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Talk on replicating Windows 8 modern UI on web using HTML, JS and CSS

DroptilesTalk

Here’s my talk on my Open Source project Droptiles, which replicates the Windows 8 Start UI on the web using HTML 4, JS, CSS 2. I have given an walkthrough on how to use Twitter Bootstrap to create modern looking UI. Then how to use KnockoutJS to build a web applicatoin following the Model-View-ViewModel pattern. And some handy use of UnderscoreJS. After the introduction of these frameworks, you will see a quick demo to build a sample dynamic modern UI page that mimics the Windows 8 Start screen look and feel – implementing Bootstrap, KnockoutJS, jQuery together. Then I have shown how to build a new Tile in Droptiles.

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http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/home/droptiles-windows-8-modern-ui-on-the-web-using-plain-html-css-and-javascript

MVP Open Day 2011 at Cambridge

Microsoft Research arranged MVP Open Day 2011 at Cambridge on Oct 14, 2011. Beautiful university, made me feel like giving up my job and going back to study. Amazing research work going there, highly thought provoking. The session on DNA programming was out of the world. The most surprising thing I learnt that a 10cm long DNA strand can hold 10TB worth digitally encoded data and cells are thousand times more robust computing system than silicon based chips. Moreover, cells are self-powered, super energy efficient micro processors, hundred years ahead of Intel processors.

Can’t wait for the day when we will be able to use C# to program DNA:

protected void CancerCell_Found(object body, CellEventArgs e) { this.Attack(e.TargetCell); }

Here’s my presentation slide. Nothing NDA or DNA in this, feel free to distribute.