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ken spencer
I was poking around today and found this great article on caching: http://www.cloudcomputingde... Caching is a great way to boost application performance and keep down overhead on a database or file system. Its also great when you have say 3 web roles as shown in this articles Figure 2 that can share the ......

One of the sites I go to frequently is www.silverlight.net/showcase. Theres always new stuff showing up here and it gives me tons of ideas. The business section is also awesome because it has tons of samples of great applications that should really jog your brain for ideas. One of the great things about SL and WPF is how we can break the mold of application ......

Check out this new demo from MIX11. http://code.msdn.microsoft.... SL 5 is the next big step for great apps in SL. This new release is adding more features to an already great technology. You can find out more about this release at http://www.microsoft.com/si... . I particularly like the new ......

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Nov 11
I was poking around today and found this cool 3D library from the great Josh Smith. You can get the source here: http://thriple.codeplex.com/ Its got some pretty cool stuff there. Se the Panel3D_Demo project to startup and run it. Then you can play around with the sample shown below: Its pretty cool stuff ......

I was just pointed to comment on my friend Andrew Brust’s blog about Silverlight versus HTML 5. Andrews blog is here: http://geekswithblogs.net/a... You can get another idea from another friend of mine Billy Hollis here: http://geekswithblogs.net/j... ......

The latest version of the AppFabric ServiceBus now has support for queues and topics. Today I will show you a bit about using queues and also talk about some of the best practices in using them. If you are just getting started, you can check out this site for more info on Windows Azure. One of the 1st things I thought if when Azure was announced back ......

This type is a delegate and is pretty cool. It can contain a method with one parameter and no return value. You can read a bit more here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... This type is used Transient Fault Tolerance Framework in some of the ExecuteAction methods. For instance, the following signature allows you to call ExecuteAction ......

Check out the Fault Tolerance Framework: http://windowsazurecat.com/... This is really sweet. You can download the source code, then open it in VS and build it. Then plug into your app to get fault tolerance for SQL Azure, Windows Azure storage, Service Bus and Caching Service. Once you have it built and referenced ......

Another issue I found was the use of the Value attribute on Submit buttons. This is handy because you can change the Value attribute depending on the action and then pick up the button with its Name attribute in a controller method. Enter the ipad safari browser. Apparently this browser does not pickup the value attribute value and put it in the request ......

I have been working for months on converting an ASP classic app to MVC 3. This new version needs to run on FF and Ipad Safari. one of the things we found was the user of just the Name attribute for controls such as input and so forth. This works fine in IE and some other browsers. But Safari chokes on this. The solution is to make the Name and the ID ......

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