Silverlight 5 roadmap announced
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.
50% discount on web hosting today
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.
Gmail, Fmail, what's next?
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.
How does Microsoft see Silverlight's future?
Mary-Jo Foley offers an article you must read if you are using Silverlight or plan to: Microsoft: Our strategy with Silverlight has shifted.
OData feeds for Proagora.com
There's a new OData kid on the block: The data from Proagora.com is now available as OData.
LINQ or Lync?
There's a new "link" from Redmond. It's not LINQ this time, but Lync.
Isn't it great to have two names colliding in the Microsoft world?
Testing object databases for .NET: Eloquera, STSdb, Siaqodb, Ninja Database Lite
Given all the activity around databases lately with the NOSQL movement, I decided to give a try to some of the new contenders.
Sesame: Microsoft Dallas support
With the release of Microsoft Codename "Dallas" CTP3 and the features announced in the previous post, it became easier to add support for Dallas to Sesame Data Browser.
The new version of Sesame published today allows you to browse Dallas datasets, as demonstrated below.
Sesame: Spatial OData on Maps, Service Operations, HTTP Basic Authentication
Sesame Data Browser has just been updated to offer the following features for OData feeds:
PropertyOf and INotifyPropertyChanged.PropertyChanged without strings
When coding applications using design patterns such as MVP (Model-View-Presenter) or MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel), you'll find yourself using data binding and the INotifyPropertyChanged interface all over the place. This means referencing properties quite a lot.
Code signing certificates
If you need to sign a piece of code - eg. a Silverlight application, like I did with Sesame, an EXE, a DLL, an AIR application, a JAR applet - you need a code signing certificate.
Sesame improved: now signed, with auto-updates
A new version of Sesame has been uploaded. It contains several fixes and adjustments. The fixes concern mainly the filtering row.
This new version also introduces client-side paging, signed bits, and auto-updates.
VS 2010 tabs appearance improvements
As a follow-up to my post about Visual Studio Pro Power Tools, I advise you to take a look at the following post from the VS team: Document Well 2010 Plus: Hidden Options.
It provides great options for further improving the appearance of tabs in Visual Studio 2010.
Back from the OData Roadshow
I'm just back from the OData Roadshow with Douglas Purdy and Jonathan Carter. Paris was the last location of seven cities around the world.
If there was something you wanted to know about OData, that was the place to be!
Sesame Data Browser: filtering, sorting, selecting and linking
I have deferred the post about how Sesame is built in favor of publishing a new update.
This new release offers major features such as the ability to quickly filter and sort data, select columns, and create hyperlinks to OData.
VS 2010: New Add Reference dialog, tab layout and options
Microsoft has just published a new free extension for Visual Studio 2010 that provides an improved Add Reference dialog, an improved tab bar, and much more.
Best ASP.NET hosting: easier, faster, cheaper
After seven years with webhost4life, it was time to move on. Especially because of all the troubles with webhost4life due to their internal migration to a new hosting environment (the company has been bought out).
I've just moved all my websites elsewhere. I'm now using Arvixe and OrcsWeb.
Sesame update du jour: SL 4, OOB, Azure, and proxy support
I've just published a new version of Sesame Data Browser.
Silverlight and .NET 4 tools
I've just added two new attributes to SharpToolbox.com: Built for Silverlight and Built for .NET 4.
Sesame OData Browser updated
Since the first preview of Sesame was published, I've been working on improving it with new features.
Today, I've published an update that provides the following:
MVP in 2010
Microsoft has just named me an MVP for the seventh time in a row!
Announcing Sesame Data Browser
At the occasion of MIX10, which is currently taking place in Las Vegas, I'd like to announce Sesame Data Browser.
Sesame will be a suite of tools for dealing with data, and Sesame Data Browser will be the first tool from that suite.
Hex Dump using LINQ (in 7 lines of code)
Eric White has posted an interesting LINQ query on his blog that shows how to create a Hex Dump in something like 7 lines of code.
TechDays 2010 session slides and source code
My session about memory leaks in .NET is over. Everything went well.
Thanks Yann. Thanks to everyone who showed up.
My session at TechDays France 2010: How to detect and avoid memory and resources leaks in .NET applications
This year, I'll give a session during the French TechDays about memory leaks in .NET. This session is based on my article and will include a demo with a sample application and debugging/profiling tools.