Zain Naboulsi

Zain Naboulsi

Visual Studio Tips and Tricks Guy

Houston, Texas

Areas of Expertise:

  • Visual Studio
  • speaking
For over 15 years Zain has been working with the latest Microsoft technologies. He's been a consultant and trainer since 1995. He currently runs the Visual Studio Tips and Tricks blog. Also, he created Online Community Evangelism which is an effort to build communities in virtual places like LinkedIn, Facebook, and elsewhere. He is not only a proponent of the community aspect of online environments but also is a supporter of the myriad business applications that these new mediums offer. Zain's efforts have been featured by eWeek, Redmond Developer News, and many others. He has been interviewed by Forrester Research, Gartner, and the Science Channel for his work. He is a frequent speaker at events in LinkedIn, Facebook, and other online venues. Zain also lectures world-wide on a variety of developer topics.

Zain blogs at:

How Shazam predicts pop hits

May 22 2015

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come. In this week’s Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait O’Riordan, VP of product, music and platforms at Shazam. … read more

How Shazam predicts pop hits

May 22 2015

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come. In this week’s Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait O’Riordan, VP of product, music and platforms at Shazam. … read more

Photo-Development Challenge Results #2: Statues

May 22 2015

It's been three months to the day since I posted "Photo-Development Challenge: Inspire Me and Others With Your Artistic Interpretation", and I'm mortified that it's only the second set of results that I'm finally getting around to sharing (the first having been "Hillside Temple Buildings" 2½ months ago). In retrospect,… read more

Ask the Readers: Will higher interest rates make you save more money?

May 22 2015

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Interest rates are expected to rise later in 2015. What will you do with this information? You could make the case that you haven’t missed much if you didn’t keep your money in a savings account over the last few years. But still,… read more

Four short links: 22 May 2015

May 22 2015

GM: That Car You Bought, We’re Really the Ones Who Own It — GM’s claim is all about copyright and software code, and it’s the same claim John Deere is making about their tractors. The TL;DR version of the argument … read more

Webcast: Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio
October 12, 2011
Come with us as we explore the new IntelliSense features, learn how to make templates, and delve into the new features for breakpoints among other things.

"In short, a text pleasant to read to exponentially increase your productivity with Visual Studio 2010."
--Luigi Zambetti, Dotnethell.it

"Tutorials cover the basics and move on to higher-level thinking in this outstanding guide, recommended for any collection appealing to coders working with any of the Visual Studio versions."
--Diane Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf, December 2011, Volume 6, Number 12

"If you have some programming experience but are new to developing or updating Visual Basic programs, Coding Faster could be a very handy guidebook for getting good at Visual Studio in a hurry."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions