Interview with a Wiki Ninja: José Mendez, Senior Developer in Costa Rica -- .Net, C#, ASP.NET, WCF, & WPF

This week's Interview with a Wiki Ninja is with one of our top Spanish contributors (see the list here):

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José Mendez


Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

I am a Senior .Net Developer at Bosz Digital a multinational company based in Costa Rica, (I am From Cuba), doing mainly web applications and web sites in .Net/C#. I also contributed in my company by training others in javascript and Sitecore. My speciality technologies are .Net/C# ASP.NET WCF, WPF, and WP7+.

Also I am an independent entrepreneur, creating Windows Phone applications.


What are your big projects right now?

Right now my big project is a Windows Phone web browser called: "Evolucion browser",  is an app for  WP versions 7.5 / 8.  The main objective is to improve the user experience of WP when browsing the web. and it does! This application is available in English, Spanish, and French.


What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?

TechNet Wiki is for sharing the knowledge in Microsoft technologies and adjacent technologies, for improving what others write, and for helping the community. It is for everybody who wants to learn or improve their knowledge of Microsoft technologies.


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

The possibility to help others, the satisfaction of having helped hundreds of people around the world. (I love to share :) )  Also, sometime it is impressive when other users make contributions and improve your articles with a different point of view, and you can learn from it.


What is your favorite blog post you've written?

My favorite article is: How to execute a method (code behind) in JavaScript (es-ES). I think it is very helpful, and programmers use a lots. is interesting to have a way to execute functions or methods in the server side, from the client side in ASP.Net.


What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job?

I use the TechNet Wiki to publish articles that would benefit the community. Also for my job, when for example, I work on a new technology or area, I always try to do an article about it, because it's easy with just a little time to go back to the TechNet Wiki article and read it again to remember it and learn it.

What are your top 5 favorite Wiki articles?

  1. PLINQ (es-ES)
  2. ASP.NET MVC (en-US)
  3. Navigation on Windows phone (es-ES)
  4. Updating Windows Phone Icon button dynamically (es-ES)
  5. Simple Data Binding in XAML (en-US)



Thank you, José, for the interview and for your great contributions to the Spanish community on TechNet Wiki!

   - Ninja Ed