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In this Issue: Rénald Nollet, Benjamin Gavin, Dennis Doomen, Tim Greenfield, Mike Taulty, Jeff Blankenburg, Michael Crump, Laurent Duveau, Dragos Manolescu, KeyboardP, Yochay Kiriaty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight RIA Services and Basic, Anonymous Authentication" Benjamin Gavin WP7: "lving Circular Navigation in Windows Phone Silverlight Applications" Yochay Kiriaty SQL Azure: "SQL Azure Database Manager – Part 1 : How to connect to your SQL Azure DB" Rénald Nollet Shoutouts: Yochay Kiriaty ...
In this Issue: Michael Crump, Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth, Domagoj Pavlešic, Peter Kuhn, James Ashley, Sara Summers, Morten Nielsen, Peter Torr, and Tau Sick. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 4 – Coded UI Framework Video Tutorial" Michael Crump WP7: "Windows Phone From Scratch #12–Custom Behaviors (Part I)" Jesse Liberty From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 4 – Coded UI Framework Video Tutorial Michael Crump posted a video tutorial today on the Coded UI Test Framework that we got with ...
With the release of Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2, Microsoft included the Coded UI Test framework. With this release it is possible to create automated test with just a few mouse clicks. This is a very powerful feature that all Silverlight developers need to learn. Instead of my normal blog post, I have created a video tutorial that walks you through it starting from “File” –> New Project. I hope you enjoy and please leave feedback. Video Tutorial (short 9 minute video): Slides from the demo ...
Silverlight 5 is coming next year (2011) and this blog post will tell you what you need to know before the beta ships. First, let me address people saying that it is dead after PDC 2010. I believe that it’s best to see what the market is doing, not the vendor. Below is a list of companies that are developing Silverlight 4 applications shown during the Silverlight Firestarter. Some of the companies have shipped and some haven’t. It’s just great to see the actual company names that are working on Silverlight ...
"Virtual Brown Bag" anagrams: Roving Tuba Brawl Lawn Bug Vibrator Rubbing Two Larva Vulgar Rabbi Town A Vibrant Grub Owl Blurting a Bar Vow At this week's Roving Tuba Brawl Virtual Brown Bag meeting: Claudio Lassala asked "What does your work environment look like?" He and several others shared pictures. George Mauer talked about NuGet, .NET's answer to Ruby Gems, and PoshCode, a PowerShell code repository Claudio showed how he uses CodeRush templates to quickly generate unit test code Alan Stevens ...
I have been using Rx for over a month now and can’t even begin at telling how beautiful it really is and how much it has simplified my life especially working with UI declaratively and without having to worry about Dispatchers, threading etc., and I ended up rewriting most of the custom controls I have build over time to support Rx. And have been a big fan of Observable pattern and WeakEventListeners again had their own limitation which I always found a bit intimidating and for me Reactive Extensions ...
Today I came across this web service called aonaware which serves up word definitions from various dictionary databases, so I wrote up a quick windows phone 7 app to check it out and it's kinda neat. Here's a video of the app running on the emulator, I'll write a post soon ...
In this Issue: Brad Tutterow, Kevin Dockx, Richard Waddell, Roberto Sonnino, Dustin Horne, Tim Greenfield, Rod Paddock, Timmy Kokke, Tim Heuer, Manuel Felício, Mike Taulty, and Brian Noyes. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using Visual States in custom controls in Silverlight" Timmy Kokke WP7: "Leveraging the Silverlight ecosystem with Windows Phone 7" Tim Greenfield Silverlight/JS: "JavaScript Can't Do Math - SilverlightCalculator A New Silverlight OSS Project" Rod Paddock Shoutouts: Telerik announced ...
In this Issue: Gill Cleeren, Peter Kuhn, Erik Mork, Jesse Liberty, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Michael Crump, Brad Tutterow, Jay Kimble(-2-), and Rob Tiffany. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Part 1 of 4 : Tips/Tricks for Silverlight Developers" Michael Crump WP7: "Using the Pivot Control" Kirupa Chinnathambi Shoutouts: The SilverlightShow folks have a good webinar series going. The next one is December 15th: Building a Silverlight 4 Application End-to-end with Gill Cleeren. From SilverlightCream.com: Using ...
I was working on an application at work when I needed to figure out a really trivial case, well, trivial in theory at least. All I wanted to know was if a button was completely inside a rectangle. Could anything else be simpler you think. Just check the button bounds against the rectangle bounds, pseudocode if (Button.Top > Rectangle.Top && Button.Left > Rectangle.Left && Button.Right < Rectangle.Right && Button.Bottom < Rectangle.Bottom) { //Button is inside rectangle ...
In this Issue: Dan Wahlin(-2-), Kirupa, Jeff Handley(-2-), Mike Snow, Robby Ingebretsen, David J. Kelley, Jonathan van de Veen, Lee, and Walt Ritscher(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Prism 4 – Silverlight and Custom Commands" Lee WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Themed Videos" Kirupa Expression Blend: "Building and Using Expression Blend Behaviors" David J. Kelley Shoutouts: The Studio 6 Software Blog folks have updated their ComboBox... check out the demo, and grab the code: Silverlight ComboBox Updated ...
Some time ago I was asked to look at NDepend - pressure of work has delayed me until now. I have looked at the introductory video at http://www.ndepend.com/Feat... I suggest that you look at the NDepend download page at: http://www.ndepend.com/NDep... Please note the following: You can use freely NDepend trial edition for non-commercial uses: Trial on commercial projects within a reasonable amount of time (such as 2 weeks). Academic usage in universities and school for educational ...
Windows Phone 7 will be the 3rd important smartphone platform on the market (in my personal opinion) and one goal of SharpBox was and is to support the big three, so the library has to be adapt for the following systems: iOS on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch based on MonoTouch Windows Phone 7 based on WP7 SDK Android on phones and tabs based on MonoDroid The iOS support was part of the library since version 1.0.1. We are working on the Android and Windows Phone 7 support very hard. Today a first preview ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, John Papa, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Den Delimarsky, Paul Sheriff, Charles Petzold, Brad Tutterow(-2-), Alexander Viken. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using ValueConverter to Show/Hide Element in Silverlight (MVVM)" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Playing Music Files on WP7" Charles Petzold Shoutouts: Rob Tiffany has been kind enough to aggregate some (all?) of the Windows Phone 7 Demo Fest Tech Ed Video From SilverlightCream.com: Using ValueConverter to Show/Hide Element in Silverlight ...
At this week's Virtual Brown Bag meeting: Claudio alerted us to his blog post "You Have Been Deleted!", expounding on our DDD/CQRS discussion from a couple of weeks ago Mark talked about / demoed Rhino Mocks George told us about an Hg (Mercurial) / Git syntax comparison cheatsheet, and the Hg-Git plugin Mark hipped us to iconizer.net For detailed notes, links, and the video recording, go to the VBB wiki page: https://sites.google.com/si... I'm trying out a new style for ...
I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the Tampa .Net Code Camp 2010. I covered MVC3 and NuGet. I also leveraged the lunch break to show most of Scott Hanselman’s highly rated open source PDC10 session. To watch Scott’s video please visit: http://www.hanselman.com/bl... Mr and Mrs. Keith Kabza and the VisualGov team’s hard work was quiet visible at the nicely organized event where all went smooth from early morning registration to ...
It takes a short overview of Microsoft development tools and platforms evolvement in order to demonstrate the importance of supporting Web Forms development for ASP.NET Ajax with HTML5 enhancements. In an article that Todd Anglin publishes in Redmond Developers, under the title "Silverlight: What Web Forms Wanted to Be", Todd says that ASP.NET was supposed to be Web Forms. A framework that meant to duplicate VB6 ease of development or rather its more mature successor Window Forms. Asp.Net was expected ...
I spent this week in Berlin in company of about 5000+ other geeks at Microsoft’s TechEd Europe. I had experienced the conference for a very short time last year as I spent just 2 days helping on the Silverlight booth at the Technical Learning Center. This year however I was invited to give two talks and participate in a panel of experts. Read the rest of this entry » ...
At today's Virtual Brown Bag meeting: Claudio introduced us to goal-tracking site 42goals.com …and shared tips for getting started with Evernote We talked about MVVM 101 JB continued his discussion of Cucumber For detailed notes, links, and the video recording, go to the VBB wiki page: https://sites.google.com/si... Happy Veteran's Day ...
The code samples in Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework are updated on 2010-10-10. Download address: http://1code.codeplex.com/r... If it’s the first time that you hear about Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework, please watch the introduction video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watc... or read the introduction on our homepage http://1code.codeplex.com/, and this Port25 article http://port25.technet.com/a... ...
At this week's Virtual Brown Bag meeting, Claudio Lassala started out by pointing us to a post on his blog expanding on last week's Liskov Substitution Principle discussion, then talked about two useful tools/sites: CutePDF and ExtensionMethod.net. The top vote getter on the VBB site's "suggest a topic" page is DDD, so the remainder of the meeting was spent discussing Dorks, Dungeons and Dragons Domain Driven Design. The DDD discussion quickly turned to the topic of Command Query Responsibility Separation ...
In my previous post I used a lot of transistors (not very successfully, I might add) to drive 4 LEDs with 2 digital GPIO pins from a Netduino. I mentioned that there are Integrated Circuits (ICs) that may be used for that. In this post I’m going to use one of those ICs (specifically, a 74HCT138) to do the exact same thing. First, here is how it looks: Very simple prototype of the use of a 74HCT138 The code I’m using is exactly the same as before. I have the Encoder class, which will receive a single ...
Four hilarious video clips introducing Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework - a one-stop code sample library by Microsoft. Which one do you like best? Get The Code You Need & Save Your Keyboard! Get the Code You Need & Get some Sleep! Get the Code You Need & ………………………… Get the Code You Need & Save Your Brain ...
So we are at almost two weeks since I purchased the 11 inch MacBook Air and the question would be asked, would you buy it again now that you had one? The answer, absolutely. I am amazed at the speed. Engadget suggested that it was slow on their podcast, but I have to disagree. I only have the 2gb and 1.4ghz model as well, the only upgrade I was able to purchase at the store was the 128gb SSD. I would say it is fast enough for what I use it for. Blogging, Word, Outlook, Excel, surfing, music, video ...
Latest update (and hopefully last update): Microsoft has published a few posts to clarify the debate. Please consider the following: PDC and Silverlight by Bob Muglia PDC Thoughts by Steve Ballmer *NEW* Silverlight Questions by Scott Guthrie Silverlight is dead. Long live Silverlight! by Tim Heuer Committed to Silverlight by John Papa ---------------------------... Read the rest of this entry » ...
In this Issue: Michael Crump, XAMLCast, Sigurd Snørteland, Brad Tutterow(-2-), Manuel Felício(-2-), Mohamed Mosallem, Lee(-2-), Walt Ritscher, Chris Koenig, and Jeff Blankenburg. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Architecting Silverlight LOB applications – Part 1" Manuel Felício WP7: "OData v2 and Windows Phone 7" Chris Koenig New: "Visual Studio Async CTP for the rest of us…" Michael Crump Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuth posted an interesting discussion: A Week with WP7 from an Android User's Perspective ...
Recapping the most recent Virtual Brown Bag meetings: 10/21: Rails Rumble: George Mauer talked about his team's participation in the Rumble, and talked about jsFiddle and Google Chrome developer tools Links and video recording: https://sites.google.com/si... 10/28: Claudio talked about taking a break from speaking SOLID discussion: The Liskov Substitution and Interface Segregation principles Why doesn't IEnumerable have a .ForEach method? Cucumber, SpecFlow and Cuke4Nuke ...
I didn’t go to the Microsoft’s PDC Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) this year because it was, as far as I could tell, a made-for-streaming video event. As such, I watched the keynote about 24 hours after it took place and used my Media Center PC to watch it on my plasma television. And I have to say, the keynote was worthy of the medium. Not only did the Silverlight Smooth Streaming technology deliver a fine HD image, but the content of the keynote itself, merited a big screen, and necessitated ...
The GWB Staff of Geeks blog recently posted a request to see your desk, so it would only be fair if I should my workspace as well. This is my desk at home. Since my full time job is a consultant, I need a good place to work when clients allow me to work remotely. The GWB HQ is about 45 minutes from my house so I tend to do most of my work at home. Here is a photo of where I work. WARNING: Lots of partially eaten fruit products on my desk. From the left: MacBook Pro 15in with 27in monitor attached ...
I had a HTC Desire for nearly six months. Sadly, about a week ago, it passed away. The desire was my first smart phone and I think it’s true what they say; the first love is the deepest. The desire was an excellent phone, I have no complaints, but it was a mistake for me. I like to jump off boats, walk in the rain and generally not have to obsess about protecting an expensive electronic device. The desire was my business phone so once the autopsy was complete it needed a replacement quickly. I called ...
Have you ever wanted a portable dual monitor setup for when you are working remotely. Or use PowerPoint/Keynote at Panera when you need to show a presentation to a potential client while still having your notes on the display? Well probably not, but I am sure someday we will. For now you can do it with an MacBook Air and an iPad with no cords, just WiFi and a couple new devices. Check out this video when I show how I hooked up the MacBook Air and iPad using ScreenRecycler and a VNC client. Very easy ...
In this Issue: Eric Willeke, Mark Monster(-2-), Kunal Chowdhury, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Mike Snow, Jeff Blankenburg, and Gabor Dolhai. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Tip of the Day #36 – Creating Smooth Tile Transitions using Opacity Masks" Mike Snow WP7: "Resume the User’s music after MediaPlay" Gabor Dolhai Lightswitch: "Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch (Part - 2)" Kunal Chowdhury Training: "Exam Preparation–Silverlight 4, Development–70-506–Part 1" Mark Monster From SilverlightCream.com: ...
I put up a little video unboxing of my new 11 inch MacBook Air on Youtube so if you get a chance, check it out. I will be posting a full review of the device later this week after one week of use. So far it is hands down the best portable device for quick data entry and fully-function machine. The full size keyboard makes the device comfortable to use daily and the screen has excellent resolution. I am impressed. There are several cons as well like the RAM soldered on to the chip leaving no upgradability. ...
In this Issue: John Papa, Andy Beaulieu, Joost van Schaik, and DevComponents. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Physics Helper 4 Released" Andy Beaulieu WP7: "Showing Open Source maps on Windows Phone 7 with the Bing Maps Control" Joost van Schaik Tools: "DotNetBar for Silverlight controls with Ribbon, Scheduling, and more..." DevComponents Short list today because it's been a long one... finally finished about 8:30, took a break and came in here to do an SC post. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight ...
So in my day to day work, I spend a lot of time using the Remote Desktop Client to connect to servers I’m hosting on my local machine. Most of the time these servers are running Windows Server 2008 R2. One of the things that I have noticed and it’s always frustrated me is that the color depth of the RDP session was always lower than my desktop resolution could handle, even though the RDP Client settings were to use the best possible : I found today a way to make the RDP session as good as my local ...
The Next Generation of Consumer Reach These are my notes from the Digital Hollywood conference in Santa Monica, CA. SPEAKERS: Kristine Shine – VP PopSugar Media Jon Goldman – CEO Qlipso Joy Marcus – US GM Dailymotion Jason Glickman – CEO Tremor Media Andrew Budkofsky – SVP Sales and Partnerships Break Media Sean Horvath – EVP Branded Entertainment Alloy Digital David Siemer – Siemer and Associates David E. Leibowitz – moderator PopSugar is focused on entertainment and celebrity 60 editors PopSugar ...
TV, iPad – Tablet – SmartPhone – PC These are my notes from this session at Digital Hollywood Fall 2010 in Santa Monica, CA. SPEAKERS: Colleen Brown – CEO Fischer Communications Scott Fierstein – St. Director – Interoperability Policy and Standards at Microsoft Alan Bell – former EVP and CTO of Paramount Pictures Paul Sweeting – founder and principal at Concurrent Media Fred Taylor – Sr. Marketing Manager – IP Multimedia Access Broadband Communications Group Yun Chao Hu – Open IPTV President and ...
Rights Locker in the Cloud These are the notes from a session at Digital Hollywood in Santa Monica. SPEAKERS Rich Berger – Sr. VP of Global Digital Strategy and Operations for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Mick Bass – VP Alliance Development – Ascent Media - http://www.ascentmedia.com/ Scott Fierstein – Sr. Director at Microsoft Jerry Brandt from Samsung Tim Dodd – VP Media and Entertainment at Neustar Brad Hunt – President of Digital Media Directions – moderator New ecosystem being built called ...
In this Issue: Walter Ferrari, Wei-Meng Lee, Rob Eisenberg, Timmy Kokke, Joost van Schaik, Jesse Liberty, Jeff Blankenburg, Jeremy Likness, and Victor Gaudioso(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight (and Sharepoint): "Silverlight and Sharepoint 2010: Getting Started" Walter Ferrari WP7: "Windows Phone 7 – Animation and Games (Part 2)" Jesse Liberty WP7 (2): "31 Days of Windows Phone | Day #19: Push Notifications" Jeff Blankenburg Shoutouts: Tim Sneath has some (not messy) pumpkin-carving fun to share ...
My notes from a session at Digital Hollywood in Santa Monica. SPEAKERS: John Penny – EVP Strategy and Business Development at Starz Entertainment Curt Marvis – President of Digital Media at Lionsgate John Calkins – EVP Global Digital and Commercial Innovation at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Hardie Tankersley – VP Innovation at Fox Broadcasting Company Paul Yanover – EVP and Managing Director of Disney Online Ira Rubenstein EVP Global Digital Media Group at Marvel Entertainment – Moderator In ...
Metrics and Analytics around Video, Social Media, Broadband and Mobile My notes from this session at Digital Hollywood. Speakers: William Lederer – CEO Kantar Video Eric Forst – Head of West Coast Business Dev – MEC Interaction Charlie Rahilly - Pres of National Advertiser Platforms for Clear Channel Radio Craig Macdonald – SVP Covario Kenneth Papagan – Pres Rentrak Corp Business problem is that 96 percent say that we need good metrics – right now it is not clear and not transparent on what companies ...
Communication, Games and Commerce in Mobile, Social Media, Broadband & Music Another session at the Digital Hollywood conference. Here are my notes from the session. Speakers: Stephanie Bohn – VP Marketing / Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Sean Nolan – VP Online Operations and External Online Marketing / Rodale – Men’s Health, Running World, etc. Jennifer Cooper – Founder and Principle / Rocket Spark Media Paul Lee – Head of Digital Ventures / Playboy Sun Jen Yung – Managing Dirctor Headwaters ...
In this session: Rob Hummel – CEO, Prime Focus Seth Shapiro – Principal, New Amsterdam Media LLC Warren Littlefield – Former President of CBS Entertainment Lisa Farries – Founder of CMO, Inc. Kris Brown – VP, Warner Home Video Moderator– Larry Gerbrandt – Principal, Media Valuation Partners Here are my notes from this session. I may not call out who says what here, but it is all from the panelists listed above. We are spending a lot of time of the 3D convergence. We have been so focused on the money ...
In this Issue: Nokola, John Papa, Shawn Wildermuth, Avi Pilosof, Brendan Enrick, Slobodan Pavkov, Karl Shifflett, jbaird, and Jeff Blankenburg. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Combining Silverlight Navigation Framework and Prism to create MVVM Applications – Introduction" Slobodan Pavkov WP7: "Anti-aliased Lines And Optimizing Code for Windows Phone 7–First Look" Nokola Training: "Silverlight TV 49: Creating Rich Interactive Prototypes with Sketchflow - Part 2" John Papa and Janete Perez Shoutouts: ...
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, Katka Vaughan, Jay Kimble, Mike Taulty, Thomas Martinsen, Silverlight for WP7 Performance Team blog, Chris Koenig, Beth Massi(-2-), Jeff Blankenburg, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Memory Leak in PanelDragDropTarget" Emiel Jongerius WP7: "Netflix Browser for Windows Phone 7 - Part 1" Katka Vaughan Lightswitch: "New How Do I Video Released Today on LightSwitch Access Control" Beth Massi Expression Blend: "Windows Phone Tutorial: Why Windows Phone Developers ...
This week's Virtual Brown Bag topics: Houston TechFest Recap - You can download slides from Claudio, JB & George's presentations MV Envy: What are these MVx patterns all about? What are the differences between MVC, MVP and MVVM? The latest episode in JB's continuing saga of building the new Virtual Brown Bag site (http://www.virtualbrownbag... using Ruby on Rails. This week he talked about adding a registration/login feature, and using Sass (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) and Exceptional ...
Light up your Silverlight skills with the all-new Global Silverlight Firestarter! What is the Silverlight Firestarter? An Event: A one day, global, live streamed and on demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie Training: New self-paced labs and walk through videos Interactive: Got questions? Get your answers! Watch live and ask the Silverlight product team questions during the event. Why Silverlight? Silverlight is Microsoft’s strategic development platform for building interactive applications across ...
Light up your Silverlight skills with the all-new Global Silverlight Firestarter! December 2, 2010 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm pacific time — It's completely free! What is the Silverlight Firestarter? An Event. A one day, global, live streamed and on demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie. Training. New self-paced labs and walk through videos. Interactive. Watch live and ask the Silverlight product team questions during the event. Why Silverlight? Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating ...
Today was the day Microsoft finally took the full covers off Windows Phone 7. Many of the questions of what that means to you, and the general public have been finally answered. So let’s jump in to the overview. General Availability: – October 21st in Europe and Asia - November 8th in United States Full details can be found here. Phones and manufacturers: HTC, Samsung, LG and Dell are among the first few to gain commitments from the careers and get a launch dates. 5 Phones have been announced for ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Alex Knight, Walt Ritscher(-2-), Glenn Block, Robert Garfoot(-2-), Michael Klucher, Silverlight WP7 Performance Team, Mike Ormond, and James Ashley(-2-), Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using The Silverlight Data Pager Control With View Model / MVVM" Michael Washington WP7: "Simulated Push Notifications on Windows Phone 7" Robert Garfoot Blend: "How to: design a Windows Phone 7 listbox" Alex Knight Shoutouts: Mike Ormond posted his material that he used for some presentations ...