Post Architect’s Master Class initial thoughts …

I must tell you, I hate training.  I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! This is me in a training class … Just a sad sack. Why? Because most training sucks, that’s why!  I always feel like give an equivalent amount of undisturbed time, I could learn more on my own.  In one…

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Programming WCF Services

If you are an architect or developer and are using the WCF today or considering the use of WCF on a future project I would highly suggest that you purchase a copy of Programming WCF Services by Juval Lowy. In the new edition of Programming WCF Services there is a new chapter on the Windows…

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Future of Silverlight Starts Now!

On December 2nd join us in Redmond, WA at the Microsoft Campus or watch the event live online and see the future of Silverlight. Learn more about the Future of Silverlight from Scott Guthrie, get training, labs, and swag. It’s just like an extra day of the PDC, dedicated completely to Silverlight. Register – Attend…

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StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets November Release

Visual Studio Snippets is an open source collection of code snippets for the C# programming language, providing StyleCop compliant versions of the 38 code snippets that ship within Visual Studio along with 40 additional StyleCop compliant snippets. You can download an Excel spreadsheet containing details of all 78 code snippets here. As mentioned in my…

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C# Programming Language (Covering C# 4.0), The (4th Edition)

I have been using the C# programming language since before its initial release and there have been a few books that have remained by my side almost that entire time, one such book is the the C# Programming Language, Fourth Edition by Anders Hejlsberg, Mads Torgersen, Scott Wiltamuth, and Peter Golde. While you can find…

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Why does your Windows Phone 7 app need access to my phone calls?

If you’ve been playing around in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace or downloading apps to your shiny new Windows Phone 7 (w00t!), you may have noticed something interesting.  Some applications seem to require a lot more privileges than you’d expect.  Take for example my little game (Zune link, plug) … Why would a little kids’…

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