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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…