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Interesting Web Development Related Resources
Like so many thing that we do in our daily development, there’s a high probability that someone has already solved the problem if you know where to look. This is just a collection of resources that I’ve found useful over time. Honestly, I’m posting these here because I need them in one place so that I can find them easily… Read about all of these resources on my blog at Interesting Web Development Related Resources ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 5:21 PM

Measuring ROI – Moving from Cost Center To Strategic Partner
I ran across this article on ZDNet (Wanted: ROI for internal app development) that really worried me. My friends at PreEmptive Solutions ran a survey across a wide number of developers that included people from 21 different industry segments in 33 countries asking about how the company measure the ROI of an application that they are building. The terrifying part is that the survey found that 58% of companies don't bother measuring ROI on their internal applications and the majority of the ones that ......

Posted On Monday, February 16, 2009 3:20 PM

Three Essential Expression Blend Add-ins
Expression Blend, believe or not, has an add-in model. It’s highly unsupported but it exists. The unsupported nature of it means that you have to do a little Red Green style patching to get them to run in the first place and if they cause instability, don’t call Microsoft support. However, there are a couple of really cool ones that are out there. To read all about these add-ins and how to get them running in Blend regardless of where you launch it from – check out my post at Three Essential Expression ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:38 AM

Polar Plunging for the Special Olympics
I’m going to be polar plunging to raise money for the Special Olympics Michigan this coming weekend in Belleville. This is a charity that is special to me because of my youngest daughter, Maura, who has a lot of challenges of her own. One day, my hope is to see her compete in the Special Olympics. To find out how you can help – check out my post at Polar Plunging for the Special Olympics ......

Posted On Sunday, February 8, 2009 9:14 PM

UI Design for Developers Series, by Total Training
I’m at an internal conference at Microsoft this week and one of the sessions that I attended was called Practical Design tips and tricks for Developers. It was a set of hands on labs that were created out of the Expression team. It was really slick and I learned a whole lot of new techniques and am feeling a whole lot more confident in my Expression Blend abilities. The really slick part is that you get to work through those same labs if you are interested because they have been posted on Arturo’s ......

Posted On Thursday, February 5, 2009 2:46 AM

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