Adding (DLR) Scripting to a Desktop Application

Want to Learn More? I highly recommend Michael Foord’s book, IronPython in Action. I have blogged about MahTweets a couple of times: The long search for the perfect WPF Twitter Client. Over. and MahTweets goes 2.7. MahTweets is a MS-PL open source social media client, created using MEF and WPF, based on .NET 4.0. MahTweets…

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MahTweets goes 2.7

The MahTweets team have released version 2.7 of the open source social media client. Based on WPF, MEF and other developer goodness: with source code available if you want to see how to create a desktop application. Many useability enhancements based on user feedback – and the needs of the developer team. All heavy twitterers…

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Hyper-immersion and Character Weaknesses

Long, long time now posts. Twitter captures my immediate thoughts; and time is captured by other pursuits. The Netbooks at Australian TechEd pioneered the way for the PDC 2009 Acer handout. And quite frankly drained me completely. After being hyper-immersed in a project I find it somewhat difficult to find a new direction. I call…

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The long search for the perfect WPF Twitter Client. Over.

Twitter; Facebook and friends is the place where I spend most of my day. For work and play. Separating work and play is difficult in single-column twitter clients. Enter mutliple columns, filtering as base requirements for my perfect twitter client. Stuck in closed-source TweetDeck; or moving through a myriad of AIR based applications. Subjecting myself…

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Open Source Goodness Comes in Threes

Hyper-V Instrumentation via Linux driver, source code contribution (GPLv2) Microsoft Live@EDU integration for Moodle via a plug in, PHP source code contribution (GPLv2) Gestalt. <script language=”ruby | python”> client-side scripting (MsPL)

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Unintended Consequences

Two unintended consequences of Microsoft open sourcing: 1. Google Chrome (on Windows) uses the Windows Template Library (WTL) published under the Ms-PL 2. Mono outpaces Java for Linux desktop application adoption. An interesting quotation from the article: “It is an interesting irony that Microsoft’s sponsored technology, which is open source, is allowing developers to be…

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Open Source Developer Conference, Sydney, 2008

During the 30 minutes of presentation, I demonstrated the following bits and pieces of open source and or free Microsoft bits. Demo set 1: Open source licensing and giving back ASP.NET MVC on Stackoverflow.com: licensed via MS-PL Codeplex.com; the main, but not only, Microsoft repository of our open source bits and source Oomph: Microformats toolkit…

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Demos and Links from Edge of the Web, Nov’08 Perth

During the 50 minutes of presentation (including at least 9 ICHC images), I demonstrated the following bits and pieces of open source and or free Microsoft bits. Demo set 1: Web Standards Live Mesh Mobile : take photo to mesh on laptop MacOS X 10.5 client available too [not demo’d] DataModelBrowser to apis.mesh.com; showing REST/JSON/APP…

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Hidden in the Mists of the Forest

Hidden in the mists of the autumnal forests (northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere it is springtime!) Microsoft opened a new door to interesting Opensource-web things: http://www.microsoft.com/web/content.aspx?id=microsoft-introduces-installers-for-open-source-apps http://www.microsoft.com/web is bookmark worthy. The world has dramatically changed, and Microsoft moves along with the times. Seasons change.

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Microsoft, Open Source and IronRuby

John Lam is interviewed by James Turner at OSCON 2008. To understand the interface between Microsoft and Open source, this is an excellent overview. With some Ruby stuff duck-typed in there, too

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