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In this issue: Andy Beaulieu, Matt Casto, Rob Eisernberg, Lee, John Papa, Arturo Toledo, Lutz Gerhard, Pete Brown, Gavin Wignall, and Karim Hernandez. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Design + Animation: Slides and LinksAndy Beaulieu gave a presentation and is making all the materials available ... and we can get them as well.. can you say Animation, Games, and Physics Helper??Is Blend's Cost Prohibitive to Silverlight Adoption?Matt Casto poses a good question that I'm sure lots of people are ...
In this issue: Karim Hernandez, Gavin Wignall, David Anson, Corey Schuman, Terence Tsang, Shawn Wildermuth, John Papa, Nigel Sampson, Bryant Likes, Aurturo Toledo, and Alex Knight. Shoutout: Mike Ormond reports that Microsoft Live Labs has Seadragon Ajax... so for both of you that read this and are not using Silverlight, there ya go :) From SilverlightCream.com: radiobuttons in a datatemplate in silverlight Karim Hernandez of IdentityMine sent me this link, and I'm going to be watching his blog... ...
(not a joke) Virtual TechDays 2009 is a 24-hour day of ONLINE technology learning with 95 LIVE sessions delivered anywhere. You can see those great session like at TechDays (i'm presenting my session on Workfow Services again, live) from your home (or company) for FREE. The sessions are presented via LiveMeeting. See the list of session on ttp://www.msfttechdays.com/... DEFY ALL CHALLENGES ! Together ! www.msfttechdays.com ...
March 24, 2009 5:30 pm Social time 6:00 pm Presentation Indispensable tools roundup In this session we will talk about utilities you can use every day to help you be a more productive developer and troubleshooter. Most of these are free or nearly free. We will demonstrate "can't live with them" tools from Sysinternals, Fiddler, Red Gate, profilers, web development add-ins, documenters and much, much more. Presenter: Loren Halvorson, Birch Cove Software We will have food and social time at 5:30, and ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
Under most models of software development of any significant scale, user sign-off of requirements is a must before the development can continue. Even agile methodologies that involve a customer representative in the development team needs to have a set of at least significantly complete requirements before development can begin. Requirements form the basis for generating a Tender or Quote and help generate a Statement of Works. Detailed requirements are often elicited during contract negotiations ...
I love Xbox 360 when we talking about: 1) XNA - great free tool for game developers 2) Boku/Kodu – great visual game language system 3) Games – plenty good games awesome Xbox Live 4) X360 Prize – not too expensive and good quality (now… http://gizmodo.com/5099721/... I hate and it’s drive me crazy when we talk about X360: 1) XNA – free tool but it’s not available in Poland! No Xbox Live… 2) Boku/Kodu – I made Polish translation for Kodu and I show ...
My past experience with WCF services has followed a slightly unusual path. For a variety of reasons, most of the services I've written have consisted of an interface and an implementation. Pretty straight-forward thus far. However, where it gets a little unusual is in the hosting mechanism. We're using Windows services to host of WCF services. This works out well for us, since these services live on intranets, and aren't publicly exposed. When looking at Azure, services are a little different. It's ...
Introduction This Sunday I upgraded my DELL Latitude | D830 from Windows Vista Business 64 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The build version is Windows 7 Beta Build 7000. I ran an upgrade to test how well the setup would play with my currently installed applications and configuration settings. My expectations we met and in some cases exceeded. For example, soon after launching the setup a compatibility checker was launched. This screen scanned my current OS (Vista) to make sure all installed applications ...
SilverlightCream has been running for about 18 months and has aggregated over 2900 articles in the database. Some developers have told me that they read SilverlightCream or my blog and don't bother trying to aggregate links anymore. That may or may not be a good idea because it's through the network of readers that I find lots of blogs that I end up following. While at the MVP Summit last week my room-mate, Michael Washington of Silverlight Desktop fame, was discussing possible enhancements to the ...
If you just installed Ubuntu 8.10 and started to realize that your display is not configured right, just like I just did, you will need to configure your system to use the correct display settings. Guess what I could not do it in Ubuntu 8.10, but I can in 8.04. using "sudo displayconfig-gtk" follow this process, I did it after a lot of experimenting... First: Get your old Ubuntu 8.04 Live CD ready ...
Ostatnio, tj. kilka godzin temu, przemierzajac bezgraniczne przestrzenie Internetu trafilem na ciekawe biblioteki sluzace do obslugi bazy danych, a dokladniej przeprowadzania operacji CRUD w uproszczony sposób. Evolutility, bo tak sie projekt nazywa, tworzy prosty UI w ASP.NET pozwalajac edytowac dane w bazie np. Microsoft SQL Server. Wyglad, mimo ze dosc mily "nie zwala jednak z nóg", wiec Evolutility w praktyce bez wiekszej dyskusji nadawaloby sie na sekcje administratorska jakiegos CMS-a/pseudo ...
My friends, Clint Edmonson and Mike Benkovich are coming to Kansas City next Tuesday, March 10th for their quarterly community events. Clint will be talking about the cloud and how it will affect our future architectures in the morning and Mike will be sharing some Visual Studio 2008 debugging secrets and developing mobile Windows applications that afternoon. If you live in or around KC or are going to be in the KC metro next Tuesday, head on over to the Microsoft building in Corporate Woods and ...
Every ASP.NET developer is accustomed to writing configurable values into the web.config for directing programming logic at runtime. This practice has always made a lot of sense for storing things that will change depending where assets (such as databases, web services, etc.) are going to live come production time. The tricky part comes in when you need to store configurable values that change the behavior of your code, but don't apply to other systems in any meaningful way. An example of one such ...
Slightly delayed but pleasantly as random as #2.Time to split the list into dev stuff and not dev stuff :-) Development Related Code Contracts for Visual Studio – yep, pre and post conditions make mainstream (nearly). Lightweight test automation framework for ASP.NET Lightweight logging framework State of the computer book market – part 4 caught my eye with a look at languages. C# is largest programming language for all book sales. Well done us. Ruby on the slide. Surprised me. Java on the slide. ...
I started looking at the latest the EF team had to offer and while things have progressed immensely over the years it appears that there is still some room for improvement. Given the turmoil over the possible demise of LINQ to SQL I know that the use of Entity Framework is inevitable for me and probably just around the corner. With my newest project I have started to plug in an ADO.NET Entity Data Model (EDMX) where I would normally plug in LINQ to SQL Classes (DBML). I still dropped the file into ...
Developer Developer Developer South West has just opened for registration and although the agenda hasn't been finalised some of the topics are looking really interesting. If you live in the South West sign up now! Not only is it great to see this kind of event come to this area, but if the other DDD events are anything to go by it will fill up fast! Got to love the cows on the logo ...
My trial ran out a few days ago. And I haven't posted about R# for almost a month. I have to a few more things to share, and perhaps I can save everyone some time. The R# team has done quite a few small things to raise the tool a step above my expectations. There are a lot of things that may seem small, but really turn out to be significant improvements to the way I manage my code. Simple things, like, locating new code (via refactoring) with similar declarations (fields with fields, properties with ...
Silverlight has been released for over a year now. This March it will be powering the NCAA March Madness! All of the games will be available online in streaming video. http://mmod.ncaa.com/ For those of you who don't know what Silverlight is, it is a technology similar to Flash and Java that allows running software applications in your internet browser. The ability to do amazing things that can't be done with HTML. Silverlight is the future of web application development. It is estimated that about ...

You’ve seen the add (if you live in the UK) for ComparetheMarket.com not ComparetheMeerkat.com. Even funnier is the Meerkat site setup in support of the add!!!

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So I’m doing a little coding using reflection and the following exception is raised: It is illegal to reflect on the custom attributes of a Type loaded via ReflectionOnlyGetType (see Assembly.ReflectionOnly) -- use CustomAttributeData instead. I don’t get it so I pump the error message into Microsoft’s Live Search. Live Search comes back with: We did not find any results for It is illegal to reflect on the custom attributes of a Type loaded via ReflectionOnlyGetType (see Assembly.ReflectionOnly) ...

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If you ever dream of attending SOA conference 2009, which happened in Seattle this January, now you should feel lucky! More than 30 videos/Presentations are online on Windows live spaces. Check them out @ http://soaconference2009.sp... Key things to observe are.. · BizTalk 2009 · ESB Guidance 2.0 · Oslo, Dublin and Cloud platform · Some good SOA scenarios/case studies and best practices (patterns & practices) using Microsoft Application platform (Please try to adopt these ...
I logged in this eve at 10pm UK time to sort out some Xbox 360 account stuff for my son – but twitter gave me a tweet from Scott Hanselman which directed me to http://www.kyte.tv/shanselman – a live stream of video and audio from a meeting Scott was attending. The quality is totally acceptable – both video and audio. And… you can interact. Type a message and Scott reads it – as do the other 69 folks on with me watching it. Sweet stuff ...
A co-worker shared this gem with me, and every bit of it is true. This is a must-read for aspiring architects. http://97-things.near-time.... One thing that I really appreciate about the articles on this site is that they draw a clear distinction between an architect and a senior developer who calls himself an architect. While many people feel that a certain number of years of programming experience entitle you to architect status, programmers ...
Registration link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Date: April 23 Time: 9-11:30 Course Overview This session will explore the various Business Intelligence options available from Microsoft and how they integrate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how to get started using SharePoint for business intelligence. This seminar is available live on the web using VoIP (PC audio). Telephone audio is not ...
ArcReady For our next ArcReady, we will explore a topic on everyone’s mind: Cloud computing. Several industry companies have announced cloud computing services . In October 2008 at the Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced the next phase of our Software + Services vision: the Azure Services Platform. The Azure Services Platforms provides a wide range of internet services that can be consumed from both on premises environments or the internet. Session 1: Cloud Services In our first ...
Last week started the spectrial, a trial between some international movie, music and tv producers and The Pirate Bay. In case you've been living under a rock for the past few years, The Pirate Bay is one of the biggest torrent trackers in the world, run in Sweden by a number of people. The spectrial (so called by TPB members) was announced more than a year ago, and now it's here. The folks at TPB want to make it as public as possible. The producers are used to making this trials very secret and introducing ...
I'm starting a new RPG project, using XNA and targetting the XBOX 360. I'll be doing the project in C# although I'm leveraging a lot of the code and work I did in VB.NET & Heroic Adventure. I got some interesting ideas from the RPG in a week page (here: www.gamedev.net/reference/a... though I won't be doing mine anywhere near that fast. I spent a few hours over the weekend doing some basic design and coding the inital data structures. So far things are going pretty smooth. ...
I got my renewal notice this morning for a service that I was using. The service would fetch email from my Hotmail account and put it in their POP3 servers. I had GMail set to then retrieve the messages from the service’s servers. Well, this service is no longer necessary because Hotmail now has POP3 service with their free accounts (which I found out by reading this). All you need to know is how to setup GMail to access a POP3 server using these values: POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995) POP SSL ...
Testing blog post using Windows Live writer. Check out for more cool features. my future blog postings will be from Windows Live writer., so that i don't have to deal with spell checks, embedding pictures and formatting headaches! btw, I came to know about live writer, when I downloaded latest windows live messenger, which looks very cool… ...
Next Saturday, February 28th, there’s a fantastic event happening in Irvine, California: Windows Unleashed! This is a deep dive into Windows 7, and covers a whole whack of topics that Daniel Egan covers in his blog post about the event. Even if you aren’t living in or planning on being in southern California next weekend, you should still check out the info on the event…because they’ll be streaming it live over the net! However, space is limited so if you want to get in on the action register ASAP! ...
In my last blog post I embedded a movie that I had uploaded to SoapBox. The path that video, and myself, took to get to that point is EPIC. It all started with recording the video with my trusty Sony camcorder. I copied over the file to my Windows 7 machine…file format is MPG. The size was 118 MB, but SoapBox has a 100MB limit. Easiest way to alter that: Movie Maker. As I’m all about the Windows Live suite of tools, I opened up Movie Maker Beta. I was a huge fan of Movie Maker 2.6, and I hadn’t had ...
Recently I received a discount code for the virtual conference by SSWUG group, the organizers call it VIP code :) I am going to present 3 sessions under the .net conference sessions and really liked the whole concept; for less than 5% cost of what one would pay at VS live or Teched one can get same quality of session at the comfort of home or office and you can pause the session or replay them when you think it’s getting way over your head to understand the accent of guys like me. Check out the sessions ...
Saas vs. S+S Saas is an architectural paradigm where a solution architecture can benefit from the economies of scale of the data and behavior of that architecture being built and hosted in the cloud by a third party in a multitenant fashion. Software + Services is an architectural paradigm where a solution architecture can achieve some of the same economies of scale as Saas while simultaneously benefiting from the synergies and efficiencies of the data and behavior of that architecture being partly ...
Very exciting news! Microsoft has formally introduced My Phone, a free service that enables users to sync content between their Windows smartphones and the Web. My Phone, backs up a phone's contacts, calendar, text messages, media, Office documents and tasks once daily or on demand. It also lets you edit your PIM information or upload photos to your phone using the Web. On your phone, you can select which items you want to back up. Bottomline - My Phone helps you manage your phone, sync your information, ...
Twitter exposes a really nice API. I thought wouldn’t it be fun if you could display a rolling list of messages that have been posted to you. I figured this would be really useful for public events, live shows etc. Stick with me :-) So to prove the concept, I thought lets implement this in the Compact Framework so that it would be easy to run on a CE machine. connected to our JumboTron display. Cutting to the chase, if you want a download of the application in its entirety you can install it on your ...
I know I am not the first to mention Windows Live Writer as a great blogging tool. I’ll mention it anyway, maybe someone will see this post who missed the various positive mentions from other posters (and not just the GWB folks). The install was painless aside from unchecking about seven other MS/MSN junk I did not need. I have used it for a little while now and have had no issues publishing or updating posts. The two main items I like about Live Writer are saving a post before publishing it (i.e. ...
Finally I decided to dedicate a computer to test windows Seven. I ran it for a month now using it as usual. Now I will share my conclusions. Tested on a Intel Core2 Duo 2,4ghz with 4Gb ram (scoring 5.5) Windows Seven 64bits Windows Live Essentials Pros Very user friendly for a inexperienced user; Installation ran smoothly without any trouble; All in All as fast as my old Vista (that i optimized) but without twidling with settings. (I did not changed the indexing options in windows seven ). Combination ...
Taking a GreenIT approach does not mean that you have to scrap entire projects. As IT professionals it is native for us to look for the most efficient way to complete tasks; why not take this skill to the next level? Everyone in the IT community can participate in GreenIT. Here are some roles and how they can contribute Architect : Green design, integration Developer : Reduce the "energy footprint" of your applications, CPU cycles, bandwidth/traffic SQL Professional : Performance tuning, indexes, ...
Ever since I got my first digital camera I was trying to create panoramic photos. This means take multiple shots of the view around me and then stitch them together into one image to create a panorama. At the time I used a tool called PTGui and below you can see couple attempts from that time. Harbor in Long Beach, CA (3 photos) Castle near Vienna, Austria (2 photos) This tool is still around, but nowadays we have some easier options. Windows Live Photo Gallery If you use Windows Live Photo Gallery ...
Okay, recap. We got the shell of the application up and running. We’ve made two foundational modules to provide functionality to the business modules. We’ve created a couple of business modules to allow people to browse the nominees and to allow them to vote. We’ve refactored more times than I care to count. We have also created possibly the ugliest application I’ve ever been associated with. Left on the plate? We’ve got the last major business module to write (that being the module that scores the ...
If you deploy 10 instances of a web role. e.g. your website on 10 servers for scale and availability purposes. You wouldnt want to put all ten on one rack just in case that rack gets hosed. You'd want to follow some best practice and maybe host them across two racks. 5 on one rack in location X and 5 on another rack in location Y. If one server goes down on the rack in location Y you are good, theres 4 others still working and the Azure fabric will bring up the 5th as soon as it can. If the whole ...
I've thought about this from time-to-time and thought I'd share this thought. I feel like software development is a lot like acting. Not in the "there are a lot of out-of-work programmers" kind of way either. I mean, in the way that we approach our craft. An actor agrees to play a role. He/She goes and does research for the role. They discuss the overall vision for their character with the writer(s) and director(s). They might talk to people who live in their character's home town, or they might ...
Routing Library resides in the System.Web.Routing Namespace of the .NET Framework 3.5, which provides us the flexibility to use URLs that has no mapping to a physical file. This means ASP.NET MVC framework provides flexible URL mapping engine and enables us to write SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly URLs with very little effort. No one can deny the importance of SEO, to be successful in search based marketing. What better way to analyze a business than from what customers are looking for ...
Thursday, February 19, 2009 Silverlight Outside The Browser: Live Framework & Mesh Enabled Applications Subject: You must register at https://www.clicktoattend.c... in order to be admitted to the building and attend. Live Framework has arrived to provide a uniform way for programming Live Services. While this in itself is an exciting story it really doesn't end there. Within Live Framework exists the ability to create Mesh Enabled applications that span Web, PC and ...
Cloud services that is. Windows Azure, .NET Services, Live Services…. If you looking for the spoon fed variety of information, a bunch of HOWTO vides have been released – see below. These are small little “nuggets” – like those MSDN Nuggets out of Microsoft UK. Get Started Developing on Windows Azure? If you’re a developer and you’re new to Windows Azure, start here! You’ll see what you need to download and install, and how to create a simple “Hello World” Windows Azure application. Deploy a Windows ...
Last couple of months I’ve been working on very cool project that utilizes new multi-touch features in Windows 7. Although I can’t talk yet about our product, I thought it would be good to start sharing my experience with multi-touch programming. I’ll begin with some general resources to get you started. Prerequisites Of course first thing you need is a multi-touch capable hardware. As far as I know currently there are only three devices available on the market. Those lucky to be at PDC could see ...
The NYC Azure Cloud Computing Group meets again February 23, 2009 Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor, NYC, NY 6:00 - 8:00 pm http://www.clicktoattend.co... BE SURE TO REGISTER... Space fills up fast and Building Security Requires it. This month... Chris Rolon, Architectural Consultant Neudesic LLC will be presenting on... Azure Cloud Storage When trying to build services that are highly scalable, durable and always available, the storage of data is critical. In this session ...
get it here... http://www.microsoft.com/do... The Azure Services Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Azure Services Platform. The February release includes the following updates: 19 demo scripts that walkthrough several of the services 10 presentations covering the entire Azure Services Platform ...