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The End of a Decade's Work
Well I guess I should be satisfied that I sustained a company for 10 years. But it is a bit anti-climactic. I've screwed up a lot, learned a lot and accomplished a lot since 1998. I like to think of it as a long MBA program based in real world experience. I wouldn't trade anything for the experiences I have gained over the past 10 years. Nothing is more "real world" than being your own boss and running your own company. Nothing is more real world than not getting paid by a client for more than 90 ......

Posted On Saturday, July 5, 2008 9:43 PM

I can see the light -- Silverlight 2.0
Silverlight 2.Oh My God! Shawn Burke posted about his endeavors with Silverlight 2.0 and he says one very important thing... "I'm having fun!" Man that is what it should be about. Programming should be fun and not a hassle. I am expecting some instant gratification from Silverlight 2.0. Shawn also points to Scott Gu's blog. If you aren't watching that blog like a hawk already you really need to subscribe. Not to be overly dramatic, but coming from a thick client background, Silverlight 2.0 is going ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 3:31 PM

Do you WCF/WPF/WF/Silverlight?
Okay so we've had an onslaught of new things hit in the Microsoft stack lately. I am curious how many folks are using WCF, WPF, WF (workflow), Silverlight, LINQ, etc. And for what types of problems you are trying to solve. It would also be nice to know if you are using the P&P Guidance Packages and Ent Libs. Oh and which Visual Studio version are you mainly working with these days? If you are not using this stuff yet why? Did you pitch it to your boss and they said no for some reason? Did they ......

Posted On Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:16 AM

FireStarter NYC
I will be presenting on the interaction of ASP.Net, ASP.Net AJAX, and Silverlight 1.0 this Saturday at Microsoft in NYC. I'll also be showing off a small bit of Expression Blend 2 December Preview. It is amazing how easy it is to pull all of these technologies together. Some of what I will be showing this Satruday is just a bridge until Silverlight 2.0 is released. But it is all relatively simple and once you've done the work once it is very re-usable. Hope I'll be seeing you there. --chaz ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:20 AM

Options For Porting Java to .Net
I am working on a port of an opensource domain specific Time & Money java library written by Eric Evans to .Net. To the best of my knowledge there are 2 ways to directly convert Java to .Net; 1. Use the built in Convert function within Visual Studio 2005/08. This lets you point directly at the java classes and allow studio to handle the conversion to C#. 2. Create a J# project, and include the java files in your project. Using the first method there are a lot of conversion problems because a ......

Posted On Thursday, January 10, 2008 8:10 AM

Philly Code Camp Registration Open
Registration for the Philly Code Camp on January 12th is now open. I will be presenting "Entry Level Event Models". It is a part of my "Entry Level" series that will attempt to get "the willing" up to speed on fundamental architectural, design and development practices. I'm psyched to kick off 2008 with a code camp presentation. This should be a good one, so go register now! --chaz ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 18, 2007 6:16 PM

Dear ALT.Net Attendees:
This is an open letter to the attendees of the upcoming ALT.Net gathering in Austin TX. Dear Friends, Sadly I will not be able to join you at ALT.Net due to some poor planning on my part. I regret missing out on the opportunity to surround myself with some of the brightest minds in our industry. If I were to attend ALT.Net though, my goal would have been to represent the "marginal developer". The developer who gets it, but doesn't practice it in the work place due to circumstances beyond his/her ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 2, 2007 10:12 AM

Infragistics Web Grid on a Web Tab
I am writing a bit of client side code to move data from one Infragistics UltraWebGrid to another. To do this I have given the user a button on each row of the main table. If they click the button in a row the contents of the id and descrition columns should be inserted into the destination grid. This all should have been real simple. Except my javascript did not work. Here is my original code: function OnClickCellButton(gridName, itemName) { var row = igtbl_getRowById(itemName); if (row != null) ......

Posted On Friday, June 22, 2007 3:04 PM

WPF Starter

A great post from Karsten Januszewski should help you get started with WPF.  I like this not only because Karsten points to great resources, but because it is oganized into a nice 5 day self paced course.  Really cool!

--chaz

Posted On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:26 AM

User Interface Smackdown 2007
As I had mentioned in my review of the NJUX meeting the User Experience movement seems to still be in its infancy stages. So I am psyched to see things like Josh Holmes' blog about the User Interface Smackdown 2007. These are exactly the types of meetings and conversations that need to happen to bring more momentum and attention to the User Experience. It was also great to see that the attendees were cross vendor (Microsoft & Adobe). This is a reaffirmation for the NJUX that we need to be cross ......

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 10:01 AM

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