Monday, November 24, 2008

Daily Links 24/11/2008

Introducing TransitionContentControl
"write a very simple contentControl, that allows you to transition your old content with your new content"
Cool :)

Dynamically Loading an assembly at Runtime and calling its methods
Check out the comment as well. Handy for getting a start to a plug-in application architecture

Producing readable log4net output

Visual SVN 1.6 released
If you're looking for a free SVN IDE plugin for VS, then head on over to Ankh - muchly improved over the last year or so.

Practicing Agility in Application Architecture
"Microsoft has published a How-To Design Using Agile Architecture guide under patterns & practices providing detailed guidelines to follow when architecting an application, the Agile way."

WCF REST Starter Kit Hands On Labs
REST Services seems to be making a bit of a revival - here's some help to get started.

Setting up Subversion on Windows Home Server
Simple as 1-2-3

Friday, November 21, 2008

Daily Links - 21/11/2007

What Gives? Microsofts Code Generation Tool
T4: Free code generation tool from Microsoft

New Silverlight Application Checklist
Things to do when you first create a Silverlight application

Specifying timeout duration for WCF services

Securing your WCF Services for your Silverlight Application

How to create a Visual WebGui Silverlight application
VWG is something I've kept my eye on for a while now, and it is very interesting what they are doing to increase development productivity, as well as offer an innovative server-side "ajaxian" architecture, which address concerns such as efficient data transfer and security.

How to start with Scrum

The Decline and Fall of Agile
Why is agile getting a bad name? Read on...

Nine Things Developers Want More Than Money

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Daily Links 18/11/2008

Use styles for an editable silverlight combobox

AutoCompleteBox control / Worker Threads

Silverlight Glass Button

Combining different seperated presentation patterns
I think in "real-world" development this is a necessity.

Update on Silverlight 2 - and a glimpse of Silverlight 3

NUnit for Compact Framework, Mono, embedded projects etc.
Was looking for something to run NUnit tests on my compact framework stuff, and this seemed to be the best solution available.

JetBrains Has Released IntelliJ IDEA 8
"Includes SQL, new refactorings, inspections, UML diagrams, JBoss Seam, better performance and more."
I work mostly in the .NET space these days, but my brief stint into the Java world taught me there is no better IDE for Java than IntelliJ

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Daily Links 05/11/2008

Silverlight Toolkit released on Codeplex
"collection of Silverlight controls, components and utilities made available outside the normal Silverlight release cycle"

Silverlight Tools RTW released
was wondering why the previous release was labelled RC1 :)

Building a Silverlight Line-Of-Business Application - Part 2
Covers DataGrid functionality - comparing the silverlight datagrid to the very capable open-source grid from DevExpress

Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming
All I can say :)

Silverlight and WPF Tookit
woohoo! WPF finally gets VisualStateManager

DatePicker & Calendar released for WPF

Compiled LinQ Queries
Speed up LinQ to SQL performance

Linq to SQL: Delete an entity using Primary Key only

New IT Architecture resource

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Conduct online surveys for free :)

40 Beautiful Free Icon Sets