Visual Studio Team System Adoption Workshop

Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) provides a platform upon which you can build a professional software development process. Many development teams find the adoption of a product with so much to offer to be somewhat daunting and are looking for advice and guidance about the best approach to get started. The VSTS Adoption Workshop is…

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Build: Sharing types and instances between Silverlight and JavaScript

This post by Salvador shows how to reuse current JavaScript functionality with Silverlight. The first thing that ASP.NET developers ask themselves is how to reuse the current existing JavaScript functionality with Silverlight applications. The good news is that the Silverlight team has delivered what they have promised regarding the interaction between these two worlds. This…

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Meet ‘Chris Barker’, he’s an ADC.

 Here is the third installment of the ‘Meet an ADC’ series, this week we meet Chris Barker.   Hello Chris Barker who are you? My name is Chris Barker.   Have you always worked in the ADC Team? I began my Microsoft days in Product Support, looking at technologies such as C++, COM/COM+ and ASP.NET.  I have…

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10 reasons to consider WPF for your next desktop application – Reason Number 3: DataTemplates.

Here is part 3 of Josh Twist’s 10 part series on the reasons to consider WPF for your next desktop application, this part explores the topic of DataTemplates. Earlier I introduced a series of posts entitled 10 reasons to consider WPF for your next desktop application. If you haven’t read the intro yet, better head on…

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WCSF Application Architecture 2: Application Controller

This is the second article of a series written by Simon Ince, to view the first post visit the link below. ·         WCSF Application Architecture 1: Introduction So why do we have patterns? I think it is basically to reuse good designs, and to adopt a common terminology when discussing software. But so often the…

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‘Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)’ in a Day Workshop

Just one of the services we offer in the ADC team is technology / product workshops. Please find details below of the ‘WCF in a Day’ workshop we currently offer. For existing customers, if you would like take advantage of this workshop within your organisation, please contact your ADC. If you are not currently engaged…

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Code Duplication tool on CodePlex

Just chatting yesterday about quick wins in code reviews and the subject of de-duping code came up. Even recently I was in a project where two of us implemented the same checking logic at different tiers of the application (replace that with layers if you’re into onion architectures). Something that is able to detect clone…

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Meet ‘Morgan Skinner’, he’s an ADC.

 Continuing on the theme of things here is the second post in the Meet an ADC series, meet Morgan Skinner.   1 – Hello Morgan, who are you?   I’m Morgan Skinner, originally from Cornwall but have been living in and around Manchester for the past 20 years. I’m married and have one son, Sam….

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10 reasons to consider WPF for your next desktop application – Reason 2. Databinding

Here is part 2 of Josh Twist’s 10 part series on the reasons to consider WPF for your next desktop application, this part explores the topic of databinding. Earlier I introduced a series of posts entitled 10 reasons to consider WPF for your next desktop application. If you haven’t read the intro yet, better head…

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WCSF Application Architecture 1: Introduction

Simon Ince has put together and excellent series of articles answering the question of how to write real world applications using the Web Client Software Factory (WCSF), Simon is still working on this series so stay tuned for more posts on this subject! One of the questions I get a lot from customers is “how do…

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