What’s interesting at mvcConf – the Virtual ASP.Net MVC Conference

In several hours the mvcConf will start. It starts at 8AM (CST) or 4PM Kyiv time (UTC+2)

MvcConf is a virtual conference focused on one thing: writing awesome applications on top of the ASP.Net MVC framework. Your brain will explode from taking in so much hard core technical sessions.

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Here is the schedule list that could be interesting for me.

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Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture review

This week we would like to introduce you the Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture (MURA). It describes a set of foundational “pillars,” or principles. These govern an architecture structure – a performance-oriented IT infrastructure, providing an enhanced user experience, optimizing a domain-specific infrastructure, creating a rich application platform, and achieving comprehensive interoperability.

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This descriptive approach provides an agreed-upon set of principles to establish consistent performance, while also allowing for flexibility that companies need to innovate and establish competitive differences.

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The benefits of SaaS (Software as a Service)

SoftElegance has several projects of the development ‘Software as a Service‘ platforms for wild range of industries e.g. drilling, retail, manufacturing, and so on. Latest months we started to receive RFP’s (Request for Proposal) which contains the requirements: “software architecture should be SaaS model.” or similar to this. So what are the business benefits using SaaS?


Today we tries do discover what other people think about SaaS architecture. And we would like to represent you Richard Thurston’s, business technology journalist who specialises in networks and telecommunications, “The benefits of SaaS” whiteparer.

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Introducing MonoDroid – a stack for using C# to develop Android-based applications.

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MonoDroid is a development stack for using C# and core .NET APIs to develop Android-based applications.

MonoDroid is an implementation of the Mono Framework and was at the closed beta but in the beginning of 2011 it became in the open beta

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Using ASP.NET MailMessage class with MONO. Troubleshooting

There is an example how to use the MailMessage class in case you are using the ordinary ASP.NET hosting and the difference when you are running your website using MONO technology.

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The MailMessage Class provides properties and methods for constructing an e-mail message. But there are some troubles using it with MONO. See the examples how to avoid this.

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Introduction of the ConfORM – new Object-relational mapping system

Here is the short introduction of the ConfORM, the stand for Configuration ORM, and it was trying to use a lot of heuristic model for identifying entities from C# code. Today, it’s mostly Model First Driven development, so the first thing is to build the entity model. It often used Inversion Engineering here, Database Schema is will create based on recently Entity Model.

Originally I was found the Thang Chung’s article A first look at ConfORM – Part 1. This is a very useful article at it contains the code examples, how to build the Entity Model, Database schemas and some examples of the NHibernate Configuration’s

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Mono Success Story: SoftElegance has launched the new website using ASP.NET and MONO

SoftElegance has successfully launched the new version of the official corporate website – www.softelegance.com using ASP.NET WebForms and it runs on FreeBSD server using MONO technology.

The website developed on ASP.NET 3.5 runs on FreeBSD 8.1 server within MONO 2.8.1…

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Microsoft Webcast: Best Practices for Building Cross-Browser Web Applications

The “Best Practices for Building Cross-Browser Web Applications” webcast was recorded on Monday, December 13, 2010.
The webcast was represented by Pete LePage, Sr. Product Manager, Microsoft Corp.

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Pete LePage discuss what to do and what don’t to build a real cross-browser application. Also there were discussed challenges that could be faced during web development.

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UnifiedPOS implementation in POS for .NET

SoftElegance has successfully tested the implementation of UnifiedPOS in Microsoft POS for .NET v1.12. The issue is that the latest specification is from July 2008 and there is no official support of Visual Studio 2010 and Windows 7.


The goal was to test does Microsoft POS for .NET v1.12 (the version from July 03, 2008) runs on Windows 7 and does it supports on .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010.

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Unified Point of Service it is an architectural specification for application interfaces to point-of-service devices that are used in the retail environment. This standard, which has been in existence for several years, is both operating system-independent and language neutral and defines an architecture for application interface to retail devices and a set of retail device behaviors sufficient to support a range of POS solutions.

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SoftElegance in the Press

We are proud to represent an article about software SoftElegance has developed to enhance storage facility productivity for the Manufacturing companies.

One of the leading industry’s magazine, Manufacturing Business Technology has published an article ‘Material Handling Solution Improves Inventory Tracking

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“A reliable material handling application allowed one company to minimize inventory tracking errors and receive more comprehensive and precise project status updates…”

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