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Anand Mukundan
I'm a Sr. Architect working on .NET
Interests: .NET, All "Age of" kinda games, matrix and related stuff
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This post looks at a specific functionality that you can add to your skills called Progressive Response. These allow you to show the user that the skill is working on something that may take some time. For example, if you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at .NET From India
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In this post I want to discuss the way I like to structure my code when developing the Skill handling backend. As mentioned in previous posts, the handler is based on the ASP.NET WebAPI project template, which is based on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at .NET From India
[CallerMemberName] is a new attribute that is available in C# 5.0. It is a very useful functionality especially when doing common app framework components like logging, auditing etc. One of the things that you usually try to do in your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at .NET From India
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This is the second post on the series about developing Alexa Skills using .NET. Coding A Skill Developing a skill is made up of two major parts. You setup what is know as the intent, utterances configuration. This is done... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at .NET From India
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This is the first of a series of posts that talk about building an Alexa Skill using .NET. I have been playing around with building Alexa skills for the last couple of years, but never wrote about it. The idea... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at .NET From India
I had a scenario a week or two ago where I wanted to connect from a Mac to a Windows machine and run some PS scripts. (Well the discussion on why not use PowerShell Core is for a different post).... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at .NET From India
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If you are working with WinRT to develop store apps (for Win8 or Win8.1) currently you most probably have been using the new Storage APIs. One of the APIs that allows you to get access to a file given a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at .NET From India
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I was reading an interesting article How Wearable Devices Are Disrupting the Insurance Industry. It does talk about a number of scenarios on how data collected by wearable can have an impact on how the insurance industry works and also... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at .NET From India
Build has some amazing demos of the new Microsoft Hololens.. Take a look. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at .NET From India
Windows hello is a new authentication system coming in Win 10. It helps you log in to windows using facial recognition or fingerprint. Fingerprint based log ins are already part of existing systems, but face recognition is new. Before we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at .NET From India
With so many changes and fast feature addition happening in .NET, it is very difficult for people to keep up with the changes. I came across this slide deck that gives you a nice overview of the new changes that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at .NET From India
If you have been following this blog, you may have noticed that the design has changed last week. The blog is now responsive and supports rendering to a mobile browser. One of the reasons this important is that Google is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at .NET From India
I came across this nice post. It is old, but still is an interesting read.. http://webaim.org/blog/user-agent-string-history/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at .NET From India
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I few weeks back I started playing around with beacons and use of beacons in enterprise scenarios. Currently only Android and iOS devices support the advertisement mode of beacons and wanted to try out how Xamarin can be used to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at .NET From India
IEquatable<T> seems to be a simple enough interface to implement. It just has one method public bool Equals(MyClass other) That seems easy enough!! But once you get into all the rules around this, it is a minefield and needs to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at .NET From India
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This is part IV and final part of the series. Part I, II & III can be found here, here and here. Ok, so what if you are a desktop .NET developer (XAML, C# or VB etc.) and web development... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at .NET From India
Well that is the question topmost on my mind when I read this new article from IOActive. This includes apps from banks in India too, but the name of the banks have not been revealed for security reasons. So do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at .NET From India
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This is part II of the series. Part I & II can be found here & here. Ok using HTML5/CSS3/JS creating mobile websites is easy. But what if you want to go beyond and create app. Well then you need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at .NET From India
This is part II of the series. Part I can be found here. Ok, so you want to target multiple mobile OSes and not restrict yourself to Windows 8. Well if you are a web developer you already have a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at .NET From India
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This is a series of blog post I wanted to write aimed at .Net developers and how mobility has an impact on the skills you have. I am not sure how many posts I will write in this series, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at .NET From India
I came across a link to this extrordinary video.. A must watch. Russ Olsen–To the Moon Direct Link (when the embed does not work) -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sso4HtvJsw Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at .NET From India
Gartner comes out with what it calls its Hype Cycle every year and this year's edition is just out. Smart Dust, really.. That sounds interesting.. :) Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at .NET From India
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Came across this infographics called the Website Security Report This has been created by WhiteHat Security and has some interesting statistics.. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2013 at .NET From India
When I talk to a number of people one of the recurring themes I find is that Cloud is most suited to mid and smaller firms. Enterprises are more concerned about data security and ownership and will not adopt cloud... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at .NET From India
Flipkart’s digital music service was closed on the 16th of this month. It was a wonderful effort to get legal digital music into the hands of Indians, but as per Flipkart’s email it was not a viable business. What I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at .NET From India