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In this Issue: Mike Taulty, Joshua Holt, and Timmy Kokke. Shoutout: Jesse Liberty has a post up that should be required reading for anyone blogging or thinking about starting one: Creating A Silverlight Blog That Doesn’t Suck From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight and WCF RIA Services (4 – RIA Services Libraries) The 4th part of Mike Taulty's RIA Services series is a nice tutorial on the RIA Service Class Library... what it is, how to build one and how to use it. Debugging Silverlight with Firefox ...
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, Richard Waddell Marcel du Preez, Rudi Grobler, Shawn Wildermuth, David Anson, and John Papa. Shoutout: Michael Scherotter announced Recording Available from LiveMeeting on Creating an Entry for the Ball Watch Silverlight Contest From SilverlightCream.com: INotifyPropertyChanged implementations: An Overview Emiel Jongerius has a very nice compilation of various INotifyPropertyChanged implementations, with hints and tricks about each. Physics Helper for Silverlight 4 ...
Two posts on one day? Is he on his holidays? Yes! We had a lot of trouble with this error: ...Error Description: System.ServiceModel.Communi... An error (The request was aborted: The request was canceled.) occurred while transmitting data over the HTTP channel.... You find a few posts about it in the www but the answers are somewhat conflicting and not very nice. No, I will not tell you the answer in this post, because we still do not really have it, but I want to show you how to perform ...
June 21st, 2010 The Importance of Open Government Data To all those present, good afternoon. My name is Andrew Brust. I help run a consulting firm, twentysix New York, here in Manhattan. I am also a technology columnist and blogger, and serve on the New York Technology Council’s Advisory Board. As I have explained in previous testimony, I am a lifelong New Yorker, and began my IT career in the employ of the government of the City of New York. I’ve testified to this Committee before, voicing my support ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Brian Noyes, Michael Klucher, i-programmer, and Mike Snow. From SilverlightCream.com: Capture usage information of a Windows Phone 7 application using Google Analytics Google Analytics with WP7? ... Mark Monster leverages his experience in this area to to work out a way to get to a web page to track analytics ... pretty clever Mark, and all the code is there for us! WCF RIA Services Part 2: Querying Data Brian Noyes has part 2 of his RIA Services series up at SilverlightShow. ...
Many times in the Career advice section at http://www.dotnetfunda.com/... we are asked this question What are the essential skills for a web developer? Rather than posting/reposting time and again, thought of writing a post about it. This post details what according to me and some of the well established people I know think about essential skills that a web developer should posses. You can find similar entry at Essential Skills for Web Developer in 2010 HTTP/TCP protocol from a very high overview ...
A couple of days ago I was playing around with Silverlight 4. Amazing platform, especially since they now support multi-touch events. But before you can run, you’ve got to learn how to walk, right? So, in order to learn some of the new capabilities of the platform I decided to make an application to keep track of all my contacts. I know, there are numerous applications out there that can peform that task much better, but I didn’t want to create a usefull program, I just wanted to have a ‘real’ project ...
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: ...
Now that the Windows Phone 7 development tools have been out for a while, let’s talk about how you can use them. Windows Phone 7 ( WP7 ) has two application types that you can create, either Silverlight or XNA, and you can’t really mix the two together. The development environment for WP7 is a special edition of Visual Studio 2010 called Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone. This edition will be installed with the WP7 tools, even if you have a full edition of VS2010 already installed. While ...
In this Issue: Zoltan Arvai, Emiel Jongerius, Charles Petzold, Adam Kinney, Deepesh Mohnani, Timmy Kokke, and Damon Payne. Shoutouts: Andy Beaulieu reported his Coding4Fun: Shuffleboard Game for WP7 has been posted -- Big ol' Tutorial and 6 videos of WP7 goodness Karl Shifflett announced Three New WPF and Silverlight Designer Videos Posted Charles Petzold has a cool Flip-Number Clock in Silverlight posted... cool demo, and the source. From SilverlightCream.com: Data Driven Applications with MVVM ...

Here's the link to the materials from my WCF Data Services and OData introductory talk from the June 12th NoVA Code Camp.  Thanks to everyone who attended my session.  The questions were great and the discussions that I had with some of the attendees afterwards were very insightful.  It was a great time.  I'm looking forward to the next NoVACC!

In this Issue: Michael Washington, Diego Poza, Viktor Larsson, Brian Noyes, Charles Petzold, Laurent Bugnion, Anjaiah Keesari, David Anson, and Jeremy Likness. From SilverlightCream.com: My MEF Rant Read Michael Washington's discussion about MEF from someone that's got some experience, but not enough to remember the pain points... how it works, and what he'd like to see. Prism 4: What’s new and what’s next Diego Poza Why Office Hub is important for WP7 Viktor Larsson has another WP7 post up and he's ...
Tomorrow, June 12th will be the NoVa Code Camp 2010.1 held at the Microsoft Technical Center in Reston, VA. What’s in store? Lots of great topics by some truly knowledgeable speakers from the mid-Atlantic region. This event will have four talks alone on Azure, plus sessions ASP.NET MVC2, SharePoint, WP7, Silverlight, MEF, WCF and some great presentations centered around best practices and design. The schedule can be found at: http://novacodecamp.org/Rec... ...
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, Nokola, Christian Schormann, Tim Heuer, David Poll, Mike Snow(-2-), John Papa, and Charles Petzold. Shoutout: Viktor Larsson has a frank look at WP7 based on information from MIX10 and what was said this week in his post: Licking Windows Phone 7... yeah licking, not liking :) .. my guess is even that didn't allow him to keep it! If you haven't already noticed, the CodeProject reader's choice awards are out this week and Telerik won for their RadColorPicker and RadCalendar ...
If you’ve deployed your WCF Behavior Extension, and you get a Configuration Error, it might just be you’re lacking a space between your “Type” name and the “Assembly” name. You'll get the following error message: Verify that the extension is registered in the extension collection at system.serviceModel/extensi... So, if you’ve entered as below without <system.serviceModel> <extensions> <behaviorExtensions> <add name="appFabricE2E" type="Fabrikam.Services.App... ...
I read through Ron Jacobs post on Monitoring WCF Data Services with AppFabric http://blogs.msdn.com/b/end... What is immediately striking are 2 things – it’s so easy to get monitoring data into a viewer (AppFabric Dashboard) w/ very little work. And the 2nd thing is, why can’t this be a WCF message inspector on the dispatch side. So, I took the base class WCFUserEventProvider that’s located in the WCF/WF samples [1] ...
When you’ve just gone through a setup of AppFabric and you’ve got some WF/WCF things happening, if you start looking at the Dashboard and you see nothing, it might be as simple as restarting SQL Agent. I generally don’t reboot my system for several days and after installing AppFabric the SQL Agent jobs didn’t start firing right away. Yes, even running a boot to VHD, you can still put the machine to sleep (just logoff and click on Sleep)… So, after spending time looking through the SQL monitoring ...
Welcome Readers!, I am starting out a new series on ASP.NET MVC skill building which will be posted over the next couple of weeks. Let me know your thoughts on the content, which I have planned and a couple of them has been taken from ASP.NET MVC2 Cookbook. (NOTE: Only the heading has been taken, the content will be not :)). Do let me know what you would like to see, or any additional inputs or ideas to cover in this topics. The 30 steps are oultined below for quick reference. Will start filling ...
In this Issue: Miroslav Miroslavov, Chris Klug, Beau, Christian Schormann(-2-), Dan Wahlin, Pete Brown, Michael S. Scherotter, Philipp Sumi, Andy Wigley, and Phil Middlemiss. Shoutouts: Mark Tucker set about learning Caliburn, and in the process is writing a Caliburn Book: Chapters 1-3 Jesse Liberty has a great link-laden post up about why we should all be learning/using Blend: Why Developers Should, Must, Do Care About The New Expression Blend be sure to read what he says about WP7 development, ...
In my previous blog I wrote an introductory post on services and how you can build services using the .NET frameworks Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) In this post I will show how to develop a real world application using WCF The problem During the last meeting we realized developers in Uganda are not so cool – they don’t use twitter so may not get the latest news and updates from the technology world. We also noticed they mostly use kabiriti phones (jokes). With their kabiriti phones they ...
On the 26th of May 2010 , I made a presentation to the .NET user group meeting (thanks to Malisa Ncube for organizing this event every month … ). If you missed my presentation , we talked about why we should all be building services … better still using the .NET framework. This blog post is an introduction to services , why you would want to build services and how you can build services using the .NET framework. What is a service? OASIS defines service as "a mechanism to enable access to one or more ...
In this Issue: Ben Hodson, Fons Sonnemans, SilverLaw, Mike Snow, John Papa, René Schulte, Walt Ritscher, and David Anson. Shoutouts: René Schulte announced a whole batch of new features for WriteableBitmap that are now available: Filled To The Bursting Point - WriteableBitmapEx 0.9.5.0 Check out John Papa's Sticky Seesmic Desktop Plugin ... download it, play with it... he's going to blog about building plugins later Tim Heuer reported a Silverlight 4 minor update–June 2010 Erik Mork and Crew have ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... Recently I've been putting together a generic approach for paging the response from a WCF service. Paging changes the service signature, so it's not as simple as adding a behavior to an existing service in config, but the complexity of the paging is isolated in a generic base class. We're using the Entity Framework talking to SQL Server, so when we ask for a page using LINQ's .Take() method we get a nice efficient SQL query for just the rows we want, ...
I have come across 2 issues with deploying WCF services in a Silverlight solution, admittedly the one is more of a hiccup, and only occurs if you take the easy way out and reference your services through visual studio. The First Issue This occurs when you deploy your WFC services to an IIS server. When browse to the services using your web browser, you are greeted with “This collection already contains an address with scheme http. There can be at most one address per scheme in this collection.”. ...
In this Issue: Matthias Shapiro, Colin Blair(-2-), Mike Snow, Marlon Grech, Victor Gaudioso. Shoutout: If you're going to be anywhere near Mission Viejo, California on June 19th, set your calendar for this Victor Gaudioso event: New Speaking Event: Microsoft Book Signing/Silverlight 4 Presentation SilverLaw has another example of his Flexible surface app up: Drag & Drop Flexible Surface - Silverlight 4 From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 4 Binding and StringFormat in XAML Matthias Shapiro ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Chris Koenig, Kunal Chowdhury, SilverLaw, Shayne Burgess, Ian T. Lackey, Alan Beasley, Marlon Grech. Shoutouts: Ozymandias has a post up that's not Silverlight necessarily, but it's pretty cool: Typeface Selection Flowchart Damian Schenkelman posted about the latest: Prism 2.2 Release available. Get it at Codeplex. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 4 OData Paging with RX Extensions Michael Washington continues with this OData and Rx post using the View Model ...
It’s been more than a month since SharePoint 2010 RTMed. And a lot of people have downloaded and set up their very own SharePoint 2010 development rigs. And quite a few people have written blogs about setting up good development environments, there is even an MSDN article on it. Two of the blogs worth noting are from MVPs Sahil Malik and Wictor Wilén. Make sure that you check these out as well. Part of the bad side-effects of being a geek is the need to do the technical stuff the best way possible ...
In this Issue: Phil Middlemiss, Max Paulousky, Jeff Wilcox, David Anson, René Schulte, Xianzhong Zhu, Jeff Handley, John Papa, Jeremy Likness, and Marlon Grech. Shoutouts: SilverLaw has a great demo at the Expression Gallery, and we're all going to look forward to the blog post explaining it: Flexible Surface Effect SilverLaw> has another use for the above in this text morphing Effect: Morphing Text Effect Matthias Shapiro contributed a chapter for a book on Visualization and it's available as ...
I uninstalled AppFabric Beta 2 and installed AppFabric RC. The AppFabricEventCollection Service is started (runs under Local Service which is a dbo_owner on the Monitoring Database to prove this wasn’t the issue). The SQLServerAgent Service is started. Nothing is being written to the Monitoring DB Staging Table and thus nothing is being written to the Event tables or seen in the AppFabric Dashboard. Nothing has been written to the following event logs - Microsoft-Windows-Application Server-System ...
Just returned from the West Palm Beach .Net User Group Meeting featuring Shervin Shakibi who spoke to us about What’s New in Silverlight 4.0. It was a great talk where the audience was fully engaged with Shervin as he spoke about and demonstrated the various new features of Silverlight 4.0. We enjoyed free pizza and soda as well as a free raffle with every attendee leaving home with a freebie. For our June Meeting, Don Demsak, Microsoft MVP, will be speaking to us about WCF Data Services. We will ...
In this Issue: Victor Gaudioso, Weidong Shen, SilverLaw, Alnur Ismail, Damon Payne, and Karl Erickson. Shoutout: Tim Greenfield posted his slides and materials (not the padlock yet) from Portland Code Camp: Rx for Silverlight at Portland CodeCamp András Velvárt posted his material from his User Group talk: 20 Silverlight 4 demos in one zip file From SilverlightCream.com: New Silverilght Video Tutotial: How to Build Your Very Own Tutorial Cam Do you like the video Victor Gaudioso has of himself in ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Xianzhong Zhu, Jim Lynn, Laurent Bugnion, and Kyle McClellan. A ton of Shoutouts this time: Cigdem Patlak (CrocusGirl) is interviewed about Silverlight 4 on Channel 9: Silverlight discussion with Cigdem Patlak Timmy Kokke has material up from a presentation he did, and check out the SilverAmp project he's got going: Code & Slides – SDE – What’s new in Silverlight 4 Graham Odds at ScottLogic has an interesting post up: Contextual cues in user interface design ...
In this Issue: Mike Snow, Victor Gaudioso, Ola Karlsson, Josh Twist(-2-), Yavor Georgiev, Jeff Wilcox, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutouts: Frank LaVigne has an interesting observation on his site: The Big Take-Away from MIX10 Rishi has updated all his work including a release of nRoute to the latest bits: nRoute Samples Revisited Looks like I posted one of Erik Mork's links two days in a row :) ... that's because I meant to post this one: Silverlight Week – How to Choose a Mobile Platform Just in case ...
Some more “syncing to paper” :) Steve Marx wrote a very interesting article about using Hosted Web Core in an Azure Worker Role. Hosted Web Core is a new feature in IIS 7 that enables developers to create applications that load the core IIS functionality. Wade Wegner is a new Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure platform AppFabric Example from Wade (and how I found him) Host WCF Services in IIS with Service Bus Endpoints Google and vmware “get engaged” over cloud http://googlecode.blogspot.... ...
In this post I'd like to talk about an architecture scenario we had recently and how we were able to utilise NServiceBus to help us address this problem. Scenario Cognos is a reporting system used by one of my clients. A while back we developed a web service façade to allow line of business applications to be able to access reports from Cognos to support their various functions. The service was intended to provide access to reports which were quick running reports or pre-generated reports which could ...
I’m using my blog today as book mark service today. I just found this article on howto really validate if an email address exists. I’ll have a go at wrapping this article into a WCF/Webservice http://www.webdigi.co.uk/bl... ...
Continuing part 2 of my Stepping outside the Visual Studio IDE, is the open-source Mono Project. Mono is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications. Sponsored by Novell (http://www.novell.com/), Mono is an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime. A growing family of solutions and an active and enthusiastic contributing community is helping position Mono to become ...
In this Issue: Jesse Liberty, Chris Koenig, Kyle McClellan, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Tim Heuer, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutout: René Schulte has posted a SLARToolkit Beginner's Guide Erik Mork and the Sparkling Podcast crew posted Silverlight Week – Silverlight Android? John Papa opens up a dialog: Ask the Experts on Silverlight TV ... get your questions answered! From SilverlightCream.com: Windows Phone 7 For Silverlight Programmers Jesse Liberty's starting a series on WP7, so you obviously don't ...
The BizTalk Benchmark Wizard is a ultility that can be used to gain some validation of a BizTalk installation, giving a level of guidance on whether it is performing as might be expected. It should be used after BizTalk Server has been installed and before any solutions are deployed to the environment. This will ensure that you are getting consistent and clean results from the BizTalk Benchmark Wizard. The BizTalk Benchmark Wizard applies load to the BizTalk Server environment under a choice of specific ...
As previously detailed, I have completed a single server installation of BizTalk Server 2009 standard on my development laptop; a MacBook Pro Core2Duo running at 2.16Ghz with 2Gb of RAM. Following this I also posted on my use of the BizTalk Server Best Practices Anaylser and how to configure the BizTalk SQL Server Jobs. All of which means that I should have some confidence that I have a decent working BizTalk Server 2009 environment, Next I thought that it would be a good idea to try and get some ...
In this Issue: Christian Schormann, Vladimir Bodurov, Pete Brown, Justin Angel, John Papa(-2-), Fons Sonnemans, Miroslav Miroslavov, and Jeremy Likness. Shoutouts: Jeff Brand has been doing WP7 presentations and posted Windows Phone 7 Presentation and Sample Code Mark Tucker posted about his Windows Phone 7 Presentation at Desert Code Camp 2010 John Allwright discusses 4 New case Studies on Silverlight at the Winter Olympics From SilverlightCream.com: New Video by Jon Harris: Blend 4 for Windows ...
One of the most important things of any open source libraries in my opinion is to be as open as possible while avoiding having your library become invasive to your code/business model design. I personally could never stand marking my business and/or data access code with attributes everywhere. XML also isn’t really a fav with too many people these days since it comes with a startup performance hit and requires runtime compiling. I find that there is a whole ton of communication libraries out there ...
When using WCF receive adapter with SQL binding in Polling mode please be aware of the following problem. Problem: At some regular but seemingly random intervals the application stops processing new requests, places a lock on the database and prevent other application from accessing it. Initially it looked like DTC issue, as it was distributed transaction that stalled most of the time. Symptoms: Orchestration instances in Dehydrated state, receive location not picking up new messages, exclusive locks ...
At my previous employer, when developing for BizTalk Server 2004 using Visual Studio 2003, we made use of separate development and deployment environments; developing in Visual Studio on our client PCs and then deploying to a seperate shared BizTalk 2004 Server from there. This server was part of a multi-server Standard BizTalk environment comprising of separate BizTalk Server 2004 and SQL Server 2000 servers. This environment was implemented a number of years ago by an outside consulting company, ...
In this Issue: Sigurd Snørteland, Jeff Prosise, DaveDev, Joe Zhou, Chris Eargle, John Papa(-2-, -3-), and David Anson(-2-). Shoutouts: In with the links I've listed below, Sigurd Snørteland also sent a link to this app he's working on which is actually pretty cool to see: ZuneLight. The code is not yet available. He also has a no-code demo of a Silverlight Media Center Pieter Voloshyn, Luiz Thadeu, and Jhun Iti have a very nice Silverlight image editor up: Thumba From SilverlightCream.com: WP7 - ...
I wanted to create an OData service with the least amount of code so I fired up Visual Studio and got cracking. I decided to serve up a list of naughty words and make them read-only. Create a new web project. I created an empty MVC 2 application but MVC is not required for OData. Add a new WCF Data Service to the project. I named mine NastyWords.svc since I’m serving up a list of nasty words. Add a class to expose via the service: NastyWord 1: [DataServiceKey("Word")] 2: public class NastyWord 3: ...
One of my colleagues came-up with a unique situation where it was required to create log files based on the input file which is uploaded. For example if A.xml is uploaded, the corresponding log file should be A_log.txt. I am a strong believer that Logging / EH / caching are cross-cutting architecture aspects and should be least invasive to the business-logic written in enterprise application. I have been using Enterprise Library for logging / EH (i use to work with Avanade, so i have affection towards ...
On Wednesday, I will have the honor of co-presenting, for both The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) and the New York Technology Council. on the subject of Excel and BI. My co-presenter will be none other than Bill Baker, who was a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and, essentially, the father of BI at that company. Details on the events are here and here. We'll be talking about PowerPivot, of course, but that's not all. Probably even more important than any one product, will be our discussion of whether ...
In this Issue: Phil Middlemiss, Jaime Rodriguez, Senthil Kumar, Mike Snow, DaveDev, Gergely Orosz, Kirupa, Cheryl Simmons, András Velvárt, Dan Wahlin, Michael D. Brown, and Ben Rush. Shoutouts: Erik Mork and crew have their latest up: This Week In Silverlight – Where’s the Tablet? Chris Rouw has a good link post and instructions on WCF RIA services: Deploying and Configuring Silverlight 4 and WCF RIA Services From SilverlightCream.com: Quick and Easy Sscalable Rounded Bevels Phil Middlemiss duplicates ...