September 2011 Entries

SVG - an introduction

So someone moved your Silverlight cheese? Go and get some HTML5 cheese! Before WPF/E & Avalon were anything more than vapourware, W3C had the SVG standard(Scallable Vector Graphics) for 2D vector graphics over the web. Using Javascript, you could manipulate 2D animations & tranforms. You can embed SVG in HTML5 today. Yeah, its like going back to Silverlight 1.0, but you just have to deal with it! Embrace change. SVG Features · Designed for 2D graphics - display vector graphics & text ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:13 AM | Comments (0)

Build - Not all it could be.

Programming for Metro Metro is the future http://zd.net/rnT9VZ .NET is for old apps. WinRT replaces WPF & WCF. XAML is big. There were no Silverlight sessions. HTML 5 and Javascript ( Blend for HTML) are back in fashion – I wont dwell on this because web apps are (inconsistently) simplistic in concept and over-complex in development. Yes, all those XAML skills are portable, Silverlight (RIP) apps can run as Metro apps with a bit of fidgeting with namespaces – you just need to know what controls ......

Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:43 PM | Comments (2)

Code Query Language - for static analysis

Introduction · CQL is a SQL-like language (SELECT..FROM..WHERE) for static analysis of .NET code. · It is a nice complement to code contracts, & is usable in unit tests. If you've ever looked at creating custom FxCop rules using the archaic and undocumented Introspection API (see http://www.binarycoder.net/... ), then you will appreciate the elegant CQL syntax for static analysis! · supported by NDepend http://www.NDepend.com How It Works · Lets dive into a contrived example ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:21 PM | Comments (0)

Algo.NET

I've just opened a project on CodePlex - http://algonet.codeplex.com/ !!! This project will implement various algorithms related to artificial intelligence, numerical analysis, NLP, object recognition and quantitative finance. It will initially target C#, and eventually F#. First exercise - port Java AIMA 3 to C# from http://code.google.com/p/ai... AIMA3 so far I've ported the utils - helpers, data structures and basic linear algebra classes Matrix class - Implemented ICloneable, ISerializable.GetObjectData ......

Posted On Monday, September 5, 2011 11:19 AM | Comments (1)

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