Secret Weapons and Language Workbenches

I read a great article titled “Why Windows Presentation Foundation Will Dominate Thick Client Development, XAML Is Microsoft’s Underestimated Secret Weapon” by Carl Zetie.  If you have the resources to read such an article, I recommend it as a good read. In the article, the author draws a parallel between XAML and Language Workbenches.  The…

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Cider in the December CTP

For those of you who haven’t had time to see the Cider videos or install the December CTP of WinFX along with the VS 2005 Extensions for WinFX, I thought I’d give you a taste of the kind of design time experience Cider provides.  The vector graphics get me every time Click for a larger…

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Moving from San Diego to Seattle…

As part of taking a job at Microsoft, I left my job with Intuit (great company), sold my house and left San Diego.  It was a really tough decision but a combination of professional and personal factors ultimately made me choose to go and so far it feels like the right decision.  What is it…

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Cider Resources

Since joining Microsoft, my blog has mainly been about the experience of joining Microsoft and this has mainly been because I’m still in the process of ramping up on WPF/Avalon and Cider.  Well, I wanted to change that a bit, at least for this post, and point out the main Cider resources we currently have…

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Second Week at Microsoft

After my second week at Microsoft (first week here), I can say that I’m slowly settling in.  I have my desktop and laptop (cool Toshiba Tecra Tablet/notebook combo) setup and I’m able to build Cider.  The scripts the team already had in place to setup up the development environment sure made it easy to get…

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First Week at Microsoft

Everyone seems to use the same analogy for what it’s like to start working at Microsoft – “It’s like drinking from a fire hose”.  Having completed my first week, I would say that it’s an appropriate analogy.  Here are the highlights of my week: The first day and a half are orientation or New-Employee On Boarding…

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New City, new house, new job, new blog

Welcome!  This blog is a continuation of the blog here where I talked about Windows development and software.  As mentioned in my last post on that blog, the last two weeks have been full of a lot of changes both personally and professionally.  The short story is that this is my first week at Microsoft as…

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