To Every Thing There Is a Season

When someone leads with a quote from Ecclesiastes 3.1, you know some sort of change is about to be announced. Friday, 28 Oct 2011 will be my last day in Redmond, and unfortunately Microsoft and the patterns & practices team. My decision to leave Redmond was driven solely by the real estate market in this area….

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Released: Project Silk Client-Side Web Development for Modern Browsers

The Microsoft patterns & practices team is excited to announce the release of Project Silk. Project Silk Client-Side Web Development for Modern Browsers Project Silk provides guidance for building maintainable cross-browser web applications that are characterized by an intentional design, rich interactivity, and a responsive user interface (UI). The result is an immersive and engaging…

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Project Silk Drop 13

The patterns & practices Web Guidance team released Drop 13 of Project Silk (7-13-2011). The code changes for this release were minor. Video If you have not seen the Project Silk video check it out here. Chapters The following chapters are ready for review: Design and Layout (new) Modularity (early draft) Communication (early draft) Navigation…

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Project Silk Documentation Drop: New Chapters Ready for Review

Project Silk from patterns & practices, provides guidance for building cross-browser Web applications with a focus on client-side interactivity. These applications take advantage of the latest Web standards like HTML5, CSS3 and ECMAScript 5 along with modern Web technologies such as jQuery, Internet Explorer 9 and ASP.NET MVC3. Guidance Chapters Ready for Review Today’s drop…

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Registration Open for Prism, Unity, WPF, MVVM Boise Training Event

Registration is now open for the  patterns & practices Prism, Unity, WPF, MVVM training event, 27-29 June in Boise, ID. All event information can be found on the registration page. Register:  http://prismboise-eorg.eventbrite.com/ In addition a dinner is planned for Sunday, 26 June at the Goodwood Barbecue Company at 6:00pm. Register: http://prismboisedinner-eorg.eventbrite.com/ Very much looking forward…

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Announcing a Prism, Unity, WPF, MVVM Training Event

Save the dates for a 3 day patterns & practices Prism, Unity, WPF, MVVM training event, 27-29 June in Boise, ID. Join three Prism Team members Bob Brumfield (lead developer), Geoff Cox (developer), and myself (program manager) for an information packed 2 days of instruction followed up by a day of pair-programming. Day one will consist…

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Project Silk jQuery UI Widget QuickStart

Project Silk provides guidance for building cross-browser Web applications with a focus on client-side interactivity. These applications take advantage of the latest Web standards like HTML5, CSS3 and ECMAScript 5 along with modern Web technologies such as jQuery, Internet Explorer 9 and ASP.NET MVC3. This Widget QuickStart illustrates the way Project Silk uses the jQuery…

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Prism 4 Region Navigation with Silverlight Frame Navigation and Unity

I have had several requests to demonstrate how to use Unity with Prism 4 Region Navigation and the Silverlight Frame Navigation framework. The primary purpose of this blog post is to provide an example of using Unity for dependency resolution when writing a Silverlight application that also uses Prism 4 Region Navigation and the Silverlight…

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Cancelling a Navigation Request using Prism v4 Region Navigation with Silverlight Frame Navigation

I have had inquiries from developers asking how to implement cancelling a navigation request when using Prism Region Navigation with Silverlight Frame Navigation. This is a follow up blog post to Integrating Prism v4 Region Navigation with Silverlight Frame Navigation.  Please read this blog post if you have not already done so. If you have…

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p & p Web Guidance Survey

The Microsoft patterns & practices team has just started a new web guidance project that will run from now until Apr 2011. p & p projects are community driven.  This is your initial opportunity to feed into the web guidance project. We very much value your opinion and kindly request your response to this VERY…

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