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Falafel Software Awarded Progress NativeScript Preferred Partner

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Falafel Software is proud to be awarded NativeScript Preferred Partner by Progress. Our preferred partner status is related to our work building mobile applications with NativeScript and our service to the NativeScript community. NativeScript Preferred Partners are trusted and reliable companies from around the world with proven track records of delivering result driven projects and services. NativeScript Preferred Partners contribute to the NativeScript developer community and showcase innovative projects. With Falafel Software as a NativeScript Preferred Partner, you can rest assured that we are the right partner for your mobile project.  

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Microsoft Band Sensors – Accelerometer & Gyroscope

By | .NET, Blogs, C#, Fun, Microsoft, Mobile, Multi-Device, News, Windows | 11 Comments

Microsoft just released the Microsoft Band SDK Preview and I’m excited. Just like with any other electronic gadget, I’m interested in the sensors. The Band is stuffed full of sensors, but the first ones I want to look at are the accelerometers and gyroscopes. From the preview site you can download samples for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. You also need the documentation. To get started with my sensors investigation, I downloaded the Windows Phone sample code and followed the instructions here to get started with my own project. Accessing the accelerometers and gyroscopes is easy and follows a familiar…

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Falafel Team Selected as Telerik Developer Experts

By | Kendo UI, News, Sitefinity, Telerik | One Comment

Telerik recently announced the launch for their new Telerik Developer Network, and with it the Telerik Developer Experts program. We’re excited to say that Telerik chose not just one, but FOUR of our fantastic Falafel team to be Telerik Developer Experts. The Developer Experts program recognizes members of the Telerik Developer Network community who have gone above and beyond to share their knowledge and contribute to the community, but are also experts in one or more of Telerik’s tools. We’re very proud of our CEO, Lino Tadros; Master Consultant, Jesse Liberty; Senior Software Engineer, Keith Burnell; and Software Architect, Venkata…

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Falafel Software Team Continues to Earn Industry Recognition

By | careers, Fun, Microsoft, News | One Comment

Falafel’s experienced team of developers continues to achieve new certifications from Microsoft. Master Consultant Adam Anderson completed certifications in Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions and Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. Falafel is well known for its work in implementing Azure Services for clients and using it in internal applications, most notably, EventBoard Mobile. EventBoard uses Azure to handle event and agenda management for large conferences including Microsoft’s TechEd. For more on the awards and the certifications, view the full release!

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Falafel Software to Cover Industry’s Hottest Topics at CodeMash 2015

By | C#, careers, Mobile, Xamarin | One Comment

Falafel Software will be taking CodeMash 2015 by storm with multiple sessions from our own industry experts including Lino Tadros, CEO; Steve Smith, CTO; Jesse Liberty, Master Consultant; and Carey Payette, Senior Software Engineer. We’re honored to have such wonderful representation at such a world class industry event. What? Falafel at CodeMash 2015 When are our sessions? Demonstrations of training and consulting in Falafel booth #N13 – During exhibit hall hours Steve Smith co-presenting Software Craftsmanship PreCompiler Workshop – Wednesday all day in Aloeswood/Leopardwood Jesse Liberty PreComiler Presentation “Cross Platform Mobile Programming with Xamarin.Forms” – Wednesday at 1:00pm in Salon…

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Falafel Now Offers Sitecore Implementation Services!

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Falafel is happy to announce that we have now partnered with Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management, and have expanded our offerings to include Sitecore Development and Mentoring. Our Certified Sitecore Developers can help you ensure that your (and your customers) Sitecore experience is perfect. Whether you’re looking to install Sitecore for the first time or just need a little bit of guidance, we’re here to help! Sitecore Development: Installation and setup Custom built modules and widgets Custom site designs Migration from another CMS Upgrade from a previous Sitecore version CRM integration (SalesForce and more) Payment gateway integration…

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Falafel Releases New EventBoard Conference Builder for Microsoft Office 365

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The Falafel Team is really excited to announce the release of the EventBoard Conference Builder for Microsoft Office 365’s Excel. This is a very special release as we were hand selected by Microsoft Office 365 to work with them on the development of this new Excel app which adds many new features and functionality to our EventBoard Mobile conference app for event organizers. We are very proud to say that we worked side-by-side with Microsoft in their offices in Washington to create this new tool and believe this will take the EventBoard mobile app to the next level. This release…

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High School Interns at Falafel Learn C# and TestComplete

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We’ve been fortunate to have two fantastic interns at Falafel over the last month. Both high school students, they’ve spent their time learning C# and TestComplete with the help of Jesse Liberty and Lino Tadros. Much of their learning has been possible thanks to the training available on Pluralsight as well. Richard Ledbetter is currently attending Monte Vista Christian School, and hopefully will be attending College and major in Computer Science after he graduates. He tells us, “This Internship gave me a great opportunity to learn C# along with TestComplete, As well as learning these new applications, this has sealed my idea of…

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Jesse Liberty Speaks at Boston Code Camp Tomorrow

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Developer mastermind Jesse Liberty will be presenting AngularJS For .NET Developers tomorrow at Boston Code Camp! AngularJS is a natural migration path for Silverlight and other .NET developers, and Jesse will be covering AngularJS history, program structure, extending HTML, Controllers, Directives, Working with Data, Two-way data binding and more. Those attending should have familiarity with JavaScript and preferably HTML5 and XAML, and be ready to learn! Code Camp Details Boston Code Camp 21 – June 2014 10:20 AM – 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 21, 2014 View the Schedule Not in Boston? Catch Jesse Liberty at FalafelCON 2014 in San Francisco,…

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Falafel Xamarin Bridge For TestComplete 10.3

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SmartBear Software recently released TestComplete 10.3. Right along with it, Falafel has also updated Falafel Bridge for TestComplete. We are excited about some of the new features and functionality included in this release, particularly as it relates to Xamarin development. (We’re sorry, the bridge is no longer available). Some of the more notable new features included in the TestComplete 10.3 release include:  Mobile recording for testing mobile apps on both Android and iOS devices using gesture or keyboard inputs Automatic instrumentation for Android devices allowing for object based testing right in TestComplete Additional Android related capabilities such mocking GPS locations or…

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Web, Hybrid and Native Development in a Single Platform

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George Saadeh, Managing Director of Falafel Dubai will be presenting at The Mobile Show, one of Middle East’s largest mobile solutions and technology shows, with over 3000 attendees. In George’s session, Web, Hybrid and Native Development in a Single Platform, he will present the feature rich Telerik Platform that enables organizations and enterprises to build mobile applications using the strategy of their choice. Whether it’s native, hybrid or web, the Telerik Platform offers the tools for rapid development and much more. George will also demonstrate how to create a Hybrid application using Visual Studio, the tool that everyone loves. Falafel…

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A Big Dose of Sitefinity from Falafel

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**Update – To get Lino’s slides from the Sitefinity and Beyond performance session go here. Today, Falafel Software CEO Lino Tadros is speaking at the Sitefinity and Beyond Conference in Boston, but that is only a part of our big Sitefinity news. Customers tend to approach Falafel for the hard stuff. Performance problems, integrations, custom modules, often much more than just a pretty user interface. Having consulted on over 100 of these complex Sitefinity solutions, Lino is well suited to deliver the talk on “Deploying High Performing and Scalable Web Solutions”, but it’s his energy and comedic style that will…

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A Salute to the Falafel Rock Stars

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Every year, October kicks off a very busy season at Falafel : “Conference Season”. Multiple members of the team travel across the country and around world to share their expertise on a number of technologies. All Falafel Software team members spend their days, and often their nights, helping design and build cutting edge solutions for our customers. Their technical presentations draw from these real world experiences and are assembled, practiced, and presented in what little spare time they have. That’s why we call them “Rock Stars”. This weekend at Silicon Valley Code Camp, Falafel’s entire team from around the world…

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Falafel Dashboard for Sitefinity MVC is Released

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It is with great pleasure that we, at Falafel Software, introduce to you the Falafel Dashboard.  With the latest release of Sitefinity 5.1, we were all treated to a great feature and a major change in the ability of the framework by introducing MVC in Sitefinity. It was a clean and robust implementation that Falafel Software jumped on the opportunity and started to think about add-ons and plug-ins that will add value and benefit all Sitefinity content shareholders everywhere. The current Dashboard in Sitefinity 4, 5 and 5.1 is pretty much a placeholder in our opinion.  It can show a…

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Falafel Software Hires 3rd Microsoft MVP

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Capitola, CA – Aug. 1st, 2012 – Falafel Software is pleased to announce the addition of its third Microsoft MVP to the team, Tiberiu Covaci. With over 20 years of experience as a developer, trainer and speaker, Covaci will add depth to both the training and consulting divisions of Falafel Software.  “We are very excited about the valuable addition of Tibi to the Falafel family”, said Lino Tadros, Falafel Chairman & CEO. “Tibi brings a significant level of expertise, experience and talent to our company. I have had the pleasure to speak with Tibi at major software conferences all around…

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Sitefinity Dashboard ReImagined #2

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Another teaser to show where we are going with all the possibilities with the new Falafel Dashboard for Sitefinity 5.1 Please feel free to comment here to request more features, input, must haves, etc…   We continue to be very excited about the new release of 5.1 and the world of possibilities it opened to build robust widgets and modules in MVC with the razor syntax  

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Two Falafel Employees Receive Microsoft MVP Award

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Two of Falafel Software’s employees have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award. The award is given to outstanding members of Microsoft’s technical communities for contributions made during the previous 12 months. For our CEO, Lino Tadros, it’s a milestone. This is the 10th year in a row that Lino has been named a MVP. For over a decade Lino has actively contributed to the Microsoft community, adapting his expertise to the latest technology. Earlier this year, Lino was recognized at the Microsoft MVP Summit for bringing to market EventBoard for Windows Phone, one of the most trusted…

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John Waters to teach Windows Phone Unleashed

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On Saturday June 16, John Waters will be teaching the Window Phone Unleashed event in Mountain View, CA. This is an all day, bring your own laptop, instructor led hand on programming day, culminating in a contest with chances of winning a $500 gift card. The event will be at the Hacker Dojo.   Update! Slides can be found here: Power_Point_Slides Congratulations Anushree, proud winner of the event with her UV index app. The app does a reverse lookup of your current location to get the ZIP code, then retrieves the UV index from another web service. That service was…

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Get Ready to “Meet Windows Azure”

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At Falafel Software we are big fans of Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure. We’ve been consulting and building with Azure for some time, even using it as the service platform for our mobile event application, EventBoard. Thanks to Windows Azure, EventBoard easily scales to support events of any size, anywhere in the world. We’ve hosted nearly 100 events over the past year and can testify to the “Always Up. Always On.” mantra. If you’ve been considering moving your system to the cloud, Microsoft is hosting a free online event that you might be interested in.  June 7th at 1PM PDT…

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