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Bipin Joshi is an author, .NET trainer and yogi who writes about apparently unrelated topics - yoga & technology! He has been programming since 1995 and is working with .NET framework ever since its inception. Bipin is an internationally published author and has authored or co-authored more than half a dozen books for publishers such as Apress and Wrox. He regularly writes articles, tutorials and code samples on his .NET website. He has also written numerous articles on .NET technologies for popular websites and printed magazines. A former Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Bipin conducts professional training programs helping individuals and companies learn Microsoft technologies better and faster.

Although Bipin got introduced to yoga during his childhood, his real journey on the path of yoga and spirituality started when he miraculously came across Dnyaneshwari written by Saint Dnyaneshwara, a 13th century yogi of the Nath tradition. The poetic rendering of the Kundalini Yoga from Dnyaneshwari mesmerized him completely and he took to the practice of yoga as described in the ancient yoga texts. He later experienced spontaneous Shaktipata followed by intense Kundalini awakening in the temple of Lord Shiva situated at Tryambakeshwara. Bipin has also penned a few books on yoga and spirituality. Having embraced Yoga way of life he enjoys the intoxicating presence of God and educates people about the ancient art and science of yoga through his yoga website.

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Summary of IT career

  • Working with Microsoft technologies since year 1995
  • Worked with C, C++, Clipper, FoxPro, Visual Basic and ASP before shifting to .Net
  • Working with .NET ever since its inception
  • Technology blogger and author since 2000
  • Started BinaryIntellect Consulting in 2000 to conduct professional training programs on .NET technologies
  • Author or co-author of some .NET books published by WROX Press and APress. Also published a few books independently
  • Member of ASPInsiders
  • Got selected for Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for six consecutive years between 2002 and 2008
  • Ex. Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP/MCAD)

Summary of Spiritual Journey

  • Follower of classical Kundalini Yoga system
  • Started his yoga and spiritual journey along with his IT career when he came across Dnyaneshwari through a miraculous incidence
  • Learned in ancient spiritual texts including Upanishads, Puranas, Agamas and several Yoga works
  • Was blessed with Swapna Diksha and experienced Kundalini awakening in the temple of Lord Shiva at Tryambakeshwara. Also had a divine vision of the holy lineage of Natha Siddha Gurus namely Adinath, Matsyendranath, Gorakshanath, Gahininath, Nivruttinath and Dnyananath in the Samadhi temple of Saint Nivruttinath also located at Tryambakeshwara.
  • Author of a few books, online courses and numerous articles on Yoga
  • Wrote a Marathi book Devachya Davya Hati , a unique book in itself, giving details of his own experiences of Kundalini awakening and spiritual journey
  • Studied Alternative Medicine and Naturopathy
Bipin started writing about technology in the year 2000 when he launched his own website. Initially he wrote about Visual Basic and ASP and provided tips, tricks and information to the fellow developers. When Microsoft introduced Beta version of their .NET framework he was quick to download and give it a try. He realized the huge difference the .NET framework was going to make. He then started writing articles on variety of .NET topics. His articles written in simple, lucid and jargon free language quickly became popular amongst developers. His website became one of the popular resource on the subject.
Later he was also inspired to write about Yoga and spirituality, the path he is walking since 1995. He then started educating people about the classic form of Yoga through articles and posts. His authentic writing based on the ancient Yoga scriptures backed by the direct experience of the subject has always been well received by his readers. Two of his online courses namely A systematic course in Yoga Philosophy and A systematic course is Kriya Yoga are popular and a must read for any Yoga student. Later he also started writing in Marathi and got equally good response from the readers. His writing reflects a scientific and methodic approach towards Self-realization backed by his direct experience of the subject over several years. Through his website and books he aims at providing authentic knowledge about the classic Yoga system of India. The timeless wisdom of Yoga, he believes, is the only savior for the mankind to establish harmony in life at all levels.
Beginning jQuery 2 for ASP.NET Developers
(APress, December 2013)

Beginning jQuery 2 for ASP.NET Developers teaches you to harness the power, versatility and extensibility of jQuery in your ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC applications. By combining jQuery with ASP.NET you get the best of both worlds: the client-side interactivity and responsiveness of JavaScript with the robustness and extensibility of Microsoft's web stack. Beginning jQuery 2 for ASP.NET Developers shows you how.
HTML5 Programming for ASP.NET Developers
(APress, November 2012)

HTML5 Programming for ASP.NET Developers teaches you to harness the power and flexibility of HTML5 in your ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC applications. Focusing on the programmable features of HTML5 that will be most useful to you as an ASP.NET developer, this book will take you straight to the heart of what you can get out of this new technology.
शिवोपासना
(मार्च २०११)


भारतवर्षामधे अनादी काळापासून शिवोपासना आणि योग प्रचलित आहे. कूर्म पूराणात निःसंदिग्धपणे असे सांगितले आहे की शंकर हे कलियुगातल्या मानवांसाठीचे दैवत आहे. शिव उपासनेचे योगमार्गावरील महत्व, शिवलिंग, पुजा इत्यादींचा योगशास्त्रीय अर्थ, शैव दर्शनाची मुलतत्वे, रुद्राक्षधारण विधी, कालसापेक्ष शिव उपासना कशी करावी इत्यादी गोष्टी सोप्या भाषेत विशद करणारे पुस्तक.
देवाच्या डाव्या हाती
(प्रथम आवृत्ती - मार्च २००९, द्वितीय आवृत्ती - ऑक्टोबर २०११)


कुंडलिनी योग अध्यात्म जीवनाचा राजमार्ग आहे. जगदंबा कुंडलिनीला जागृत करून तीचे सहस्रार स्थित शिवाशी सामरस्य घडवून आणणे हे कुंडलिनी योगमार्गाचे मुलतत्व. अनेकदा कुंडलिनी योग गूढतेच्या अनावश्यक धुक्याने वेढलेला आठळतो. हा मार्ग फक्त जंगलात वा हिमालयात वास्तव्य करणार्‍या योग्यांसाठीच आहे असा गैरसमज बहुतांशी लोकांमधे आढळतो. देवाच्या डाव्या हाती' या पुस्तकात श्री. बिपीन जोशी यांनी स्वतःचे कुंडलिनी योगमार्गावरील अनुभव विषद केले आहेत. एक नवखा साधक ते योगी या प्रवासात त्यांना कोणत्या अडचणी आल्या, त्यांनी मोठ्या जिद्दीने हा प्रवास कसा पार केला याचे प्रभावी वर्णन या पुस्तकात आढळते. 
Kundalini Yoga : Concepts and Practices
(February 2007)

Kundalini Yoga : Concepts and Practices is a unique guide to the ancient knowledge of Kundalini Yoga. Written in simple and lucid language the book is a great addition to your book shelf. Kundalini Yoga is often considered as something dangerous, mysterious and not to be practiced by ordinary Yoga aspirants. This book demystifies the concepts such as Pancha Tattwas, Nadis, Pranas, Koshas, Kundalini and Chakras in a jargon free language. It brings the subject out of mythological explanations still keeping the correctness and essence intact. Theory without practice is useless. The book explains many techniques for awakening the Kundalini including Surya Namaskara, Meditative Asanas, Pranayamas, Bandhas and Meditations. The author has applied the principal of moderation while prescribing the practices which makes it possible even for an average Yoga aspirant to learn and apply them. Nevertheless the practices are very powerful and effective in themselves. The author's experience and study of many ancient Yogic texts makes the book authentic and practical.
Beginning XML with C# 2008: From Novice to Professional
(APress, April 2008)

Beginning XML with C# 2008 focuses on XML and how it is used within .NET 3.5. As you’d expect of a modern application framework, .NET 3.5 has extensive support for XML in everything from data access to configuration, from raw parsing to code documentation. This book demystifies all of this. It explains the basics of XML as well as the namespaces and objects you need to know in order to work efficiently with XML. You will see clear, practical examples that illustrate best practices in action. With this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know from the basics of reading and writing XML data to using the DOM, from LINQ and SQL Server integration to SOAP and web services.
Pro .NET 2.0 XML
(APress, April 2007)


XML is the de facto language for communication within and between distributed applications, whether they are on the Internet or a corporate network. XML is successful because of two strengths: it has a highly-structured human readable format and it can be transmitted as pure text. No matter how disparate applications and their architectures may be, text files can always be read, and therefore can accept XML data. This makes XML-based solutions advantageous over rival technologies like remoting. Pro .NET 2.0 XML is the first book to provide a complete solution to XML on the .NET Framework 2.0 including the new .NET 3.0 extensions that are being released in January 2007. It provides you with everything you need to know to take advantage of XML in every aspect of your job including integration with Windows Communication Foundation.
Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 3.5
(BinaryIntellect Consulting, November 2007)


This book is about ASP.NET 3.5. It teaches you most of the concepts that you need to make yourself up and running with ASP.NET 3.5. It looks at ASP.NET 3.5 as a complete platform for web application development. You will find many topics that are equally applicable in ASP.NET 1.x and 2.0 also. Care has been taken that you need not refer any 1.x or 2.0 book for understanding the concepts. Master ASP.NET 3.5 development using C# and Visual Studio.NET 2008. Learn ASP.NET from ground up. Design professional looking web sites with server controls, Master Pages and Themes. Develop data driven web forms with ADO.NET and data bound controls. Secure your web application with Membership and Roles. Develop AJAX spiced web sites. Write ASMX and WCF services. Understand the configuration, compilation and deployment techniques.
Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 2.0
(BinaryIntellect Consulting, November 2005)


Since Microsoft introduced ASP.NET the overall web application development is revolving around ASP.NET as far as Microsoft product based solutions are concerned. ASP.NET brought a major shift in the way applications are built and deployed. Web applications suddenly became so rich and powerful! Continuing the same wave further Microsoft has introduced ASP.NET 2.0. The new version is totally backward compatible with ASP.NET 1.x. However, it introduces some major enhancements and additions. While building version 2.0 the goal of ASP.NET team within Microsoft has been to reduce the amount of code that developers are writing today to a great degree. Version 2.0 brings more than 40 new controls and provides many new classes and concepts. With these additions ASP.NET 2.0 is poised to be stronger, flexible and powerful than ever before. This book is about ASP.NET 2.0. It teaches you most of the concepts that you need to make yourself up and running with ASP.NET 2.0. There are books that cover just the new additions to ASP.NET infrastructure. This book is different. It looks at ASP.NET 2.0 as a complete platform for web application development. You will find many topics that are equally applicable in ASP.NET 1.x also. Care has been taken that you need not refer to any 1.x book for understanding the concepts.
Pro ADO.NET with VB .NET 1.1
(APress, November 2004)

Calling all VB .NET programmers and web developers! This highly anticipated book provides thorough instruction for using ADO.NET, supported with numerous relevant code examples and extensive technical information. So whether you're developing web applications using ASP.NET, Windows Forms applications, or XML Web Services, you will become adept at maximizing .NET's data access technology. Topics include: ADO.NET data architecture; data readers, adapters, and DataSets; safer development with XML Schemas; data relationships; and ADO.NETs built-in support and performance optimization. With such valuable content, you will come to master a solution-oriented approach to ADO.NET.
Professional ADO.NET with VB.NET
(WROX Press, December 2002)

ADO.NET is Microsoft's latest data access technology and, as an integral part of the .NET Framework, is far more than just an ADO upgrade. ADO.NET provides an extensive set of .NET classes that facilitate efficient access to data in a large variety of sources, enable sophisticated manipulation and sorting of data, and form an important framework within which to implement inter-application communication. This book provides a comprehensive guide to using ADO.NET, with plenty of practical code examples and extensive technical information. Whether you're developing web applications using ASP.NET, Windows Forms applications, or XML Web Services, this book will show you how to use .NET's data access technology to maximum effect. Along the way, it looks at: Understanding the architecture of the ADO.NET data providers, Reading and writing data with data readers, data adapters and DataSets, Making development safer with XML Schemas and strongly typed DataSets, Defining constraints on and relationships between your data, Using ADO.NET's built-in support for transactional processing, Optimizing the performance and security of your ADO.NET applications, Developing your own data provider for a custom data source.
Professional XML for .NET Developers
(WROX Press, December 2001)

XML is now an established technology for the description and transportation of data, and has made a major impact on almost every aspect of software development. When Microsoft introduced the .NET Framework, they took advantage of XML wherever they could. No other technology is so tightly bound with .NET as XML, both at the developer level and underlying the whole framework. This book aims to give the reader enough information to be able to use XML from within the .NET Framework in the most efficient manner possible. It will explain in detail the usage of all the XML-related .NET Framework library classes for the manipulation, validation, transformation, and serialization of XML data, using both C# and Visual Basic .NET. It also looks at how the developer can utilize the full power of XML within the .NET Framework, for example, with the new XML capabilities of ADO.NET and ASP.NET. As is demonstrated, the .NET Framework itself uses XML, in configuration files, meta data, and C#'s XML code documentation mechanism, for example. This book is aimed at intermediate-level programmers who have started on their journey towards .NET development, and who want to see how to use XML within their applications to its best advantage. Basic knowledge of C# or Visual Basic .NET, XML, and XML related technologies (XSLT, XPath, and XML Schemas) is necessary.
Professional ADO.NET
(WROX Press, November 2001)

ADO.NET is Microsoft's latest data access technology and, as an integral part of the .NET Framework, is far more than simply an upgrade of previous incarnations of ADO. ADO.NET provides an extensive set of .NET classes that facilitate efficient access to data from a large variety of sources, enable sophisticated manipulation and sorting of data, and forms an important framework within which to implement inter-application communication and XML Web Services. This book provides a comprehensive guide to using ADO.NET, with plenty of practical code examples, extensive technical information, and a detailed case study. Whether you are developing Web Applications using ASP.NET, Windows Forms applications, or XML Web Services, this book will show you how to utilize .NET's data access technology to maximum effect.

Bipin has written numerous articles on technology and Yoga till date. His writing has always been well received by readers for his simple and lucid language that makes even the toughest topics easier to understand for readers at all levels. He also wrote CodeTalk, a monthly column, for ASP.NET Pro Magazine for a few years. In addition to writing on his own websites he has written articles for the following popular websites / magazines.

 

(Please note that some articles were originally written for websites / magazines which are now merged with some other websites / magazines due to aquisitions or mergers between their parent companies. Above links point to the current owner of the articles.)

Microsoft MVP

Considering his community contributions he got selected as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). MVPs are recognized, credible and accessible individuals with expertise in one or more Microsoft products who actively participate in online and offline communities to share their knowledge and expertise with others. He was honored with this title for six consecutive years. He was also selected as the Best Indian MVP when the MVP program was first introduced in India.

ASPInsiders

He is a member of ASPInsiders. The ASPInsiders is a select group of international professionals who have demonstrated expertise in ASP.NET technologies.

MCT and MCAD

Bipin was also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD). MCTs are the premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft products, technologies, and solutions. To ensure a superior learning experience for our customers, MCTs are the only individuals that Microsoft authorizes to deliver training that is based on official Microsoft learning products. The MCAD credential provides industry recognition to professional developers who build powerful applications by using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and Web services on the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Naturopathy & Ayurveda

Modern lifestyle puts a lot of overburden on us resulting in stress, strain, worries and diseases. Naturopathy is based on natural principles of healthy living and can prove to be a boon to the lifestyle of today. Yoga and Naturopathy together can help mankind establish wellbeing in natural and safe way.

While studying the texts of Yoga he realized that ancient rishis and yogis always followed the natural rhythm of body and surroundings in which they were living. He found the principles of Naturopathy and Ayurveda to be an essential supplement for yoga sadhana and daily life. Bipin is learned in Naturopathy and has completed a Diploma in Naturopathy from a reputed institute. He has also self-studied basics of Ayurveda.