Alain "Lino" Tadros is Chairman & CEO of Falafel Software, a Silicon Valley based company, with presence in Colorado, Michigan, N. Carolina, Florida and Texas, dedicated to providing world-class consulting, training, and software development for small, medium, and enterprise level businesses. Prior to founding Falafel, Lino was a member of the development team at Borland for Delphi and C++Builder. Mr. Tadros has been awarded Microsoft MVP status 9 years in a row for his numerous contributions to the C# community and is an expert in .NET, XAML, WP7, Azure, LINQ, ASP.NET, COM, and Web Services. Tadros is an industry renowned speaker and has given numerous presentations on 5 different continents since 1994. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of 4 Silicon Valley corporations.
AJAX usually causes many misunderstandings for developers regarding when to use it and when NOT to. It is not true that using AJAX in web applications would always render sites faster, as a matter of fact AJAX can render applications way slower if not used correctly. This session will demonstrate how AJAX works internally and we will debug several instances using the FIDDLER 2 tool and explain the Page Life Cycle in ASP.NET applications that can render AJAX non usable in some cases. Finally we will discuss and demonstrate Web Services calls in AJAX applications that remedies the problems introduced by AJAX in ASP.NET applications.
This session will demonstrate the new features of Silverlight 2.0 in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and in Expression Blend 2.0 SP1. We will use the two products to create Silverlight applications that demonstrate the use of events, storyboards, datagrid manipulations and web service calls from Silverlight 2.0 C# based applications.