When XML MAKES personal sense

I’ve always seen the benefits of XML but I never got really really excited by it because it’s always been ‘just’ a data format (with good sides and bad sides). Until today:-) Here’s why. Last week I bought a Garmin Edge 305, GPS device to put on my bike. I don’t think this device is…

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Getting started with writing code

You want to start writing a piece of software but you are an absolute beginner, what do you do? Check out this site on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/beginner/ Choose between web development and windows development and get started reading and of course also writing code! An overview of the learning paths can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/beginner/learningpath/ And…

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Visual Studio on Vista

I know this is nothing new but I thought it might be interesting to share my experience anyway… I recently decided I would would continue to work on my DaMashupCode site on my day to day business machine. Also I decided I would work with Visual Web Developer 2005 instead of VS2005 Team Suite because…

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Some interesting links

Before I forget to share…   Live development: Danny Thorpe’s blog (from inside the Live product team): DThorpe’s Blog Liveside Developer blog: http://www.liveside.net/blogs/developer/default.aspx http://www.my3dvistas.com/ cool VE app Adding a great Live searchbox to you site: http://search.live.com/macros and http://search.live.com/siteowner   Some javascript resources Do you want to use .innerHTML or .createElement? http://ajaxian.com/archives/dhtml-versus-dom-comparing-both-approaches Some nice tools to turn CSV’s…

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Windows Live SDK

On dev.live.com you can find out all about the release of the Windows Live SDK. It’s great to see a more one-stop-shopping approach and of course major updates and even new SDK’s (Search, Alerts, adCenter). On Thursday I delivered my presnetations on the Live Developer Platform at the Turkish Developer Event Microsoft had. I believe…

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ASP.NET Ajax v1.0 is available!

Now there’s nothing that should stop you from Ajaxifying your web applications. As indicated by my previous post, I’m an absolute beginner at building mash-ups. If you are as well and want to get started, here’s what I suggest: 1. Get Ideas   What do you want to create a mash-up on? Look around, there probably are…

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Da mashup code

I’ve been waaaaay to quiet on this blog. My last post dates from the 6th of December 2006. Aaaargh! In the mean time I’ve been taking a break, playing with Google Sketchup, Second Life (which I assume will get married one day – as mentioned here) and also I’ve been spending an bit of my free…

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