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Abhilash is from Kerala, South India. He is presently working as an Integration Consultant for many fortune 500 companies in his current role at Neudesic
Abhilash has been programming since he got his first PC, when they used to load BASIC using tapes. He got his first real PC in 1994 - a 286 with a 40 MB hard disk, 1 MB RAM, and a 5.25 " FDD with a HGA graphics card.
Pascal was his first favorite programming language. And he thought at one time that it was the greatest language. He never really got on to the Delphi wagon, but went with C++, and then progressively VC++ SDK, MFC, COM, and then eventually chose C# as his preferred language once .NET came along. With the emergence of SOA into mainstream, Abhilash chose BizTalk as his SOA realization tool of preference. He opines that BizTalk helps implement SOA; by so clearly separating the message and the underlying implementation, and connect apps purely based on contracts. This is what many classic technologies like IDL tried to do, but somewhere, the point got lost. BizTalk is his tool of choice for EAI. Abhilash has worked in various platforms including Win32,.NET,Linux, and Mainframes and has professional experience in embedded development and voice telephony.This helps him understand the EAI domain better.
His passions include programming, blogging
,cricket and chess. He likes to troll MS user groups and used to run a site www.biztalkcafe.com
as a hobby. The site has a forum, so if you work with BizTalk server, he would like to hear about your experiences there.
He was awarded Biztalk Server MVP in April of 2006.
His life events gets recorded here www.abhilash.in
. You can connect with him on Linkedin