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I'm Anil Kumar M.S. A technology enthusiast living in Mysore, India. I'm Passionate about .Net, Web Apps, Cloud, Application design and Architecture, Ux, Javascript and Windows Phone.

A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and also a Professional Developer in .Net 4 Web. I like travelling, doing Adventure & Love food.

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Webpage : www.msanil.com
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Facebook Javascript API : Feed and Share Dialog for Beginners

I received five emails last month especially from students on making their websites social.  This post is for them and all others who are interested in social media programming. Facebook Graph API no doubt is a silver bullet and a primary way today that allows us to post and retrieve data from-to Facebook. I am using it since its inception. I must say it is amazing and easy to work with.

This post is all about an interesting Facebook dialog which is powerful and has potential to generate decent traffic for your webpages. If you are a webmaster or an app developer, this post is for you.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

5 Windows 8 posts for beginners

There are few posts on the web which makes Windows 8 Installation and understanding the concepts easier. Here are five of them which I found simple and interesting.

How to Install Windows 8 In 7 Simple Steps
http://www.soluto.com/knowledgebase/how-to-install-windows-8

How to Backup and Import Wireless Network Settings
http://mywindows8.org/backup-import-wireless-network-settings/

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Video Tutorial : Creating Win 8 Metro App to work with Picture Library (WinRT, XAML and C# )

Some time back, I created a small Windows 8 Metro Application (Windows Store App) which can access the Windows Picture Library and display thumbnails of all the pictures available in it. This post should be of a little help for developers who just started exploring Metro Apps for Windows 8.

I've created a detailed 30 minutes video covering many aspects (Code, UI, Concepts) of building a Metro Application for the Picture library Thumbnails. Go ahead and watch it.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Saturday, September 07, 2013

User Content Files and Windows 8 Metro Application - Part 1

This post introduces a few concepts which can help you when working with user content files in Metro Applications. Next post will focus on the code and a demo. The post is full of concepts and theory and you may be a person who like to see code more than the concepts. However, it is necessary to understand the basic concepts before starting a code demonstration. I promise. Next post will have code, code and nothing else. Read further..

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Windows Azure Mobile Services : Scripting a Scheduler to dump Live Forex data for future analytics

Before using the scheduler, you just need to know a little about Windows Azure Mobile Services. The below paragraph summarizes the features.

Mobile Services on azure allows you to add structured storage, user authentication and push notifications to your Android, iOS, HTML, Windows Store, or Windows Phone 8 apps. Have a look at the below list of features. You can visit mobile services website if you are a beginner.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Developing a Link Chopper using C# and Bit.ly API in 1 Hour

I just spent an hour today to develop a very small tool (Just 130 KB) for Shortening the links using the API provided by bitly. I call it Link Chopper. I wrote it just for fun and to explore bit.ly API. I have Link Chopper ready and you can download it for free from this link Download LinkChopper. You dont have to say thanks as it is a no big stuff :)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Big Post : Being positive about your work and organization

Look. If you are a guy or gal who do not like the organization you are working at, this post may help you to learn a few things which you should actually know to start feeling successful @ work.

Background:  First, I hate writing these kind of posts related to non-programming stuff. I am a techie, (Not a HR Guy) passionate about tools, technologies and programming. You will find no other posts in my blog which is non-technical. I am writing this post not because I am too rich or too much happy with my present employer. Also, I am not working for a fortune 100 giant too!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

TypeScript : My Video tutorial on its Need, Usage and benefits with a demo


If you love writing javascript, you may even like to explore a new scripting language which is becoming popular these days known as "TypeScript". You can write TypeScript just like you write javascript.  You can compile TypeScript code to generate output javascript which is clean, maintainable and cross browser compatible.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Creating your first mobile application for Firefox OS, the new Rockstar!

If you are new to Firefox OS, the definition says it all. "Firefox OS (project name: Boot to Gecko also known as B2G) is a Linux-based open source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers being developed by Mozilla."

Thing is that, there is a new OS coming to market sometime near future. Smartphones will be equipped with a fresh new OS known as Firefox OS. In this post, let us create a first hello world application and see it running inside Firefox OS.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Windows Azure - Load balancing a website running on different Virtual Machines

In this post, we shall create two Windows Virtual Machines in Azure, set up the end points for communication, deploy a web application and finally enable the load balancing mechanism to distribute the load.

To start with, we shall first create a virtual machine on azure. If you do not have a Windows Azure account yet, subscribe for a free trial here.