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Why is it important you attend the Best Practices Practices Conference? I can’t vouch for everyone, but I think my sessions will be great (and all the other speaker’s sessions as well). One of them is something I’ve been working on in concept for at least 6 months. This session is called Building A Rich Media Application in Silverlight. The second I saw the tools for webcam and video integration I thought how can we incorporate this into SharePoint? How cool would it be if you could record a netcast ...
In this Issue: Viktor Larsson, Roger Peters, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Kyle McClellan, Jag Reehal, Dinesh Sodani, David Rousset, Jeff Fansler, Paul Sheriff, Jeremy Likness, Mohamed Mosallem, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutout: The Visual Web Developer Team Blog posted Hot Fix Released for the Issue of Visual Studio 2010 Crashing When Switching to the Design View From SilverlightCream.com: Snipping databound properties Viktor Larsson has discussion of code snippets up in his latest post. He's specifically ...
Hey, thanks for stopping in here at dotGeek HQ and checking out what I have going on in here. I’m just now moving in and starting to get things set up in here. I’m Robert Owens and I think I’ll go over what I have planned for dotGeek and will provide a little bit about myself to start off with first. By day, I’m the Director of Websites for the American Paint Horse Association and over the years I’ve found that I’ve grown even fonder of horses I’d have to say. I think that helps me out with all of ...
In this Issue: Jeff Fansler, Chris Klug, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Mike Taulty, David Anson, Florent Pajani, Kunal Chowdhury, Mike Snow, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutouts: The Swiss Team Blog announced Hands-on Lab: Silverlight 4 Line of Business Application using WCF RIA Services Now updated to reflect RTM changes Dan Wahlin posted his Silverlight 4 Code Demos from the Microsoft TechReady Workshop From SilverlightCream.com: The Windows Phone 7 Application Bar Jeff Fansler has another WP7 post up and is talking ...
[Check out other guest posts if you like this one. They are often better than mine!] One thing I miss about being the Technical Editor of the UK MSDN Flash is interacting with smart individuals to get their technical article ready for inclusion. It occurs to me that I use GuestPosts on my blog to get a similar “fix” :-) It is time for another fix :-) In this case the author is Patrick Smacchia, a very smart developer who happens to be the the lead developer for the rather amazing tool NDepend (and ...
In this Issue: African Geek, Michael Washington, Sl.ayer, David Rousset, Einar Ingebrigtsen, Rob Miles, Ben Gracewood, jbaird, Davide Zordan, Shawn Wildermuth, Vikram Pendse, Xianzhong Zhu, and Mohamed Mosallem. Shoutout: Jesse Liberty has a great post up of his 12 Absolutely and Insanely Essential Utilities For Programmers From SilverlightCream.com: WP7 Fluid Move Behaviors African Geek has been away from blogging for a bit, but he's back with some fluid Movement behaviors in WP7 ... check out the ...
If you haven’t seen the video demo in my last post, I suggest you watch it first to get a better understanding. So in this post we are going to see how the WCF service, the .NET Compact Framework application running on HD2 and the Silverlight application running on the Windows Phone 7 emulator work together. The Objective We are going to write three applications, a simple WCF service hosted in a windows console application which implements two functions, one called UploadAccelData() and the other ...
In this Issue: Phil Middlemiss, Al Pascual, Joost van Schaik, Timmy Kokke, Tau Sick, David Rousset, Dinesh Sodani, Einar Ingebrigtsen, Ben Gracewood, Kunal Chowdhury, and Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios. Shoutouts: Chris Koenig has his material from Tech Ready or Dallas TechFest up: MVVM in Windows Phone 7 Lester has a post up: Announcing CTP of XAML Toolkit From SilverlightCream.com: A Dial (User) Control Wow... file this in the HolyCrap category... check out the dial control Phil Middlemiss built... ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Benjamin Gavin Braulio Diez, Jeff Wilcox, Silverlaw, Mike Taulty(-2-), Shawn Wildermuth, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Gergely Orosz, and John Papa. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight: Why I feel “Design Is The Most Important Thing” Michael Washington has a great post up on Design that says it much better than my normal comment: "No amount of pretty is going to make people wanna use a crappy app" :) Silverlight TreeView - Drag & Drop with MVVM Benjamin Gavin posted ...
I believe that every developer that works for someone has at least thought of becoming an Independent Developer at some point in his/her career. If I had to sum up the reason why, I’d pick these: 1. The freedom to pick the projects that you work on. 2. The ability to avoid worthless meetings. 3. Saying goodbye to incompetent co-workers. 4. Being able to do the project the ‘right’ way. (Which is typically your way - hopefully) 5. Getting the full reward for the skills you possess. I’m talking money ...
I had an idea and after 5 hours of work I have a demo to show you guys. Check out this video below. It shows how the accelerometer data is read from an HTC HD2 and being used on the Windows Phone 7 emulator! I just finished this up today and will be posting details and the source code soon. Apologize for the bad quality of the video, I really need to get a better cam. But hey, I had to talk, record and demo all at the same time ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Ezequiel Jadib, Kunal Chowdhury, Ernesto Herrera, Levente Mihály, Rob Davis, Sergey Barskiy, Jeremy Likness, Victor Gaudioso, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutout: Right on cue, Erik Mork and company posted This Week In Silverlight 7.23.2010 – Early Windows Phone 7 Reviews From SilverlightCream.com: Using The Silverlight DataGrid with View Model / MVVM Michael Washington has posted a tutorial on a pretty-much all-singing, all-dancing DataGrid (i.e. inline edits, button ...
If you are following Scott Gu’s Blog or simply the ASP.NET Community, you would have definitely heard about WebMatrix and the Razor view engine. More specifically you must have heard of something known as “ASP.NET WebPages” The ASP.NET WebPages, Razor Engine as well as WebMatrix can definitely be confusing for many who have been into ASP.NET Development for sometime now. Clearly, this is not for you, if you are hard core ASP.NET Web Developer and are happy with either Webforms or MVC based development. ...
Any ramblings and blog posts associated with the UNISA ICT 2621 tag should be considered study notes for my lectures... Objectives of Chapter 1 Explain the key role of a system analyst in business. Describe the various types of system and technology an analyst might use. Explain the importance of technical skills, people skills and business skills for an analyst. Explain why ethical behaviour is crucial for a system analyst’s career. Describe various job titles in the field and places of employment ...
In this Issue: Tony Champion, Vikas, Larry Larsen, Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios, Gergely Orosz, András Velvárt, Rishi, John Papa, David Rousset, David Anson, and Ozymandias. Shoutout: The Swiss MSDN Team Blog announced “Building a Newsreader Application using Silverlight for Windows Phone 7” Hands-On Lab – Now updated for July BETA Developer Tools Laurent Bugnion posted an MVVM Light Hotfix for Windows Phone 7 developer tools beta Fons Sonnemans posted a video of his WP7 game Sudoku for WP7 on YouTube... ...
In the previous post I mentioned that the acceleration vector or the force vector can be used to detect gestures like shake. Here is a crude implementation of shake detection, private const double SHAKE_THRESHOLD = 5.0f; private bool IsShakeDetected(HTCSensorData sensorData) { bool isShake = false; double x = (double)sensorData.tiltX / 1000; double y = (double)sensorData.tiltY / 1000; double z = (double)sensorData.tiltZ / 1000; double forceSqrd = x * x + y * y + z * z; System.Console.WriteLine("F... ...
Technorati Tags: Digital Lens,accessibility Oded Elyada, a developer in the Microsoft's Israel Innovation Labs has created "Digital Lens", "a tool that helps designers, developers and testers check if their application or website is accessible to visually impaired users." It's a downloadable tool for Windows 7 that adds a tray icon with a menu of the most common vision impairments that can be simulated: If you select one, it filters your Windows display so you'll see what people with those impairments ...

Episode 2 of the Deep Fried Devcast has been released and is available on iTunes and for streaming at www.deepfrieddevcast.com  In this extra long episode we talk about the recent trend of board games being translated into video games and vice versa.

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A couple of weeks ago I went out and bought myself a HTC HD2. Yes, the 4.3inch monster running windows mobile, probably the best windows mobile device ever; this one running Windows Mobile 6.5. Did you just wince in pain on hearing windows mobile? Well, if it makes you feel any better let me assure you that I’ll buy a Windows Phone 7 device as soon as one is available in market. Ok? I haven’t tweaked around with it too much yet but this week I had some time to look into the accelerometer. The Accelerometer ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Andrea Boschin, Alex Golesh(-2-, -3-), Jaime Rodriguez, Brandon Watson, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Scott Guthrie. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher announced a new Shazzam is shipping today, but haven't seen a notice yet. As a teas, here's a post from Walt: Oh, shiny! Animated Mandelbrot shader effect If you plan on any wp7dev work, check out this training: Windows Phone 7 Jump Start: Session One - Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight ... this is a ...
Update: The second video (10’ tutorial) is now ready (see below). Update 2: The code is on Codeplex (V0.5.1). I just published an updated videos (Highlights) showing the MultiTouch Behavior for Windows Phone 7 working with the new emulator. The big change is that the multitouch action now works great with the emulator (with the April CTP it was flaky, so I was using the mock mode a lot more). Another 10’ long tutorial is available. Read the rest of this entry » ...
This seminar provides an overview of several in-depth concepts that developers need to learn to bring their jQuery development to the next level. They review six things that you should know, such as: "What Is This?", "Am I Referencing the jQuery Object or a DOM Element?", "Understanding Selectors", "Combine and Minify Your Scripts", "Different Ways of Storing Data", and "The Dos and Don'ts of Events". Along the way, they share several helpful websites and tools to make your job as a jQuery developer ...
For Issue 900, I wanted to do another "best of" and it's a little tricky. I can't do best of from 800 to 900 because it will be heavily weighted to the early posts. So what I did was best of for 2010 so far. I also did best of 2009 to put that one to bed. In the lists, Number 01 is the top hit, and they go on from there. Just a note to bloggers... if you reorganize your blog, don't break your links! ... there are a couple on these two lists that I had to go find, and that means that other links on ...
So, I’ve been using this Windows Media Center setup for a year now. Here are some random thoughts about it. The two TV Tuner Cards had to be placed side-by-side on the motherboard since that was the only configuration it allowed. They get very hot. I purchased an additional internal fan to help keep them cool. Every now and then if it needs to reboot while hot, I get a bluescreen during the boot process. I can only attribute it to heat since it boots fine if I let it cool off a while. (Very annoying ...
On July 21st I received a tweet on Twitter from Engadget pointing to an article entitled “Build a Blu-ray / TV Tuner-equipped HTPC for under $1,000” That day I essentially used the shopping list from that article to load my shopping cart on Newegg.com. I slept on it and finally completed the order the next day – July 22nd. No fancy shipping. (As a matter of fact most of the items had free shipping.) My boxes arrived on my doorstep last night – July 23rd. nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Steel HTPC 2000B ...
I was recently pointed to an InfoQ article titled Do Story Points Relate to Complexity or Time? It mentions that some teams estimate by a matter of complexity versus how long in effort something will take. Mike Cohn, who wrote the original post It’s Effort, Not Complexity, makes some very good points into how people should estimate based on how much time a story will take to finish versus another story. Relative effort, not complexity. The argument here is that complexity should not matter if two ...
Technorati Tags: Scott Hanselman,diabetes Scott Hanselman is on a mission to raise $50,000 dollars for the ADA Diabetes Walk 2010. $30,000 has been raised so far. He needs our help to raise the remaining $20,000. Are you a "Hanselfan"? If you: have been entertained and educated by the Hanselminutes podcast have a well-thumbed copy of "Professional ASP.NET" on your desk (heck, you could use the dang thing for a desk, it's so huge) ==> or have read one of Scott's other books have learned about a ...
Yesterday, I published the source code of the MultiTouch Behavior for Windows Phone 7 on Codeplex (http://multitouch.codeplex... Meanwhile, Davide Zordan (the founder of this project) started to modify the Silverlight 4 version of the behavior to make it API compatible. Eventually, the goal is to share all the API signature, and as much code as possible. We would like to extend this to the WPF version as well, in order to have a consistent landscape of multitouch on all 3 platforms. Read the rest ...
In this Issue: Davide Zordan, Alex van Beek, Michael Washington, Jag Reehal, Gill Cleeren, Rob Eisenberg, and Laurent Bugnion. Shoutouts: András Velvárt has a video of an awesome demo of his MIX10 Zoomery app running on WP7: Windows Phone 7 - Mix App John Papa posted all this material from the Tamp Silverlight User Group meeting: Blend, PathListBox, OOB Samples and More from Silverlight Night at Tampa SLUG It wasn't clear from his email, but Rudi Grobler's Mahhala looks like something on-going, so ...
In this Issue: Ben Hodson, Marcel du Preez, Karl Shifflett(-2-), Rishi, Chris Koenig, Adam Kinney, Xianzhong Zhu, Jeremy Likness, and CrocusGirl. Shoutouts: Victor Gaudioso posted an inteview: Checkout my Interview with Bytes on MSDN (Microsoft) The Silverlight Web Services Team poses this question: How can we make WCF support in Silverlight better? ... read and give feedback in the comments. Timmy Kokke has announced the opening of a new XAML resource site to bookmark: XamlResource.com Chris Bowen ...
Some commonly asked questions about Silverlight. These aren't deep, but are often asked by beginners. What is Silverlight? Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform software framework to create Rich Internet Applications (RIA) that can be embedded in Web pages. What is meant by RIA? RIA stands for Rich Internet Applications, which are Web applications with rich user interfaces including media elements such as audio, video and so forth. You can think of them as being similar to powerful and rich ...
In this Issue: Martin Naughton(-2-), Antoni Dol, SilverLaw, Jeff Handley, Pete Brown, and Ozymandias. Shoutout: snoutholder at the Silverlight SDK announced Get Started with Silverlight (New QuickStart Articles) From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Business Application Themes - ErrorWindow Issues Martin Naughton has a post up discussing Themes in RIA Services and problems with the new themes. He has those problems fixed and zipped up, plus a fix for binding to text resources and a change for the ...
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Anton Polimenov, Michael Washington, Phil Middlemiss, Sergey Barskiy, Damon Payne, Jeff Prosise, and Mike Snow. Shoutout: Laurent Bugnion is looking for beta testers for WP7: Windows Phone 7 multitouch behavior: beta testers needed (#wp7dev)! Erik Mork and they crew have a new podcast up: This Week in Silverlight – Windows Phone 7 and Bus Tracking IdeaBlade has a video tutorial series up: The Developers Tour of DevForce Silverlight ... download the walkthrough and code ...
Saw this on Twitter tonight: Rob’s blog posts always generate some colourful comments, so when I see a tweet with his name and “Bridges were burnt”, I’m thinking this is going to be quite the talk. The talk in question is titled “The Next Big Thing or Cool-Kid Koolaid? Slicing Through the Rhetoric of MVC vs. WebForms”. Since Rob was part of the MS-MVC team at one point, getting his view of the MVC vs. Webforms debate does sound intriguing and I’m sure many attended thinking that’s what they were ...
At Microsoft Office in Irving, TX http://sp.ntpcug.org/VBNETS... This meeting changed topic after poling the audiece and seeing what they wanted to hear about. It was still all about blend but it was more about getting started with blend then hard core templating. Here is a link to the video that Shawn Weisfeld took and posted of the event. Enjoy!!! http://www.drowningintechni... Join ...
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury, Victor Gaudioso, Joe Gershgorin, Nick Gravelyn, Teresa Burger, Kyle McClellan, Karl Shifflett, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutout: Check out Pete Brown's interview with Jeff Handley, Deepesh Mohnani, and Dinesh Kulkarni: Pete at Microsoft: WCF RIA Services Team Interview Andy Beaulieu has a sneak preview video up: Boss Launch 2: Zombie Attack for WP7 Matt Hidinger has a preview video up about his WP7 app as well: BusTrack Windows Phone 7 App From SilverlightCream.com: ...
Sigh... not this again: Captain Obvious Slate writer says desktops are dead Really? Again? Because we've been hearing this for many years. Way back in 2006 Computerworld had a article titled "Is the desktop dead?" quoting a 2005 article titled "Decline of the Desktop" and in 2008 Cnet wrote laptop shipments topped desktop. Gizmodo had a very compelling article in 2009 declaring the death of the desktop, so why are we still talking about it in 2010? Yes the desktop is dead, as laptops grow to 8 and ...
In this Issue: Vibor Cipan, Chris Klug, Pete Brown, Kirupa, and Xianzhong Zhu. Shoutouts (thought I gave up on them, didn't you?): Jesse Liberty has the companion video to his WP7 OData post up: New Video: Master/Detail in WinPhone 7 with oData Michael Scherotter who made the first Ball Watch SL1 app back in the day, has a Virtual Event: Creating an Entry for the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest... sounds like the thing to do if you want in on this :) Even if you don't speak Portuguese, you can check ...
It has been another fantastic year for TechEd North America. I always love my time here. First, I have to give a huge thank you to Ineta for giving me the opportunity to work the Ineta booth and BOF’s (birds of a feather). I can not even begin to list how many fantastic leaders in the .Net space and Developers from all over I have met through Ineta at this event. It has been truly amazing and great fun!! New Orlean’s has been awesome. The night life is hoppin’. In addition to enjoying a few (too ...
It is nice to start blogging again! I am working on new project in a small company now. We do not have a full time database admin. I have to cover multiple roles: getting requirements, writing docs and creating diagrams, designing app, writing code, testing and DBA role. I am not a DBA. But, I have to do day to day database changes: adding new new columns and tables. Check out 2 min video about the SQL_Compare. This tool saves time by automatically comparing and synchronizing database schemas; eliminate ...
In my presentation this past weekend at NoVa Code Camp, a member of the audience caught my final demo on video. In this demo, I combine multiple new features from MVC 2 to show how to build apps quickly with MVC 2. These features include: Template Helpers / Editor Templates Server-side/Client-side Validation Model Metadata for View Model HTML Encoding Syntax Dependency Injection Abstract Controllers Custom T4 Templates Custom MVC Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets The projector screen is a little difficult ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster. Shoutouts: Adam Kinney has moved his blog, and his first post there is to announce New tutorials on .toolbox on PathListBox and Fluid UI Awesome graphics for the MEF'ed Video Player by Alan Beasley: New MEF Video Player Controls (1st Draft – Article to follow…) It must be a slow relaxing summer weekend, because I only found one post... and Mark submitted this one to me :) From SilverlightCream.com: How to improve the Windows Phone 7 Licensing development experience? Mark ...
While ASP.NET provides an event base approach it is completely dismissed when working with AJAX and the richness of the server is lost and replaced with JavaScript programming and couple with a very high security risk. Visual WebGui reinstates the power of the server to AJAX development and provides a statefull yet scalable, server centric architecture that provides the benefits and user productivity of AJAX with the security and developer productivity we had before AJAX stormed into our lives. "When ...
Previously: Part 1, Part 2 As promised in the previous post, this post will cover two variations of the marble move program. The first one, Infinite Move, keeps the marble moving towards the click point, rebounding it off the screen edges and changing its direction when the user clicks again. The second version, Finite Move, is the same as first except that the marble does not move forever. It moves towards the click point, rebounds off the screen edges and slowly comes to rest. The amount of time ...
Let me make this clear: I'm annoyed with Apple. I don't like their current policies and I don't like where Steve Jobs is taking the company. In general, I don't like it when any one company gets too much control in a market. When that happens, the leading company dictates the game and as consumers, our options all but disappear. That said, I'm still going to buy a new iPhone next week. My Apple-hating friends seem to desperately want me to go Android instead, but frankly, it's not good enough for ...
Thanks to everyone who voted me onto the DDD SouthWest agenda, and a big thanks to all who attended the session and took the time to give feedback to rank me No.3 in the overall conference in presentation skills. There were some good feedback comments, which I'll try to make sure I take note of for future presentations. For those who came to the session, or even for those who were on one of the other tracks, I’ve uploaded the presentation for you to download. I created a more simple, and smaller, ...
I’ve been doing a lot of learning on CQRS and Event Sourcing over the last little while and I have a number of questions that I haven’t been able to answer. 1. What is the benefit of CQRS when compared to a typical DDD architecture that uses Event Sourcing and properly captures intent and behavior via verb-based commands? (other than Scalability) 2. When using CQRS what do you do with complex query-based logic? I’m going to elaborate on #1 in this blog post and I’ll do a follow-up post on #2. I watched ...
In this Issue: Brian Genisio, Michael Washington, Fons Sonnemans , Don Burnett, Xianzhong Zhu, Mike Snow, Jesse Liberty, Victor Gaudioso, David Kelley(-2-), and Matias Bonaventura . Shoutout: Anoop has a good post up: MEF or Managed Extensibility Framework and Lazy – Being Lazy with MEF, Custom Export Attributes etc Jesse Liberty's got a good post up if you are just Getting Started With Silverlight: A Path Through The Learning Material John Papa reports Updates and New Home for Sticky Plugin Tim ...
Technorati Tags: ASP.NET,ASP.NET MVC,T4MVC I’m working on my first ASP.NET MVC project, and I really, really like MVC. I hate all of the “magic strings”, though: <div id="logindisplay"> <% Html.RenderPartial("LogOnUs... %> </div> <div id="menucontainer"> <ul id="menu"> <li><%=Html.Action... Dinner", "Index", "Dinners")%></li> <li><%=Html.Action... Dinner", "Create", "Dinners")%></li> <li><%=Html.Action... ...
In part 1 of this series we saw how we can make the marble move towards the click point, with a fixed speed. In this post we’ll see, first, how to get rid of Atan2(), sine() and cosine() in our calculations, and, second, reducing the speed of the marble as it approaches the destination, so it looks like the marble is easing into it’s final position. As I mentioned in one of the previous posts, this is achieved by making the speed of the marble a function of the distance between the marble and the ...