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In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Roy Dallal, Hannah Watkins, AfricanGeek, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Beth Massi, Mohamed Mosallem, Michael Crump, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Communicating between two local Silverlight Applications" Michael Crump WP7: "Designing for Steam Achievements, a Windows Phone 7 app" Hannah Watkins LightSwitch: "Relating and Editing Data from Multiple Data Sources on the Same Screen" Beth Massi Shoutouts: My Friends at SilverlightShow have their top 5 posts from ...
Hace unos días recibi un email de Microsoft con noticias sobre Visual Studio, y algo que me encanto fue ver que por fin tenemos soporte para HTML y CSS 3 en el editor de VS. Así que, me di la tarea de leer el contenido de los blogs recomendados en el artículo y tome la decision de traducir el contenido del blog de Scott Hanselman’sa español (por supuesto con algunos cambios), para que toda la comunidad que no tiene aún un buen conocimiento de inglés pueda aprovechar el contenido. Inicamos… La gente ...
The message may also say something line: Unable to update app: Error posting to URL: https://appengine.google.co... 409 Conflict Another transaction by user Your.Name is already in progress for app: your-appName, version: x. That user can undo the transaction with "appcfg rollback". Basically this means that in the midst of your previous deployment of the application, the process was interrupted. The Google SDK interprets this as a deployment ...
The "scour" or Rootkit.Win32.TDSS virus has a long history which can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Here is the primary symptom: after searching for something in your web browser using google, one of the results that you click on redirects you to scour.com. If you've executed ClamWin, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Norton, etc. to find and isolate the virus without any luck--this isn't really a surprise, since this virus attaches to existing system drivers. I only know of one reliable package ...
Goal: Rotating text using css only. How: Surprisingly IE supports this feature rather well. You could use property filters in IE, but since this is only supported on IE browsers, I would not recommend it. CSS3, still in proposal state, has a "writing-mode" property for doing this. It has been part of IE's browser engine since IE5.5. Now that it is part of the CSS3 draft specification, would be the best way to implement this going forward. Webkit based browsers; Firefox 3.5+, Opera 11 and IE9 implement ...
Working with a client in our Multi-tenant CRM environment who was doing a database migration into CRM and as part of the process, a backup of their Organization_MSCRM database was taken just prior to starting the migration in case it needed to be restored and run a second time. In this case it did, so I restored the database and let the client know he should be good to go. A few hours later I received a call that they were unable to add some new users, they would appear as available when using the ...
Along with HTML5 Boilerplate's rock solid commitment to cross-browser consistency, H5BP brings you delicious documentation, a site optimizing build script, and a custom boilerplate builder. In addition to this, we now support lighttpd, Google App Engine, and NodeJS with optimized server configurations (along with Apache, Nginx, and IIS) and we've reduced the overall size of the published boilerplate by 50%. You can read more of HTML5Boilerplate at the project website. A nice way to get started with ...
I registered a domain name today: (dearpeeps.com, dearpeeps.net, dearpeeps.info & dearpeeps.org) for an idea… The idea came to me this morning on the bus. Idea: Where could you go if you want to ask a question about something that you’d feel like sounding out a friend about? You could go to a particular forum, you could maybe go to a craigslist discussion, or a google or yahoo discussion… but each of those choices involves going to a part of a bigger whole – and a fair amount of people wouldn’t ...
I am using Google Documents for text editing and generally it works quite well. However I've found, that table support is very limited. I've tried to copy and paste single row of the table, but didn't found how to do it properly.(the issue was reported to Google almost 3 years ago) I've switched to Google new spreadsheet and done my table quite easy. However when I tried to paste it to Google doc, it was copied as plain text, not as a table(the issue also was reported more than 2 years ago). Finally ...
A few years ago I wrote a post describing how I creating many of my blog posts. When I had a new question/issue that required some research, Usually I do a Google search, open a few articles and extract what is useful from them. Usually I was not able to find exact answer, so I had to make a solution of my problem based on the ideas from different articles add my own ideas, combined the ideas from different sources, and finally describe my sollution in a blog post. Recently I realized, that from ...
I wanted to take a moment and jot down some of my initial impressions on the announcements coming from the Apple hype machine today at the keynote. Not being able to attend - largely due to it selling out in two hours - made me especially bitter that Apple would not allow the event to be streamed live. Steve said during the keynote that if they sold more tickets he didn't know where they would hold it. Considering it takes place at Moscone West, the smaller of the two centers, try moving it across ...
I'm not using very ofter a web resources, so every time I need to use it, I'm wasting my time to google how to do it. To save my time next time, a little example. Set the Build Action on the js file to Embedded Resource and add few lines in: AssemblyInfo: [assembly: System.Web.UI.WebResource("... "text/javascript")] and in the custom web control: protected override void OnPreRender(EventArgs e) { ClientScriptManager cs = this.Page.ClientScript; cs.RegisterClientScriptReso... ...
Recently while performing a .Net unit testing on some .Net dll, I kept getting the below error - 'XXX is a strongly named assembly. It will need to be re-signed before it can be executed. Warning VSP2013 : Instrumenting this image requires it to run as a 32-bit process"...... A little of google revealed that since its a strongly named assembly and while performing unit testing it needed to be re-signed or I need to remove the 'strong name' all together... As I didn't had the orginal private key file ...
In this article I'm going to demonstrate how to create a simple sign-up form using ASP.NET MVC 3. So basically in this demo you will learn the following: How to insert data to the database with Entity Framework How to validate the Form using Data Annotations How to Authenticate users after sign up using FormsAuthentication Note that before you continue reading this article be sure that you have the basic understanding about ASP.NET MVC in general. You can refer the following links below to learn ...
Has the cloud backlash started? Stallman's cloudburst when he railed against the dangers of allowing our data to be locked up offsite and online (http://www.guardian.co.uk/... was perhaps predictable, but he is not the only voice to have suggested that cloud vendors are overselling the benefits and ignoring the risks. On the one hand we have some very large corporations (Amazon, Google and Microsoft in particular) pushing the advantages of migrating ...
Yesterday, at the Wall Street Journal’s “All Things D” conference, Microsoft’s President of Windows and Windows Live, Steven Sinofsky, showed the world a preview of Windows 8 (officially, that’s the code name). And in a YouTube video, Jensen Harris, Director of Program Management for Windows User Experience, provides his own detailed Windows 8 demo that you can check out right now. What both men showed us was an early preview of a next next version of Windows that looks a lot like Windows Phone 7, ...
Many of us who haven't worked for Google often read about corporate culture and product innovation that make Google an exciting organization. There are plenty of articles and blogs online, and then there are 'word of mouth'. Many corporations also find Google's continuous growth and profitability envious. Top executives often try to take lessons from Google's culture of innovation and explore the possibility of introducing something similar in their organizations. In order to encourage innovation, ...
The worst part about web application development is the phase in the unit testing where we developers swear we've fixed something, but still when we test the change, the fix isn't there. After awhile, we remember to clear the browser cache and we discover the fix worked! In some cases, we really haven't fixed what we thought we fixed--and in other cases, we haven't really cleared the cache. I was working in FireFox recently and realized I hadn't really cleared the cache when I added a new button ...
My computer installed the latest google toolbar and everything was screwed up. Fonts and colors for searching?? Missing toolbar buttons?? I guess I should work at google where getting nothing done is working. Anyway I found a cryptic blog post about the "missing buttons" (http://www.google.com/supp... Apparently they did it for my own good and to clean up the toolbar. Under "More >>" the buttons are there. Click on them and they return to the ...
The error seems to be quite simplistic, but you might need to do quite a bit to resolve this. I created a new BI site and was welcomed by the Error Message "The WorkBook cannot be opened". Did some google and tried to find out a solution. Found a good post which kinda came to the rescue to resolve this irritant. You can follow the article by Jeremy to resolve the issue: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jja... ...
Yesterday I had a brush with multi-channel digital marketing that worked. Here is the story. To set the stage, we have to go back a few months when replaced my aging laptop with a new Mac and migrated my Windows operating system on to Parallels. Once the migration was complete an offer was presented to me. It was a trial for anti-virus or maybe anti-spyware software with a name that began with a K and seemed foreign to me. I declined. Now jumping ahead to yesterday, I was watching TV and I recognized ...
Internet Explorer has made huge strides in the last couple of years. Microsoft has at last begun to lay the ghost of IE6 to rest with a solid, fast, standards compliant, reasonably up-to-date (not quite the same thing) forward-looking browser with the cleanest UI in the business. However, one issue clouds the horizon. Other browsers, most notably Google Chrome, rev much faster that IE. The importance of this is that, by bringing out new versions on shorter (much shorter, in some cases) timescales, ...
I released my second Windows Phone 7 application on March 23rd, 2011. It was called FullScreen Browser. It was a web browser that I had originally created for myself as I mentioned on the WP7 Dev Podcast. I decided to submit it to the marketplace and see if other people found it useful. The app was not polished at all and to be honest it should have had “Beta” on it. The biggest complaint was no backwards and forwards buttons on the browser. Other things that people complained about was that the ...
Gantter, is a web-based project management tool and completely free. It have Google Docs integration, allows you to import MPP files, and its available on 11 languages. You can see all those features here. URL: http://gantter.com/ ...
In many respects is not really fair to compare these two products, as they are mostly targeted toward two different markets, however, the HP Slate 500 is the best offering that Microsoft and it’s partners have put forward to compete head-on with Apple and the rapidly growing tablet/slate market. As way of background I have been a Windows Tablet PC user since the product was first released as an extended version of Windows XP. I started by testing a Panasonic Toughbook convertible, moved on to what ...
Some of you have probably already seen Google’s April 1st announcement of their technology to use “Motion Sensing” to control Gmail. I betcha Google probably didn’t think of Kinect when making that spoof or perhaps they did which is why it sound plausible in a remote way. Anyways the FAST crew have brought responded to the spoof with demoing their Software doing just that. i.e. having motion control for Gmail using a Kinect and custom software of theirs. Actually this seems very feasible if you could ...
In this Issue: Roy Dallal, Rudi Grobler, Jeff Prosise(-2-), Jesse Liberty, Morten Nielsen, Derik Whittaker, Peter Torr, Xianzhong Zhu, and Adam Kinney. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight: Adding Google Streets View" Roy Dallal WP7: "Using the accelerometer to control planar transforms on Windows Phone 7" Morten Nielsen Shoutouts: Andy Wigley posted this today from appamundi: Want a FREE Windows Phone?? From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight: Adding Google Streets View Roy Dallal posted an ...
WCF services under Azure have a nasty habit of not really telling you what you need to know. Having fought through this – and having been challenged to find exactly what I needed in a Google search, I thought I’d add some more specific info here. Before I do, let me say thanks to Steve Marx, whose blog posts and forum answers pointed me in the right direction. Here are the exceptions that surfaced: ConfigurationErrorsException: Could not create Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diag... ...
I ran into an error message in SharePoint 2010 that took me a few minutes to figure out. I was working on a demo of SharePoint 2010’s managed metadata and getting an error when I was adding a Managed Metadata column to a library. A little Google research turned up this blog post: The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID "73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-EC... has not been activated. As Michal Pisarek pointed out last June, you get the error because the Taxonomy feature isn’t activated. Like Michal, I’m not ...
A couple of months ago I rebuilt the family’s Mac Mini (you can read the details in this post). Things had gone pretty smoothly until a few weeks ago. That’s when my wife mentioned that different applications would spontaneously crash. She kept track for a few days, and it turned out to be any or all of the applications that she uses (Safari, Quicken, Entourage, etc.) . I did some online research and didn’t really find too much – but then how do you do a proper Google search for “Mac OS 10.5.8 applications ...
My blog has been quiet recently, mainly because I've been spending a bunch of time putting together an iPhone app which talks to a set of RESTful WCF services hosted in Azure, backing onto SQL Azure for storage. This post is a technical walkthrough of that architecture and some of the learning experiences, but after this it will be back to normal. I have a couple of nice open-source projects which are coming soon, including a log4net appender which writes to Event Tracing for Windows (ETW), and a ...
After we moved one of our user mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to 2010, the user started getting a Cannot get mail. The connection to the server failed error message on their iPhone device. There are a lot of references on Google to check for inherited permissions to resolve the error message. We quickly determined that we were not dealing with a permissions issue. After some additional troubleshooting and research, we were able to isolate the problem to a device partnership issue. To resolve the issue, ...
Last week I packed off to Redmond, WA for my annual pilgrimage to Microsoft's MVP Summit. I'll spare you all the silly taunting about knowing stuff I can't talk about, etc... and just get to the point. I'm a XNA/DirectX MVP, an ASP Insider and a Languages (VB) Insider... so I actually had access to a pretty broad spectrum of information over the last week. Most of my time was focused on Windows Phone 7 related sessions, and while I can't dig deep into specifics, I can say that Microsoft is definitely ...
If you're like me, you have a hard time keeping up with all the technologies out there. The reality is there's too many new technologies (languages, methodologies, tools, etc). One of the ways I try to keep up with everything is by using good ol' RSS feeds in conjunction with Google Reader. Google Reader is both an online aggregator of RSS feeds, and it also has a good companion app on Google Android. The nicest part of Google Reader for me is the "All Listings" view which gives me a reverse chronological ...
Microsoft Tech ed 2010 was a great success. Infact Most of such conferences always provide a great place to meet other technology enthusiasts and ofcourse,whats in the pipeline for future products of a company or field.. And yet again,MS Tech ed India is coming on 23-25 march in Banglore,India.Well,the place is ofcourse right suited for any IT/Computing conference.After all,Its Silicon Valley of India.. From Last year.I remember a session by Harish about “Building pure client side apps with Jquery ...
In this Issue: Rob Eisenberg(-2-), Gill Cleeren, Colin Eberhardt, Alex van Beek, Ishai Hachlili, Ollie Riches, Kevin Dockx, WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), and John Papa. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 4: Creating useful base classes for your views and viewmodels with PRISM 4" Alex van Beek WP7: "Google Sky on Windows Phone 7" Colin Eberhardt Shoutouts: My friends at SilverlightShow have their top 5 for last week posted: SilverlightShow for Feb 14 - 20, 2011 From SilverlightCream.com: ...
T-SQL has never been my favorite language, but I need to use it on a fairly regular basis and every time I seem to Google the same things. So if I add it here, it might help others with the same issues, but it will also save me time later as I will know where to look for the answers!! 1. How do I SELECT FROM WHERE to filter on a DateTime column? As it happens this is easy but I always forget. You just put the DATE value in single quotes and in standard format: SELECT StartDate FROM Customer WHERE ...
Last night my wife’s Nexus One finally bit the dust. You may not know but I’ve been nursing her Nexus One one along for quite a while after her screen shattered. I was able to replace it on my own (go me!) but little quirks have been popping up and the phone was quickly deteriorating. Lately it’s been the power button. Wifey would often have to press the power button several times to get her phone to turn on and last night it just wouldn’t wake up again. I took it apart and tried my best to see if ...
Today I got to play with NASM. This is an assembler and disassembler that can be used to write 16-bit, 32-bit & 64-bit programs. Let me say upfront that the last time I looked at assembly code at any depth was when I was studying Computer Science in Pietermaritzburg – ten years ago – and we never ever got to touch any real assembly code so a lot of what I am looking at today is very new to me. The first thing I did was download NASM compiler. This turned out to be a bit more complicated than ...
Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel I tried to install a new version of windows services that packed into 1 setup.msi and encounter the above mentioned error. To resolve it I tried google read lots of but then find the following article MSIEXEC - The power user's install steps to solve the error: 1. Execute the following command ...
All of us work with Visual Studio (or the free Visual Web Developer Express Edition) for developing web applications targeting ASP.NET / ASP.NET MVC or Silverlight etc., Over the years, Visual Studio has grown to a great extent. From being a simple limited functionality tool in VS.NET 2002 to the multi-faceted, MEF driven Visual Studio 2010, it has come a long way. And as much as Visual Studio supports rapid web development by generating HTML mark up, it also added intellisense for some of the HTML ...
Secunia Personal Software Inspector is now available in a updated version that is free for personnal use. The home page says "The Secunia PSI is aFREE security tool designed to detectvulnerable andout-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and plug-ins are rarely blocked by traditional anti-virus and are therefore increasingly "popular" among criminals. The only solution to block these kind of attacks is to apply security updates, commonly ...
yield (see NSDN c# reference) operator came I guess with .NET 2.0 and I my feeling is that it’s not as wide used as it could (or should) be. I am not going to talk here about necessarity and advantages of using iterator pattern when accessing custom sequences (just google it). Let’s look at it from the clean code point of view. Let's see if it really helps us to keep our code understandable, reusable and testable. Let’s say we want to iterate a tree and do something with it’s nodes, for instance ...
I know I'm a bit of an MS fanboy at times, but please, am I missing something here? Microsoft, with permission of users, exploits clickstream data gathered by observing user behaviour. One use for this data is to improve Bing queries. Google equips twenty of its engineers with laptops and installs the widgets required to provide Microsoft with clickstream data. It then gets their engineers to repeatedly (I assume) type in 'synthetic' queries which bring back 'doctored' hits. It asks its engineers ...
In this post I'll demonstrate how to make a simple collapsible menu using jQuery. To get started let's go ahead and fire up Visual Studio and create a new WebForm. Now let's build our menu by adding some div, p and anchor tags. Since I'm using a masterpage then the ASPX mark-up should look something like this: 1: <asp:Content ID="Content2" ContentPlaceHolderID="MainC... runat="server"> 2: <div id="Menu"> 3: <p>CARS</p> 4: <div class="section"> 5: <a href="#">Car ...
"the biggest Azure customers today are the ones using HPC on-premises at the current time" - http://www.zdnet.com/blog/m... Orleans Framework for cloud computing - http://research.microsoft.c... HPC on Azure - http://www.zdnet.com/blog/m... ...
Interesting find today... I was perusing the event log on our web server today for any unexpected ASP.NET exceptions/errors. Found the following: Exception information: Exception type: HttpException Exception message: Path '/builder/builder.sitemap' is forbidden. Request information: Request URL: https://www.bondwave.com:44... Request path: /builder/builder.sitemap User host address: 66.249.71.247 User: Is authenticated: False Authentication Type: Thread account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK ...
For the first time today we began conducting load testing on a ASP.NET application already in production. Obviously you would normally want to load test prior to releasing to a production environment, but that isn't the point here. We ran a test which simulated 5 users hitting the application doing the same actions simultaneously. The first few pages visited seemed fine and then things just hung for a while before the test failed. While the test was running I was viewing the performance counters ...
It's been 3 years since I did any coding and am starting back up with Java using netBeans and glassfish. Right off the bat I noticed two things about Java's ease of use. The java ide (netBeans) has finally caught up with visual studio, and jUnit, has finally caught up with nUnit. netBeans intellisense exists and I don't have to subclass everything in jUnit. Now on to the point of this very short post ( request) I'm trying to figure out how to do test driven development with vxml and have not found ...