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Falafel Software named one of the 30 fastest growing companies of 2016

By | Azure, Microsoft, News, Training | No Comments

Falafel Software is named one of the 30 fastest growing companies of 2016 by The Silicon Review. With Lino Tadros, CEO of Falafel Software at the helm, the company has expanded to provide world-class consulting in Colorado, Texas, Washington, Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Oklahoma and North Carolina. The award-winning consulting, training and mentoring programs include major Microsoft platforms and technologies including Azure, Web, MVC, Silverlight, WinForms, WCF, WPF and SQL Server. Falafel has experience with mobile app development using native iOS, Android and Windows Phone SDKs along with other cross-platform tools like Xamarin, Cordova, Ionic and the Telerik Platform. Falafel Software has…

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Particle Photon Oscilloscope

By | .NET, Blogs, C#, Fun, Hardware, IoT, Microsoft, Mobile, Multi-Device, News, Photon, Visual Studio, Windows | 2 Comments

I previously turned my Windows IoT Core-based Raspberry Pi 2 into an oscilloscope, but I didn’t stop there. The next gadget in my target is the Particle Photon. This is an amazing little device. However ,unlike the Raspberry Pi 2, it doesn’t have an HDMI output (it’s only about the size of an HDMI connector). I wasn’t sure how best to display the signal data. I took inspiration from a post from Hackster.io – Sending sound over the Internet. They used the TCP capabilities of the Photon to stream audio data to a client. That’s all I needed to bring…

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Windows IoT Core Remote Wifi Scanner

By | .NET, C#, Fun, IoT, Microsoft, Mobile, Multi-Device, News, Visual Studio, Windows, Windows Universal Apps | 3 Comments

Windows IoT Core has a nice web-based device management interface. This app can configure many aspects of the device, such as connecting the device to a WiFi network. Because the web-based device management was just a web app, I thought it shouldn’t be difficult to write a remote app to do the same. I ended up with a remote app that could query WiFi networks visible to a Windows IoT Core device and connect or disconnect that device to those networks. To get started, I connected my browser to the web-based device management app for one of my Windows IoT Core…

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Windows IoT Core Oscilloscope

By | .NET, Blogs, C#, Fun, Hardware, IoT, Microsoft, Mobile, Multi-Device, News, Telerik, Tools, Visual Studio, Windows Universal Apps | 2 Comments

In my continuing quest to see what the Windows IoT Core is capable of and my desire to push my gadgets to their limits, I came up with an interesting oscilloscope project using a Windows IoT Core-based Raspberry Pi 2 and a simple ADC. Now, I’m not claiming that you can just quickly build an oscilloscope using a Raspberry Pi 2 and an ADC and never need to spend the money on an oscilloscope ever again. The one shown in this project is limited in its temporal resolution to the millisecond range. For an oscilloscope, that’s slow, but it may…

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Bluetooth Rfcomm Communication with a Windows IoT Core Device

By | .NET, C#, IoT, Mobile, News | 2 Comments

Being a gadget guy, I can’t express enough the excitement I have for the Windows 10 IoT Core. The fact that I can now run most any UWA on a Raspberry Pi 2 is cool. I looked at the many ways you could wirelessly communicate with the Raspberry Pi 2. Carey has done a great post on using ZigBee modules. Then there is also Wifi and Bluetooth. This post will look at using Bluetooth to link a Raspberry Pi 2 with my Surface Pro 3. If you’ve not installed the Windows IoT Core onto your Raspberry Pi 2 you can…

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Falafel Featured on Moving America Forward hosted by William Shatner

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Today we are pleased to announce that at 11am EDTon BizTV, an episode of Moving America Forward will be aired featuring our very own CEO of Falafel Software, Lino Tadros. As part of the show, Lino is interviewed by none other than the world renowned William Shatner and Doug Llewelyn. As the show progresses Lino is asked some very interesting questions about how Falafel Software came to be and what’s next in the current Technology Revolution. Lino gave some very insightful answers to some very hard questions as to how the recent leaps in technology innovation will impact software development…

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Congratulations Lino on Becoming a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer!

By | News, Xamarin | No Comments

We’re excited to share some good news with you that Falafel’s CEO, Lino Tadros, earned the title of Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer yesterday! Lino is already well known in the industry for his many achievements and certifications including being a 13 time Microsoft MVP, a Telerik MVP and Sitefinity Certified Developer, and much more. Lino is also a world renowned speaker and can often be found giving expert classes on a range of topics. The title of Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer is only awarded to those who are able to demonstrate their expertise in building cross-platform mobile apps in iOS,…

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Falafel Partners with Solliance to Provide Superior Client Services

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We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Solliance, a boutique software solution provider comprising of specialized architects and top technology. Falafel has had a long history that stems from the relationship built between our CEO, Lino, and the founders of Solliance. By partnering with the team at Solliance, we’re able to extend our skills and capabilities by bringing together experts to work side-by-side on customer projects to provide the highest quality services. The Falafel team is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such well-regarded industry professionals and are excited to see the partnership grow.

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Kris Lankford to Deliver Keynote Presentation at Visual Studio Live San Francisco

By | Events, News | No Comments

On June 17th Kris Lankford, VP of Product Marketing for Falafel Software, will be delivering the keynote “Cloud Developer – Are you One?” for Visual Studio Live in located at the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco, CA. Kris provides a unique vision for cloud computing as he was the Sr. Product Manager Microsoft in the U.S for Developer Tools which included Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure. In this session we will uncover the trend of software development as it leans toward the cloud to fulfill needs of your ever demanding customers. Additionally the session will cover how to build cross-platform…

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Kris Lankford Named Falafel’s Vice President of Product Marketing

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Falafel Software is excited to announce that former Microsoft Senior Manager, Kris Lankford, joins our team today as the new Vice President of Product Marketing. Kris brings over fifteen years of extensive experience in the software and technology industries as both a developer product marketing professional, is well known throughout the industry for promoting software development, architecture and increasing software proficiency to solid DevOps practices. Kris will making his debut as a member of the Falafel team at DEVintersection and AngleBrackets events in Scottsdale, Arizona this week on May 18-21, 2015. Kris will be hosting an introductory session on Visual…

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Lino Tadros Shares Expert Advice on Cordova Mobile Apps at DEVintersection and AngleBrackets

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Falafel Software’s Lino Tadros will be presenting at the upcoming DEVintersection and AngleBrackets in Arizona, where he will be sharing some tips and triks for building mobile apps using the Apache Cordova apps in Visual Studio 2015 in his presentation “Cordova Mobile Aps Tips and Tricks”. What? Falafel’s Lino Tadros at the co-located DEVintersection and AngleBrackets. When is his session? “Cordova Mobile Apps Tips and Tricks” presented by Lino Tadros May 20th, 10:15-11:30am MT, Palomino 10 Where is it? Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona Falafel will also be available to discuss our consulting, training and development…

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George Saadeh Discusses How to Deliver End-to-End Hybrid Apps at ITCamp

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Falafel Software’s George Saadeh will be presenting at the upcoming ITCamp in Romania, where he will be sharing some expert advice how using the Cordova tool in Visual Studio brings the ability to create cross-platform development. What? Falafel’s George Saadeh at ITCamp 2015: When is his session? “How to Deliver an End-to-End Solution with a Multi-Device Hybrid App,” presented by George Saadeh on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:45 am UTC+2:00 Where is it? Grand Hotel Italia, Str. Trifoiului , Cluj-Napoca 400478, Romania To learn more about George’s session or ITCamp, visit itcamp.ro

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Jesse Liberty Named Director of Technical Development

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Jesse Liberty joined the Falafel team in 2013, and has continued to impress in many ways since then. Today, we would like to announce that Jesse is moving up from Master Consultant to take on an expanded role as Director of Technical Development. Since joining, Jesse has worked tirelessly to build a strong relationship with our partner, Xamarin, and in his new role he will continue to strengthen existing relationships and establish new alliances. “I hope to contribute by creating bridges to new and existing partners in this new role, by exploring emerging technologies and by actively working with the…

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Falafel Software and Mammoth Mountain named a 2014 Telerik Sitefinity Website of the Year

By | News, Sitefinity, Telerik | No Comments

Every year Telerik, a Progress Company, honors those websites that have gone above and beyond to create an innovative and unique web experience using the Telerik Sitefinity CMS. This year we are thrilled to announce that Falafel Software and Mammoth Mountain have been named as one of the 2014 Telerik Sitefinity Website of the Year award winners for the “Multi-site” category. In 2014 Mammoth Mountain came to the Falafel team to help them unify the over nine sister websites that showcase the premiere 4-season resorts large selection of amenities and services. Our team rose to the challenge and worked side-by-side…

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Sitefinity 8.0 has arrived at Falafel.com

By | Sitefinity | 3 Comments

Telerik recently released Sitefinity 8.0, adding a whole lot of great features to the already powerful CMS. We were so excited for Sitefinity 8.0 that the same day it came out, we offered classes on this specific release. We also upgraded our own website, Falafel.com, to 8.0 and know that you will enjoy it as much as we have been. Some of the new features of this latest Sitefinity release include improved multi-site capabilities, site-sync and taxonomy support. With this latest release also came the brand new Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud (DEC), which will take your Marketing team’s potential to…

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Falafel Recognized as Top 25 Microsoft Solution Provider

By | Microsoft, News | One Comment

Yesterday we received the wonderful news that Falafel Software has been named by CIO Story Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Most Powerful Microsoft Solution Providers” of 2015. Every year CIO Story releases an annual publication listing the 25 forerunners of the industry who excel at tackling Microsoft Technology Challenges. We pride ourselves on providing delivering quality Microsoft solutions — from custom development to consulting — and are thrilled to be recognized as one of the leaders at what we do. Read the CIO Story Magazine’s annual publication and read the full feature article on Falafel here.

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Steve Smith Earns Xamarin Certification

By | News, Xamarin | 2 Comments

Steve Smith continues to make the Falafel team proud by completing the rigorous certification process to earn the title of Xamarin Certified Mobile developer. The Xamarin Certified Developer program challenges skilled developers to learn and demonstrate their expertise in building Android, iOS and Windows phone mobile apps through Xamarin. Steve’s accomplishment in this area further solidifies our commitment to mobile development as well as strengthens our relationship with our partner, Xamarin. Congratulations to Steve on yet another significant achievement!

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Free Webinar: SharePoint & Sitefinity, the Perfect Match

By | Microsoft, Sitefinity, Tools | One Comment

Much like the perfect union of peanut butter and jelly, some development tools — like Microsoft SharePoint and Telerik Sitefinity CMS — are a match made in heaven.  The perfect complement of functionality between Sitefinity and SharePoint allows you to make sure your project is flawless. In this webinar, Falafel’s CEO Lino Tadros and Telerik’s Director of Sitefinity Product Marketing Robert Mattson will share the pros and cons of the two solutions and how they can work for you and your project. Webinar: Microsoft SharePoint and Telerik Sitefinity: The Right Tool. The Right Job. Date: February 25, 2015 Time: 11am…

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Should you attend software training?

By | SmartBear, Training | No Comments

One of the things we pride ourselves on at Falafel is the outstanding training we offer to our customers. Whether you’re looking at implementing a new tool and need to learn how to use it, want to brush up on industry best practices, or learn a new skill we can help you out. There are a lot of benefits of attending software training (for both you and your company), but identifying all of the benefits and articulating that ROI to your manager can be challenging. Today our awesome partner, SmartBear, published a guest post from us that covers exactly that.

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Dynamic LINQ Queries

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Falafel’s Eric Fleming recently launched a new blog to share his experiences in programming and working with the top-notch developers at Falafel. In his most recent post, Dynamic LINQ Queries, he shows a simple way to build queries based off of the type of field you want to query against using Dynamic LINQ. In the article, he discusses: Handling Multiple Search Parameters How to Ensure a String Contains Certain Parameters Passing Multiple Parameters to Single Query Check out his full article to learn more about Dynamic LINQ Queries and follow his step-by-step guide for building queries

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Falafel Partners with New Venture Software to Provide Additional Custom Development Support

By | .NET, MVC, News | No Comments

Falafel is very happy to announce that we have formalized a partnership with New Venture Software, a boutique custom software development and consulting company. The partnership between Falafel and New Venture Software is built on a long history that started back in 2006. Moving forward, we are now able to extend our capabilities around .NET, MVC, WPF, HTML5, iOS development Objective C and Swift as we work side-by-side on select customer projects as needed.

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