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Using the SDL? if not, you should be considering it… Having blurred the line between development and Test Engineering at our organization, I am finding out how little our development team(s) knows about secure development practices. Not a good thing. Recently, Microsoft released the SDL process template for VSTS and I think it’s going to help. So, if you have not seen this it is a nice start at helping ensure secure development practices are used by your team. Hmmm, amazing what a little process, ...
This podcast accompanies the July 1st, 2009 edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It includes an interview with Gary Short discussing technical debt and the roll refactoring can play in repaying that debt, plus a discussion of my teams new YouTube channel. Show Notes: Three Men and a Whiteboard discuss ASP.NET MVC Fun look at IE8 web accelerators with Tesco Anti-Patterns to Avoid in Entity Framework N-Tier Applications Web Site Improvements Using jQuery and jQuery UI Great screencasts on WCF, Silverlight ...
As I had mentioned in my previous post, we'll make the spaceship move around on the screen and bounce off when it hits the screen edges. I would like to diverge a bit here. When I got the spaceship to rotate at the center of the screen, I was wondering how I can make it move around in the screen and bounce off the edges. I thought motion would be much more complicated and difficult and it would involve line equations along a particular direction, and then use geometrical concepts involving things ...
I just published a new video on ScreencastADay.com which talks about VS 2010 Beta 1. Check out the complete screencast using the link below:

First Look at Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1
In this Issue: Andrej Tozon(2, 3), Jonathan van de Veen, Corey Schuman, and Al Pascual. Shoutouts: I'm with Jesse on this one: So Much Is Happening The Silence Is Deafening! Remember when Mike Snow said he was writing a book on Silverlight Game Programming? Have you noticed his blog has slowed down? Well... the book is NOW: Game Programming with Silverlight. Shawn Wildermuth announces that My Sillveright-Prism Article is Live! -- in MSDN Magazine... very cool, Shawn! What a weekend... essentially ...
June 29, 2009 --- Introduction Good afternoon. My name is Andrew Brust. I am the Chief, New Technology at twentysix New York, a consultancy specializing in application development, business intelligence and other software technologies. I am also a native New Yorker and former technology professional with the City of New York. In the mid and late 1980s, I was a programmer for the Department of Parks and Recreation and later I was the Computer Systems Director at the Department of Cultural Affairs. ...
I was going to put this on twitter but it’s a bit longer to tweet. Last week I shared some videos on Google Reader and twitter from Microsoft’s MSDN Chopsticks video website. If you don’t know it, it’s a VERY nice videos website with much content on very interesting topics and very recent products as well as different experience levels of content. http://www.microsoft.com/be... Today, some other friends on twitter noticed the Chopsticks site and were wondering why it doesn’t allow ...
Ok, time to get our hands dirty. If you have seen the Donuts sample you would have noticed the tubular spaceship. The donuts sample uses a single image, donuts.bmp, to store all the images used in the game. Well, I just cut off a portion of it to try something out. Just use any image editor and cut out only the spaceship portion of the image. Make sure that the image you cut is 320x384 in size. This will make our calculations easier as you will see later. So the image would look something like this: ...

Check out all the “I’m a VB” videos and interview goodness on the VB Community page. Somehow Beth Massi even roped me into doing a video interview. :-)  Check ‘em out and see how your fellow VB developers are using VB to make some fantastic applications.

Great job Beth!

Have a day. :-|

I had an opportunity to catch up with UK Software Startup IPrinciples. IPrinciples specialises in building Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on the Microsoft Platform, predominantly using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) but also using Silverlight. I have known Richard and Paul who run IPrinciples for many years and I have been impressed with what they have been building over the last year using XAML. When I last popped in I had my trusty Flip Mino with me and I took the opportunity to interview ...
I have had the good fortune to test both the Palm Pre and Apple iPhone 3Gs. In my day job I am an architect with responsibilities over messaging and mobility – hence I get to try a lot of new devices in order to evaluate their applicability for our enterprise users. One thing I have come to regard as a universal truth is that ranking mobile devices is almost a waste of time. They are so subjective depending on the personal habits and preferences of the person using them. There are some things that ...
Recently I wrote about Sensor and Location platform in Windows 7 and for what purposes it is necessary. Now we will talk about how this platform can be used in the applications. To make experiments with not virtual sensors, but with something more approached to a reality, we will use the device from Freescale semiconductor, constructed on the basis of JMBADGE2008-B microcontroller. This device represents the small circuit board on which also there are some sensors - 3D accelerometer, ambient light ...

The second Three Men and a Whiteboard, also known as “The one where Mike T strums his guitar” or “The one where the video of Eric was stolen”.

If you are the minority who have been following my blog from the beginning you would know I am an avid practitioner and developer that centre on Microsoft SharePoint, and associated technologies. So some people may be thinking why write about Commerce Server? Is there any association between this and Microsoft Office SharePoint server (MOSS)? Well the answer is yes and no. In my earlier blog I briefly introduced Commerce Server, and this is hopefully the start of my series of articles introducing ...
From Highland Park, il (Chicago suburb), on AT&T This post was made from my tethered laptop. Overall, performance was a bit slugish, but very usable. Do your own tests at dslreports.com and post your results below! USB Bluetooth Also interesting is this u-tube video comparing 3gs speed to normal cable ...
In this Issue: Erik Mork, Nigel Sampson, Jonathan van de Veen, Steve Strong, and Kevin Dockx. From SilverlightCream.com: Which comes first the View or the ViewModel?Erik Mork and Shawn Wildermuth attempt to unravel the chicken/egg debate as it relates to MVVM... what, you didn't think Shawn had an opinion on that one ?? :)Attaching Silverlight 3 Behaviors in C#If you're not familiar with Microsoft.Expression.Intera... or dealing with Attached Behaviors in your C#, then Nigel Sampson ...
What do you get when you combine Microsoft Surface with augmented reality technology? Sixth Sense of course! Sixth Sense is the creator's(Pranav Mistry) name for a wearable device with a projector that displays real time information from the web, pretty handy I must say, especially the example they showed of Amazon book rating when browsing a book in a real shop, how handy that would be. Here's a video of the prototype presented by Pattie Maes (small world, I remember her previous work on Tete-a-Tete): ...
A new video tutorial of the innovative Visual WebGui Web Design Tool was published. The Customizing a Visual WebGui theme using the Control & Theme Designer tutorial demonstrates the new web development/design patterns introduced by this Control & Theme Designer featured in Visual WebGui. The new tool allows to create and edit image resources in Visual WebGui projects and their behaviors by using a visual point and click designer that is integrated into VS and works with most external image ...
I got a couple of feedback items about seeing the XAF Code Generator in action so I decided to post a quick video of it. There is not any audio, but this video shows you how we create a new DevExpress project. It then shows the DSL tool interface and how it generates the code files on save. It will generate two partial classes. One for your concrete implementations and one for your code generated components (similar to a form designer). And finally I showed how you can make a field required and the ...
In this Issue: Nigel Sampson, Kevin Dockx, Al Pascual, John Papa, Timmy Kokke, Arturo Toledo, Alexey Zakharov, and David Anson. Shoutouts: James Bacon and SilverlightGirl have announced the end of their "Mashooo S Prize Silverlight Game Contest". Now it's your turn to go rate the entries (until the 21st), and then the top 10 rated go to the judges. Read their posts: Mashooo S Prize Silverlight Game Contest Rating Period and Time to rate the Silverlight games on the Mashooo S Prize . I posted yesterday ...
I sometimes hang out with Kevin at Code Camps in the Virginia area, so I thought I would post this video of his perspective on Windows 7, Silverlight, and being an MVP.Note: Cross posted from KodefuGuru.
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In this Issue: Brian Genisio, Steve Strong, Andrew Myhre, John Papa, and Corey Schuman. Shoutout: Jordan Knight is working on a presentation for Remix Australia and has posted the code he's using throughout his talk: Remix Australia 09 – Silverlight 3 Super Session Demo!, with more info to follow. Life has been hectic, so this is part 1 of 2 today... From SilverlightCream.com: Adventures in MVVM – Slides and Demo AppBrian Genisio gave an MVVM talk and has his deck and code up for our perusal. The ...
The epicness continues… Dev Teach Day 1 So on Tuesday, it was the *official* start of the DevTeach conference. Good times had by all. My first talk went pretty well I think, and I caught Shawn’s excellent MVVM talk. That night was the speaker dinner at a local Thai restaurant. After that I was talked into heading down to scout out a dance club with a group of friends. We never did dance, but we did learn that 1. I forgot how awesome Centurions and Visionaries were. 2. If you want to go dancing but ...
DisplayLink USB Last week I wrote a review of a Kensington USB docking station which included DisplayLink technology to allow an external display to be added to a laptop via a USB 2.0 port. I described how I used this docking station to enable the holy grail of three external screens on my laptop. You can read about it here, http://geekswithblogs.net/t... Declaring an interest On publishing, I promoted the blog post via Twitter where recently someone had bemoaned ...
Okay, this is lame - no posts since December... Hopefully this will make up for it. I've been spending a lot of time lately researching 3D animation for a project I'm working on, and I'm drawing a line in the sand for ease of reference, later. Hopefully, someone out there will find it useful. Blender has been my tool of choice, because it's easy to find documentation and samples out on the web (plus, it's FREE). Of course, 3D Studio Max is a professional (expensive) program which provides the same ...
Well, the annual feeding frenzy known as the WWDC keynote is now over. There was a lot of good information presented on both Snow Leopard and the iPhone. It was pretty demo-heavy as well – better if you see it in person than if you are at home waiting for the next great tidbit of information. One thing I found interesting were the OS X active users statistics shown at the opening of the keynote. Now, perhaps I missed it – feel free to correct me if I did – but they make it come off like they sold ...
I have been free of my monstrous cable tv bill for many months now, and I love it! Woooo! A while back I posted about how I want to get revenge on Cable companies by helping as many people as I can kill their cable service in favor of free HD tv over the air and over the Internet. There are other “free TV” guides on the Internet – but they suck because they are too generic, too technical, or not technical enough. Hopefully this one doesn’t suck. Let me know if you have any questions – if you tell ...
Back in March I presented at Qcon 2009 in London which is a great conference. I also was interviewed which is now up on InfoQ. TBH – it isn’t a bad interview yet at the time it felt awful right from the first moment when after agreeing the opening question before the camera rolled, I got asked something completely different :-) Then it went pretty broad :-) You can watch the video on the InfoQ site which includes a transcript. The questions I was asked were: Eric, what's going to be coming up in ...
This blog is a response to the following report from the Orlando Sentinel that states that the University of Central Florida will be cutting the five following programs: Cardiopulmonary Sciences Engineering Technology Management Information Systems Statistics Actuarial Sciences http://www.orlandosentinel.... Now for my rant. Having received my undergrad in MIS, this is mostly targeted at the university cutting the MIS program, which struck ...
The last thing I wanted to do for my WinPHP contest entry BlogSnor is publishing some kind of manual. Instead of walk you thru in text and images, I would like to show you a few videos. The first video shows the registration process of a new user. He comes to the site and hits register. He logs in with his Live ID and is redirected back to BlogSnor where he has to fill out a form. After submitting this his account awaits activation by one of the administrators. The second video shows the next step ...
We have been working hard on version 2.0.0 of Ra-Ajax and it is now publicly available for download. This release marks very exciting events and changes. Probably not the least of which is the switch of license from LGPL to GPL. We have completely revamped the website design, to make it easy for visitors to find just what they need. We have a new infrastructure that will allow our existing users to get the most out of Ra-Ajax and new users to get up to speed quickly. Many changes and bug fixes were ...
As a developer I’ve become used to multiple monitors to increase my productivity. Debugging applications is much easier when one monitor is running Visual Studio and a second monitor is displaying the application being debugged, or SQL Management Studio, or your Locals window. When I plugged my latest HP 6910p laptop into the docking station I was amazed to find that it supported dual external displays; both the DVI and analogue VGA ports can be active simultaneously. It’s a real advantage to get ...
If you are not on Twitter, let me spread this by @bing: Ladies and Gentlemen, www.bing.com is live. :) (rollouts will continue however to partners and other mkts, more to come) ^betsy Bing, if you don’t know, is Microsoft’s new search engine, also known as “Decision Engine” since it has features that help answer what you are wondering about rather than just display links. For those wondering about Live Search. I think I read somewhere that both search engines will remain there for a while, then Live ...
In this Issue: Brian Genisio, Bob Bartholomay, Seema Ramchandani, and Nigel Sampson. Shoutouts: First, congratulations to Andy Beaulieu for winning the ServerQuest contest with Boss Launch: Boss Launch wins Server Quest Contest!! The Expression Web team gives us a sneak peek at Expression Web 3 tools simplify debugging and Silverlight video encoding From SilverlightCream.com: Adventures in MVVM – Commanding with List Boxes Brian Genisio continues his MVVM discussion with this post on reacting to ...
Microsoft just recently made some announcements that they will be releasing the new Zune HD. The new Zune HD will also support the now much loved multi-touch capabilities that has made the ITouch and the IPhone as famous as they are. From the image above you can see that the new Zune HD is going for an advanced look with the beveled edges. I owned a Zune first generation and then I bought myself a Zune (120GB version) later. I really did like it mainly because of the very large screen that I could ...
Hace algún tiempo ya, cuando aún estudiaba la carrera, un amigo comentó que él solía tener sueños en los que Dios le decía 'Aquí está el código del mundo para que lo corrijas' y todos nos echamos a reir :) Pues bueno.. si bien no estoy seguro de que exista un código del mundo (aunque lo creo posible), sí existe un código de la vida. Me encontré con un video en el que el Barry Schuler (ex-CEO de AOL) habla sobre el genoma. El genoma es la descripción de todo el ADN contenido en un organismo viviente, ...
In this Issue: Nigel Sampson, Jonathan van de Veen, Rod Paddock, Alex Knight, Arturo Toledo, Tim Heuer, Justin Angel, Lee, and David Anson. Shoutouts: There are probably more by now, but at last look, both Jesse Liberty and Alex Golesh had not only dowloaded and installed VS2010, but they're also building Silverlight apps out there... sweet! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 3 Navigation and Google Analytics Nigel Sampson pinged me on this post. I blew right past it two days in a row! Nigel ...
We continue to study possibilities of the task panel in Windows 7. For certain all of you have paid attention that if the same application to start some times, Windows 7 will automatically group them in one button on the task panel. Besides at hover on a icon of this application the task panel will show a set preview for these windows. However, we see, that the same behaviour is realised for opened tabs in Internet Explorer 8. In this case one copy IE8 (we will lower technical details) and many tabs ...
I didn't update my blog for the last mont because I was busy developing my entry for the "Dare to Dream Different" contest. I worked on the Tahoe II board provided to all the second round competitors and tried to use the .NET Microframework to develop a prototype of an "advanced" alarm clock. I called it "SvegliONE" that is a joke in Italian because it can mean big alarm clock (alarm clock is "sveglia" in Italian) but also a not so smart guy. To enter the final stage of the competition you had to ...
The hits keep coming! First they announced Beta 1, now here's a link to the piping hot WCF/WF4 Training Kit from Ron Jacobs! "The WCF/WF 4 training kit contains a set 6 hands on labs that will help you quickly get up to speed with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) in .NET 4. The labs include Introduction to Workflow, Workflow Services, Flowchart, Workflow Designer, Service Discovery and Monitoring. " Ps. Here's the video version from endpoint.tv ...
I’m speaking again at DevTeach this year in June in Vancouver. Here is a comprensive list of things going on. Party with Vancouver IT community Monday June 8th URL: http://party.cuga.ca/Home.aspx Vancouver IT community is hosting Monday june 8th in Vancouver a DevTeach kick off party. This is the official social event for DevTeach Vancouver. The event is not just for the attendees of DevTeach Vancouver it’s a free event for everyone. It’s a unique chance for the attendees, speakers and locals to ...
Marc Asselin has put together a short video about the Kickstartz entrepreneur weekend coming up June 18-20 2009. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Kickstartz website: tp://www.kickstartz.com/ ...
Here is another very useful video by Kurt Kennet of Microsoft, this one explains how a windows ce 6.0 system boots up. Go grab a view. Here is the link:

Windows CE system start-up.
In this Issue: Modesty Zhang(2), Marek Latuskiewicz, Junnark Vicencio, Brian Mains, Rishi, Koen Zwikstra, Nikhil Kothari, Michael S. Scherotter, and Lee. Shoutouts: If you're not up on WPF yet, Laurence Moroney's book at Apress is the $10 eBook of the day deal today: Foundations of WPF: An Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation. Even if you are up on WPF, it's only $10 ... I'm just sayin'... Michael S. Scherotter has a post up that the New York Times Silverlight Kit Now Open Source If you've ...
WM 6.5 News from TechEd 2009 Video - http://vimeo.com/4636547 14mins - Widgets will be available only through Marketplace. This is due to inherent security risks of hosting HTML. [Would be less of an issue if it was Silverlight :) ] 41mins - Student's DreamSpark access to Mobile Marketplace mentioned, more details to come soon. Also though out the video the MVPs mentioned improved controls that pick up the UI style and Touch behaviours from the OS. Can't wait to see more of those in detail when the ...
I recently downloaded and installed Dig Dug Remix for iPhone the other day. I remember really liking this game when I was a kid. Heck, I was a sucker for just about anything that let me drop a coin in a slot and see 8 bit video dance around. Dig Dug was one of those games that was fun to play, easy to learn, but difficult to master. I thought getting to play a classic on my iPhone would be great. Turns out the game is actually two games in one...one is the original Dig Dug as you (might) remember ...
I keep hearing about the iPhone and how great that Mac phone is. So I finally decided to get it. I had an HP IPAQ PDA that runs Windows CE 5.0 and I always liked so much. It gave me a lot of futures and continues access to my data anywhere I go. I just wanted to combine both my PDA and Phone into one smart device that saves me the hassle of carrying two different devices every where I go. So, here I go and upgrade my phone with AT&T to the new iPhone 3G and sign up for two years contract. First ...
Right, Just a quicky this one - I didn't see anything online about this when I was searching for the solution but - basically - I fired up Media Center and went to watch Live TV, and I got the following error message: “Video Error: Files needed to display video are not installed or not working correctly. Please restart Media Center and or restart the computer“ Uh oh.. This was working last night... All I'd done was remove myself from the homegroup on the machine... Hmmmm Reinstalling video codecs ...
A new feature in Silverlight 3 is the Perspective 3D Transforms. The "Perspective 3D" projection feature is a great approach to animate 2D object by putting into 3D space. You can get more flexibility to see different 3D view of 2D control where user can interact dinamically using slider control. Note that this is not a real 3D, Silverlight does not support 3D yet. I have created two video lessons in Mr.Bool learning portal for the silverlight developers how to view 3D perspective projection for ...
Often when I give presentations, I’m asked afterwards what Visual Studio add-ins I was using. The fact is that most of what you’re seeing are not expensive add-ins at all but either built-in Visual Studio functionality or custom Visual Studio macros that I have written and bound to keyboard shortcuts which give the appearance that they’re “built in” to Visual Studio. The following 4 minute video shows how I use these shortcuts to maintain a fast pace during my presentations and not bore the audience ...