Oxite was & is …

Oxite was a plentiful ore that could be mined on the planet Oasis in the middle of The Maelstrom, according to Wookieepedia Oxite is “an open source, standards compliant, and highly extensible content management platform that can run anything from blogs to big web sites.” cool Technorati Tags: Oxcite,VisitMix


Microsoft /web : Web AI & Web PI

There were two announcements from a few weeks back, which may have been missed amidst the news of Azure, Windows 7, etc Microsoft Web Platform Installer The Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) provides a single, free package for installing and configuring Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS7, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL…


Video.Show – a video portal for user-generated content

Psst – wanna make your own YouTube? Go over and grab yourself Video.Show and maybe you can get featured on Oprah too What is Video.Show? Video.Show is a sample that demonstrates usage of Silverlight, Expression Encoder, Silverlight Streaming and ASP.NET AJAX to create a video portal for user-generated content. Video.Show was developed for Microsoft by…


Election Day 2008 : A Cool Silverlight App

Today is Election Day. It’s not the BIG presendential election day – that’s next year. As an Australian, the US election model is quite strange. All I know about the process is what I learnt from TV like The West Wing and Commander in Chief, as well as a bunch of movies like Primary Colors, The…


CAT Accelerator – A wonder from downunder !

I got an email over the weekend which reminded me of a product from the good people from Catalytic Software, namely CAT Accelerator 1.5, which lets you “Build Web applications in C# for the .NET 2.0/3.0 Frameworks without coding”. Without coding?  The reviews have been positive too: Definitely “Best of Breed” for .Net Code Generation…


StreetAdvisor : An Aussie Startup

TechCrunch’s Duncan Riley writes about StreetAdvisor and it’s new services Want to see where I have lived ? Well, thanks to an email from senior developer Justin Adler, I found out “it’s another 100% ASP.Net C# site using MapPoint web services and MS Ajax, SqlServer etc.. … all made in Melbourne, Australia 🙂 Go Aussies!” Go…


Those Klever Kiwis : Background Motion

Those boys over in the land of the long white cloud have been busy. They have launched a site for sharing Dreamscenes. Very Very Kool Via Darryl Burling Background Motion – now live! Over the last few months the guys at Mindscape have been dotting i’s and crossing t’s in order to get BackgroundMotion up…


ASP.NET Site of the Day — MyAssetsOnline

I get emails from folks all the time telling me about the stuff they are going to do / doing / done. I love this part of my job, because it give’s me exposure to what’s going on. I recently got a note about MyAssetsOnline  MyAssetsOnline.com is a revolutionary concept that is going to completely…


What’s hot on Codeplex?

There are 1456 projects on Codeplex (as of Monday 14 May 2007) The 10 most popular : AJAX Control Toolkit The AJAX Control Toolkit is a collection of samples and components which make it easier than ever to build and consume rich client-side controls and extenders built on the Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions….


Subsonic : All your database are belong to us

During my travels, I caught up with Brenton Webster (dude, no blog?), who put me onto Subsonic. About Subsonic SubSonic is a toolset that helps a website build itself. At it’s core it’s: A Data Access Layer (DAL) builder that requires no code on your part, it builds itself at compile-time with a full object layer…