MIX10 Day 2 Keynote – ie the Web

1105 What’s really changing is not the technology, it’s who’s doing what, where, with whom. Mobile is critical and the tools exist to build solidly engineered apps, but can we get the design right? 1059 We’ve gone from musicians to artists and Project Gustav – a very natural way for artists to “paint” on a…

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MIX10 Day 1 Keynote – Don’t call me…

1105 And we’re done. Phew – that was a lot of ground to cover in a short time. One or two glitches but overall an almost flawless showing of jaw-dropping opportunity with Silverlight and the Windows Phone. Let’s go play. I have an idea for a Twitter app…. 1104 Announcement: Windows Phone Developer Tools available…

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I didn’t think I was that sort of person

The sort that Viral describes over here as “the type of person who likes to stick random devices in your USB port”. I consider myself pretty cautious. But I do happen to have one of those Energizer chargers. When I read there as a backdoor vulnerability in their software I didn’t think too much about…

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ORMs – A Developer’s Dream, A DBA’s Nightmare?

I caught up with Simon Sabin (@simon_sabin), organiser of the SQL Bits conference, at DDD8 (a community organised developer event held at the Microsoft Campus in Reading) to ask him about Object Relational Mapping (ORMs) from both a developer and a DBA’s perspective. Are developers to be trusted with a loaded gun? Or should DBAs…

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The Jeff Stelling Accelerator

Yes folks, it’s the big one; the one you’ve been waiting for. After months of hard work, I’m very pleased to announce the Jeff Stelling IE8 Accelerator! If you’ve ever wished you had you very own Jeff to act as guide and counsel, this one’s for you. Experience the soothing feeling that comes from knowing…

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UK Tech Days – Registration Open!

A full week of activities for both Developers and ITPros from 12-16th April. From the dev perspective, days are themed as: VS2010 Launch VS2010 and .NET 4 The Essential MIX Windows 7 Applications Windows Phone All the Microsoft events take place in London at either the Vue Cinema Fulham Broadway or the Vue Cinema Shepherds…

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Introducing .NET 4.0 (the book that is)

Some time back Alex Mackey very kindly asked me to write a couple of paragraphs about what I was excited about in .NET 4.0 for inclusion in his book “Introducing .NET 4.0 With Visual Studio 2010” First of all I should say I know Alex a little from DevEvening and I provided a bit of…

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Last chance for your MIX10 discount

I’m very much looking forward to MIX10 (yes, I’m going this year) and I see a host of Windows Phone sessions have just been announced. “Announced” is perhaps too strong a word (there’s no detail on any of the sessions) but at least we know there’s going to be plenty of opportunity to hear about…

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Catching up on some reading

My blog reader’s bursting at the seams so I thought I’d try and play catch-up this morning – not quite down to a 0 inbox but not a bad effort. Here are a few things that grabbed me: ASP.NET Related WebForms aren’t dead – Dave Sussman has his say on Web Forms vs MVC ASP.NET…

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[Video] Spark View Engine Part 3

Here’s the final part of the video series covering my Spark view engine posts. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. This one covers a slightly more complex view page using some strongly-typed viewdata and iterating over a list of items for display. Here are the resources links from the videos: http://bit.ly/mospark – my…

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