April 2008 Entries

The joy of file synchronisation with Allway Sync Pro

I’m an itinerant developer armed with a laptop which means I have to deal with the issue of keeping my files synchronised with my file server. Source code is easy, it’s under version control. That leaves items such as documentation, Outlook PST files and MSDN downloads which are way too big and way too binary for version control systems. For years I've been synchronising my files with a set of Windows Briefcase folders, when they came in with Windows 95. They worked fairly reliably. I put up with ......

Thanks to Conchango for hosting Silverlight User Group

Conchango hosted the first Silverlight User Group last night. It was great to see people discussing real world problems they have encountered and how they are really stretching Silverlight to the limit. A 3D demo of MRI scans within a Silverlight browser control was very impressive. Tim Sneath, evangelist for the Silverlight team, was over from Redmond and did a very informative round up of the current state of Silverlight development and the envisaged roadmap to release of 2.0 RTM. A great start ......