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This podcast accompanies the July 1st, 2009 edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It includes an interview with Gary Short discussing technical debt and the roll refactoring can play in repaying that debt, plus a discussion of my teams new YouTube channel. Show Notes: Three Men and a Whiteboard discuss ASP.NET MVC Fun look at IE8 web accelerators with Tesco Anti-Patterns to Avoid in Entity Framework N-Tier Applications Web Site Improvements Using jQuery and jQuery UI Great screencasts on WCF, Silverlight ...
[UPDATED: July 1st. Show 5 is also now available in which Gary Short discusses technical det and the role of refactoring] [UPDATED: July 1st. Hoster is having some issues.Alternative download is available] This podcast accompanies the June 17th edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It includes a twenty minute interview with Sara Ford, the Program Manager of codeplex.com, Microsoft's open source project hosting web site. We discuss her famous Visual Studio Tips (for VS 2008 and VS 2005) , how people ...
In this Issue: Patrick Cauldwell, Erik Mork, Dan Wahlin, David Poll, Peter Bromberg, Steve Strong, Jonathan van de Veen, Michael C. Neel, and Jafar Husain. Shoutouts: Pete Blois reports that he has Updated Rooler ... if you haven't used this, go get it now! From SilverlightCream.com -- 9 items since some folks got delayed a day: Default button semantics in Silverlight revisited Patrick Cauldwell revisited his Default button code I blogged a couple days ago and has made it Prism-friendly. It depends ...
This is the third podcast pilot to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter. This is an example of a “bonus edition” which we will from time to time interleave with the regular fortnightly podcasts. The good news is we now have a permanent subscription courtesy of Feedburner which will work with ITunes and regular RSS readers. Feedback good and bad is always welcome. And yes, the audio quality isn't going to win a prize. Still working on that :-) Enjoy. Show Notes: This is an interview with ...
How often you should search for the various information? Most likely it occurs every day. It is important, that an information search problem not trivial. Also the information can is in various sources - in files, in e-mail messages, in documents etc. Not the secret, that most part of an information is in a network - local and global. Windows Search which allows to search easily and conveniently on the basis of indexes has been developed in Windows Vista. In Windows 7 a theme of search has found ...
Introduction The WinPHP challenge is running towards it’s closing time. Only a few days before entering I came with the idea to enter the contest. I had to put a lot of my spare time into it, but it was worth it. I learned a lot from exploring the realm of php. It’s fun to work in a language I normally do not work in. And to find ways to implement some thoughts that have been on my mind for a while. Here’s the story about the what, the where and the how of BlogSnor, my entry for the WinPHP challenge. ...
Here we go, as a proper response to my own rant – Google Maps Mobile 3.0 for Windows Mobile, or what Live Search Mobile forgot to do, again. Windows Live Search Mobile client for WM6 has a feature called Collections, this feature let’s the user look up RSS content and map it. Hmmmm… Sarah Perez has found an article a while back on how to open up your collections in Live Search Mobile here: Make Your Live Maps Collections Mobile The tutorial linked is actually really nice: Live Maps Collections Mobile ...
The default RSS feeds in SharePoint are very basic and I want them to contain more information. I managed this by generating my own RSS feeds. Here is how I did it: First, install the RSSBus SharePoint WebPart. After running the setup, go to the Site Collection Features page to activate the Web Part. In order to create custom RSS feeds, you’ll also need to activate the “RSSBus Service Handler” feature. I created a special document library for my feeds, I called it “Really Simple Services”, since ...
In this Issue: Erik Mork, Mark Monster, Steve Strong, Rishi, Kirupa Chinnathambi(2), Timmy Kokke, Shawn Wildermuth(2), Page Brooks, and Alex Golesh. Shoutouts: This was a bad weekend for me... I spent most of Saturday in bed and didn't feel much like blogging on Sunday, so this set of posts is everything from Friday evening to Monday morning. Shawn Wildermuth has posted his Sample Code from GGMUG Talk Michael S. Sherotter says that he Need Help with my Chroma Key Pixel Shader Algorithm, which I blogged ...
This is the second pilot podcast to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter (Check out Pilot Show 1) I am working through issues around getting the best quality for recording (both of myself and folks I interview), deciding which tools to use to process the raw audio, what show structure to use etc. Once I have it completely pinned down I will go live with the “real” podcast which you will be able to subscribe to using ITunes and similar and will be published every two weeks. In the meantime, ...
To Microsoft’s credit their Architecture resources are much improving. The excellent free Architecture Journal and the MSDN Architecture Centre have been going for sometime but I noticed recently that there is a new UK centric Architecture Portal written by the UK DPE Architect Team with the new free monthly Arc Magazine. The first editions of the Arc Magazine tackle the highly logical new buzz ‘Software + Services’ with links to the Microsoft Strategy Software + Services Home Page. I will talk about ...
In a previous post, I talked about how PowerShellASP can be used to generate an RSS feed with PowerShell. Now I’ll show how the same feed can be generated more easily with PowerShellRSS. Again, the dir command in PowerShell (get-childitem) is used to get a listing of files to use as enclosures in the feed. # This example demonstrates how to generate an RSS feed from a call to the Get-ChildItem cmdlet (dir). # To tailor to your specific needs, set the following values: $mediadir = 'C:\Testing\media';$virtual... ...
At PowerShellToys.com, you’ll find a bunch of new toys for PowerShell, including the first full release of PowerShellASP + free community license. The new toys? PowerShellADO, PowerShellPanel, PowerShellWebPart, and PowerShellRSS. Here’s a brief description of each, in my own words. For the official description and examples, check out PowerShellToys.com. PowerShellASP – write ASP pages with PowerShell scripting instead of vbscript. PowerShellADO – execute PowerShell cmdlets and return the results ...
I’m a big fan of PlayOn form MediaMall Technologies which is an application that allows you to view videos from popular sites like Hulu, CBS and Netflix on your Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or DLNA-compliant television or set-top-box. I’m also a big fan of Channel9, the “official” unofficial source for developer information from Microsoft. In a recent release, MediaMall implemented a PlugIn API for PlayOn that allows a developer to add new media sources to the PlayOn menu. Developers have already added ...
Every once in a while we at Geeks With Blogs like to get away from Technology and post on a non-technical subject. I enjoy this and think its one of the things that makes GWB’s a great community of people, not just geeks. Recently I’ve been blogging quite a bit on border and immigration issues, which has become somewhat of an interest of mine. While I hope my readers have enjoyed these posts, I realize that this is first and foremost a technology community and I don’t want to force those with a technical ...
PowerShellASP is a powerful tool for generating web pages with PowerShell. It allows you to insert PowerShell script directly into a webpage (a .ps1x page), that code will be executed and the resulting powershell objects are renderable in your page. It also exposes familiar $response, $request, $server, etc. for accessing response, request, and other information about the HTTP context. This example shows how to use PowerShellASP to generate an RSS podcast feed. The dir command in PowerShell (get-childitem) ...
Yesterday I got the email welcoming me to the First Annual WinPHP Challenge. Microsoft, ibuildings and Leaseweb are sponsoring this contest to show Windows is now a first class citizen for development and deployment of PHP projects. The idea of this contest is very simple, just build an application running on Windows and IIS7. But, do this with PHP. The contests ends June 1st. Until then all contestants have to blog about their progress. On June 13th the winner will be announced at the DPC closing ...
I saw Michael @Gannotti’s Tweets Wiki and thought it was pretty handy. It made me think of @jazzychad’s TweetGrid and how that would be nice inside SharePoint. So I combined these two into my own little twitter search page in SharePoint, and here’s how: Tools I used: RSSBus SharePoint WebPart. Installed and activated the RSSBus SharePoint WebPart, added the webpart to my SharePoint page. I went to search.twitter.com, and did a search for “PowerShell”. The results page includes the RSS feed for the ...
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Wow! I never thought that I will see this day this soon but we just achieved 100 videos on www.ScreenCastADay.com. All the videos are completely free and usually run from 5 to 10 minutes. If you are not subscribed to the RSS feeds then please use the following feed to subscribe: http://feeds2.feedburner.co... www.screencastaday.com For my 101st video I will ask my wife to demonstrate her skills on the computer and teach us something new ;) ...
PowerShell users are scripters and developers who love productivity tools. That’s why you and I like PowerShell – it gives us so much to help us work more efficiently. RSSBus is another swiss-army knife of technology along this same vein, and is a handy complement to PowerShell. The biggest wins? #1, RSSBus makes it easy to get data. No matter the source of the data (tons of sources are supported already, with many more to come and an open interface so anybody can build more data connectors), with ...
Wow! If you have any sense of humor you have to see what Google has come up with now! As many of you know, you can set your Microsoft Outlook to have an automatic out of office reply. I will detail some tips on how to do that in a second. However, how great would it be to have an automatic, politician like, non-committal spin generator for when you are out of the office, instead? Leave it to the Geniuses at Google to add this feature to Gmail! Talk about an office productivity booster, instead of ...
Follow Me On Twitter http://twitter.com/Mohamed_... So, a very short note on my last news is that now I’m in Abu Dhabi, UAE; for a while not having a laptop, which is why I haven’t blogged since dotNETwork CodeCamp’09. Then I thought of Micro-blogging. If you know Twitter already you know what I mean, if not, think of something like facebook status; micro space to say something that’s in your mind now. A good way to say something quick and it has been popular for technical guys and even some western ...
If you have Outlook 2007 installed, you already have a built in RSS feed aggregator. I used to rely entirely on Google Reader for my feed, but I’ve grown to love the convenience of having my email and RSS feeds in one interface. Setting it up is stupid simple. First, there’s the blatent RSS folder that’s part of the treeview in Outlook 2007: Right click and select ‘Add new RSS feed’ Put in the URL of your favourite blog… And voila! Instant information goodness delivered straight to your Outlook! ...
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Stephanie Grima’s Curriculum Vitae Introduction As a person, I consider myself as capable to work alone and with a team easily. I am very hard working, and do whatever I set my mind to doing. I am currently at MCAST ICT, during my last year of my studies reading my Higher National Diploma. I also hold an A-Level in IT as well as a National Diploma in Computing. I see myself working in IT as a web developer or software programmer while I continue furthering my knowledge by doing exams such as MCTS ...
You can take screen shots of the phones screen by holding the HOME button and tapping the HOLD/STANDBY button. These will be saved under PICTURES and then CAMERA ROLL. Holding the HOME button for roughly 6-10 secs will terminate a program from running iif not responding. Dialling *#06# then calling will bring up our phones IMEI number. If the '.com' button is present whilst typing, then by pressing and holding down that button, 3 more domain name extensions appear – .edu, .org & .net. Instead ...
I have been developing web sites for a little over a decade now, and I have to tell you, I missed the boat. A lot of that time was wasted. I spent most of my career developing crappy code that was doomed to cause some poor sap some real heartache. To those who have had to support my crappy legacy code, I profusely apologize. You know who you are, and you undoubtedly know who I am. You've probably spent many hours rewriting my leftovers and trying to spin gold out of code-dung. Again, I apologize. ...
I have been busily working away at building infrastructure for the Dare to Dream Difference Challenge. Since my last post, I have finished the hardware prototype, although I still need a cabinet. The project now consists of a Device Solutions Tahoe II development board, an XBee Series 2 module, an AR1010 FM Receiver, an LM4832N audio amplifier, and two 0.5 watt speakers (pictured here). Not pictured is the ZigBee base station. I have made a shift in the approach I was taking for the software. Originally, ...
1. I installed and activated the RSSBus Web Part for SharePoint, which allows me as a SharePoint owner or member to create a customized web part from one of dozens of RSSBus connectors or any RSS/Atom feed I like, such as a Twitter Search RSS feed. 2. I added the RSSBus Web Part to my SharePoint page, and edited its content using the Source Editor. I am using the following template to format the results of my search.twitter.com RSS result: <rsb:call op=http://search.twitter.co... ...
I wanted an eReader of some kind. I knew that. This is a cool technology. First off, no matter if you get an Amazon Kindle or a Sony eReader, then you are in for a definite treat. This is one cool gadget and if you like to read books or magazines or whatever, then you are going to love the portability in carrying an easy-to-read library with you in a nice convenient little package such as these gadgets offer. For those that haven’t seen this in person, the big deal with this all is the piece of the ...
The RSSBus SharePoint Web Part might just be the most exciting thing I’ve had the pleasure to work with in quite a while. RSSBus is an amazingly powerful product, but the RSSBus SharePoint Web Part…its just a thing of beauty. What the web part does: it lets you expose data from just about anywhere inside SharePoint. The simplest example is to show an RSS feed like Google News or Yahoo News. I tweeted about that last week. I put together two more simple examples. One is using my Twitter Search RSS ...
I realized after a discussion at work today that I don't view news and information sites in a browser that often. I find that I use an RSS reader more than actually going to the sites. I did not think about this too much until a co-worker was discussing Twitter as a service does not get that much direct traffic (people going to their site) most twitter users use a 3rd party software or tool to tweet or follow people. I realized how true this was when I realized that I had not gone to www.twitter.com ...
In this issue: Richard Griffin, Scott Barnes, Jesse Liberty(2), Nigel Sampson, Jeff Weber, SilverlightShow, Jeff Brand Andrej Tozon, Somasegar, Dean Chalk, and Jeff Wilcox. Shoutouts: Jesse Libery has a post up on Why I'm Going To MIX, and that goes for me too :) Bryant Likes reports that he has Twilight Source Code Published. Ken Cox has the Episode 3 - Pasted Code from his video up. From SilverlightCream.com: Designer Developer Workflow Part III Richard Griffin has the third installment of his ...
My kit arrived on Friday for the Dare to Dream Different Challenge. Very very cool. The only minor disappointment was that the supplied XBee modules were Series 1. Fortunately, I had a few 2.5 modules laying around from a past project that I upgraded to ZB. Fortunately for me, Michael Schwarz created a library that contains code to talk to 2.5 and later modules for the desktop and micro frameworks. After a few hours of leaning how his library worked (and not worked with Series 1) and upgrading XBee ...
In this issue: Jonathan van de Veen, David Justice, Andrej Tozon, Patrick Keating, Timmy Kokke, Shawn Wildermuth, Alex, Golesh, and Mike Snow. Shoutouts: Robby Ingebretsen has a new version of Kaxaml out: New Version of Kaxaml with Support for Silverlight 2 RTW ... if you don't know what it is, you owe it to yourself to go look! If you ever sit around and wonder "what is Corey Schuman up to?" :) ... never fear, he's involved in lots of things, for instance: HSN.tv video player and Video slider control ...
In this issue: Russell Greenspan, Andrej Tozon, Patrick Keating, Timmy Kokke, csharpsean, John Stockton, Mike Snow, Terence Tsang, Ning Zhang, and Lee. From SilverlightCream.com: Microphone access in Silverlight via Flash and JavaScript Russell Greenspan shows us how to get past the no microphone in Silverlight thing by going through Flash or Java along the way.... great idea and since I've never coded Flash, good info... thanks Russell! Silverlight TreeView: MVVM and editing [1] Andrej Tozon was ...
Ralph James put together a video entitled “The Case For Simple Services”: Discover RSSBus Simple Services™. This video explores simple services concepts, and demonstrates how RSSBus can be used to enhance data, application, and service accessibility. RSSBus Simple Services are "simple" because they are called with standard URLs and they return data streams as RSS name-value pairs, HTML pages, and other popular, easy-to-consume formats. They don't require programming, custom clients, SOAP envelopes, ...
If you don’t read Chris Koenig’s blog (shame on you :|) or haven’t seen Ballmer’s Keynote at CES, you might not be aware. However, Windows 7 Beta will be available for download tomorrow, first come first served to the first 2.5 million people. Get the cool details from Chris (and while you’re their maybe a new RSS feed): http://blogs.msdn.com/chkoe... Get the official news from the Windows 7 team: http://windowsteamblog.com/... ...
Wow! I was accepted into Round 2 of the Dare to Dream Different Challenge by winning Round 1. Round 1 consisted of making a proposal of what your dream device would be and telling a little about yourself. My dream device is a bedside digital assistant. It is much more than an alarm clock (although it will have that feature). Through the use of RSS feeds, it will act as a morning newspaper, weather report, and digital picture frame. It will have some other features that I always wanted at my bedside, ...
Lately I've had a few people approach me after speaking engagements or conferences and ask for some advice on becoming a .NET developer. Sometimes this has been moving into IT from an unrelated field or other times it's just been a transition of existing development skills into .NET. Now if you have been in this industry for awhile (and had any success) you have apparently demonstrated at least some capability to migrate your skills from one newly released technology to the next. In 2009 it's hard ...
In ParaPlan 4.0, we use twitter to maintain a change log. I wanted to display this information to our users, so I wrote a little class that calls the RSS feed and uses LINQ to parse the data. All I need is the message and the date, so that is all it pulls out. Here is the class: public class Twitter { public string Message { get; set; } public DateTime PubDate { get; set; } public static List<Twitter> Parse(string User) { var rv = new List<Twitter>(); var url = "http://twitter.com/statuse... ...
Honestly, my eyes lit up like it was Christmas all over again when I read the updated MSDN Events RSS on my google reader. Some Louisiana love is finally on its way this month, here is the low down: MSDN EVENTS - AZURE, DEBUGGING AND MOBILITY SESSIONS INCLUDE - Demystifying Azure: An Overview of the Azure Services Platform for Developers - Deepen your Debugging: Tips and Tricks for the Visual Studio 2008 Debugger - Developing for Windows Mobile Devices FREE ADMITTANCE Enhance your coding capabilities ...
Today we’ll speak about migration from community server 2007 to another blog engine, when you have no access to CS and/or other database. Let’s set targets first: You want to migrate all posts You want to migrate all comments You want to transfer all hosted images and media files You should update all internal links Looks complicated? not really. First of all, grab any XML-RPC framework (for example xml-rcp.net). Then create a proxy to CS2007 – it uses Metablog API. You can see all defined methods ...
I started this blog back in September with a particular purpose in mind. Every yahoo and his brother has a blog these days, and by far the majority of them are absolute trash, but every so often there's a gem. As developers, we seem to mostly agree on which ones are the gems. Non-developers most likely have different lists, depending on their focus. There's a long list of blogs I love to read, and couldn't possibly hope to be counted among them, but one day I realized something. There's a lot of ...
If you are trying to setup a blog in SharePoint and want to aggregate its feed to a parent site, you’ll find that if you’re using NTLM you’ll get the following error: The RSS webpart does not support authenticated feeds This seems frustrating at first as you begin to wonder why you can create a blog, add RSS feed viewers, but can’t combine the two. Basically this appears to come down to an authentication issue, and NTLM’s lack of ability to delegate credentials. The solution: Kerberos, and what appears ...
I just picked this up on RSS and am psyched! We've been using DataDude since early on in it's initial release. It has become an integral part of our database schema development process. Hats off to Gert and all of the others on the VSTS DbPro team for all of the great new features, extensibility and SQL Server 2008 support in the new edition. You can read more about it in Gert's blog post. SALUTE! Jim ...
One of the timeless articles among the lists of "must reads" for programmers, The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric Steven Raymond, was written to expose how the open source community can succeed. The article exposed commercial software construction as an unyielding entity that is structured and secretive, where only those closely involved understood the inner workings. Similarly, open source was associated with the bazaar, as a thriving community where everyone is involved, and the internal structure ...
Thursday during the keynote at PubCon in Las Vegas Microsoft announced “Project Silk Road” which is a collection of services, including a new version of the Live Search APIs for developer community – basically Search API 2.0 Beta + Search Ads pilot. I can tell you all from firsthand experience that this is very slick! As one of the first implementations of the Live Search API 2.0 Beta , we got it up and running on GeeksWithBlogs.net very quickly and couldn’t be happier with the results. Search API ...