Category Archives: silverlight

The absolute best way to improve your coding skills!

The absolute best way to improve your coding skills is to read the absolute best advanced MVVM book EVAR! If you’re programming WPF or Silverlight, don’t pass up the opportunity to give Advanced MVVM a read. Written by one of the best WPF developers in the known universe, it’s sure to be useful and worth […]
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Teaching Microsoft on a Mac

I was watching a session from MIX09 this morning titled “Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics.” The session was hosted by Seema Ramchandani and surprisingly (though, not too surprisingly) she was conducting the session from her 17″ MacBook Pro. She’s teaching the intricacies of a Microsoft product from the comfort of Mac. Wonderfully ironic! The […]
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What I’ve been up to

I apologize for the lack of posts over the past few days.  Things have been crazy with work.  I’ve been pulling those 12 hour days. Unfortunately when the weekend came I didn’t find much comfort in relaxation.  Instead I spent money on buying Twittersort.com.  I’ve proceeded to spend almost my entire weekend coding the website […]
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Dinner at Black Bottle

Just got back from a great dinner at Black Bottle in Seattle.  In attendance were some members of the WPF and Silverlight community.  Topics of discussion involved Silverlight, Live Mesh, MIX09 (and reminiscing of previous MIX adventures), Surface, Maya 3D software, and some WPF talk mixed in there.  Lots of great topics.  There’s never a […]
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WPF and SL developers using Twitter

Yesterday I found the list of iPhone developers that are on Twitter.  Today I decided to start a google spreadsheet Twitter list that has all the WPF and Silverlight developers on it.  If you want your name on the list just go to this form. You’ll also be able to follow all of these users […]
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Check out these Mix10K applications

There’s a 10K coding challenge being presented for MIX09.  From their site: “The grand prize winner will live large at MIX09 – they’ll receive a pass to the MIX09 event, 3 nights at The Venetian Hotel and a $1500 Visa gift card. The community choice winner will receive a $1500 visa gift card. And, three […]
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MIX09 10K smart coding challenge

If you haven’t already submitted your code for the Mix09 10K smart coding challenge then you better get on it.  There are quite a few Silverlight applications here so if you’re looking for what people can do with a few lines of code go check it out.  Even if you don’t code you should go […]
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Cloud Computing: Silverlight | Flash | Google

All the major players are getting their hands in the pot.  Microsoft is working on Live Mesh, as a starting point to their cloud computing platform; Apple has MobileMe, which is more just a service than a platform; and Google has all of their javascript web apps (Google Calendar, Google Docs, etc..). Now, I don’t […]
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Visual Web GUI and Silverlight?

Visual Web Gui might be a really good way to connect web content to a silverlight application.  There’s always been the standard approach of interacting with the web content through Silverlight’s own reference to the web page as an object, but you basically end up flipping back and forth between web content and Silverlight content […]
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