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I have had the chance to talk at many conferences these past few years, and came up with a way to prepare them which works really well for me. Most importantly, it would make it quite easy to overcome an emergency (for example if my laptop would suddenly lose data). The whole code as well as the slides and other documents are in the cloud. I also use source control for my demos, so that I always have the latest and the greatest, but also a history of changes I made to my demos. Finally I have a system ...
If you would like to help me out, you can Tweet this story OR email Expedia and ask them to make things right for me and my wife. This is the story of how Expedia made my new bride cry. When Expedia followed up their failure with our honeymoon trip with a complete and total lack of acknowledgement of any responsibility for the problem and endless loops of explaining the issue over and over again - I swore that they would make it right. When they brought my new bride to tears, I got an immediate and ...
The Kinect is awesome. From day one, I’ve said this thing has got potential. After playing with several open-source Kinect projects, I am please to announce that Microsoft has released the official SDK beta on 6/16/2011. I’ve created this quick start guide to get you up to speed in no time flat. Let’s begin: What is it? The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is a starter kit for applications developers that includes APIs, sample code, and drivers. This SDK enables the academic research and enthusiast communities ...
In this Issue: René Schulte, Rajat Jaiswal(-2-), Peter Kuhn, Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Beth Massi, Michael Crump, Daniel Vaughan, Chris Rouw, WindowsPhoneGeek, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Cubelicious - Silverlight 5 + Balder + Physics + SLARToolkit Augmented Reality = Triple Win!" René Schulte WP7: "Binding the WP7 ProgressIndicator in XAML" Daniel Vaughan LightSwitch: "Adding Static Images and Text on a LightSwitch Screen" Beth Massi Shoutouts: Laurent Bugnion is ...

In MVVM Light V4, I am proposing a new RelayCommand snippet, making it easier to declare and initialize a RelayCommand. I came up with a syntax that allows having the RelayCommand and its initialization in one convenient location.

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In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, Stephen Price, Mark Heath, Oren Gal, Jesse Liberty, and Laurent Duveau. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Implicit Data Template in Silverlight 5" Laurent Duveau WP7: "Fast Application Switching Made Easy" Jesse Liberty XAML: "StringFormat for TimeSpan" Stephen Price Shoutouts: Rudi Grobler has a post up of all the WP7 competitions he has found... Windows Phone 7 Competitions Bill Reiss has a similar post up, with contests and even a way to get your $99 reimbursed! Windows ...
I registered a domain name today: (dearpeeps.com, dearpeeps.net, dearpeeps.info & dearpeeps.org) for an idea… The idea came to me this morning on the bus. Idea: Where could you go if you want to ask a question about something that you’d feel like sounding out a friend about? You could go to a particular forum, you could maybe go to a craigslist discussion, or a google or yahoo discussion… but each of those choices involves going to a part of a bigger whole – and a fair amount of people wouldn’t ...
I’ve written a couple of posts about SharePoint 2010 Administrator training/learning, so I thought I should follow up with some tips for developer training as well…. Microsoft has two exams for SharePoint 2010 developers. The first is Exam 70-573, Application Development. The second is Exam 70-576, Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications. Those links cover the topics for each exam as well as some Microsoft preparation materials. One of the best sites, and one that I relied ...
In this Issue: Vikram Pendse(-2-), Christian Schormann, Pete Brown, Kunal Chowdhury, Andrea Boschin, SLMPerf, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5: Vector and Bitmap Printing for Reports and more" Pete Brown WP7: "New SketchFlow Template for WP7" Christian Schormann LightSwitch: "Integrating Visual Studio LightSwitch Application Into An Existing Website using IFrames" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Laurent Duveau presented on LightSwitch ...
In case you come by here, note that I'm moved over to Wordpress (http://eikonne.wordpress.com/) and I'm also now available on Twitter (@eikonne).
In this Issue: Rob Eisenberg, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), Pavan Podila, Beth Massi, Andrea Boschin(-2-), David Kelley, Dhananjay Kumar, SLMPerf, Jaime Rodriguez, and Vikram Pendse(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "TIP: Routed events in Silverlight" Andrea Boschin WP7: "Useful Mango Developer Resources" Jaime Rodriguez HTML5/WP7: "Building an HTML/HTML5... Based Application for Phone 7" David Kelley Shoutouts: Mark this one just for fun... Rudi Grobler has a WP7 app of Duke Nuken Sound clips: Duke ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Michael Crump(-2-), Xpert360, Jesse Liberty(-2-), John Papa, Vikram Pendse, and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Michael’s “Mega Collection of Silverlight 5 Beta” Demos" Michael Crump WP7: "Silverlight TV 76: Animations on Windows Phone in the Bird Hunt Game" John Papa Training: "I Want To Make Cars Not Car Engines" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Jeremy Likness has a post up about the Telerik controls for WP7... not only does Telerik utilize Jeremy's ...
Official Site | Samples | Download | Documentation | Forum | Twitter Introduction jqChart takes advantages of HTML5 Canvas to deliver high performance client-side charts and graphs across browsers (IE 6+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari) and devices, including iOS and Android mobile devices. Some of the key features are: High performance rendering. Animaitons. Scrolling/Zoooming. Real-time chart manipulation. Support for unlimited number of data series and data points. Support for unlimited number ...
In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Roy Dallal, Chris Rouw, Sean Nolan, Peter Kuhn, WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), Mike Taulty, Paul Sheriff, Xpert360, and Vikram Pendse. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Storing Files in SQL Server using WCF RIA Services and Silverlight – Part 1" Chris Rouw WP7: "XNA for Silverlight developers: Part 12 - Mango (1)" Peter Kuhn From SilverlightCream.com: Slide-out keyboard support on Windows Phone Rudi Grobler has a quick post up discussing the slide-out keyboard ...
I wanted to get familiar with SharePoint 2010 because I have noticed how the market is starting to demand it. Also, most of the SharePoint 2010 guides on the net are outdated. They show everything from registry hacks/editing xml files to installing hot fixes/service packs. My guide uses the latest bits as of 6/7/11 to create a SharePoint 2010 server inside of an Virtual Machine. This will be more than enough to begin creating Silverlight Web Parts inside of SharePoint 2010. NOTE: I did not want to ...
I wanted to take a moment and jot down some of my initial impressions on the announcements coming from the Apple hype machine today at the keynote. Not being able to attend - largely due to it selling out in two hours - made me especially bitter that Apple would not allow the event to be streamed live. Steve said during the keynote that if they sold more tickets he didn't know where they would hold it. Considering it takes place at Moscone West, the smaller of the two centers, try moving it across ...
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Peter Kuhn, Kunal Chowdhury, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Xpert360, and Vikram Pendse. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5 : Multiple Click Support aka ClickCount" Vikram Pendse WP7: "Metro In Motion Part #6 – Rolling List Location Indicator" Colin Eberhardt PivotViewer: "PivotViewer Shorts Part 2: Hide View and SortBy Buttons" Xpert360 Shoutouts: Check out the recently redesigned (and looking good) SilverlightShow, and their top 5 for last week: SilverlightShow ...

Here's a blog post by DataSprings on how to use LINQ to Twitter: http://bit.ly/jjmLZY.  It demonstrates how to authenticate with OAuth and how to use several of the APIs.

Joe

Note: I posted that on Posterous, but on second thoughts it belongs on this blog too. After all, making UX better is what this is all about, in the end, and not just for computer applications. So apologies to those of you who read that on my Posterous already!

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In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Oren Gal, Michael Washington, Vikram Pendse, Kunal Chowdhury, Jesse Liberty, Xpert360, Jaana Metsamaa, Charles Petzold, and Peter Kuhn. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Getting Driving Directions in a Silverlight Application - Part 2 - Advanced Features" Oren Gal WP7: "Windows Phone Screen Shots" Charles Petzold LightSwitch: "How to Create A LightSwitch Popup" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Congratulations go out to my buddy András Velvárt for SurfCube Wins Microsoft Innovation ...
As promised, here is a link to all of the applications from my session at CodeStock 2011: Entity Framework Profiler Studio Styles Reflector Telerik JustDecompile Beta dotfuscator CodePaste.NET Silverlight Spy WP7 Desktop Marketplace LINQPad Snippet Manager Browser Shots Snagit 10 7-Zip File Manager Code Converter CPU-Z Notepad2 SSDlife Free Regular Expression Library DLL-files.com Microsoft Web Platform Installer Visual Studio Gallery Search Everything Fiddler2 Paint.NET Microsoft Expression Blend ...
(A picture that I took on 6/3/2011 waiting for the keynote by Charles Petzold to begin at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, TN) Day One (Thursday Night) I headed out on Thursday morning with my friend Daniel Heisler for CodeStock. We were driving from Birmingham, Alabama so it was going to take us about 4.5 hours to get in. After stopping a few times, we finally arrived at the Knoxville Hilton. After checking into our rooms, we met Rafe Kemmis and Spede Bryan in the lobby and headed over to Barley's ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Teppo Kotirinta, Loek van den Ouweland, Daniel Vaughan, Adam Kinney, Peter Torr, Morten Nielsen, John Garland, Jaime Rodriguez(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Xpert360. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Debugging Data Bindings in XAML with Silverlight 4" Xpert360 WP7: "Windows Phone 7 for Designers — Cheat Sheet" Teppo Kotirinta LightSwitch: "LightSwitch Concurrency Checking" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Timmy Kokke gave a presentation at DevDays in the Netherlands and ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Nitya Ravi, Beth Massi, Xpert360, Andrea Boschin, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and John Papa. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Managing Resources with Reactive Extensions" Jesse Liberty WP7: "New Addition to Windows Phone Quickstarts- Pivot and Panorama Controls" Nitya Ravi Jesse Liberty Shoutouts: Jeremy Likness has his materials posted for his CodeStock Presentation: Silverlight 5 for Line of Business Applications Koen Zwikstra has an update to his excellent ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, Khawar Yunus, Alex van Beek, David Kelley, Laurent Bugnion(-2-), Valentin Stoychev, Dhananjay Kumar, and Jesse Liberty(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using Silverlight and Server Push to build a better means of debugging production applications" Khawar Yunus WP7: "Monetizing Phone 7 Application Methods and Approaches" David Kelley Shoutouts: Joe McBride has his materials up for the presentation he did: Push Notifications and Tiles – Slides & Demos Damian Schenkelman ...
Once again myself and a great group of individuals (Jennifer Mason, Sean McDonough, Nicola Young, and Michelle Caldwell) are organizing a SharePoint Saturday in Columbus, OH. The event will be on August 20, 2011 at the OCLC Conference Center, a fantastic venue that attendees (including speakers and sponsors) gave high praises on for last year’s event. Today we announced the opening of call for speakers and sponsors. If you are interested in speaking please fill out the speaker submission form (click ...
In this Issue: Alex Golesh, Walter Ferrari, Kunal Chowdhury, Rob Eisenberg, Michael Crump(-2-), WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Nigel Sampson. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "The ABC of streaming in Silverlight" Walter Ferrari WP7: "Switching between Windows Phone 7.1 Mango and 7.0 RTW developer tools and vice versa" WindowsPhoneGeek From SilverlightCream.com: Windows Phone Mango–What’s New? (“Profiler” - Part 9 of 8) Alex Golesh risks overlowing his buffer with this Mango - What's New ...
DISCLAIMER: I did not get this product for free. I’m just a guy with a debit card that has bought a product and wants to share. Last December, I decided to make the switch from using a desktop to a laptop as my primary development machine. I blogged about the experience with a post called “Searching for the Perfect Developer’s Laptop”. Fast forward almost 6 months later and the machine is still holding up great, just one problem: HEAT. It seems strange to hear about heat problems as this is usually ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, Roy Dallal, Jim Wightman, Kevin Hoffman, Levente Mihály, Peter Kuhn(-2-, -3-), René Schulte, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), John Papa. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Reactive Extensions–FromAsync" Jesse Liberty WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Mango - Sockets" Peter Kuhn Shoutouts: Kunal Chowdhury has a list up of all the Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) Features From SilverlightCream.com: Windows Phone 7 Jump Start with Mango - 1 - Creating a Hello World Application Kunal Chowdhury ...
At IdentityMine, we had the chance to develop a few applications featuring the new Windows Phone 7 features coming up in the update codenamed “Mango”. This series will showcase a few of the new features included in Mango that we used in those apps. Part 1: Adding a secondary live tile to the start page. Part 2: Starting a Bing Maps navigation Read the rest of this entry » ...
You’re a busy developer and you have read article after article of “What’s new in WP7 Mango” but you are only interested in knowing “What does this mean for me as a developer ?”. This is where I step in and give you the “need to know” with a quick blog post. What is it? The Beta to Windows Phone 7.1 Developer Tools named ("Mango") was released on May 24th, 2011. This means you can download the bits right now, but as far as having Mango on your phone you are going to have to wait. Let’s hit the bullet ...
In this Issue: Alex van Beek, René Schulte(-2-), Peter Kuhn, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), Alex Golesh(-2-, -3-, -4-), WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Nigel Sampson, Jeremy Likness, and Paul Sheriff. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Entity Framework 4.1 Code First, Silverlight, and Shared Models with REST+JSON" Jeremy Likness WP7: "Windows Phone Mango–What’s New? (“Silverlight/XNA Interoperability” - Part 7 of 8)" Alex Golesh LINQ: "LINQ Deferred Execution–Oops!" Jesse Liberty Shoutouts: My friends at ...
In my previous post I mentioned a possible bug with MongoDb's MapReduce. Well, I played with it a bit further. I went ahead and added a string field to each document to hold the numeric Twitter post id as a string value. Then changed my map function to use this string value instead of the numeric id. This time the duplicate post query worked perfectly. It's results showed that there were no duplicate posts at all. So, what is the problem? Is it a bug in MongoDb's MapReduce implementation? I doubt ...
Looks like bloggers figured out I'd post the submittals first, because today I got hammered with posts. In this 2nd in a row Submittal-only Issue: Alex Golesh(-2-, -3-, -4-, -5-), René Schulte, Alex van Beek, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Rudi Grobler. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5 Multiple Window Support" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Augmented Mango - SLARToolkit for Windows Phone" René Schulte WP7: "Windows Phone Mango–What’s New? (“New Sensors & Tooling Enhancements” - Part 3 of 8)" Alex Golesh ...
With the release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta, Visual Basic joins C# as a supported development language for XNA. I’ve been busily converting my samples to VB recently. They aren’t all done yet, but quite a few are (only three remain that I plan to convert). Rather than make anyone wait, I’ll share what I’ve completed so far and will add more when I have the remainder finished. Without further ado: Content Pipeline Extension Sample: VB Source Code – Related Blog Post DragAndDropGame: ...
At IdentityMine, we had the chance to develop a few applications featuring the new Windows Phone 7 features coming up in the update codenamed “Mango”. This series will showcase a few of the new features included in Mango that we used in those apps. Part 1: Adding a new live tile to the start page. Part 2: Starting a Bing Maps navigation. Read the rest of this entry » ...
On Tuesday the 24th of May 2011, the new version of the Windows Phone 7 SDK codenamed “Mango” was released to the public in beta. This is a huge iteration with an extremely large number of new APIs. Most exciting, the version of the Silverlight framework now used in Windows Phone 7 is Silverlight 4. Thanks to this, I was able to recompile the MVVM Light Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 based on the Silverlight 4 version. This is interesting because the Silverlight 3 version had a few hacks I had to build ...
Much has been talked about the new release of ASP.NET MVC, i.e. MVC 3 and the new Razor syntax and the ability to simplify the development. Razor uses the @ prefix for switching between code and HTML and that kind of simplifies it when compared to using <%: symbol as with the case in MVC and ASPX engines. Here is a nice article from David Ebbo on how all of these fit together Not just that, Razor comes with a lot of goodies. The Helper classes simplify in doing some of the common tasks, doing ...
In this all submittal Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Rudi Grobler, Michael Washington(-2-, -3-, -4-), Victor Gaudioso. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "New Silverlight Video Tutorial: How to create a Rotating Banner" Victor Gaudioso WP7: "A Simple Windows Phone 7 MVVM Tombstoning Example" Colin Eberhardt Training: "Two Ways To Call LightSwitch From a Custom Silverlight Control" Michael Washington From SilverlightCream.com: A Simple Windows Phone 7 MVVM Tombstoning Example This is probably the best way to learn ...
I’m crazy excited about the technology industry right now. We’re seeing evolution happen in real time, and at all levels. From the major platforms, we’re seeing Google’s overall story taking shape, Microsoft playing catch-up but showing with WP7 and Windows 7 that they are very much still a competitor, and Apple continuing to bolster their empire beyond fanboys with their quality technology and innovations. Then there’s the software platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and others that are ...
I wanted to run a simple sanity check to make sure I didn't have any duplicate twitter posts in my database. I didn't think I had any, but you never can be too sure, so I whipped up a simple MapReduce query to check. Right now I'm storing twitter posts in MongoDb using the document schema shown below: { category post { post_id created_date from_user from_user_id geo iso_lang post_text } } Each document has two fields, a category field that holds what search was used to find the post, and a post field ...
If you work with XAML day in and day out then surely you will have your own tips/tricks for working inside of Visual Studio 2010. Here are mine. I hope that you find them useful. Tip #1 When Double Clicking on a .XAML File go directly to the XAML View and collapse the Design split view. I find it annoying how the design view opens up every time you double click on a .XAML file. I like to create my UI inside of Expression Blend instead of Visual Studio. For instance, I get the following screen when ...
Thanks to everyone who attended my Intro to F# presentation at the Cap Area Cloud Computing User Group meeting on May 19th 2011. I apologize for the slight delay in getting the presentation materials uploaded. In the Demo project source code, I have included both Normal and Async source samples. It will make it easier to understand what code changes were necessary to transform it to Async Workflow and parallelize it. In addition, I have included some F# script files (.fsx) so you can try out some ...
A couple of days ago I had the wonderful surprise to find a mention (and a link!) to MVVM Light on USAToday.com. The article talks about the new USA Today app available for Windows Phone 7. MVVM Light is mentioned as well as JSON.NET just after the high quality of the development tools is mentioned: “That same high bar for tools extends into the community as well. MVVM Light and JSON.Net were extremely useful moving past mundane tasks and instead getting to the business of building our app.” – Tim ...
In this Issue: Rudi Grobler(-2-), Michael Washington, Ashish Patil, Oren Gal(-2-), Andrea Boschin, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, John Papa, Mike Taulty, and Paul Sheriff. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Getting Driving Directions in a Silverlight Application" Oren Gal WP7: "Creating a Windows Phone 7 Trial Application: Advanced Buy Now Implementation" WindowsPhoneGeek LightSwitch: "Using The Document Toolkit for LightSwitch" Michael Washington Shoutouts: SilverlightShow posted their top 5 articles ...

 

Tuesday, Jeff Julian (@StaffofGeeks) and James Hare were featured in the TOP 5 of Tech-Ed videos!  Tomorrow watch for Chris Williams!

All right this is a repeat, but it well worth you having the email I have recieved from those nice people at JetBrains. Following recent developments in the .NET decompiling tools market, JetBrains is happy to offer its own decompiler called dotPeek that brings a host of powerful ReSharper features to everyone, completely free of charge. You can download an early dotPeek build right now. dotPeek offers: Decompilation of .NET 1.0-4.0 assemblies to C# Code syntax highlighting and code insight features ...
Well not really that long ago, this is actually a brand new for me. I just decided today to start blogging about my experiences as an IT professional. Since none of you know me, I am a systems engineer for a NJ based energy company. My main areas of expertise are in Microsoft server technologies specifically Exchange, Active Directory and plane old Windows Server along with vSphere and many more. My job responsibilities entail life-cycle management, developing infrastructure standards and solutions ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, Joost van Schaik, Xpert360, Tony Champion, Paul Sheriff, Vangos Pterneas, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, Mike Taulty, and Pete Brown. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Binding on Style Setter in Silverlight 5" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Debugging Windows Phone 7 device network access with just a laptop" Joost van Schaik Training: "MVPs Chat It Up on Twitter - Tony Champion's Pivot of the results" Tony Champion From SilverlightCream.com: Binding on Style Setter in Silverlight ...
I'm still getting used to this whole schema-less, document oriented database thing. I've been trying to determine out what document structure to store my Twitter data in, and I keep flipping back and forth. I've been writing software in the land of relational databases for 15 years, and consider myself pretty good at designing database schemas for enterprise class solutions. But when it comes to this whole schema-less document store thing, I'm not sure what the best approach is. With this Twitter ...