About

My name is Beat Kiener. I currently work for Glaux Soft as a Software Architect. Glaux Soft is an ISV located in Bern (Switzerland).
My interests are very much set on Microsoft .NET platform (Silverlight, Rich Internet Applications, WPF, WCF, LINQ).

Contact: kiener@glauxsoft.com

Origin and meaning of my first name “Beat” (it’s has nothing to do with music):
The boy name Beat is pronounced as following: B as in “be (B.IY)” ; IY as in “eat (IY.T)” ; T as in “tea (T.IY)”. Beat is used predominantly in the German language and its origin is Latin. Beat has the meaning bringer of joy. Derived from the element ‘beatus’ meaning blessed. Beatus (Latin) is an original form of Beat. The name is common in the German-speaking parts of Switzerland. It owes its popularity to the semi-legendary hermit Saint Beatus of Beatenberg, who is considered the apostle of Switzerland. The name Beate (German) is the female version of Beat. Names that sound like Beat include Bat (English), Beath (German), Betto (Italian), Béda (Czech), Bodo (German), Beato (Italian and Spanish), and Bieito (Galician).

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hugo Kiener says:

    Hello, i´m from Argentina. We have the same last name, and, same ocupation. The blog if really useful for those of us devoted to programming.

  2. Scott Sanbar says:

    Do you use a plugin for your code syntax prettyfying? If so, I would like to know what you use. I use wp-syntax (I also have a wordpress site) and it works well with C# but the XML coloring (it does not appear to have XAML specifically) is ugly.

    Thanks!

  3. Duane Kiener says:

    Hello, just wandering if your familiar with the history of the Kieners in Switzerland? My family is from Switzerland. I am descended from Johannes Kiener 1 of Zetzwil, born 1803. I wish I knew more about him. I’m curious about were the Kieners came from and If we have a common ancestor.

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