Goodbyes are hard…..

Yes, Goodbyes are hard. After almost 5 years at Infragistics, I am moving on and seeking other opportunities. I must say these years were the best years of my life.


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At Infragistics, I was a Developer Evangelist. My job was to engage developers, create more awareness with them around Infragistics’ Ignite UI product, and to help them to be successful.   Here are some of the things I accomplished : 

  • I created a developer community for Infragistics in India
  • I helped customers to learn and implement their solutions using Ignite UI
  • I delivered many workshops and talks across India for customers on JavaScript,  Angular, Ignite UI, ASP.NET MVC and more.
  • I created samples and customer POCs
  • I wrote articles for Infragistics blog. You can read them here

As a remote employee, I worked with various teams, managers, and regions. Based on that experience, I can say that Infragistics is one of the best employers and lead by true thought-leaders. They truly believe in making their customers successful and take care of their employees. I am grateful for my time at Infragistics, and want to send a special thanks to Senior Vice President Jason Beres for his trust in me, and giving me the opportunity. 

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Other people I would like to thank is Director of Product Developer Konstantin Dinev , Managing Director of APAC Ken Azuma , Director of India Rohit Gaur , and my first manager Anand Raja for their constant support.

What’s Next?

I have been a Developer Evangelist for the last 7 years, helping Progress Telerik and Infragistics create their developer base in India. My forte is evangelism and I want to continue helping in reaching and educating developers and in creating community.

If you are looking for someone to help you engage with, enable, and excite your developers, feel to reach me at debugmode[at]outlook.com or tweet me at @debug_mode

 

Completed 11 Years working in the Industry

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I am very excited to share that today I completed 11 years working in the industry. It has been a learning and good challenging journey for me. During last 11 years, I have lived in three different cities and worked on six different technologies. I started my career as Software Engineer and currently working as a Developer Advocate for Infragistics.

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Below in tabular form you can find my work experiences:

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Besides working for various organization, since very beginning of my career, I have been writing articles. So far, in last 11 years I have authored more than 900 articles. You can read them on my blog: https://debugmode.net/.

I also authored a book on Angular called Angular Essentials.

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In India, you can get it here: https://www.amazon.in/Angular-Essentials-Dhananjay-Kumar/dp/9388511247/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1553590814&sr=8-1&keywords=angular+essentials

Outside India, you can get it here : https://www.amazon.com/Angular-Essentials-Dhananjay-Kumar-ebook/dp/B07NL5RSDF/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=angular+essentials&qid=1553590883&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Due to my contributions, Microsoft awarded me prestigious Microsoft MVP Award on 1 April 2010. Since then, I have been getting Microsoft MVP Award each year. So far, I have been awarded 9 times. You can find my MVP profile here: https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/4028360?fullName=Dhananjay%20Kumar

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After getting Microsoft MVP Award, I started participating as speakers. I got chance to speak in various Microsoft User Group meets and conferences. So far, in last 11 years, I have delivered 77 free talks or workshops. You can find details about them here: https://debugmode.net/speaking/.

In 2016, I founded offline community geek97 , thorough that we hosted free workshops  in various Indian cities. We also mentor young talent to become speaker and community contributor.

Geek97 also organizes India’s largest Angular Conference ng-India https://www.ng-ind.com/ . You can see summary video of last ng-India here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccNBr-LX6tQ

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I have been enjoying working with Infragistics for last 4 years, and in coming years, I am aspired to work on JavaScript language, PWA, Angular and AI. I hope, I am able to add values in your professional life through my evangelism, writing, teaching, and ng-India.

Thanks

Dhananjay Kumar

Winner of 9 Microsoft MVP Awards

Organizer ng-India

Thanks for attending workshop on AngularJS at Infragistics Day

You can view photos from of Infragistics Day here

I will start with thanking Jaosn Beres and Infragistics for letting me do it.

Can you see any one tired in below photo? This was the group photo taken after marathon 8 hrs coding done by 140+ developers at Infragistics Day. Yes these smiling faces say a lot about the Infragistics Day.

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It was an overwhelming response for first ever Infragistics Day. We hosted Infragistics day with the help of c-sharpcorner.com in their Noida office. There were more than 450 developers registered to learn – “AngularJS step by step” at Infragistics Day. Due to space constraint, we could only accommodate 143 developers in the workshop. Developers were asked to bring their laptop since it was all about “each developer is coding “at Infragistics Day.

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We started the day with setting of development environment, understanding basics of SPA and further proceeded to roughly code on the following topics,

  • $scope object
  • Controllers
  • Service
  • Factory
  • Forms
  • Routings
  • Calling web API and REST services
  • Performing CRUD operations
  • Introduction of Directives

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There were developers from the esteem companies like Accenture, HCL, NIIT, Magic Software etc. attending the workshop. We were surprised to see that developers travelled from far cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Chandigarh to attend the Infragistics Day. For example Jinal Shah and Dhriti Shah came to attend from the Ahmedabad.

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Developers got a chance to interact with Infragistics India director Rohit Gaur as well. Rohit gave a brief introduction about Infragistics. He also invited interns starting next January.

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Developers were requested to tweet about their experience with hashtag #InfragisticsDay or #Infragistics. It turned out to be good buzz on social media about the day. At the end of the day some of the developers got @csharpcorner and @infragistics tshirts and bags also.

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Some of the tweets and Facebook updates about the event was like below:

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Last but not least, a huge thanks to CSharpCorner team for great help. Without them it was not possible.

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Once again thank you so much everyone for joining the Infragistics Day. We are planning to bring Infragistics day to your city soon. And yes thanks Jaosn Beres and Infragistics for letting me do it.

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You can view photos from of Infragistics Day here

Thanks everyone !

Start working with INFRAGISTICS NETADVANTAGE for WPF : Part 1 of Many

This is first post of many on INFRAGISTICS NETADVANTGE for WPF. In this post we will start from installation to exploration of some of the controls. You can download trial version after product registration from here

Following WPF controls are available in INFRAGISTICS NETADVATANGE. I have put images corresponding to controls such that you get better idea and visualization of the controls. I am sure you will get excited seeing the images of the controls.

xamCalendar

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xamCalculationManager

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xamCarouselListBox

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xamCarouselPanel

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xamChart

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xamColorPicker

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xamContextMenu

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xamDataCards

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xamDataCarousel

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xamDataGrid

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xamDialogWindow

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xamDockManager

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xamFunnelChart

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xamFormulaEditor

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xamGrid

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xamInputs

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xamMenu

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xamxamMonthCalendar

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xamMultiColumnComboEditor

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xamOutlookBar

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xamPieChart

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xamSlider

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xamSpellChecker

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xamTagCloud

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xamTileManager

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xamTilesControl

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And the below  are the more controls,

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I am sure after seeing all the controls you must be very excited to use them. So why to wait? Go ahead and follow below screens to install INFRAGISTICS NETADVANTAGE on your machine.

You can download trial version after product registration from here

 

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You can either choose to install NETADVANTAGE available for all other categories or only for WPF. I am going ahead with installing only for WPF.

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You need to provide User Information and follow the screens.

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After installation you will get Infragistics in the start menu.

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Now you are all set to start working with Infragistics NetAdvantage WPF Controls. In later post we will start exploring each control one by one. Thanks for reading.