Silverlight 2 Unleashed Available for Pre-Order

I told someone awhile back, "Don’t worry, there will be a Silverlight 2 Unleashed.  The only real question is whether I’ll be the one writing it." Until a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t make up my mind.  (I know, it was a bit late to decide!)  But finally I did, concluding that life has…


Popfly Games: Now With High Score Tracking!

Yesterday afternoon we updated Popfly with arguably the most fun feature yet for both viewers and game authors.  Popfly games automatically track scores, wins, and losses for the people who play the games.  If you browse to, you can see your stats and find out about popular games you haven’t played yet:   On…


New Game Creator features are now live!

A few hours ago we released our 20th major update to Popfly, which includes our first update to the game creator since it was released just over a month ago.  There are tons of new features for you game creators out there, so I want to highlight them for you: 1. The new “color swapper”…


.NET Rocks!

I was fighting off a cold and perhaps not always thinking straight, but here I am on episode #314 of .NET Rocks!


Popfly public beta!

As Steve Ballmer announced this morning, Popfly (my day job) is now open to the public!  All you need is a Windows Live ID.  This morning I decided to use Popfly to show a noticeable trend in my books: Tip: Click MashOut -> Tweak this from the little overlay to experiment with customizing this little…


View and Edit Live Silverlight Examples

Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed is days away from shipping.  To celebrate, you can (1) pre-order your copy now and (2) check out examples from the book at You can not only view the HTML/XAML/JavaScript source and the resulting output, but you can edit all of it on-the-fly.  Here’s a screencast that demonstrates.


Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed is now available (sort of)

I’m going through the very last revisions, but in parallel the book has now appeared on Safari as a “Rough Cut.”  What is a Rough Cut?  The almost-final chapters in “raw” unformatted HTML.  The pictures in the book should still show up, although they might appear in black & white unlike the full-color printed book.  On…


Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed!

It’s now official and on Amazon!  As indicated by the (temporary) cover, it will be in full color, just like WPF Unleashed!  As always, take the release date with a grain of salt because I haven’t even written the whole book yet, but rest assured that it won’t be out until after Silverlight 1.0 is…