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My new blog is now hosted on posterous by brainbox

My new blog is now hosted on posterous: http://zakharov.posterous.com Im not writing about ms staff anymore... I have totally switched to open source technologies and now focused on HTML 5 web development using Ruby and Nodejs. Fork me on github!
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HTML 5 vs Silverlight : Sencha - The First HTML5 Mobile App Framework by brainbox

While Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flex future on Apple iOS is still uncertain ExtJs released "The First HTML5 Mobile App Framework" called Sencha that works on both Apple iOS and Google Android touchscreen devices. Read more
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How to use hosted versions of popular javascript libraries only after deployment in asp.net mvc by brainbox

There is good website performance practice to use hosted version of popular javascript libraries such as jquery after deployment. However, while running application on local developer machine you’d better to use local version instead. In this post I will...
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We have lauched our company's website by brainbox

Hi guys, Today we have launched our company's web site http://witcraft.ru . Also I'd like to announce that my feed is also relocated. So my future posts will be here - http://witcraft.ru/blog or you can just subscribe on our feed - http://feeds.feedburner...
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A strange bug of Blend 4 RC by brainbox

We've been breaking our heads about a week because blend 4 RC stop showing visual states of controls in design view. Here is the simple blend projec t with single button style inside app.xaml. Could anybody see visual states changes of this button style...
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Alternative Grid Layout for Silverlight suggestion by brainbox

I've proposed a suggestion to create alternative grid layout for Silverlight . Please vote for it if also faced the same problems. As i write before current Silverlight Grid Layout breakes best practices of HTML and Adobe Flex Grid layouts. Current defention...
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Rapid convention based development of REST webservices for Silverlight by brainbox

I've just published a small framework on codeplex , which allows rapidly create REST webservices for Silverlight applications. This framework is the first public component of our Silverlight Application Framework. You can read more about it in my article...
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Silverlight Grid Layout is pain by brainbox

I think one of the biggest mistake of Silverlight and WPF is its Grid layout. Imagine you have a data form with 2 columns and 5 rows. You need to place new row after the first one. As a result you need to rewrite Grid.Rows and Grid.Columns in all rows...
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Silverlight layout hack: Centered content with fixed maxwidth by brainbox

Today we need to create centered content with fixed maxwidth. It is very easy to implement it for fixed width, but is not clear how to achieve the same for maxwidth. The solution to the problem is Grid with 3 columns: <Grid> <Grid.ColumnDefenitions>...
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Silverlight web site for innovation business incubator of Chelyabinsk by brainbox

Today we released Silverlight powered web site for innovation business incubator of Chelyabinsk . I hope you find it interesting!
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