April 2006 - Posts
Mark A. Haley has contributed some great new logos for MbUnit, the full set is now in the MbUnit SVN and over time the GUI and reports will be moved over (the wiki has the new logo already). If you want to show your support for MbUnit then feel free to use this logo
Getting sick and tired of blog spam and as such I am now moderating comments, I really hope the CS2 upgrade shows up some time and soon and we get some protection from this crap.
Vince shows the way using XBAP
, he also mentions that the Vista RTM will support WPF gadgets, grand to hear.
Walked out to my car this morning to find someone had kindly smashed (by levering the glass) the window and very neatly removed the stero (if you damage it you can't sell it). Dumb because they left blood behind and and dumb because when the power goes out from the stero you need the access code to get back into it.
Check out a draft of the "Designing with WPF Guidelines" on MSDN
. Keep handy when considering the design of your WPF application and use injunction with Vista UX Guidlines
Joe has posted about his new postion
at Microsoft, Program Manager in the Web Tools and Platform Team. Joe is going to be focusing on the web express sku, atlas and asp.net.
I am a little unclear if
Joe will be carrying on his stellar work promoting PHP in the windows world.
Microsoft in association with Computer Arts magazine are holding a one day event at the Royal Opera House on May 10th. It's a free event for designers and developers to help them understand how to create rich user experinces with WPF and how the Expression suite of tools can help them do that. If you have an interest in designing with WPF and want to learn more then this event will be for you. Speakers include Microsoft, AKQA and Flow Interactive.
got two great posts, one on animations that can deal with application scaling
and one (via the mighty Andrew Whiddet) on helper classes to help you walk the visual tree
, the posts include code for you to download and have a play with.
As Phil points out I went for a curry last night with Phil, Mike Taulty, Dave Verwer and Tony Whitter. It was a great night and it was good to finally meet Phil and the rest of the folks. We were comparing chili strengths and to give an idea of the worlds strongest chilli and getting it your eyes I said it was like mace only 100,000 times worst (melt your eyeballs sort of pain), Phil wondered how I knew what mace felt like :) I suspect I harped on about MbUnit quite a bit (and I can't help it its soooo dam good) and enjoyed discussing WPF. Mike was kind enough to give me a lift home after my last train time passed by and we debated the virtues of 3D in WPF (thanks once again Mike and sorry if I bored you to death :). I agree with Phil that the highlight of the night was with out a doubt Tony ordering the hottest curry he could find and then popping some little green chillis for fun (right after telling me he imports the worlds hottest chilli(1) to sprinkle on his morning cornflakes).
(1)soon to be second, someone has grown a chilli thats 900,000 sr, a lot higher than the 550,000 sr that is the current record, thats a world of pain and Tony wants there address :)
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
- Dynamic languages and scripting
- AJAX and ATLAS
- Domain specific languages
- Functional languages
- Object-oriented and aspect-oriented programming
- Web-services and mobile code
- Language-Integrated Query (LINQ)
- Compiler frameworks
- Garbage collection
- JIT compilation
- Visual Programming
- Success and failure stories
- Non-standard language features and implementation techniques
- Tools and IDE support
Check out the site for further details. Would be good to see more of these in the UK.
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