August 2007 - Posts
Cool, Developers.ie, the Irish user group is please to announce two great speakers coming to Dublin in October:
- Mike Culver, Web Services Evangelist, Amazon will talk about the Future of Web Services.
Click here to register
- Emmanuel Bernard, JBoss lead developer, will talk about Hibernate.
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Vista SP1 is still work in progress but finally the Vista team has blogged about the expectations for the most awaited service pack.
I still think a release for the first quarter of 2008 is too long. I can tell that the rig at home running Vista is much more efficient than the new setup I have at office, and strangely they are almost the same machines.
Reliability is a major issue for Vista!
Microsoft's recent release of it's new web development technology, Silverlight, has generated a lot of interest. Originally code-named "WPF/E" (Windows Presentation Foundation / Everywhere), it was intended to be an online version of WPF. Silverlight certainly did a great job of that, and currently offers a wide selection of built in element and a number of classes seen in WPF, along with ones exclusively for Silverlight. In this article, the author demonstrate how to take advantage of a number of Silverlight features to create a real-world application: a video player.
I finished the setup of my new rig at office, including a new PC with Vista and two screens. I also have Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 installed.
I want to use this machine every day I am at office. However I also use a lot a laptop (Windows XP and Visual Studio 2005).
The only thing I know is that I want to avoid to copy every time I move the project I need. Does anyone get this scenario working? and how?
Ever wanted to add a Google Map to your site but only had 15 minutes to spare? Now you can add a map and still have time to brag to your mates and bask in the worship that (inevitably) comes afterward.
Basically, the guys over at subgurim.net have already done all the hard work in writing the .Net wrapper for Google Maps. Problem is, the examples on their site are mostly in spanish & its a bit difficult to find out exactly what is needed to get everything working.
But all this is cutting into your bragging time - so lets get started!
An easy-to-use .NET solution for Job Scheduling with pluggable actions that runs on a Windows Service.
Back up your SQL Server Express and much more!
Back from holidays, I was hoping to finish my installation of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 after all the troubles I got in July.
I follow the matter with Microsoft, but I am now part of a tribe who can't use VS 2008 on Vista x64.
At the minute my understanding of the issue is the fact that I can't install the hotfix KB11806. This one is necessary for the VS2008 installer to start the .Net framework 3.5 correct installation.
Sadly the install is rejected all the time whatever I do.
According to Microsoft the version of the .Net Framework 2.0 I have is incorrect (It should be 2.0.50727.1378, and I have 2.0.50727.312, which is the RTM version).
I have no idea how this is possible because the Vista image I used is the one I downloaded from MSDN in July 2007!
If you're using Vista x64, can you tell me what version of the framework you have? You can check the version by looking at the propertie of this file:
It supposed to be summer now, more like autumn, but to keep things lighter for the season, why not checking this cute robot Keepon (not for sale sadly).
When you see all those complicated robots with multiple arms and legs, amazing to see what you can do with a pair of tennis balls!
Check the video too...
There's a substantial amount of blogging going on about new features and changes to LINQ to Objects and its domain-specific versions in Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. This post is intended as a central anthology of changes between the two betas with links to the original sources.
I think it's a cool idea. It show clearly an alternative to the basic Windows Mobile keyboard. I quite like bigger keys.
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