Call For Papers: Architecture Journal Issue #10

Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is a quarterly magazine, providing a world-class forum for the publication of unique articles on how good architecture can help create great implementations. Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is available as a printed subscription (you can order your own here) and also online here With Issue #9 almost complete, I’m looking for abstracts and ideas…

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Hitting the WPF Curve (a.k.a. Falling off the WPF Cliff)

Learning WPF can be hard.  Even if you have experience with Windows Forms or SWING, many concepts in WPF/XAML are very different and require a total brainwash before you can even put a button on a form.  In his blog, Karsten calls this the WPF Curve and offers several resources to help.    Being on a mission to…

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SPARK UX 1 – 3 Oct, Half Moon Bay, CA

  SPARK UX the two faces of design   A FORUM TO EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF ARCHITECTURE AND EXPERIENCE DESIGN   Too often today, software products and interactive experiences fall short of their potential because the user experience does not serve the interests of its users. The engineering side of software architecture often fails to…

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Launching Applications in Vista 5472

Scott has a great post about replacing “start/run” to launch applications quickly – I’ve used a number of the tools he lists in the past to find optimal ways of launching applications.  One of the options he does miss however is the new start menu in Vista, which now contains a field for entering search or command…

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Saving Memories

When I was growing up I used to take a lot of photos.  Armed with an old Canon 35mm SLR, a few lenses, filters and other stuff, I strongly believe that if my current career hadn’t worked out I would have found myself doing something with photography.  Like most people however, as I got older…

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