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I have been working on a Windows Phone application for the user group that I help to run and have been experiencing head ache after head ache. The problem isn’t the Windows Phone development itself. The issues are with the external web service APIs that I am trying to use for sites like SlideShare and Box.net. The main issue is that while there is a lot of documentation and examples for the output of the APIs, the input format is sketchy at best. The web service for SlideShare, for example, requires ...
The discovery phase of any project is both exciting and critical to the project’s success. There are several key points that you need to keep in mind as you navigate this process. The first thing you need to understand is who the players in the project are and what their motivations are for the project. Leaving out a key stakeholder in the resulting product is one of the easiest ways to doom your project to fail. The better the quality of the input you have at this early phase the better chance you ...
It has been exciting lately to work on a new project. Doxygen.NET is a wrapper for Doxygen’s documentation XML files. It allows you to access your documentation in a nice and flexible way. Imagine being able to access your documentation like this: Docs docs = new Docs(Server.MapPath("~/docs... (Class c in docs.GetNamespaceByName("Ra... { Label nameLabel = new Label(); Label descriptionLabel = new Label(); nameLabel.Text = c.Name; descriptionLabel.Text = c.Description; ...
So I decided it was time to take a few minutes this week and discuss what I learned this week. This moral is not really something new it's more a reiteration. I hate third party features with little to no documentation. I like developing my own products and knowing what I am doing. I was working with some big name third party feature and I felt like an idiot. First off I had to contact them to get an older version of the product. Some guy with a name like Frankenstein's henchman contacted me. If ...
Technorati Tags: MAGE,documentation The mage -Install option is now different in .net 3.5. Instead of defaulting to true (as the documentation reads) it defaults to false, resulting in a online install only. To fix, just add -Install true at the end of your command line and it'll work correctly ...
I wanted to direct everyone to some links that came up over the weekend. The first is a link from Scott Gu's blog. SSW has released some pretty extensive coding standards. Check them out here. I consider myself a good developer, but I know I have a lot to learn, as does a good portion of the industry. Second, there has been some news about Microsoft releasing their internal documentation compiler, Sandcastle. Check out their MSDN Blog and download the first CTP. Also, I'm working on a test skin for ...