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TechEd 2013, Day 4: Scrum in Waterfall, DirectX and Tina Turner

On the 4th day of TechEd, there’s always a rush to get of lot of things done: expo promotions and booth visits, final sessions, special offers and the closing party. Fortunately, I had my day planned to attend a few sessions and to visit the booths which had special promotions. As for the special offer of TechEd, I had already picked up my Surface earlier in the week.

To start the day, I visited the almuni lounge in the morning, to get some blogging done. Unlike earlier in the week, when I was using the seating area outside the lounge, I had discovered that there was an actual private lounge beyond the doors. There were round tables with extension cords and power outlets. There as an endless supply of snack and drinks, served all day long.

Alumni Lounge

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TechEd 2013, Day 3: OData, Web Api, SPA and John Papa

On Day 3, my sickness had finally caught up to me. I had started feeling sick on the Saturday before the conference, the same day I was at CMAP Code Camp in Maryland. I had flown to New Orleans on Sunday, and have been at TechEd for the past few days, while coughing throughout the day.

I was completely burned out by Wed morning, so I had to sleep in, and miss the morning sessions. No worries, because I needed the rest and made up for it later that day. Dayquil and cough drops were my new best friends.

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Getting Started with Knockout.js and MVVM

Introduction

JavaScript is almost as old as the first graphical browsers, but it has been swimming in a sea of spaghetti code since its inception. With the introduction of many JavaScript frameworks over the years, there has been a lot of improvement in making it a robust programming language. One such framework is Knockout.js, which uses the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) pattern to bind HTML templates to a JavaScript view model.

Knockout logo

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