to help. To help address this problem, Microsoft Research has created TouchDevelop; a cloud connected, touch friendly app creation environment that runs in the web browser on any device. TouchDevelop embraces today’s “Bring Your Own Device” world, presenting a unified programming environment…

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How to Upgrade Sitefinity… Properly

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The Sitefinity Project Manager makes things very easy to install and upgrade. There is only one catch though: if you don’t have the slightest customization on your site! And I am talking about the slightest. Even if you have added a user control, a web service, or even a master page, you are out of luck with using the Sitefinity Project Manager for upgrades. Why? Because it completely wipes out your .csproj and web.config files back to vanilla. This means all your custom references, solution configurations, handlers, modules, etc. are erased. Those files are the blueprint to your solution so…

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Falafel Software Wins Sitefinity Expertise Award

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The technology industry changes fast and Falafel Software has always remained in lock-step with the latest trends. This week, Telerik’s Sitefinity team recognized Falafel for its technological prowess with the Sitefinity Expertise Award for the technology sector. The Sitefinity Expertise Awards are given to solution partners to recognize their recent efforts in delivering Sitefinity solutions. These awards help Sitefinity customers identify and select top-performing firms that may be able to help them. Falafel Software President and CEO, Lino Tadros is not surprised that high tech firms often select Falafel as their partner. “We do the hard stuff”, said Tadros. “Customers and…

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Xamarin iOS Designer and Storyboards – Part 1

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In this series we will take an introductory look at building some basic iOS App UI using Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin Studio. I will take this opportunity to go “bleeding edge” and introduce the Xamarin Studio’s new iOS Designer which is currently available in their Alpha channel. Although Xamarin is now offering a Visual Studio plugin for developing iOS Apps using Visual Studio, Xamarin Studio is your only choice for building the user interface. Either Xamarin Studio in conjunction with Apple’s Interface Builder, or Xamarin Studio with the new iOS Designer. Currently, only the Mac version of Xamarin Studio features the…

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Falafel Software to Unveil new AcademicApp System at ECW13

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Falafel Software President and CEO, Lino Tadros will be giving a very special workshop presentation this Friday at the Education in a Changing World Conference, hosted by the prestigious Monte Vista Christian School. In his workshop, Modern Mobile Development for the Educational Sector, Mr. Tadros will be teaching educators from around the world about the importance of using technology in the classroom. This workshop is a departure from Lino’s usual hard-core development session and he is adding an additional twist; he will be making a very special announcement: the release of our brand new AcademicApps platform. Falafel’s AcademicApps platform is…

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Falafel Software Adds Another Sitefinity Expert

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Capitola CA – 7th August, 2013 – Falafel Software is pleased to announce the addition of another Sitefinity veteran to its team, Venkata Koppaka. For the past two years, Venkata has worked at Telerik as the lead developer for the Sitefinity ecommerce module and will now use his experience and expertise to help Falafel’s customers. “We’re very excited that Venkata has decided to join our team”, said Lino Tadros, President and CEO of Falafel Software. “From the first time I spoke to him I knew his passion for technology and his eager personality would be a great fit for our…

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Spicing up boring Windows 8 pages with the Telerik HubTile

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This is a video blog post on how to spice up your boring Windows 8 pages using Telerik’s HubTile.   Attached Properties review : http://blog.falafel.com/Blogs/BaryNusz/bary-nusz/2013/01/16/using-generic-attached-properties-to-simplify-windows-8-settings-charm-pages Telerik HubTile: http://www.telerik.com/products/windows-8/controls-xaml/hubtile.aspx Falafel Bugs for Windows 8: http://www.falafel.com/store/falafel-bugs-for-windows-8 Boring example: https://github.com/physicspackage/Boring.git

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