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This is an interesting IoC project that I used in a couple of occasions, nothing big, but I sure enjoyed it immensely. Autofac is wrist friendly so to speak and it tries to solve your configuration problems in a simple and concise manner. Without further ado go at http://code.google.com/p/au... to get the latest version. Next I’ll try to create a simple example that I hope we’ll use for the most part of this series. In learning the inner workings of IoC containers we’ll develop a console application ...
If you follow me on Twitter, read my blog, or have me on Live Messenger, you know that over the last few months I’ve had bouts of reflection, thoughtfulness, and philosophical rambling. Many of you have pinged me asking if everything was ok and I wanted to thank everybody who voiced concern, whether it was a tweet, an im conversation, an email, or breakfast in a Vancouver restaurant that I’m pretty sure was a front for a secret police command center. I couldn’t share with you what was on my heart ...
According to BusinessWeek (2008)... In 2007, a new form of attack, using sophisticated technology, deluges outfits from the State Dept. to Boeing. Military cyber security specialists find the "resources of a nation-state behind it" and call the type of attack an "advanced persistent threat." The breaches are detailed in a classified document known as an Intelligence Community Assessment. The source of many of the attacks, allege U.S. officials, is China. China denies the charge. Below are some recent ...
I have looked at LINQ and still get this uneasy feeling that it is definitely a love/hate relationship, but I figure I would ask the community on their views on it. Here are my personal issues with it that is steering me away from it currently to be used as a main driving framework of a brand new project: LINQ is a framework in which I may not agree with how it handles all the "voodoo" behind the scenes which can lead to developers believing it is the next thing to sliced bread. I agree it does add ...
Visual WebGui Professional Studio version 6.3.9 was released. This version includes several new features & enhancements of previous studio versions as well as some fixes. For example, the new 6.3.9 version includes a simple and convenient way to specify what runtime version of Silverlight that the Visual WebGui application should support. 6.3.9 versions of the open source Visual WebGui Community SDK & Express Studio are expected to be available for download on the Visual WebGui website by ...
So today I poked the proverbial sleeping bear that is the web-dev community by making this statement on Twitter: I'm a day in to using jquery and I'm already questioning why having an abstraction over a script-kiddie language is a good idea. This of course resulted in a flood of tweets in response asking if I was joking, suggesting that I fill my purse for the ensuing fight, and Caleb Jenkins yelling “One Flag”. I think I convinced people to put down the pitchforks and douse the torches (us Canadians ...
http://timheuer.com/blog/ar... Tim Heuer talks about confirming a delete from a Dataform control. http://mtaulty.com/Communit... Mike Taulty got the chance to talk with Ellison-Taylor about the Silverlight 3 UK Launch. http://blogs.msdn.com/delay... ...
Well, it has taken me a while to actually get a post up but I'm going to try to work towards a weekly major post which will deal with relevant common themes I found in articles or ran into at work with minor "comment" or "pointer" posts on a roughly daily basis which will reference other articles which I found particularly relevant to the subject of this blog, getting Windows and GNU/Linux working together. I'm also going to try to have a truly useful article dealing with making Windows and Linux ...
Visual WebGui, the Web & Cloud Application Development Platform, announces the creation of a Wiki page designed to provide a new interaction zone for Visual WebGui users to read, post, and share development knowledge. The Wiki page will feature detailed information on Visual WebGui, tips and tricks on how to best use the platform, code samples, control pages, SDK version highlights, case studies, and much more. The site will also feature user-generated content posted by Visual WebGui community ...
Jeremy Wiebe here at Imaginet created a handy tool for managing SQL aliases: The SQL Aliaser tool aims to solve one small problem: managing an alias for a SQL Server. This tool allows you to alias a remote SQL Server to your local SQL Server. Currently it is very limited in functionality, but it makes the process of flipping between the remote SQL Server and your local instance as easy as clicking a single button. This release supports 64-bit platforms. Future releases may add support for multiple ...
ual WebGui is evolving and as we go new opportunities present themselves. As you all know we have been working hard on maturing Visual WebGui rich web offerings along with adding functionality that you, VWG community members have been asking for. This autumn we target to release 6.4 which promises to be the ultimate enterprise rich Internet application solution. We still have some mileage ahead of us on the road to turning VWG into standard de facto rich enterprise solution, but apparently we are ...
Today i recevied a mail from the community Credit program. Bellow Is the content of the mail. "Hello Ramaraju, Congratulations. You won 7th Prize in the July 2009 Contest. As you may know, a lot of people competed, but only a few won. Nicely done! Please also keep in mind that your prize is not just a stupid, geeky gift, but it's also a symbol to represent your contributions to the development community. When folks ask you how you won, you can tell them that it was by helping out other geeks. Be ...
I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now… Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program that will help you build professional development skills. Ready to move forward in your software development career? Ready to learn new skills, say SharePoint development for example? Well then head over to Ramp Up and check out the available tracks and start moving forward today! Tracks include: SharePoint for Developers Web Development With ASP.NET Learn ASP.NET: For PHP Developers ...
Today i wrote a extention method for System.Collections.Generic.... to randomize the items in a list and shared to community through www.extensionmethod.net. you can find the code snippet for that @ http://www.extensionmethod.... happy coding ...
Well on my last post, i talk about changes on controls in #Silverlight3, while i tried to use a demo about Navigation and Styles, Corrina and her team had developed 7 additional application templates, for the community to consume and they’ve put them up on the Expression Community Gallery for download: Aurora Frosted Cinnamon Toast Lime Shocker Pinky Retro Sky Line Subdued All templates are terrific and very easy to use only change the reference to the resource in the styles.xaml code file. But if ...
I thought I’d write a little “about the author” regarding myself, since I just recently opened this blog in this community. I work pretty much exclusively in ASP.NET ,using C# as my preferred language. Something about no curly braces really weirds me out in code…It seems unnatural. (: I’ve been working with and enjoying computers my whole life, so it only made sense to make it into a living. I work for a start-up company that I helped co-found and I do some freelance work on the side. I’m also working ...
At Last! Finally, we have released the SharePoint Action Framework (SAF) on CodePlex!! Please take a look at : http://saf.codeplex.com . Now that I can take a minute, I just wanted to spend a bit of time detailing why we have spent the best part of 18 months (with lots of late nights building it!) Here's a FAQ to give you some answers: If you are developing with SharePoint, do you suffer from any of these ? Lots of Defects caused by differences in SharePoint Farms. – eg. “It works on Integration, ...
Hi everyone, I've been talking with Microsoft regarding the Entity Framework and they desperately need your feedback. One of the features with the .NET Entity Framework 4.0 is the ability to generate/create an Entity Data Model using Code Only. Code Only allos you to use the Entity Framework, using plain old CLR objects (POCO) entities and without an ECMS file. According to Microsoft, they need to get a lot of feedback on it before they can consider putting it into the product. If you are a fan of ...
The next Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) meeting will be Wednesday, August 26th at the Urbana Regional Library. At the meeting, we’ll recap the previous meeting’s bot bash code challenge. Since the last meeting, several members have begun improving their bots. During the recap, we’ll provide and overview of the challenge for those folks who missed the July meeting and then see whose bot can accumulate the most wins. Following a break for pizza, a little bit of social networking and a demo from ...
SharePoint’s Branding Limitations, Part 2 (SharePoint Magazine) As a Front-end Developer with a background in designing I’ll show you how to make a graphical design that works for a default SharePoint-environment. If you want to take control over the front-end, don’t use any themes. Create your art by using style sheets! SharePoint Daily - Bamboo Nation Technorati Tags: SharePoint,Limitations,Part... Windows Live Tags: ...
Assess Your Readiness to Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Today Did you know that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 includes the addition of a "preupgradecheck" in stsadmin? It will assess your general readiness for upgrading to SharePoint 2010, provide feedback, and include best practices recommendations. Why wait? Get all the details on SP2 and run your preupgradecheck today! SharePoint 2010 - Bamboo Nation ...
I am very happy to say that I have published my first article on DotNetSlackers.com! While the publication of my book was the first time I considered myself a writer (not just another blogger), writing for DotNetSlackers.com some how feels more important to me. I hope you enjoy my future efforts! This article is actually the first of a three part series. I came up with the idea for this series as I was answering a question on StackOverflow regarding the creation of a dynamic email drop box style ...
The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on July 30th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: You Topic: Current Topics in Architecture Open Discussion Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:15 ...
It has been known for a little while now that Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 7, will be released to the computer makers to install as the machine OS for the computers they are getting ready to sell in late July. Then later in the Fall (OCT 22nd), it will be available to the public for purchase. This is welcome news for many who were not as successful with Vista and are quite tired of Windows XP. I was definitely in that camp. I have a lot of computers that I run at home and they were all Windows ...
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. Although the Silverlight security model prevents access to the local file system, it is very easy to open and save or import and export files to and from the file system. It is not possible to gain any information about the local ...
A guy named RRaveen has setup a .net community portal named CodeGain and located on http://www.codegain.com. Yet the portal is still in process but the content which he has posted is really useful and in fact it really help me in some places. The best part about this portal is, it is not .net or asp.net specific. You will find articles on desktop applications, Java, Oracle etc. Previously, RRaveen had also written some articles on HighOnCoding.com and is active .net community so he is on a great ...
Nov 19, 2008 is a day that lives in infamy. It would mark the last day that Justice Gray would have any online presence for 6 months…a gap of silence that left the entire technology community collectively asking WTF. But then in May Justice resurfaced, the absurdity of the SharePoint Knights too much for even him not to comment on. That turned out to be but a teaser, for when July rolled around we saw Justice burst back on to the blogging scene as if he had never left. We were treated to posts such ...
In this Issue: Gavin Wignall, Alex Knight, Pete Brown, Tim Heuer, Katrien De Graeve(2), Brad Abrams(2), René Schulte, SilverLemma, Jonathan van de Veen, and Jobi Joy. From SilverlightCream.com: Accessing the WPF pixel shaders in Silverlight 3Wow... check this out... Gavin Wignall brought a bunch of pixel shaders into Silverlight from WPF... very cool demo and Gavin... your email is full :)... and I added a Pixel Shaders tag!Make Controls From Scratch - Toggle ButtonAnother awesome tutorial from Alex ...
I recently moved to the US from the UK, and one of the many things that worried me about the whole process was the job issue. How long was it going to take me to get a job? especially in this economic climate? What kind of job will I be able to get? Can I afford to be picky and wait for a job in my specialist field (games development) or should I just apply for everything and take the first one that I'm offered? What worried me the most though was that the cultural differences would prevent me from ...
Writing code and creating working software is not hard but writing quality code and creating valuable software is. The software craftsmanship manifesto values: Not only working software, but also well-crafted software. Not only responding to change, but also steadily adding value. Not only individuals and interactions, but also a community of professionals. Not only customer collaboration, but also productive partnerships. That is, in pursuit of the items on the left we have found the items on the ...
A few days ago I wanted to monitor all routed events fired in my application. Because I am running an XBAP application inside a browser windows, Snoop wasn’t very helpful (it usually is). Because all routed events are basically the same, you can handle them all with one singe event handler. Using the EventManger it is possible to get all routed events and register a class handler for every one of them. The code below is a stripped down version of the code I’ve got implemented. When loaded, it gets ...
In this Issue: Pete Brown(2, 3), SmartyP, Expression Blend and Design Blog, Corey Schuman, Andrej Tozon(2), and Jeff Blankenburg(2). Shoutout: Christian Schormann reports that there is a First Book on SketchFlow: A Chapter Available for Download. And the blog he points to looks good as well. Corey Schuman announced his First InsideRIA post!!... very cool Corey, congratulations! From SilverlightCream.com: Sharing Entities between WCF and Silverlight Pete Brown has a detailed post up on sharing entity ...
Hi all, Just wanted to tell you all that I am now a SharePoint MVP!! Thanks to Darcy Lussier for the nomination.So what does this mean? I certainly don't feel smarter, or that I'm any more compitent than before. This Brings me back to evaluate why I blog and why I give to the community. Make no mistake, this award is something that means a lot to me but it does not magically give me special powers! It is nice to be recognized by my peers and I look forward to all the perks that come along with being ...
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. Most often Silverlight applications take up the whole screen and the page that is hosting the application contains only one control. It is possible to split you application into smaller controls. This can be valuable when you are ...
While I personally have never played the game, I do understand that a number of you out here in geekdom have logged many hours doing battle a dragon’s liar. Here’s an article pointing out the 10 Business Lessons I Learned from Playing Dungeons & Dragons. I personally think that #5, “The best quests require a mixture of skills in the party”, totally applies to assembling a successful software development team. Notice it didn’t say “mixture of people”, it said “mixture of skills”. As we all know, ...
Today I received my MVP Award Kit from Microsoft. The kit consists of the following: * Certificate * MVP Plaque * MVP ID Card * MVP Badge I’m very excited and honored by having this reward as it shows recognition from Microsoft towards my continuous contribution in the ASP.NET community. Thanks to Microsoft! Technorati Tags: Community ...
Where Have I Been? I got to checking out old blog posts today and realized it’s been months since I’ve had the time to sit and put up a post. That’s not to say that a lot hasn’t been going on so I figured it’s time to post. Since my last post (which, btw, was posted while I was in Las Vegas for Mix09 in March I have been: Traveling – I’ve spent time touring Rome, Italy, working in Bangalore, India, and working on projects in Denver, CO and Reno, NV. My job doesn’t generally call for travel so when ...
** Just a last minute update, from Arnoud: Found the ultimate Silverlight PNG encoder with zip-compression.. http://www.codeplex.com/Wik... And about the license, can be used for commercial purpose (check this thread: http://silverlight.net/foru... And about... saving a canvas as PNG compressed: http://imagetools.codeplex.... the content of a canvas to a file Hope to get some extra time to create a new post with ...
When working on some projects and articles in Expression Blend 3 I noticed a few differences with Blend 2 right away. Here are 9 improvements and new features I really like or enjoy having now. 1. Expression Blend now shows the size of your controls even when the width and height are set to Auto: 2. The assets are placed in a panel now. Although the “old” way of working with asses is still available, this new panel can be left open. Beside that, the assets are grouped in different ways in a tree, ...
I went to the Twin Cities Languages User Group meeting last night. The topic was Esoteric Programming Languages and it was quite interesting. Jason Bock (also the UG leader) showed several different examples of languages that you'll never use in your day job, but were still pretty cool (mostly.) The one I was most interested in was Befunge (Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... which is a 2-dimensional interpreted language that can modify/generate its own code while running. The whole ...
In this Silverlight 3 is RTW Issue: Pete Brown(2). Pete is the only one that's submitted any SL3 links to me, so I thought I'd give him the 'Cream post and list all the announcement and resource posts and get them out of my system :) I have tagged everything in my cloud at WynApse.com as "Silverlight 3", and everything going to my MSDN Social bookmarks is the same. Silverlight Cream already has a tag for version 3, so it's all good! There are a potful of SL3 posts out there already and I'll get to ...
At the same time that Microsoft was releasing Silverlight 3 and launching Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow, IdentityMine released our new community site: Read the rest of this entry » ...
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. There are situations when you would like to start an animation as soon as your application is loaded. The EventTrigger class is what you need in that case. You may know this class from WPF, but the Silverlight version is very limited. ...
Programmers have no easy lifes. It's amazing how many people cannot get typical stereotypes out of their minds: they think of us as confused, long-haired, disheveled, overweight guys, somehow nuts or at least from a different world, sitting in front of their keyboards, a bottle of Coke to the left, cold pizza to the right, hacking mysterious combinations of text into a computer until sunrise. Virgins in their mid-30s, still living at mama's, and due to the lack of sun over the years turned paler ...
I never seem to have the time to enter coding competitions. It’s a shame, because they look like a lot of fun! I do usually bookmark these contests just in case I find myself with a free weekend, and I want to share those with the community. It may mean more competition in case I do enter, but it also means more cool community applications that I get to play with. For example, Twtri is great for updating Twitter or Facebook with your flight status, and it won the grand prize in the new CloudApp() ...
The next Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) meeting will be Wednesday, July 22nd at the Urbana Regional Library. At the meeting, we’ll be mixing things up a bit. Instead of our traditional speaker talks, we’ll be opting for a more hands-on experience by inviting folks to bring their laptops and Visual Studio (VS 2005 minimum) and trying a simple coding challenge based upon the Boulders contest. Don’t worry if you don’t have access to a laptop or Visual Studio, you can still pair with someone to ...
I read, with interest, a post by Whitney Weaver about the “No SQL” movement. I have been, to this point, blissfully unaware of this movement. While I am not quite ready to get rid of SQL, I have been known to gripe about some of its applications and wanted to share my thoughts on the subject. SQL (or, more correctly, a Relational Database Management System, or RDBMS) is fantastic at performing the work for which it was designed: the storage of related data. Through mechanisms such as referential ...
In this Issue: Thierry Fierens, Shawn Wildermuth, Page Brooks, Faisal, Qixing Zheng, and Chris Klug. Shoutout Pete Brown posted an article about an application AIS did in Silverlight 2 for PETA: Silverlight Application – Animal Testing Breaks Hearts András Velvárt has another part of his UX Thoughts sequence up and definitely worth a read: UX Thoughts – Learning Phase Tools II I know the Skim page at SilverlightCream was a problem. I've got a band-aid on it, and we need to tune the query ... seems ...
I’ve been looking with Windows Azure for a months now, and thought it would be about time to launch my own Azure hosted site. Cloud TV is a community based website for hosting webcasts relating to Microsoft technologies. The idea for the Cloud TV project is to develop a cool application using Windows Azure that can show off the potential of Azure and the ease of use for existing .net developers and to create a community site for developers to contribute content in the form of webcasts. It’s along ...
I found this information on Brad Abrams blog and thought I’d pass it along. “Dinesh Kulkarni recently posted our current thinking on the release roadmap for .NET RIA Services. One thing I love about this product is that we are able to iterate rapidly with the community to get the product right. This means being in “preview” mode for a while so we can ensure we have taken all the feedback, but it greatly raises the likelihood of us ending up with a product that can be widely used. We used a similar ...