Software Development Predictions for 2008

Happy New Year! Not too long ago, I was asked for my predictions for the IT-Technology in 2008…  You can find the full article here, but I thought I’d include my thoughts on my blog.  Where’s i-Technology Headed in 2008?   I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments   1. User Experience Reaches the…


Web Hosters offering ASP.NET 3.5

With .NET Framework 3.5 and VS2008 shipping just over a month ago, I was very excited to see a number of hosters have already deployed .NET Framework 3.5 on their servers… The great thing about .NET Framework 3.5 is that it is completely compatible with .NET Framework 2.0, so you can easily move over to…


Silverlight MacWindows debugging play-by-play

Martin saw my keynote at ReMix Boston and wanted to try the demo himself to find out if it was all just demo-magic or not ;-).    Well, I am relieved happy to say he was successful!  His detailed step-by-step instructions are the best  I have seen for setting this up. Windows Vista / Mac debugging…


Results for Ajax usage among .NET developers

Simone Chiaretta recently posted the results to his Ajax usage survey.  Check out the: .NET Ajax Survey results Simone has a great write up, including the raw data, I encourage you to check it out…  But A couple of things that popped out to me: 1. Simone concludes that 84% of ASP.NET developers are using…


Using VS2008 to Target .NET Framework 2.0 with ASP.NET AJAX

As I mentioned last month, VS 2008 fully supports building applications for .NET Framework 2.0…   This is very important as it will take time for some hosters and IT organizations to fully deploy .NET Framework 3.5, but you don’t want that to block you from taking full advantage of the cool features in VS 2008. …


Ajax usage among .NET developers

Simone Chiaretta is trying to gather some informal data on Ajax usage among .NET Developers.  It is a very quick, four question survey…  Simone mentioned he would be publishing the results on his blog shortly.   Please click Here to take survey.  


Building a Great Media Driven Web Site (with Silverlight and ASP.NET)

We had a group of customers (and potential) customers out to campus earlier this week and I was asked to give a talk about how to leverage ASP.NET and Silverlight to build a media centric site.  I demo’ed the latest version of MySilverlightTV with a couple of new twists.      The full slides and…


ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions: All About Dynamic Data

Dynamic data is a very cool feature of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions that allows you to trivially easy build, customize and maintain a data driven web application… If you have a project that starts with some data in a database and you want to enable, viewing, editing, filtering, sorting of that data in all kinds…


What is new in the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

As I am sure you saw, we recently posted the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions… I thought i’d do a brief introduction to some of the new features in this release by updating my mix07 demo MySilverlightTV… Download the full sample here MySilverlightTv(noVideos).zip (1.3MB) Note, you can grab the “Data\Media” dir from the original one if you…


The Wait is Over: ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Posted

Ok, ok, it took us a little longer than we expected, but we finally got the ASP.NET 3.5 Extension Preview posted! This is the release with all the MVC goodness you have been hearing about as well as some very cool stuff  such as Dynamic Data controls which makes building data driven web applications a…