End of my time with the MSDN Flash

Yes, it’s true. My time as MSDN Flash Technical Editor has come to an end. The drop in salary is painful enough but the thought of no more polls, feature articles or intros is almost too much to bear. Still, you’re in good hands as Rachel remains in overall control (sort of) as Editor and…

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My First Computer was a… (Poll Result)

Well this one caused a lot of debate and discussion in the comments, though didn’t get nearly as many responses as the previous “Language Shapes The Way We Think” poll. Apologies if you’re particular model wasn’t listed (I did add a few in the early stages based on feedback). As someone pointed out in the…

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Unobtrusive JavaScript with jQuery, HTML 5 Style

Our first MSDN Flash feature article of the New Year comes from one of my colleagues at Microsoft in the UK, Simon Ince. Simon works in our Premier Support for Developers group (more details below) and was keen to write something about jQuery – a subject close to my own heart. Who am I to…

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Language Shapes The Way We Think (Poll Result)

A popular poll with well over 1000 responses but I wonder if someone hijacked it this time around? I know it was in an issue with a feature article on F# but F# as the 2nd most popular language choice? And VB beaten into 4th place by IronPython and F#? PowerShell doesn’t even register on…

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MSDN Flash Poll #14: My First Computer was a…

I thought it would be fun this time around to try and find out what people’s first experience of computing was. I have no doubt that I’ve missed off many machines I could have included so, as a one-off special offer, I’m prepared to add things to the list while the poll is running. This…

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MSDN Flash Poll #13: Language Shapes The Way We Think

“Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” Benjamin Lee Whorf This week, given our feature article is on a (relatively) new .NET programming language, we’d like to know which is your favourite.

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If I had a Pound (Poll Result)

Well it turns out that most of us could have retired by now had we only been able to charge by the “I-told-you-so”. We asked you “If I had a pound / dollar / euro for every time someone assumed it would be easy to build that app / add that feature, I’d be at…

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Windows Phone 7 Apps – Getting from Concept to Customer

This week’s MSDN Flash guest author is….. well, me. Now Windows Phone 7 has launched in all markets and you can wander down to your local high-street retailer and take your pick of whichever device most takes your fancy (see below)…. I thought it was a good time to look at WP7 applications and specifically…

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What Would You Like to be Doing? (Poll Result)

Having asked what type of work you were involved in, I then asked what type of work you’d really like to be doing and the results are quite interesting. In the data below, the “Preference” column represents the results from the latter poll and the “Actual” column the results from the former. As you can…

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