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Logging, validation, exception handling: that´s easy aspects to insert into an Event-Based Components design as I´ve shown in my previous post. But what about multi-threading? Or better: parallel and asynchronous processing? In this article I want to show you, how you could approach multi-core programming using aspects you insert into an existing EBC architecture. Asynchronous processing Why use multiple threads at all? It´s because you either want to hide latency, or you want to decrease latency, ...
Can Event-Based Components (EBC) be used to design libraries? Sure they can. FallenGameR asked a question along this line in response to my previous article. Let me demonstrate this with a simple library scenario: A function ToDictionary() is to be developed which converts a string like “port=8080;user=bart;passwo... into a Dictionary<string, string>. The usage should be like this: var td = new StringToDictionaryConverter(); var dict = td.Convert(“port=8080;user=... or var dict = new Dictionary<string, ...
Welcome to the GEEKSWITHBLOGS/RAYSMITHEQUI... Programming dept. Blog! Welcome to my new blog....I will try to steer my programming blogging here! I will cover the gamut of programming but as you might imagine .net is a mainstay!! After Jabry.com took an absent without leave then came back online last week, with neary a reason, leaving my google ranking non-existant, I realized that it will be best to have resources spread out a bit more evenly. There will surely be some duplication and the inevitable ...
First of all, sorry for not posting for a quite long time. I have started working on designing and developing a charity website for blood donation. So all my leisure time was diverted into that. I will ensure that going forward, I post at least one post every week. Lets get into the topic of this week, without delaying any more time. I have always been using asp:Menu and asp:Treeview for transforming the sitemaps to super cool menu which are auto generated by ASP.NET for us. But I wanted more and ...
I was recently tasked with coming up with a way to keep the session alive in ASP.NET as long as the user had the web page open. That way if they started filling out a form, then went to lunch and came back, they wouldn't lose all of the information just because their session timed out. The concept is actually pretty simple. You just need to make a call back to the server every once in a while before the session expires to update the session timeout. We figured as long as the user has the browser ...
Remember when the internet was like the wild west, you could do and say anything you wanted and no one could track you or stop you? It's not like that anymore and it's getting worse: seems every week there's another story of someone getting fired over a personal blog or twitter or facebook. Google has 282,000 results for "fired for blogging". So what can you do? How do you protect yourself? Read on to find out. What NOT to do I read an article recently on the popular blog lifehacker about using a ...
You don’t have to be stuck with the default browser for testing/running your Silverlight applications. If say, you wanted to change it from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome, you can do it. Within Visual Web Developer or the Visual Studio IDE, change the settings such that a browser of your choice is used to test or run your Silverlight applications. How do you do this? Simple. In the Solution Explorer pane, right click on the HTML page name which is going to be your start page (for example, DemoTestPage.html). ...
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Some commonly asked questions about Silverlight. These aren't deep, but are often asked by beginners. What is Silverlight? Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform software framework to create Rich Internet Applications (RIA) that can be embedded in Web pages. What is meant by RIA? RIA stands for Rich Internet Applications, which are Web applications with rich user interfaces including media elements such as audio, video and so forth. You can think of them as being similar to powerful and rich ...
I wish I had known about this before I went to TechEd two years ago - I'm still getting email from vendors who scanned my badge there… Gmail ignores periods in user names and doesn't care about capitalization. (This is not true of Google Apps - It does care about dots.) If your email address is homerjsimpson@gmail.com, all of these variations will be delivered to your Inbox: homerjsimpson@gmail.com hom.er.j.sim.ps.on@gmail.com HOMERJSIMPSON@gmail.com Homer.J.Simpson@gmail.com You can create a filter ...
Microsoft disgusts me. Out-of-the-box Asp.NET assumes that Google Chrome and Apple Safari are not "modern" browsers. In order to make use of some of the Asp.NET web controls with those browsers, you need to modify your web application (or the machine.config and GAC on every server in your web farm). This is simply inexcusable. This could have easily been corrected with a patch years ago, yet Microsoft forces all of us web developers using Asp.NET to modify every one of our web applications to work ...
I recently got the opportunity to teach a 3 day course on the subject of "Principles, Patterns and Practices in .net". I must say it was a fun and enriching experience. I have never taught a course before, so I decided to go off the beaten path and do a little experiment in format. No need to copy existing formats that can be found everywhere else in Belgium. Format I took the excellent Head First Design Patterns as a guide to run through each pattern in the same way: - show an existing implementation ...
My current contract is drawing to a close so I once again find myself in the unenvieable position of looking around for my next challenge (I hate interviewing). One of the positions I applied for was with a recruitment firm called Super Coders (novel concept, IT recruitment by an outfit that, on the surface anyways, seem to understand coding). Whilst having a look around their site, I came upon this article on things you must know about OO. The upshot of the article is this list of 23 topics (which ...
I attended my first CodeStock this year and in short it was awesome. Like 100 billion hot dogs awesome. The travel there was crazy to say the least, but I met lots of new people, had a session go well and recorded 3 podcasts. So that is the short version. If you are on twitter and either follow me or followed the #codestock hash tag, you probably saw my airline craziness in Philly. It all started on Monday. We had a client deliverable on Wednesday morning and due to some things that happened I only ...
Microsoft publishes way too many tools to check all of them out. One pretty cool debugging tool is Application Verifier which you can download here. The official docs mention that it is only meant for unmanaged code. But it does work in mixed mode applications as well so you can try to hunt down your managed heap corruption, double closed handles, … with this tool. When you start it the first time you select the executable you want to check and then enable from the right menu the checks you want ...
June 21st, 2010 The Importance of Open Government Data To all those present, good afternoon. My name is Andrew Brust. I help run a consulting firm, twentysix New York, here in Manhattan. I am also a technology columnist and blogger, and serve on the New York Technology Council’s Advisory Board. As I have explained in previous testimony, I am a lifelong New Yorker, and began my IT career in the employ of the government of the City of New York. I’ve testified to this Committee before, voicing my support ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Brian Noyes, Michael Klucher, i-programmer, and Mike Snow. From SilverlightCream.com: Capture usage information of a Windows Phone 7 application using Google Analytics Google Analytics with WP7? ... Mark Monster leverages his experience in this area to to work out a way to get to a web page to track analytics ... pretty clever Mark, and all the code is there for us! WCF RIA Services Part 2: Querying Data Brian Noyes has part 2 of his RIA Services series up at SilverlightShow. ...
Note: I've translated this article from my Portugues blog: http://pontonetpt.com/blogs... I'm sorry for the bad english, but i'll try to translatet it better as possible with a little help of Google Translatter. I've writed this article because i coulnd't found one article about NHibernate 2.0 that was simple to understand in Portuguese. In the coming weeks I will spend some free time studying NHibernate. I've heard very good reviews ...
My first inplace upgrade of a MOSS 2007 farm to sharepoint went pretty smooth. I read the preupgrade documentation and was comfortable with the steps. Since it was a fairly new installation of Moss changes were minimal and I wasn't anticipating too many problems The one issue I got was after installing the software on all of the farm. I went to the first machine which ran Sharepoint 2010 central administration and ran the Sharepoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard. I received the message that ...
The Apple iPad is currently getting a lot of buzz because of the app store, the book store and of course iTunes. I had the chance to play with one and this is what I have learned about the device. Let’s get this out of the way first, the iPad is awesome. It is the device for media consumption and casual web browsing. But how does it measure up to those of us with .NET on our brains all days. Let’s find out… Main Screen – you can customize everything on this page. I guess I should replace that image ...
I've finally had a chance to continue my NHibernate tutorial series after a series of vacations and events. In this tutorial, I cover one of the most common relationships, that of the parent-child, in NHibernate. I also go through some optimization refactoring along the way. You can view the entire Google Docs article here: http://docs.google.com/Doc?... As always, feedback is appreciate! -Bob ...
Wow, two posts on the same day. I was working on a quick DLL project to do some web scripting using the awsome power of Watin. In the past I use to create a vbscript as the test handler to call the DLL but lately I got a Powershell bug to call .NET DLLs. When I tried to debug the Watin call I received: The CurrentThread needs to have it's ApartmentState set to ApartmentState.STA to be able to automate Internet Explorer. I couldn't find a quick google answer to powershell apartmentstate . Apparently ...
Here is the list of Zone ID’s for the Blank WebPart Page (BlankWebPartPage.aspx") that is part of the Publishing Portal with MOSS 2007: TitleBar Header TopLeftRow TopRightRow CenterLeftColumn CenterColumn CenterRightColumn Footer RightColumn I was in need of these and wasn’t able to find them with a simple search on Google so I wanted to share them with you. To get a list of WebPartZone objects for a page that a webpart lives on can be done with the following code: foreach (WebPartZone zone in this.WebPartManager.Zones) ...
Let me make this clear: I'm annoyed with Apple. I don't like their current policies and I don't like where Steve Jobs is taking the company. In general, I don't like it when any one company gets too much control in a market. When that happens, the leading company dictates the game and as consumers, our options all but disappear. That said, I'm still going to buy a new iPhone next week. My Apple-hating friends seem to desperately want me to go Android instead, but frankly, it's not good enough for ...
In the past three weeks, I've noticed that my laptop (dual core 2.1GHz, 2Gb RAM) has become amazingly sluggish. I only uses for communications and data lookup workflows, so the slowness was tolerable. But today I finally got fed up with the suckyness and decided to get to the root of the problem (I do have strong performance roots after all). It actually didn't take all that long to figure it out. About a year ago I converted to Google Chrome (away from FireFox). One of the great tools Chrome has ...
I thought I would write a post of a different nature today, but still relevant to the tech world. I do a lot of contract jobs myself and really enjoy it. It's nice to keep jumping from project to project, and not having to go to an office or keep regular hours, etc. I really enjoy it. I have learned a lot in the past few years of doing it (both from experience and from help given to me from others, and the internet) so I thought I'd share some of that knowledge/experience today.So here's my own personal ...
Definitions: You will need to know the meaning of these terms below. I have given a small description to the acronyms but you can google and know more about them. #1:WGS-84- World Geodetic Systems (1984)- is a standard reference coordinate system used for Cartography, Geodesy and Navigation. #2: EPGS-European Petroleum Survey Group-was a scientific organization with ties to the European petroleum industry consisting of specialists working in applied geodesy, surveying, and cartography related to ...
The .NET Framework version 4 includes enhancements for ASP.NET 4 in targeted areas. Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express also include enhancements and new features for improved Web development. This document provides an overview of many of the new features that are included in the upcoming release. This topic contains the following sections: ASP.NET Core Services ASP.NET Web Forms ASP.NET MVC Dynamic Data ASP.NET Chart Control Visual Web Developer Enhancements Web Application ...
I'm new to powershell. I'm trying to write an error handler to wrap around my script. Part of the error handler is dumping out some variable settings. I spent a while trying to do this and couldn't google a complete solution so I thought I'd post something. I want to display the $myinvocation variable. In powershell you can do this PS C:\> $myInvocation for my purpose I want to create a stringbuilder object and append the $myinvocation info. I tried this $sbOut = new-object System.Text.Stringbuilder ...
It has really been a head scratching task for me. I 've tried many options but nothing worked. Finally I found a workaround on google to achive this by TaskScheduler. PROBLEM When we run Teamsite user administration command line tool IWUSERADM.exe though ASP.Net it gives following error: Application popup: cmd.exe - Application Error : The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click on OK to terminate the application. CAUSE No specific cause, it seems to be a bug, supposed to be ...
Last year, I wrote Steve Ballmer an email, and he was kind enough to write me back. The email contained a scan of a column I wrote praising Microsoft’s BI strategy. His reply contained three simple words: “Super nice thanks.” Well, now I’d like to write to Steve again, in an open letter format, and this time the love may be a bit tougher. But I’m still super earnest. The past two days have been eventful ones for Microsoft: The company announced the departure of company veterans Robbie Bach and J ...
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The competition between the Web and proprietary rich platforms, including Windows, Mac OS, iPhone/iPad, Adobe’s Flash/AIR and Microsoft’s Silverlight, is not new. But with the emergence of HTML 5 and imminent support for it in the next release of the major Web browsers, the battle is heating up. And with the announcements made Wednesday at Google's I/O conference, it's getting kicked up yet another notch. The impact of this platform battle on companies in the media and advertising world, and the ...
I have recently been creating some flat file schemas using the BizTalk Server 2009 Flat File Schema Wizard. I have then been mapping these flat file schemas to a "normal" xml schema format. I have not previsouly had any cause to map flat files and ran into some trouble when testing the first of these flat file maps; with an instance of the flat file as the source it threw an XSL transform error: Test Map.btm: error btm1050: XSL transform error: Unable to write output instance to the following <file:///C:\Documents ...
I updated my Eris to Android’s 2.1 OS last night and everything went pretty well. I had wanted to update the phone mainly for two reasons. The first was to have the Navigation feature of the Google Maps application and to make YouTube work again. YouTube used to work on the phone and then stopped a few weeks ago. But before I started I looked around various forums and blogs to see what doom and gloom folks were talking about the update. Based on what I read and some common sense I used the following ...
Yesterday, Microsoft held its flagship launch event for Office 2010 in Manhattan. Today, the Redmond software company is holding a local launch event for Visual Studio (VS) 2010, in Brooklyn. How come information workers get the 212 treatment and developers are relegated to 718? Well, here’s the thing: the Brooklyn Marriott is actually a great place for an event, but you need some intimate knowledge of New York City to know that. NBC’s Studio 8H, where the Office launch was held yesterday (and from ...
In this All Submittal Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Ken Johnson, Alan Beasley, Pencho Popadiyn, Phil Middlemiss, Khawar(-2-), Levente Mihály, Alex van Beek, Bart Czernicki, Michael Washington, and Mark Monster. Shoutout: Not Silverlight necessarily, but definitely VS2010, read what Brett Balmer has to say In Defense of Portrait Mode From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight MultiBinding solution for Silverlight 4 Colin Eberhardt updated his Silverlight Multibinding solution to Silverlight 4. Great article ...
I discovered this cool Google gadget over at STP Systems. The gadget once installed allows you to see information about your DotNetNuke Server directly in your iGoogle account. You can view information about all your portals as well. Check out the YouTube video on the product. Here are some screen shots from STP Systems site that will get displayed as a gadget: Server Health Most Popular Pages User Activity Watchdog Visitors The Installation is very easy. All you have to do is go to the site and ...
Someone asked me to compare Silverlight / HTML development. I realized that the question can be answered in many ways: Below is the high level comparison between a HTML /JavaScript client and Silverlight client and why silverlight was chosen over HTML / JavaScript client (based on type of users and major functionalities provided): 1. For end users Browser compatibility Silverlight is a plug-in and requires installation first. However, it does provides consistent look and feel across all browsers. ...
The week of April 26th was a huge one in the world of mobile and tablet devices, There were so many individual developments, announcements and solidifications of strategy, it’s almost impossible to believe they occurred in the same month, let alone the same week. Things started with Apple and Gizmodo having a Law and Order moment over the latter’s procurement of what appears to be the former’s 4th gen iPhone prototype. We found out on the 26th that Gizmodo blogger Jason Chen’s apartment was raided ...
In this NHibernate tutorial, I'll be digging into the ID tag and Generator classes. I had originally planned on finishing up a series on relationships (parent/child, etc.) but felt this would be an interesting topic for folks, and I also wanted to start integrating some of the current NHibernate reference. Since this article also includes some reference sections (and since I have not had a chance to check for every possible parameter value), I used the current reference as a baseline, and would welcome ...
During one of my last semesters in college we were required to take a class call Computer Graphics which tried (quite unsuccessfully) to teach us a combination of mathematics, OpenGL, and 3D rendering techniques. The class itself was horrible, but one little gem of an idea came out of it. See, the final project in the class was to team up and create some kind of demo or game using techniques we learned in class. My friend Paul and I teamed up and developed a top down shooter that, given the stringent ...
*Moved to: LinkedIn Woopsie with the Outlook 2010 Social Media ConnectorI have always used the LinkedIn toolbar for Outlook to sort out, upload and sync my contacts. Because of this I have over 2000 contacts in my contacts list that I sync with my phone, Plaxo, live, Google and others. Updates 28th April 2010Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
So, tonight I took some time to mash up some graphics for my game menu screen. My artistic talent sucks...but here goes nothing...voila, my menu screen!! The Menu Screen The screen above is displaying 4 sprites, even though it looks like maybe 7... I guess one of the first things for me to test in the future is ... is it more memory efficient (and better frame rate) to draw one big background image OR tp paint the screen black, and place each sprite in set locations? To display the 4 sprites above, ...
Recently, on a software development forum, a person who shall remain nameless posted the following Hi, Is there good material available on the net/elsewhere for the following topics? 1. Transitioning an Organisation to Scrum 2. Scrum Team Dynamics Thanks Name Withheld to protect the guilty Of course one of the first answers the nameless one got was a link to LetMeGoogleThatForYou http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Transi... Here's a quick checklist to follow before asking geeks of ...
Yay! Today I'm going to get into some code! My mind has been on this all day! I find it amusing how I practice, daily, to be "in the moment" or "present" and the excitement and anticipation of this project seems to snatch it away from me frequently. WELL!!! (Shakes Excitedly) Let's do this =)! Let's code! For these next few days it is my intention to better understand image rendering using XNA; after said prototypes are complete I should (fingers crossed) be able to dive into my game code using the ...
So yesterday I didn't cut any code for my game but I was able to do a tiny bit of research on the XNA Game Development Technology and the communities out there and do you know what? I feel I'm a bit closer to my goal. The bad news is today I didn't cut code either. However, not all is lost because I wanted to get my ideas on paper and today I just did that. Today, I began to jot down notes about the game and how I felt the visual elements would interact with each other. Unlike my workplace, my personal ...

I am really missing the tools in wordpress, that seem to be absent from GeeksWithBlogs [GWB].

 

The biggest two are being able to store drafts and being able to set a publish date.

 

I have done a little research on google I have not been able to find anyone saying that they have used Wordpress as a client for GWB, let alone a how-to. 

Anyone got any clues or suggestions?

I did it and i am going to explain step by step. The explanatination may appear long but its simple if you follow. Note: All the softwares i have used are the latest and i have packaged them and provided them in the link below. I use Nokia N96 1) RootSign smartComGPS and install it on your phone(i havent provided the signer so that u wuld do some little work. i used Secman' rootsign). 2) Install Universal Maps Downloader, SmartCom OGF2 converter and OziExplorer 3.95.4s on my PC. a) UMD is used to ...
I have recently started writing another book. The topic of this book is ASP.NET MVC. This book differs from my previous book in that rather than working towards building one project from end to end – this book will demonstrate specific topics from end to end. It is a recipe book (hence the cookbook name) and will be part of the Packt Publishing cookbook series. An example recipe in this book might be how to consume JSON, creating a master /details page, jquery modal popups, custom ActionResults, ...