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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 ...
I was getting caught up on my RSS feeds after PDC today and I ran across this Engadget article. I then thought, hey that photo looks familiar. Oh I know why, because I took it! Technorati Tags: PDC08,Photography ...
If you are reading this on an RSS aggregator or RSS reader you might want to check out the new look of the US ISV Team Blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde Thanks to everyone involved for helping out on the new look. Special thanks to Susan Friesen and Kevin Kennedy from BBDO Atlanta. I really appreciate the help and I definitely owe you one. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like: Check it out! Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation ...
I tried to dial in to the teleconference, but kept getting an invalid number. <Update:> Nathan Brouwer was able to get into the press conference and wrote up a nice transcript as it was going. He has posted that on his blog here: Silverlight 2 Final (RTW) Available ... thanks for the email and note-taking, Nathan! </Update> I refreshed the Press Release page at 9:00, and there it was! It will be available on October 14, and current Silverlight users will be updated. Here is a bit of information ...
I published SimpleTracker, is a simple service that will accept a tracking number or package id from major shipping companies (FedEx, USPS, and UPS), and spit out an RSS feed which you can then subscribe to in your favorite feed reader (FeedDemon, Google Reader, Outlook, Bloglines, etc). Oftentimes I’m obsessed with knowing where my packages are and why they aren’t on my doorstep yet. Now I’ll always know, without having to keep visiting the tracking website over and over! :) Technorati Tags: FedEx, ...
I’ve been doing development professionally now for maybe 18 months and my experiences over the last 8 months in an agile shop have made me realise just how much there is to know in the development arena and, more importantly, how much I would like to know in order to be really creative in my job and produce truly excellent software. In my previous job, I used a text editor to write Perl. There was no such thing as unit testing and copying and pasting was viewed as an aid to productivity rather than ...

Now that the book is finished writing, reality is catching up with me and I am finally able to work on the backlog of ideas and projects that has accumulated in the last months. Time to give an update of stuff I do or will do soon.

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Mark Schill was another of the winners of the PowerScripting Podcast’s NetCmdlets scripting contest. Mark submitted a tweet-im script, which sends an instant message about new tweets found in the Twitter RSS feed. They explained on the podcast that Twitter used to have an IM-bot feature which went away, so Mark created this script himself to meet this need. The script simply sits and fetches your Twitter friends timeline feed every x seconds, checks to see if the items it finds are newer than the ...
Here is an RSS to iCal converter that I published last week. All it does it take your RSS url, and give you back another one that calls RSSBus, and asks RSSBus to retrieve your URL and convert it to iCAL for you! Recently I came across several RSS feeds of schedules. One was a product release schedule, another a football schedule (go pack!). I was slightly annoyed that RSS was chosen for schedules since no feed readers really know how to handle a future pubDate, but I quickly realized it would be ...
A little while ago the team that work on the BIDS Helper project discovered something interesting about codeplex. Codeplex Wiki pages have the facility to allow people to add comments, but unlike all the other places where people can interact with a codeplex project, for some reason wiki pages are not included in the projects RSS feed. So if you have ever added a comment to a page on a codeplex project and wondered why the author never acknowledged your comment, this could be why. Hopefully the codeplex ...
Quick Summary I attended the Atlanta .NET User Group meeting tonight. Need to find out about local developer events? FYI... You can find out when all the local (greater Atlanta) Microsoft related user groups are happening at the Atlanta .NET Regular Guys website. You can also find out about local developer events at the Community Megaphone (Code Camps and Roadshows and Webcasts). Very easy to subscribe to an RSS feed of local events. Doug Ware, the speaker, is the founder of eLumenotion Training ...
Bill Reiss announced a SL Game contest, Matt Berseth with Custom DataGrid icons, Palard Julien provides password control, Sean Blakemore on IOC and Moq, Somesegar describes the olympics process, Laurence Moroney with a fun app, Scott Barnes on RSS, Tim Heuer announces hands-on labs, and Expression Blog on animating a line [WPF]. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Game Contest rules and FAQ now online Bill announced this the other day and I held off until I could exchange email with him... looks ...

I know he posted this on his blog, but since my blog is hooked to my facebook page via RSS (and others), I wanted to publish a post to send it out to my web peeps. I can't explain it any better than he can himself, so I'll just link you to the article.

Yesterday I needed to deal with very large files and kept switching from one editor to another, today in the morning while browsing through my RSS feeds I came across this post at DonationCoder, Large Text File Viewer was the tool that made my day!
Currently I'm working on a data synchronization tool in which I have finally had the need to use reflection. I'll admit that I'm not an expert when it comes to reflection, but it isn't that hard to work with either. And I have heard before about the performance hit you take with reflection, so up until now I hadn't ever needed / wanted to use it, but I see now the power that reflection offers. One day while perusing my RSS feeds for the day I was reading one of Scott Hanselman's weekly source code ...
Michael Washington's Silverlight Desktop, Peter Bromberg on Data, Jesse Liberty on new interface, chirshayuk with 3-parts on encryption, Celso Gomes with Grand Piano, 360 Degree View, and Panoramic Viewer, Joel Neubeck with Media Player with Marker Support, Scott Barnes on Binding to Custom Model, and Pete Brown on SL2B2 and RSS. Karsten Januszewski has ported his samples to Beta 2. Silverlight Girl reports that she continues to find more Silverlight B2 games, and is keeping her list up-to-date... ...
14 posts in the last 24 hours! -- Silverlight Girl with "Bumble Beegger", Piotr Puszkiewicz on solving the FF3 problem, Ivan Dragoev Animating ListBox items, Richard Griffin with more B1-> B2 goodness, David Anson with XPS Viewer B2, Jeff Paries with B2 Toys for Tweets, Lee with Drag/Drop Grid Rows, Florian Krüsch updated Triangle Control, Jeff Wilcox on UnitTest With SL2B2, Corey Schuman on NBC Olympics Viewer, and Dave Relyea on prettying up the Slider. I've added a couple new finds as bloggers. ...
Jeff Paries with a SL2 Tweemes Client, Tim Heuer on Streaming, Cross-Domain data, VSM, and Skinning, Jesse Liberty on SL2B2 Event Bubbling, Christian Schormann on VSM and Skins, and Jonas Follesø on Unit Testing SL. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Twitter Jeff Paries has a great job.... Look at what he's gone and done now!! .. this is very cool... thanks for sharing Jeff! Silverlight Streaming won’t upload my video! Tim Heuer has 4 things since I posted yesterday! ... this one is on the various ...
Martin Mihaylov on the MultiscalImage Control, Jose Fajardo on DeepZoom, Dan Wahlin on Beginning SL2, Wilco Bauwer on Threading and Silverlight Components, Jonas Follesø on SL2 Cross Domain Policy and YouCard Demo, Dave Campbell on SL2 Lines, Paths, and Anti-aliasing. From SilverlightCream.com: Using the MultiscaleImage control in Silverligth2 Beta 1 Martin sent me this link this morning... it's a follow-on to his previous, this time showing how to use the image created by the composer. The future ...
Right after Google Spreadsheets came out, I got a ton of downloads from a little class library I wrote for interacting with it over HTTP. Problem is, Google didn't provide a true API - the solution was to use HTTP to manually perform the gets and posts required to manage each spreadsheet. Now its much easier thanks to RSSBus! Here is a sample Google spreadsheet, it looks like this: A B C D 1 Name Hours Items IPM 2 Bingley 10 2 0.0033 3 Captain Carter 200 75360 6.28 4 Dawson 200 100000 8.3333 5 Colonel ...
Ok, that's a lie - I already moved my feed a LONG (not quite a year ago) time ago. My new feed is http://rss.joshholmes.com/j... More on my blog at Changing RSS Feeds ...
I just uploaded a new YouTube video for RSSBus. Some of it is hard to see, but soon it will be published at rssbus.com as a high quality flash video. RSSBus can be used to securely serve custom feeds over the Internet or on the local host. This video shows examples of very basic feeds that can be created with RSSBus with just a few mouse clicks, and more complex piped feeds. Near the end, the video shows some ways in which RSSBus can be integrated into real world solutions. Obviously, RSSBus can ...
So many people twittering, myself included. It makes me wonder if this is a good or bad thing. SHanselman pointed out earlier this week that his wife doesn't necessarily think it's so great. I guess she has a point, are Twitterers so self-important that we feel people need to know our every move? Do you care that I'm stuck in traffic, or what I had for dinner? Then of course there are the self-promoting Twitterers (although, really, aren't we all?) that tweet every time they make a blog post, like ...
LeeOnTech blogs about a SL Modal Dialog, Scott Guthrie on Existing UI == UserControl, Chad Campbell has an update on his book, Chris Carper started blogging about the Business of SL, Adam Kinney blogged his new GamerCard, Dan Wahlin on ItemsControl Templates, Jaime Rodriguez on SL2 Instantiation, Jesse Liberty on SQL to DataGrid via WCF/LINQ, and Laurent Bugnion on a bug with skewing and opacity masks on reflections. I forgot to mention that Pete Brown of Irritated Vowel has changed his RSS feed ...
I started working with sandcastle to generate api documentation for the Asp.Net MVC - MvcContrib project (http://MvcContrib.org). I wanted to get some feedback as to how useful the general API Namespace/Class listings are. Below are two of the outputs of the documentation. I encourage you to take a quick look at it so that you can provide feedback. To Subscribe to this RSS feed use this url: http://feeds.feedburner.com... Here is an html versions that the project could host online. http://mvccontrib.googlecod... ...
Recently, Zach Young, a colleague of mine, and I started working on a project with the goal to lean several new things. I had the idea for the application, a simple web application that would displayed the post from registered RSS feeds sorted by publish date. Which sounds pretty simple, but it became more clear the more we talked about it that we need requirements. It is the same problem that is apparent in any software project. I am for this instance play the role of the customer, and I have a ...
I just released the latest build in binary and source code format on CodePlex. To Subscribe to this RSS feed use this url: http://feeds.feedburner.com... What's new in this release?The following items are changes from the previous release: Revision: 275- corrected some warnings/errors.- added ViewDataExtensions. This brings the functionality of the smartbag to ViewData.- now, we have easy adding and getting to and from ViewData. No more casting, and if you only put a single "Customer" in ...
I am twitterpated with twitter. Ok so that is a bit strong but for some reason I am addicted to twitter. What is twitter? Well think of MSN messenger and AOL messenger mashed up with your favorite forum and walla! So what is so cool with it? Not sure. I mean to the untrained eye it looks like a bunch of people posting about what they are doing as if someone gives a ________ (enter favorite word here). It just happens to be that you invite friends to watch and listen to your tweets! Once again twitter ...
The Microsoft MIX08 conference is going on this week and even though I didn't go this year (maybe next year or ReMix) there are enough people blogging about what's happening at the conference that you can still keep up with most of it. There were a lot of big announcements during the keynote and the first day of the conference, including the first public beta of Internet Explorer 8. This release is primarily focused on web developers and designers to give them as much time as possible to validate ...
Using new features in .NET 3.5 Framework. blogs.msdn.com/justinsmith What in .NET 3.5 for services: The New HTTP Programming model: New support JSON Services Syndication in .NET 3.5 Service Stack Evolution -Sockets->HttpListener-&... WCF one stop shop for services Myth:WCF is only for enterprise services Reality:WCF gets around(enterprise and web) .NET 3.5 WCF web-centric upgrades: Make REST a 1st class citizenish Embrace SOAP-less representations JSON messaging capabilities ...
Justice - "I have the most amazing news!" Me - "Really? What?!" Justice - "Oh, I'm not going to TELL you! I just wanted you to know that I had amazing news." In a nutshell that was my conversation with Justice this morning. He did drop a few crumbs (he's *SO* dramatic...seriously, the last Dev Teach we were at he hired a few homeless people to walk in front of him dropping rose petals wherever he walked and spray FeBreeze whenever he farted), but basically he's waiting to drop huge info on his blog. ...
I have a ton of video from the keynote. However it is all grainy and well even Microsoft expressions is have a hard time with it. So I will try to get some better pictures. A couple of great apps that have been discovered: cetwit- windows mobile twitter application feedslide - One click application for turning rss feeds into jpegs for zune or ipod. Images from the Luxor. Had to add Yesterdays lunch. Yes I twitter. Maybe too much. Technorati Tags: Mix08,MIX,mikedopp.com,micr... technologies,silverlight,si... ...
So here we are, the breakfast was had, and now we're getting ready to listen to MIX08's keynote. I will do my best to post new information as we receive it. To make sure that you don't miss anything, check this page: http://hashtags.org/tag/mix08/ That's an interesting project: It scans through all the twitter feeds carrying the tag "#mix08" and aggregates them. Many tweeters here are using this setting, so it's a good way to keep track of what's happening in real time. I just regret that there is ...
I just released the latest build in binary and source code format on CodePlex. To Subscribe to this RSS feed use this url: http://feeds.feedburner.com... The following items are changes from the previous release: Added support for InputImage in FormHelper (new methods FormHelper.ImageButton()) Added Password Tag Added support for Password tag in FormHelper (new methods FormHelper.PasswordField()) Updated test to maintain 100% on form helper and UI Changed TextArea to use a full Close tag ...

I am relocating from Geeks With Blogs to Los Techies.  You can now find my thoughts here.... http://hex.LosTechies.com

The new RSS feed is: http://www.lostechies.com/blogs/hex/rss.aspx  Subscribe to it now, because I am motivated to get some of my random technical thoughts in written form.

In light of a recent post by Tim Murphy here, i thought it might be a good time to tell those of you that don't see the RSS feed how to fix that problem Simple follow the steps provided below: Go to the tool menu Select Options Expand the "Environment" node Click on the "Startup" node Set the At Startup property to "Show Start Page" Thats it and every time from now on you will be shown the news (RSS) of MSDN! It might also be good to note that if you ever have loading problems or it seems to hang ...
Social computing, while not a new phenomenon, has had a huge push in the past couple years. Gone is the day of MySpace, and the new kid on the block is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (Honorable mention to Plaxo, who needs to find their niche a bit better other than contact synching). Here are three different stories that have impacted me in the last week concerning social computing. Today David O'Hara brought up the subject of why he had more Twitter followers than RSS followers. My theory is Twitter ...
My buddy Gary Pronych has decided to join the blogosphere and set up shop here at GeeksWithBlogs! Gary is a key guy in Regina, heading up the .NET User Group there and coming up will be the main VS.NET 2008 launch guy for his community. So if you want yet ANOTHER quality Canadian blog to fill your mind with joy and stimulate your developer-cortex, make sure to add Gary to your RSS feed. Ah yes...my plan to have Canadians take over GWB is going splendidly...mua ha ha! D ...
Reading Scott Hanselman's blog this morning, he stated that MS have released ASP.net Wiki. The idea is basically a "one-stop-shop" for all things asp.net to save people the time of googling and going through the results. First of all I thought that sounded like a good idea, but thinking about it I'm not so convinced and let me tell you why! Looking through the wiki, what I basically see is a carefully selected collection of links to various posts on a particular subject, now of course the wiki is ...
The Tampa Bay chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is dedicated to building a community of professionals interested in topics related to software architecture. This organization welcomes all interested professionals. Whether you are a senior enterprise architect at a fortune 100 company or an aspiring architect with only a few years of experience. When: 2/28/2008 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Topic: Introduction to Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) Write less code and create ...
If there is anyone left who missed my last post on GeeksWithBlogs, I moved my blog to a new location at caffeinated.com. For those of you with RSS Readers, please change your feed subscriptions to use my new feedburner location. I do not plan to do any new posts on GeeksWithBlogs ...
Want to make a cool reader program like the NY Times Reader? Microsoft has made available a generalized version of it in the form of a starter kit. We are very excited to take the wraps off of our newest addition to .Net client development – a Starter Kit designed to make it easy to create rich, syndicated multimedia and content experiences which engage the user, from documents and photos to videos and podcasts. These Syndicated Client Experiences (SCE) applications exploit the push capabilities ...
So from what Alessandro is saying it currently only works with Linux, I wasn't aware of that limitation but that's OK from an Appliance perspective, but you kind of wonder how hard it might be to replicate that on the Windows side of things? Certainly this sounds like it can really help VMware distinguish itself from some of the other competitors - but only for the moment as I'm beginning to think that we might see something like an "Arms Race" as all the Virtualization players rush to out do each ...
Yes, it's true. I've packed my bags and am moving to a new location. For those of you with RSS Readers, please change your feed subscriptions to use my new feedburner location. I do not plan to do any new posts on GeeksWithBlogs with the possible exception of a few redirection reminders. For the rest of you, you can see my shiny new blog on caffeinatedCoder.com. It may not look like it, but I've spent quite a few late nights over the past few weeks dusting off my PHP and CSS skills so that I could ...
Yesterday, NewsGator announced that it is making all if its RSS reader applications free. That includes FeedDemon (which I love and have been using for years), NetNewsWire, NewsGator Go, NewsGator Online, and NewsGator Inbox. Individual downloads ...
Many of you know that I've participated in many Code Camps over the last year, both as a speaker and as an attendee. The one thing that I've noticed is that there seems to not be a lot of resources for planning and organizing a code camp, which leads to very different experiences for speaker signup, schedule planning, etc. Jeffrey Palermo just announced a new open source project hosted on GoogleCode that promises to do just that. CodeCampServer is a free, open source Code Camp management web application ...
Ok, this isn't necessarily up-to-the-minute news, as Sean posted about his leaving Microsoft on December 20. However I'm not sure if many outside the MVP program had any exposure to him, and my brief meeting with him left enough of an impression that I'd be blogging about him here. At the Canadian UG Summit this past November we held it simultaneously with the Canadian MVP Summit in Vancouver as well. We (the user group leaders) were invited to attend the MVP keynote and discussion period. Sean delivered ...
Richard Seroter has posted an update on his BizTalk RSS feed generation using RSSBus. He's using RSSBus to generate perf metrics feeds for his BizTalk applications. In this post, Richard talks about how he uses the RSSBus caching features to avoid the extra load on his BizTalk databases, and shows how he's integrated the resulting feed into a web part. BiztalkOps - more infoSqlOps - more info Technorati Tags: BizTalk, RSSBus, RSS ...