Meet "Dax", my idea for a mascot (not official).

I like both the “blue monster campaign” and SIlverlight and given I’m dabbling around in 3D at the moment, I decided to play around with the idea of combining the two. Note: This is not the official mascot for Silverlight, instead it’s simply me mucking around with 3D. Please do not use this in anyway…

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POC #1 – Project Harmony (pt1) (Silverlight & Flash)

I’ve been enjoying the overall experience of what Silverlight has to offer since I started with Microsoft back in January 07. That being said, I’ve often been an internal "goto" person at times for some Flash advice on behalf of Microsoft customers around the world. In light of this, recently I also encountered a situation…

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Lightmaker Interview.

 At ReMIX I had the pleasure of interviewing Lucas Sherwood from Lightmaker (which reminds me, must get down to Melbourne again soon). It was an on the spur of the moment interview but in it, we talk about a lot around some of the challenges they faced coming from the Adobe toolset’s over to our…

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RIA is a belief, Silverlight is the execution.

I interact a lot around discussions in the Rich Interactive/Internet Application (RIA) space. I read as much as I can on it and keep tabs on what I find interesting around theories associated to RIA. I also engage folks whom never have even heard the acronym RIA and it’s interesting conversation to have as how…

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We gave birth to RIA.

Adobe’s Mike Downey and I were throwing comments back and forth on twitter.com this morning, it was derived from Brad Becker (ex Flash Product guy @ Macromedia and now Microsoft staffer) post on RIA. Brad posted this a few months ago when JD @ Adobe got all fired up over Rich Interactive Applications vs Rich…

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Taking on the RIA fight, Adobe, Microsoft and Scoble.

I stumbled upon Scoble’s post around how great it was to see Ryan Stewart being agnostic in terms of praising Silverlight via his blog. I guess I didn’t really pay attention to this, as Ryan’s always been one of these guys that generally has a great pulse when it comes to what I call the…

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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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Going Flex to Silverlight: Understanding our DisplayList API.

Disclaimer: This is part two of my Going Flex to Silverlight series, where I’ll be talking about how one is able to transfer concepts they have learnt in Flex world but are looking to explore what Silverlight also has to offer. Whatever reason they have chosen, is entirely up to them and this isn’t to…

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Lightmaker Downunder Doing great things.

Lightmaker is one of my favourite RIA companies and have quite an impressive portfolio ranging from JK Rowling’s infamous Flash Site through to Orlando Magic built in Silverlight. These folks are kicking some nice goals in the RIA space and are quite talented / agnostic in their approach. Last month, Shane & I caught up with Lucas…

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