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Niner since 2005

Technology Architect specializing in FX technologies (that is, both .NET and Firefox). I'm an expert in .NET 1.x and 2.0, SQL Server 2005, Firefox development, XHTML/CSS design, ECMAScript, C# (well, of course), as well as a few other things. In my spare time, I master more technologies(!!) and create training videos for Firefox and .NET 2.0.

In 2005 I literally was stuck in a 9' x 9' x 9' room for 8 months doing nothing but advanced technology R&D.


  • Surendra Verma: Vista ​Transaction​al File System

    In reply to "Just had a burning question - the managed APIs are part of the .net framework (2.0 RTM) correct? There was talk about them being in WinFX which didn't make sense to me (WinFX = Avalon, Indigo, Workflow). Also, are they available only on Vista? (if so, are they in the framework or the Vista managed SDK)"

    That's not WinFX (it's not WCF+WPF+WWF at all).  That's part of WinFX.  WinFX is the new Microsoft API and as such it's the go to card for general future development.  The .NET FX is considered part of the WinFX model as well.  This is why, when I teach .NET, I never say ".NET" I always refer to managed code as "WinFX" because I'm teaching the API in general even though nothing in my WinFX course has ANYTHING to do with WCF, WPF, or WWF.  It's still WinFX.

    That said, WinfX is different things to different people.  For instance to a marketing person WinFX might be WCF, WPF, WWF, but to the architects and developers it's the new world of development.  Not a technical idea, or anything like that, but a new model, a new mindset, and a fully new API for development and architecture.

  • Windows Vista Tattoo

    Guess I need to get a Firefox tatoo now...