Dynamic XML Reader with C# and .Net 4.0

Last week I was at a brilliant .net 4.0 training session lead by Richard Blewett of Developmentor (http://www.develop.com/) Along with the new features of .net 4.0 (including the long awaited Tuple classes, BigInteger (an unbounded int), extra Code Access Security stuff and a brilliant new feature Code Contracts) is the dynamic keyword, which allows better…

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Add Eye On Earth to your site

If you have an environmental site, or would like to embed Eye On Earth to your site this can be done very easily with the following code. <iframe name="eoe_frame" src="http://eyeonearth.cloudapp.net/Default.aspx?latitude=55.676&longitude=12.569&zoom=10&showpushpin=true" style="height:500px; width: 875px;" /> I have changed the zoom parameter to be 1 rather than 10 to show europe below, I have also added it…

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Add SSL Security to your Azure Webrole

As the new Azure toolkit allows upload of certificates to be associated with the roles, and multiple web roles, it is possible to set up 2 sites (2 webroles) one which would be secure, and one which would be unsecured. The first thing you will need is some testing certificates on your local machine which…

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Eye On Earth Launch

Last week during PDC the press release went out launching our project Eye On Earth (AirWatch). http://eyeonearth.cloudapp.net/ or http://eyeonearth.cloudapp.net/home.aspx if you do not have Silverlight enabled. Below shows the initial screen with the station light points, for visual clustering, along with the flyout showing air quality in Canterbury, and water quality in the closest station…

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Differences in Azure November 2009 SDK

I have been playing around with the new SDK and VS Tools for Azure when I have had time and have noticed a few changes to the development experience, so thought it would be a good to note them down here. The first thing is while Azure Development Fabric and Azure Development Storage still install…

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Installing Azure SDK and Tools November 2009

It seems a long time since I last blogged as I have been on a long azure project which is launching soon, so watch this space… I am very excited about this! Also I hope to get some good posts going again on this blog from what I have learned during the project.  Also for…

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Updating the ADO.NET Entity Framework

Hi all, I know I haven’t posted for quite a while now, though I have been on a cool project doing some stuff with Azure, SQL Data Services, Silverlight 3 and countless other new technologies. We are just about to finish our first iteration and there was something I struggled to find on the web:…

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Useful Code Snippet for finding columns in Excel

Hi all, I have been working on a project for a while now and needed a quick converter between an integer index and the column of an Excel spreadsheet, I couldn’t find a general algorithm, so had to write one… At first I thought it was a simple base 26 (26 letters in the alphabet)…

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Map your devices with Live Framework

I’m glad to see that this blog is getting quite popular, so I’m going to keep the same strain for the moment and extend the MeshageBoard walkthrough once again. The code written so far for the cloud, so that all the data we were adding and viewing was on the internet… however the local mesh…

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Share your Mesh data with Contacts

Now to one of the most powerful items in the Mesh: ability to share the data between anyone with a live passport. So if you have been following the past few entries I have been working through the MeshageBoard Walkthrough, and the final part is to allow your friends to post on your message boards…

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