Tag | Mashup Posts

OK, so for some reason you have a mega mashup solution with ASP.net AJAX, jQuery and web forms. Perhaps you are just on the migration from AjaxControlToolkit to the jQuery UI framework – who knows!! Anyway, the problem is that when you post back with something like an UpdatePanel, you will find that your nicely setup jQuery stuff, like the datepicker for example will no longer work. You may have something like this… $(document).ready(function () { $(".date-edit").datepicker({ dateFormat: "dd/mm/yy", ...
In this all-submittal Issue: Michael Washington(-2-), Ian T. Lackey(-2-, -3-), Sandrino Di Mattia, Colin Eberhardt(-2-), and Antoni Dol. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "A Style for the Silverlight CoverFlow Control Slider" Antoni Dol WP7: "Getting the right behaviors in your Phone 7 App – Part 1 Phone Home" (and the other two parts) Ian T. Lackey Silverlight/WPF: "A Simplified Grid Markup for Silverlight and WPF" Colin Eberhardt Shoutouts: Dennis Doomen has updated his Coding Guidelines and provided ...
In this Issue: Bart Czernicki, Sharker Khaleed Mahmud, Dragos Manolescu, Peter Kuhn, Victor Gaudioso, John Papa, Jeff Blankenburg(-2-), Ning Zhang, Paul Seriff, Dennis Doomen, and Martin Krüger. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "My Silverlight 4 Reference Architecture: Commanding" Dennis Doomen WP7: "Windows Phone 7 RTM charting using the Silverlight Control Toolkit" Bart Czernicki Sketchflow: "Silverlight TV 48: Creating Rich Interactive Prototypes with Sketchflow - Part 1 " John Papa Now pulling Silverlight ...
In this Issue: Kirupa Chinnathambi, Sergey Barskiy, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Shawn Wildermuth, Djonatas Tenfen, Yochay Kiriaty(-2-), Jason Zander. Shoutouts: Jeremy Likness follows up his Silverlight Profiling post with this one: Silverlight Profiling Part 2: The Easy Way Jeremy Likness also announced a release: Sterling OODB v0.1 Alpha Released! The Silverlight Team Blog announced Ooyala and Silverlight Bring the Beach Volleyball Open to You, Live! From SilverlightCream.com: Optimizing the On-Screen ...
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() ...
Microsoft MVP Richard Seroter started a series of posts on building enterprise mashups using RSSBus. Part 1, and Part 2. A few weeks ago our Executive Director / Chief Architect / Technology Overlord recently asked me to build a real, live enterprise mashup application to demonstrate for our IT leadership group. Our goal was to show that RSSBus could be used to quickly and efficiently aggregate data in compelling new ways. In the next few posts, I’m going to walk through our use case, and how I built ...
I began the third and final day of JAOO Brisbane by arriving late. I had left my name tag at home so I had to go back for it. I was in time for Robert Martin's keynote Clean Code. Uncle Bob is well known for his enthusiastic, entertaining presentation style. I greatly enjoyed his talk, even though it was really just a back-to-basics on writing code. He did a tutorial on advanced design that I missed, but I'm sure it would have been excellent. Next was Jim Webber speaking about distributed programming ...
I just uploaded a new YouTube video for RSSBus. Some of it is hard to see, but soon it will be published at rssbus.com as a high quality flash video. RSSBus can be used to securely serve custom feeds over the Internet or on the local host. This video shows examples of very basic feeds that can be created with RSSBus with just a few mouse clicks, and more complex piped feeds. Near the end, the video shows some ways in which RSSBus can be integrated into real world solutions. Obviously, RSSBus can ...
Introduction Hey there. As promised, I'm covering the Egyptian Developers Conference 2008 that took place last Sunday/Monday. WARNING: I have so many sheets of notes that I don't know when to write, so, I'll either stop writing at some point or throw a very big pile of text to you :D. For the same reason, I'm not sure whether I'll be able to make well-sized sub titles, also, will relay on referencing to related resources when possible. DISCLAIMER: This is still a very personal perspective thing. ...
Jeff Paries' Bird Hunt Game, Adam Kinney's 3-part series on a Gamercard app, Jose Fajardo with part 2 of his Digg Mashup, Laurent Bugnion with User Controls in separate assemblies, Karen Corby with part 2 of Networking, Kirupa with Blend/SL Hands-On Lab, Daniel Moth on getting SL2 info, and Tim Heuer with videos of his latest posts. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Games - Bird Hunt Michael Washington Demo'd this game from Jeff to me on Wednesday at the end of Scott Morrison's session but I ...
If you've ever tried to find a way to display an ESRI ShapeFile on a Virtual Earth map, you'll have probably noticed how little information there is on the Internet about how to accomplish this apparently arduous task. As a matter of fact, I needed to do exactly this while adding some collateral features to the software Serena and I are developing for our thesis, but after some Googling, I found that there was (and there still is) almost no useful information on how to achieve integration between ...
Thursday the 13th Cream :) Delay on SL2 controls, Andy Beaulieu on Collision Detection, Zhiming Xue gives a good link set for DeepZoom, IRhetoric shows us a great SL1 mashup app, Jose Fajardo gives us a SL2 Control Reference chart, and Ashish Shetty is back discussing URI references. From SilverlightCream.com: Three wacky uses for Silverlight 2's ListBox and ScrollViewer! Brought to you by Delay, who I've discussed, wrote some of these... what better insight into using them than seeing him abuse ...
Catching up on items I've located -- looks like I waited too long: Jesse Liberty explains the Expression Suite and opens discussion on continuing with 1.0; Shawn Wildermuth explains how to get 1.0 Intellisense in VS2008 and gives up the source for SilverlightData.com; Pete Brown continues his exploration and discussion of the Downloader; Tiago Epifânio posted Pong in 1.0; The Expression Team is hosting a 1.0 'FireStarter' session in Redmond the end of November; The 1.0 SDK was updated on the 16th; ...
In this article we'll see how easy it is to use Virtual Earth SDK to produce a simple mashup, using web services that provide information in JSON format. Live Demo - Source Code If you are not familiar with JSON or how to integrate JSON services in ASP.NET AJAX applications, you can take a look at my 3-part series of articles on JSON and ASP.NET AJAX here. First of all, we need to create a simple .aspx page, and add a ScriptManager to it. Then, we're going to reference the Virtual Earth API in the ...
This is the third part of a series of articles on ASP.NET AJAX and JSON. If you haven't read part 1 and part 2 of this series, you are strongly advised to do so before going on to read this article. Let's take what we've seen so far on JSON and ASP.NET one step further, and discover how we can leverage the ASP.NET AJAX infastructure to make the managing of an AJAX application even sleeker. Now, let's imagine that we want to elaborate the JSON response returned from the web service before sending ...
So I was at HDC07 in omaha a couple weeks ago, and i recommend all the .Netters out there check this conference out. Popfly left beta during this conference, and they announced a contest, winner getting a fine microsoft prize.. and since I didnt win any of the giveaways at the conference, here is my entry. http://www.popfly.ms/users/... for those of you who don't know, Popfly is a silverlight based mashup creator, and its pretty sweet.. its very easy to create ...
Taken from this article here. Although the two companies said they are not disclosing all terms of the agreement, observers need look no further than the fact that Facebook has already released its APIs, and Microsoft last week released the beta for its Popfly tool, which among other things is a Silverlight-based mashup tool that can be used to build Facebook applications. Microsoft also has a Visual Studio toolset that can be used to develop Facebook apps. "You can certainly look at what we are ...
Get it while it is hot!!! Today Microsoft announced that Popfly, a mashup tool built on SilverLight 1.0, has been released for pubic beta consumption. During the HDC event that kicked off today, we recorded a show with Denny Boynton and Javier Lozano about the technology. Listen to the show and learn more about Popfly Here are some very useful links to use during the announcement to find out more information about Popfly and learn how you can interact with the product: http://slickthought.net http://blog.lozanotek.com ...
Shortly after I opened SilverlightCream.com, Andrew Duthie suggested I use WorldMaps for my counter/map. I looked at it and liked it a lot. I had entered my Latitude/Longitude for 'future' enhancements. In a post by Andrew last week, he showed what one of the future enhancements is ... a mashup between VirtualEarth and the existing WorldMaps displays. If you click on my map image in the lower left sidebar of WynApse.com, you'll get to this page. This all by itself is very cool, and I like how I can ...
This morning dotnetslackers announced me as the winner of the XBox article content for the month of June. Special thanks to everyone who vote my Asp.net Ajax Control Development article. Some of my friends asked me why did I choose to write in dotnetslackers over codeproject when codeproject got 8x more traffic. The reason behind choosing dotnetslackers, I think it got much more Asp.net Ajax specialist as a member comparing to codeproject and once it won the Asp.net Atlas Mashup contest of Asp.net ...
If you can't get an account for Google Mashup Editor, take the tour. Neat, huh? Then download RSSBus! If you do have GME, use RSSBus to generate feeds that you can use inside GME. Have some data that you'd like to quickly expose in an RSS or atom feed? RSSBus. Tags: google mashup editor, mashup, mashup blog, rssbus, rss ...
The Zune and XBox 360 are amazing pieces of hardware and software working together to make an amazing media experience. Recently, I introduced Microsoft IPTV technology into my home and have loved every minute of that experience as well. But now, Microsoft announces the next level of media experience with Surface (every blogger will mention it today). It is definitely the most amazing machine and technology I have ever seen for the home and entertaining industries. I have already been passing my ...
Raymond Yee wants to know how well RSSBus works as a mashup tool. While its true that RSSBus offers a lot of connectors that make it easy to mashup data coming from sources like Flickr, Amazon, and pre-existing RSS feeds - its also important to know that RSSBus is not only valuable as a mashup creation tool. One of its biggest uses is on the flip side of the coin - helping sources expose data in the first place. Without companies like Flickr and Amazon exposing their data in structured formats like ...
Here's an example of creating a feed of your Flickr contacts' favorite photos using RSSBus, which makes complex feed parsing/manipulation tasks easy. In my next post after this one I'll talk about how you can use RSSBus caching so that you can control which items are returned in the actual feed (for those with large numbers of contacts or favorited photos). For example, if this feed results in 400 photos for you, successive requests for the feed will not continue to return 400 photos - but only the ...

Ross Mayfield discussing the Enterprise Mashup Summit.

Pablo Castro discussing Astoria on Channel9.

Lisa brought up an interesting point about RSSBus - some people are confused about what it does. Thats because it does SO MUCH. I have some 'splaining to do. RSSBus gives you the ability to access all of your data sources in the same way and in the same format. The beautiful thing about this is that it opens up so many options for what you can do with the data in a small amount of time. I like to say that RSSBus is three things: It's a feed generator. RSSBus gives its users the ability to create ...
I'm sitting here in Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Expo presentation entitled "What is Web 2.0: The Rules for Creating Successful Online Products in the 21st Century". He just said "We spend hundreds of billions on connecting systems together... You can connect all sorts of other data and systems together using RSS." And RSS doesn't cost billions. There's some simple math for ya. Then he mentioned that one of his clients told him to take all the SOAP stuff out, and take the REST stuff out too. "We want ...
Where's Tim hasn't been getting much attention the last couple of months. A little bit here and there, but nothing like the Digg days of last summer. I've got several requests for information the last week or so though. Joab Jackson (who did a National Geographic story last October) is working on an article. Ronan Fitzgerald (who did an article in The Guardian) has been emailing me about the Social Geocoding studs NavXS. Davey Winder is also working on a mashup article. I'll post the links to these ...
A minor beta update has been announced on the RSSBus blog (read about it here). Last summer I talked about how RSSBus gives you the ability to pipe together feeds and items from feeds. One of the really cool features of this new beta update is a new RSSBus script keyword: <rsb:pipe>. This new keyword simplifies the piping of feeds. I no longer have to use nested <rsb:call>'s, instead I can just put a series of calls inside the pipe and they are automatically connected and what comes out ...
This post by Jeff Barr gives some interesting examples of things people might want to do with their data, and more specifically connecting their data to and from multiple sources. The kind of things Jeff mentions can be attained using RSSBus. It all boils down to flexibility, and how someday we should be able to take such flexibility for granted. One of the examples Jeff gives is locating the Amazon wishlist of his top email correspondents, which is actually quite easily done with RSSBus. RSSBus ...
We are hanging out at Chris Williams's coffee / game / wifi shop, Reality Check here in Greenville. Jeff, John and I are doing some last minute polishing up of our talks for tomorrow's CodeCamp. Dru and Joseph are getting ready to do a podcast with Chris. The Where's Tim / PodcastStudio.net mashup has been quite a success!! The guy that traded a red paper clip for a house sent me an email talking about how he liked the technology and wants to use GPS on his future adventures. Very cool!! I also did ...
8 mashup creation tools If you are not sure what a “Mashup”, then here’s my little definition. Mashups are lightweight and agile in two important ways. They rely on services that live on the WS-Lite end of the tolerance continuum, where recombination seems almost effortless. And they rely on AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) techniques to make deployment of responsive and richly interactive interfaces seem almost effortless. Enjoy the tools. I know they made my lunch break ...
Another example of creating a mashup with RSSBus with just a little bit of code: FeedMapper. Lots of services let you plot individual items on maps. Some even let you plot multiple items on maps. But I don't know of any that let you plot any feed (with georss data, that is) on a map. Taking advantage of feeds with georss data in them, FeedMapper will plot events contained within the feed on a Virtual Earth, Google Earth, or Yahoo map (Yahoo mapping only works in Firefox). Update: Where's Tim lets ...
Dion Hinchcliffe, who blogs about "Enterprise Web 2.0", described a set of 8 interesting and promising mashup tools. Included amoung them is RSSBus. Maybe the US Senate and House will take advantage of one of these (yeah, right, like they would do something for the people). Technorati : atom, mashup, rss, rssbus ...
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Hinc... - The quest for enterprise mashup tools. http://www-128.ibm.com/deve... - Mashups: The new breed of web app. http://management.silicon.c... - Why CIOs need to know about Ajax and mashups. http://jhingran.typepad.com... - IBM MAFIA: Mashup Fabric for Intranet Applications. http://www.roughtype.com/ar... ...
Sam Ruby points to this demonstration of "situational mashups" using IBM's DB2 v9. DB2 v9, aka "Viper", supports XPath and XQuery, and even Atom syndication. Interesting to watch, because the demonstration is done in QEDWiki, which the speaker calls an "enterprise mashup maker". This is similar to RSSBus, in that you can easily wire together feeds and data to create customized views of data. I like the modularity of RSSBus, in that there is no end to the potential number of operations available to ...
Like Lance talked about yesterday, I added GeoRSS tags to my Where's Tim Location feed. Essentially, all I needed to do was reference the GeoRSS namespaces: xmlns:georss="http://www.ge... xmlns:gml="http://www.openg... and add the georss:point tag By adding that one little tag, I was then able to drop that RSS feed on top of mapufacture and get this. And Lance was able to mashup the RSS feed using RSSBus with a Yahoo local search and find the closest pizza place to me, and also ...
Steve Walker was at my AJAX.NET talk at Wichita Code Camp. This is what he said: ...One thing that I thought was interesting about the presentation was Tim showing us how his company uses Google Maps and GPS to track items around the world in real time. In a VERY small amount of code, we were able to see where Tim was at and where he had been on his drive over this morning... Thanks Steve. People are starting to use the Where's Tim API for interesting things. One guy mashed up Where's Tim data with ...
Google came out with new PageRank ratings recently, and gave Where's Tim an 8!! I'm excited, unfortunately the site is acting funky right now. Sometimes a mashup becomes a mixup when one of the pieces stops working quite right :) We'll get it right again shortly. UPDATE3: Ok...we are not an 8 *anymore*. Back to a 5. Strange, for a couple hours we were an 8. I wonder what happened. UPDATE2: Back up UPDATE: Talked with Marc Bernard over at Cloudberry, they are having a service outage out there...should ...
The University of Michigan bus system is now online using GPS and Google Maps. Very coolFinally a GPS Google Mashup that is not "most stupid", maybe Christer will get a hold of this and update his list :) via ProgrammableWeb ...