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Hello! Alvin Ashcraft at your service. You may remember me from such roles as software developer, OzCode Magician, Friend of Red Gate, and former Microsoft MVP (2009-2016). My family would also call me a proud husband, father and technology geek.

I possess over 22 years of programming experience in the health care, financial and manufacturing industries. My current role as a Principal Software Engineer at Allscripts in Malvern, PA helps me challenge my skills and hone my craft. I also helped found the TechBash developer conference and serve as treasurer of the non-profit TechBash Foundation.


Any and all feedback is welcomed and appreciated!

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  2. Christoph

    Hi,

    thanks for the good work, I read your news daily and often find useful articles. I just got a phone and saw your windows phone app and thought I give it a go. But … you can’t be seriours about the requirements! Why would you need access to all my private details???
    Regards,
    Christoph

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    1. Alvin A. Post author

      Hi Christoph. Thanks for raising this concern. Actually, the app is just a Windows Phone App Studio app that retrieves feed data from my site. I did not remove any of the ‘capabilities’ listed by default in the configuration as I should have before submitting the app to the store. I will be releasing an update soon which will be a Universal App for both WinPhone and Win8.1. I will make sure to remove those items from the config which to not apply to my app. The app does not need or use any private user details.

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      1. Lisa Todd

        Dear Alvin,
        I am looking for an App Developer to expand my original app. I have had a hard time finding someone to help me. The only responses I have gotten are from big companies that want $25,000+. Do you or anyone you know be open to discussing my idea? I am on a time crunch and need to move quickly. This is not a game app. It is used in the equine sport, Barrel Racing. It is called Barrel Horse Racing
        Thank you for your consideration or referrals,
        Dr. Lisa W. Todd

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  4. Michael Burns

    Love your daily links! A huge thanks to you for helping inspire me to create my own blog about Scrum. Keep up the good work, it’s such a delight to see a new list everyday.

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  5. Lakshminarayanan

    Hi Alvin,
    I have been a reader of your daily dose blog for sometime now.
    I tried downloading the Windows Phone App.
    It shows the blog posts day wise on click of which the entries for that particular day are shown.
    However the entries are shown in black foreground and author name is shown in pink. Both are shown in black background.
    Since the foreground and background are in black, I am not able to read the entries first time.
    If I click on the particular row, the forecolor turns to another color.
    Is this a bug or do I need to configure my phone settings?
    Sorry I am not able to take a screenshot 🙁
    Thanks for the excellent entries.
    Cheers

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  6. S Ravi Kumar

    Hi Alvin,

    Thanks for adding my post to your curated list. I am also interested in speaking in next Techbash on Xamarin or related topics. Is there any call for speakers page for that? any/every help regarding it is appreciated.

    Regards
    S Ravi Kumar

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    1. Alvin A. Post author

      Hello,

      You’re very welcome. The call for speakers for TechBash will be opening later this week. You can register as “interested in speaking” on TechBash.com if you would like to receive a notification when the CFP opens. I will also be announcing it on my blog if you prefer to receive your news here.

      Regards,

      Alvin

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  7. Hogan

    You’re RSS feed stopped working 🙁 Getting an Internal Server error.

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  8. Nik Patel

    I am thinking to start a blog and was wondering if how can I make it appear on your list?

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    1. Alvin A. Post author

      Hi Nik – You can email me (alashcraft at gmail) or reach me on Twitter (@alvinashcraft). All I need is the Url for your RSS feed. I will add it to my list and watch for new and interesting blog posts. Thanks!

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      1. Nik Patel

        Thank you Alvin. I will reach out to you as soon as I am done with my blog post.n

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    1. Alvin A. Post author

      Thanks! I follow about 1600 feeds in Newsblur. I tag the articles I want to include each day and have a custom Open Live Writer plugin that I wrote to help generate the Dew Drop posts.

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