I Did Say I was an OData Newbie

Shortly after publishing my last OData post, I got an email from Phani who took me to task over my statement that there was no access to the ImageUri property. In fact, the image is a media resource (and thus not embedded in the feed itself) and there’s a simple way to access the URI…

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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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Birmingham – An Intelligent City?

I’d seen this video (as I said to Mark, I find the start a bit creepy) before I saw Mark’s blog post on the subject (which he wrote some time back). It’s a proof of concept focussing on transport and the challenges we all face when negotiating our way around the cities where we live…

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Integration via the Cloud

I sat in on a Windows Azure session given by my colleague David Gristwood recently. He talked a great deal about the fundamentals of the Azure platform, the compute and storage capabilities, as well as talking about other components such as SQL Services and .NET Services. At one point he played a short video showing…

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ASP.NET MVC and iWantGreatCare.org

I recently dragged colleague Mark Bloodworth out to the lake at TVP to chat about ASP.NET MVC and working on a proof of concept with iWantGreatCare.org, a free service for those looking to find the best healthcare for themselves, their family or those they look after. I was particularly interested in the migration from Ruby…

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Bluffer’s Guide to Accelerators, Slices and Search Providers

Interested in entering our IE8 competition but not sure where to start? Looking for some inspiration? Just got 10mins to kill? Want to see another cheesey opening? I’ve got just the video for you! In this Bluffer’s Guide I describe IE8 webslices, accelerators and search providers as well as explaining the basics of how to…

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Who Needs IE8 Accelerators?

One of the new features in IE8 that I really like, simple though it is, is Accelerators. In particular I find it useful for mapping. Addresses tend to be fiddly things to type and why should I cut & paste to a new browser window when I can just highlight an address, right-click and immediately…

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Slideshare API Upload

I’ve been experimenting a little with Slideshare as a mechanism to make our slidedecks more broadly available. I spent a fun morning last week emailing 15 slide decks to the Slideshare site. When they didn’t appear by the next day I was a little surprised. When they hadn’t appeared a week later I thought I’d…

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A Bit of an Experiment

I spent a bit of time this afternoon dusting off the PowerShell script I created (that’s not accurate, I cribbed it and changed it slightly – see my original post) to get it to generate a Twitter status update when I post a new blog entry. Much messing about later with both the Twitter API…

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