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My name is Toni Petrina and I am a software developer and an occasional speaker. Although I primarily develop on the Microsoft stack, I like to learn new technologies. My hobbyist projects range from game development, regardless of the technology, to ALM. I spend most of my time with my girlfriend and someday I will learn how to play the guitar properly. Toni is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 69 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

MVP Status, Build, Conferences

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It was April 1st, but the mail was real – I was re-awarded the MVP status for Visual C#. It was about time I replace the stickers on my devices anyway I hope that this year will be filled with more C# development now that Roslyn is officially available.

Speaking of Roslyn, the real shocker was the announcement at last week’s Build conference about Roslyn being open source. Wow, this will have a great impact on open source community in .NET world. If only .NET Native is open source (asking for open source .NET itself is a long shot), that would open the flood gates towards other platforms in no time. Even though everyone claimed .NET is dying or being abandoned just a year ago, at Build we had a chance to see the beautiful future for .NET.

Pictured: beautiful .NET future

This week I had two sessions at WinDays and NTK about the future of C# and awesome things you can do with Roslyn. Next week I am talking about app to app communication between Windows Phone and Windows Store applications at MS Network. I have to mention that all three conferences are held in beautiful locations in this region: Umag, Bled and Banja Vrućica.

Happy coding

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