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Responsive Web Client Reference Implementation
This week has seen the folks at Patterns and Practices shipping a Reference Implementation for the web client bundle. I can't wait to have time to look into this - nuggets like this can really make your development life so much easier. Surely anything that takes 10 to 15 degrees of your learning curve can only be a good thing, no? The Responsive Web Client Reference Implementation is a executable Order Entry sample application the demonstrates the Web client guidance in action. Here is a brief summery ......

Posted On Monday, October 29, 2007 3:45 PM

Google Trends - Microsoft Cardspace vs. OpenID
Following a recent reminder by LifeHacker I have been playing around with Google Trends. Very interesting. So, I plumbed in a query of Microsoft Cardspace searches compared with OpenID. Question: What was announced or happened mid-August to cause the last peak for both areas? cardspace openid Windows CardSpace, OpenID collaboration project in the works Ars Technica - Feb 7 2007 Microsoft Courts OpenID Dr. Dobb's Journal - Feb 7 2007 Secure Your ASP.NET Apps And WCF Services With Windows CardSpace ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 24, 2007 8:21 PM

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper (DDD) - Day 6 :: Registration Now Open!
Saturday 24th November Registration for this fantastic event is now available here and what's more - it's free! Start Date: 11/24/2007 Start Time: 9:20 AM (GMT) GMT, London End Date: 11/24/2007 End Time: 5:00 PM (GMT) GMT, London Location: Thames Valley Park, Chicago 1&2, Microsoft Campus, Building 3 Thames Valley Park Reading Berkshire RG6 1WG, United Kingdom ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 24, 2007 12:58 PM

Excellent CSS 'Best Practices' Reference
Blogging this really so I don't forget it - http://www.smashingmagazine... CSS isn’t always easy to deal with. Depending on your skills and your experience, CSS coding can sometimes become a nightmare, particularly if you aren’t sure which selectors are actually being applied to document elements. An easy way to minimize the complexity of the code is as useful as not-so-well-known CSS attributes and properties you can use to create a semantically ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:11 AM

Are you going to TechEd Barcelona - November 2007?

TechEd Developers - 05-09 November 2007, Barcelona, Spain

I've just put together my first draft session agenda for the developer week - and really can't wait for the week to arrive.

Are you going? I'd really be interested to learn what sessions you are looking forward to. Did you manage to get a hotel within 50miles booked? More to the point did you manage to not spend a fortune on your flights?

Posted On Sunday, October 14, 2007 4:28 PM

Testing TwitterFeed from :)

OK, no really - time for this walk with the dog - I have been syncing up the podcasts and videos I have downloaded on my new Orange e650 which runs windows mobile 6 (something else thats new to me) and have been thinking that the sync has been failing - until i discovered the 'update library' option in pda's Windows Media Player. I now have 200+ items in my library.

Posted On Saturday, October 13, 2007 3:42 PM

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper (DDD) - Day 6 :: Session Voting Open!
All submissions for presentations are in. Now you have the opportunity to cast your vote for which presentations you would like to watch. Head on over here to cast your vote now! DDD6 happens on the Saturday 24th November at Microsoft, Reading, UK. Personally, I will be voting for Barry and his rants on WCF, and Cardspace, Liam Westley on CIFactory, Guy Smith-Ferrier on Astoria, Internationalizing ASP.NET AJAX, Richard Fennell on SCRUM, Chris Hay on Silverlight (with a 1.1 feature focus), Chris Seary ......

Posted On Friday, October 12, 2007 3:23 PM

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