Some time ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Microsoft and Telerik about Sesame. The results are two case studies.
I was impressed by the job done by the interviewers and the editors.
The first case study covers Sesame Data Browser's support for OData and Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket - No doubt... that's a Microsoft product name. It was called Dallas previously. I just call it Azure DataMarket.
The second case study is about how the Telerik RadControls for Silverlight product was useful for creating Sesame Data Browser.
Sesame Data Browser has just been improved with new features.
Here is what you get this time:
- Most recently used connections remembered
- Support for videos
- Complex types are not displayed by default any longer
- Ability to use with no Internet connection
- UserVoice forum for feedback
- Additional sample services suggested
- Improvements for Azure DataMarket, née Dallas
- Bug fixes and small improvements, as usual
Let's focus on the main improvements:
Most recently used connections remembered
You no longer have to enter the same addresses again and again.
Sesame Data Browser will now remember the addresses you used and suggest
them to you the next time you want to open a connection.
The authentication settings are restored for each address you reopen.
Hint: pressing the Enter key will make re-opening a connection even faster.
Support for videos
Until now, Sesame offered support for pictures, but not for videos.
I'm pleased to announce that videos can now be displayed right inside
You can give this a try with the INETA Live service
(http://live.ineta.org/InetaLiveService.svc/), for example. If you open
the LiveVideos feed and click on the "View Video" button for a video,
that video will start playing.
Changes for complex types
Complex types are not displayed by default any longer. A click on a button is now required.
Displaying all complex types immediately consumed to many resources.
If you want to see this change in action, open the Netflix service
and select the Titles feed. You will see a View button for the BoxArt,
Instant, Dvd and BluRay columns. Clicking on this button reveals the
content of the cells.
Ability to use with no Internet connection
Previously, Sesame Data Browser wouldn't work with no Internet
connection because it loaded the OData support from a dedicated package
from metaSapiens.com each time. This package is now embedded in the main
package, so no additional loading is required when Sesame Data Browser
is installed on the desktop.
Of course, this is useful only when you browse local services with no dependencies on remote services or data.
UserVoice forum for feedback
Finally, because your feedback is important for the future of Sesame, you can now use a UserVoice forum to suggest improvements and to report issues.
This feedback forum is also available from the Sesame Data Browser preview page via the orange Feedback button.
Please try the new version now and let us all know what you think.
Cross-posted from http://sesamedatabrowser.wordpress.com
My new project reached the beta stage a few weeks ago. The first version of Tuneo Events is a Facebook application that allows you to easily schedule events with friends.
Tuneo Events is already used in more than 20 countries. I invite you to use the application and to leave us your feedback.
You can find all about Tuneo and Tuneo Events using the following links:
Tuneo Events is built with ASP.NET and the Facebook C# SDK. Feel free to contact me if you need help to create your own Facebook application.
The slides and the source code for the session I gave at the Scandinavian Developer Conference today are available:
This presentation is based on my article How to detect and avoid memory and resources leaks in .NET applications. You'll find more information and resources in this article.
The French version of this presentation with Yann Schwartz is still available.
I'll take this opportunity to thank the Iptor team for organizing this event, for inviting me as a speaker, and for the warm welcome we received here in Gothemburg/Göteborg!
I just received an email from Microsoft telling me that my MVP status has been renewed :-)
I'm an MVP since 2004!
I'm still very busy this year and I don't see this change soon. I already have a lot of things on my roadmap.
It will start with a session at SDC 2011 next week and a new release of Sesame Data Browser soon.
Tuneo - a new startup of mine - has published a quick survey. The goal of this survey is to better understand how people organize get-togethers.
Thank you in advance for your help. It should take less than one minute of your time :)
As this is my first post in 2011, I wish you all the best for this new year. I don't know for you, but it will be a year of changes for me. I'll tell you more about that when the time comes.
For the time being, I just wanted to announce my next speaking engagement: I'll be presenting at SDC2011, the Scandinavian Developer Conference. This event will take place on April 4 and 5 in Göteborg, Sweden.
My session will be based on my article about memory leaks:
How to detect and avoid memory and resources leaks in .NET applications
During this session we will analyze the most common leak sources in .NET applications and we will see how to detect them in practice. We will demonstrate with live examples several tools that can help you to troubleshoot your applications. The goal of this session is to help you fix and avoid leaks in your .NET applications, whether they are built with Windows Forms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, or as console or Windows services. You will also get advices on how to improve your applications so they become less greedy.
I hope to see you there if you're around in April :-)
With the confusion that followed the PDC, Microsoft had to announce their plans for the future of Silverlight. This has been done today during the Silverlight FireStarter event.
A beta release of Silverlight 5 is expected for Spring 2011, and the final release for the end of 2011.
I won't re-post the list of planned features here. You can get all the details on Scott Guthrie's blog.
I have good news if you need a web hosting solution, ASP.NET or not.
Arvixe, which I recommend for your web hosting needs, has a very special offer for you: Only today, get 50% off all shared hosting products for life. Yes, read that again!
You just have to use the coupon code "black friday" during checkout.
Read what I think of them before you jump on the offer, or just visit arvixe.com.
We had Gmail, and tomorrow we'll have Fmail
. I know what the next big thing will be and I will start a business around it right now: Email.
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