Joel Cochran is a Senior Technology Consultant with Lotic Factor Inc, of Roanoke, VA, a business and technology consulting firm. He is a Microsoft Expression Blend MVP, an ASPInsider, and is currently serving as the INETA Mentor for Virginia. Joel is the author of "Expression Blend in Action" by Manning Publications and "The Practical MVVM Manifesto" (http://practicalmvvm.com). A technology generalist, he works with technologies such as Windows 8, WPF, ASP.NET MVC4, SQL Server, SSIS, and Azure. His languages of choice are C# and JavaScript. He spends an inordinate amount of time on Twitter (@joelcochran) and far less time on his blog http://joelcochran.com.

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