My first time being the interviewee

I’ve interviewed customers over the years for Ch9, but this is the first time I was interviewed.  Zhiming Xue (aka “Dr. Z”) interviewed me about my WP7 app.  Check it out if you are interested:


Code Coverage for Silverlight and Windows Phone

As part of building my WP7 app, I spent a fair amount of time trying to get code coverage working for my unit tests. I tried a number of different approaches including using the Silverlight Unit Test Framework and NUnit + dotCover. I finally landed on an approach that worked for me using the unit…


SHAMELESS PLUG: My First WP7 Marketplace App

UPDATE: A great majority of people never look at an app unless it is free.  Even though the manual rate lookup feature of my app is free through trial mode and never times out, I decided to publish an identical version of the app with trial mode behavior called “Free Per Diem Rates” so the…


REMINDER: Developer Dinner on Parallel Computing in Reston, VA

Dr. Z, who now runs the Developer Dinner Series for Partners, just posted a reminder about the dinner next week: Monthly Developer Dinner Event — Parallel Computing, Oct. 27, 2010, Reston VA The dinner is from 6-8pm.  Don’t miss it!


Watch PDC10 via Live Broadcast for FREE

For the first time, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be broadcast live for anyone to watch without having to pay a conference fee. The player/agenda is live now at Go check it out!


First Published Government App for Windows Phone 7

Pat, who is one of my teammates, just blogged about a project he’s been working on with Sunlight Labs.  It’s an app called Congress for Windows Phone 7.  Check it out:

0 plugin for Windows Live Writer

If you use a custom account for shortening urls and then tracking clicks across things like twitter, facebook, emails, blogs, etc., then you’ll surely find the plugin for Windows Live Writer useful.


Windows Phone 7 and SharePoint 2010

I always hesitate to publish a blog post that is just a link to someone else’s.  However, sometimes you just want to make sure people know certain posts exists.  This is one from Paul Stubbs (@PaulStubbs on twitter) qualifies: Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications for SharePoint 2010 –


Big Windows Phone 7 Announcements Today!

You will be able to watch the announcements live today starting at 9:30 eastern from: If you prefer not to watch the video, but just check in on what’s being announced, check out engadget’s liveblog: Don’t forget to download the free tools from: Once you have the tools, you will surely want…


Share your ideas about phone apps with a Government focus

Joel just published a blog post on my team’s blog about a site we’ve created to get more people thinking about building apps with a government focus: Check it out and please help spread the word.