Michael Bach and his Web Platform Installer Beta

I was roaming the hallways early today and Michael Bach (Product Manager for Web Platform) was grinning like a he was up to no good. Given we’re all working hard on the various efforts required for PDC, Silverlight RC0 etc I was wondering what he could possibly be happy about? I asked him: "wtf is…

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Playing with ASP.NET MVC.

I must say, ASP.NET has always been a love/hate relationship with me and it has nothing to do with the technology, more my mind trying to melt to the way ASP.NET works vs JSP/Coldfusion. Hey, I spent 10 years doing the later, groking ASP.NET in terms of concepts has always tripped me up. ASP.NET MVC…

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SpringFramework.NET, Never Heard of it..

I’ve asked around 10 .NET developers tonight whether they’ve heard of this framework and the answer was no. This isn’t to say these aren’t qualified .NET gurus, in fact they are in my book. It’s something that made me stand up and take notice as to me SpringFramework is the ultimate coolest framework going. I…

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How To: Using AjaxControlToolkit to animate Silverlight.

In my Silverlight travels, I was thinking on how one is able to animate a "PullDown" menu, in that it comes down and then goes back up upon triggered events. Approach A. I decided to approach this using simplistic rules, where I’d create two animations inside Expression Blend using the KeyFrame Recorder.  I’d simply move…

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My code just went SubSonic.

I absolutely love the the goodness which is SubSonic 2.0.3 (2.0.4 on it’s way). It’s basically a way of automating most of your mundane day to day Database tasks (CRUD – Create, Read, Update, Delete) by using it in a form of native objects. Example time: NxsFINExpense ExpenseClaim = new NxsFINExpense(); ExpenseClaim.Amount = Convert.ToDecimal( dtbleResult.Rows[0][1]…

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Performing a hitTest with Silverlight

In my Silverlight coding travels, I’ve found the urgent need to carry out a hitTest to determine where my end-users mouse is currently located but also what elements are underneath it within Silverlight. So what’s a hitTest you ask? well essentially it’s when you ask “Is this object colliding or in contact with that object?”. It’s used…

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Some minor Silverlight assumptions/queries.

It’s been an interesting couple of days for me, as I’ve meet some developers in both business meeting setting and via social setting (aka WebJam). In my chats with these developers, they all seem very keen to learn more about Silverlight but have hesitations on it that range from “Isn’t it bleeding edge?” to “It…

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I Love my Silverlight: MossyVideo Player

Since I have a lot of time on my hands at the moment, due to a foot injury (I had my big toe’s toenail ripped off), I decided to go nuts with a project I’m working on, called MossyVideo Player System Thingy  which is built in Silverlight. Fig 1.0 (The Design in its early stages,…

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Microsoft AIRLIFT 07 (Live.com Debrief)

I can’t say much about much about what took place in an internal debrief around Live.com and Spaces.com. I have to watch my wording here as I could get into trouble for letting things slip, suffice to say I can talk about what’s public today. Live.com exists, it’s got a lot of already established goodness on…

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