NYC DevReady: MVVM Content and Links

Thanks to everyone who attended the DevReady: MVVM event in New York City on March 21, 2011!  Special thanks goes out to the event’s speakers Miguel Castro, Dani Diaz, and Seth Juarez for assembling and delivering all of the day’s content!   Thanks to DevExpress for sponsoring the event by providing the breakfast and lunch for…


Get DevReady with MVVM in Philly (3/19) & NYC (3/21)

MVVM. MVVM. MVVM.  I bet you’ve seen that acronym more than three times before? Ever wonder what it means?  I’ll tell you: “Model View-View Model” Ever wonder what THAT means?! MVVM is a popular design pattern for coding the presentation layer in both Silverlight & Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). It seems to be the rage…

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Connected Show #29 – Get LIT With Silverlight & WPF 4

In this episode, guest Pete Brown joins Peter to discuss the recent releases of Silverlight 4 & WPF4. Pete talks about how to “light up with COM” and do some crazy sh—tuff on your client. Mics, webcams, and sensors, oh my! WPF or Silverlight?  Which one should you be looking at when deciding a client…


Connected Show #24 – Addicted to Spring.NET

In this episode, guest Mark Pollack joins Peter to discuss the Spring.NET application framework. In a world driven by POJOs and POCOs, Mark tells us about how he originally created Spring.NET for a team of Java developers to enable a similar development experience in .NET. Since then, the framework has grown from a simple IoC…


Connected Show #19 – User Experience: It Ain’t Lipstick Baby!

In this episode guest co-host and Interviewee Dave Crawford of Microsoft UK joins Dmitry to discuss News such as Windows 7, Windows Stores, ZuneHD development, Java Bridge, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and many more stories. Finally Dave tells us all about the User Experience project role, how development projects can benefit from it and…


XamlFest NYC – February 9th & 10th

Some of my fellow colleagues at Microsoft are hosting a 2-day hands-on-lab event for learning about XAML, the markup language behind WPF & Silverlight.  There is a limited seating available.  Registration is e-mail based and will be on a first-come first-served basis.  Read on for details… Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about…

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MSDN Developer Conference – New York City on January 20th

The nature of software development is radically changing… Are you ready? Cloud computing, Software plus services, Windows Azure, SQL Services, Live Services, Windows 7,  Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 Framework, etc, etc….  Did you miss all of the news coming out of the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles last month? Or, maybe you…

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Community Nights at VS Live – Tonight, 9/8 & Tomorrow, 9/9

VSLive! is going on right now this week in Brooklyn, NY.  VSLive! is a technology conference dedicated to the entire Microsoft stack. This year they’re covering many of the very recent technologies and "Cloud" computing offerings, including Silverlight 2.0, SQL Server Data Services, SQL Server 2008, the Entity Framework, LINQ, ASP.NET Data Services, ASP.NET Dynamic…

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MSDN Events are visiting NY & NJ again!

After quite an exciting Heroes Happen Here Launch, MSDN Events are here again!  This quarter we have some tantalizing new content for you to enjoy, and my colleague Lindsay Rutter is kicking it off in a couple of weeks in New York City and Edison, New Jersey.  Due to some unresolved venue selection, our msdnevents.com…


NY Times Reader Beta for the Mac OS Now Available

If anyone out there has not had an opportunity to use the NY Times Reader to read the NY Times, you’re missing out on a great experience!  The Times Reader is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that let’s you read the paper on or offline in a rich format.  It’s been available for over…

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