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This past Monday, April 12th, Visual Studio 2010 was launched. And on that same day, Microsoft also launched a new line of mobile phone handsets, called Kin. The two product launches are actually connected, but only by what they do not have in common, and what they commonly lack. On the former point: VS 2010 had released to manufacturing a couple weeks prior to its launch. The Kin phones, meanwhile are not yet available. We don’t even know what they will cost. (And I think cost will be a major factor ...
This is the second in a series of tutorials I am working on to help developers quickly get up to speed with NHibernate. In this tutorial, I'll be focusing on an implementation of a repository pattern. As always, comments, suggestions, and any technical bits I may have missed are always appreciated! You can view the entire article via this Google Docs link: http://docs.google.com/Doc?... Enjoy! -Bob ...
Today I came across a wierd issue in a Visual Studio 2008 Code Coverage Analysis. Consider the following method: private IController GetController<T>(ICon... context) where T : IController, new() { IController controller = new T(); controller.ListeningContext = context; controller.Plugin = this; return controller; } This method is called in a unit test as follows (MenuController has an empty constructor): controller = plugin.GetController<Men... After calling this method ...
I am not an Apple fanboy, nor have I ever been. However, I have owned a Mac, an iPod, and an iPhone in my lifetime, and for more than a decade, I have defended Apple against the untruths that the haters so enjoy spewing. I encouraged my wife to buy a MacBook when she needed a new laptop two years ago, and I often recommend them to my friends and relatives. I have proudly and happily used my first generation iPhone for nearly three years. Now, for the first time in well over ten years, I find myself ...
When I first learned NHibernate, I could best describe the experience as less of a learning curve and more like a learning cliff. A large part of that was the availability of tutorials. In this first of a series of articles, I will be taking a crack at providing people new to NHibernate the information they need to quickly ramp up with NHibernate. For the first article, I've decided to address the gap of just giving folks enough code to get started. No UI, no fluff - just enough to connect to a database ...
Saturday morning, I got up, got dressed and took a 7-minute walk up to the Apple Store in New York’s Meatpacking District to pick up my reserved iPad. This precinct, which borders Greenwich Village (where I live and grew up) was, when I was a kid, a very industrial and smelly neighborhood during the day and a rough neighborhood at night. So imagine my sense of irony as I walked up Hudson Street towards 14th Street, to go wait in line with a bunch of hipsters to buy an iPad on launch day. Numerous ...
What if you could work on anything you wanted? Redgate is doing an experiment of sorts this week. Called Down Tools Week. The idea is that they stopped working on their regular projects for a week and strike out on something that catches their attention and drives their passion. Evidently in many cases, these projects have turned out to be new features in their existing products that individual were interested in, some were internal iniatives and some where evidently off the wall new ideas. Today ...
For those of you who missed the chat today, here is the raw transcript. By raw, I mean that I copied and pasted the discussion without any edits. This is divided into two parts, the top part is the answers from the Microsoft Experts and the bottom part is the questions from the audience. Answers from Microsoft: Karel Danihelka [MS] (Expert)[2010-3-30 12:2]: Hi everyone, my name is Karel Danihelka and I am developer in partner response team. Sing Wee [MS] (Expert)[2010-3-30 12:2]: Hi, I'm Sing Wee, ...
Topic: nServiceBus is mature and powerful open source framework that enables to design robust, scalable, message-based, service-oriented architectures. Latest improvements in the configuration API enables developers to quickly get started and build a working simple system that uses messaging infrastructure. The goal of this session is to give a jump start with the framework, introduce basic concepts such as message handlers, Sagas, Pub/Sub, Generic Host and also create a working demo application ...

After long time, once again started blogging. This time i planned to go with www.geekswithblogs.net.  Reason behind this decision is quality of the articles written in this site. Whenever i google for some solution, i will definitely get a link from this site. Please wish me to have nice time with blogging. All your comments on my future topics are more appreciable.

-Hari

This is one of the scary problems that turns out to have a pretty easy solution. I tried to view one of my websites hosted by IIS on my primary workstation and the site wouldn’t render. I checked IIS Admin and the site was there, but I couldn’t access it on either port 443 or port 80. In reviewing the event log I found the following entry: The World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW Service) did not register the URL prefix http://x.x.x.x:80/ for site 1. The site has been disabled. The data field contains ...
Preamble: In an attempt to keep an ageing mind alive I have decided to write an iPhone web app. The app will pull together a whole host of disciplines and should be a challenge. The App: Over the last month or so I have been playing around with Google maps and Instead (see InstaMapper.com) so decided the app must build on this learning. Looking to create an Uber-where’s Tigger! Framework: After an exhaustive research period I’m going with JQTouch. tPhone Simulator: MobiOne More to follow later…… ...
So I was working on an intro to development demo for the Central NJ .Net User Group and I found a few kinks. I opened up a form to custom in InfoPath and Quick Published it wouldn’t work. I imed my InfoPath guru friend, Lori Gowin, she said try to run a regular publish. The form was still not showing up in SharePoint. I could open it and it knew my changes, but it would just not render in a browser. So I decided to create a form from scratch without using the button customize form in the list. That ...
So Here I am talking with my Program lead, about technology, and how while my father is the VP of a major company, he still doesn't have a blackberry, or a smart phone. and I think it's funny. Most people would say it's a generational thing. That because he's older, he dosen't accept technology, and that's why. I have trouble swallowing that because this is the same man, who bought a satellite radio for his car, and made sure that the printer for the house was networked so that his and my mom's laptop ...
Right now they are ‘free’ but it is clear what the path forward is: 4.3 Advertising. The Service currently does not include advertising in the maps images. However, Google reserves the right to include advertising in the maps images provided to you through the Service, but will provide you with ninety (90) days notice prior to the commencement of advertising in the maps images. Such notice may be provided on relevant Google websites, including but not limited to the Google Geo Developers Blog and ...
Today at the Unversity of Washington, Steve Ballmer gave a speech on Microsoft’s cloud strategy. Significantly, Azure was only briefly mentioned and was not shown. Instead, Ballmer spoke about what he called the five “dimensions” of the cloud, and used that as the basis for an almost philosophical discussion. Ballmer opined on how the cloud should be distinguished from the Internet.as well as what the cloud will and should enable. Ballmer worked hard to portray the cloud not as a challenger to Windows ...
Last Wednesday, after many UPS delivery failures, I received P90X in the mail. P90X is a series of DVD's and a nutrition guide you use to shed pounds and gain muscle. Odds are you've seen the infomercial on TV at some point if you watch a little tube now and again. I started last Thursday and am still standing to tell this tale. At it's core, P90X is a 12 DVD set of exercise videos. Each video is comprised of a different workout routine that typically last around an hour (some up to 1 1/2 hours). ...
UPDATE (2011-01-28): ASP.NET MVC 3 I have a newer blog post that shows how to get Client Side Validation Summary without doing any of this. I will still be answering questions and supporting this for developers who are still using ASP.NET MVC 2. If you are on ASP.NET MVC 3, go here. Problem The MicrosoftMvcJQueryValidatio... script file, which integrates with the jQuery Validation Plugin, does NOT populate validation errors inside the Validation Summary control. I will show you how to populate validation ...
Technorati Tags: ASP.NET,General I often see questions at forums(http://forums.asp.net) asking stuffs like: Where to begin? Where Do I start? How to Get Started? So I decided to write this "boring" post to express my opinion and hopefully this can help beginners find their way to get started with ASP.NET. Based on my experience learning ASP.NET is just like learning how to play a guitar.. (oh really? why could I say that? ).(1) First you must have this what we call "interest" because if you don't, ...
I had an interesting scenario where a bunch of memory leaks were showing up. I googled around and found a bunch of issues. I'm sure if you are reading this, you have either just started the search or have been to every blog post about memory leaks. This might be a bit repetative but if you are in the first group that just started maybe this is a nice way to point you in the right direction. You are probably experiencing errors that start like this: "Potentially excessive number of SPRequest objects ...
Alex Sorokoletov writted a post explaining how to use Silverlight 4 with the release candidate version of VS 2010. I'll keep waiting for the release candidate of Silverlight 4. But for those who wants to try, there's the Alex's post translated to English: Silverlight 4 + VS 2010 RC (Translated with Google from Russian) ...
I'm here at PyCon 2010 in Atlanta. One of the pervasive themes (other than improving Python performance and testing which are very good pursuits IMO) is the recurring, omni-annoying "The Web is the New Operating System" concept that the .com busters (who failed us so miserably in the 90s) just love to espouse. The Web is a lot of things to a lot of people. If you asked 10 people what they thought "The Web" really means, you would probably get several very distinct answers, depending on their experiences ...
This is more of a short rant than anything. For the most part I like Bing. Once in a while I still find I get better results from Google. The main thing I find myself missing that I had with Google is the blog search feature. All to often I can filter out a lot of garbage just by using that option. So my request is “when will Bing implement blogsearch”? del.icio.us Tags: Bing,Google,blogsearch ...
All you tech addicts out there must be following the MWC 2010 keenly enough. But today (tonight for me in India) is a night I've been waiting eagerly. Kind of with the same teeny excitement with which we awaited the disappointing iPad. Tonights the night when my infidelities with WinMo may come to an end. I am sorry WinMo, yes I admit I was dating the iPhone OS, and Android lately. But you are to blame partly for it. Tonight I'll see if we could settle scores. Lets see what WinMo 7 err Windows Phone ...
These days, I’m doing a bit of end-to-end acceptance web testing using the Selenium framework. Selenium has a nice and handy add-on for the Firefox browser – the Selenium IDE. It automatically records your actions and produces the required C# code for you, as you click around in the browser window. But when I started the Selenium server and tried to run my first test (copied from the Selenium docs), it didn’t work (Sigh. It never works on the first try…) and I got a timeout and an exception. This ...
…or an excuse to write about my cool new phone. I got a new phone this past week. One which I think is really cool, but before I talk about it, I want stroll through the previous cell phones I’ve owned. Almost nine years ago, my wife and I bought a pair of cell phones. These were our first phones, and the excuse to get them was that my wife was pregnant with our first child at the time. We thought it might be useful to have cell phones so she could get a hold of me if or when something was up. The ...
In this Issue: András Velvárt, Michael Washington, Frodeh, Damon Serji, Andy Beaulieu, Timmy Kokke, Jeff Wilcox, Jesse Liberty, and Michael Ceranski. Shoutout: John Papa and Glenn Block on Silverlight TV 7: When and Where to Use MEF Have you seen this at SilverlightShow? SilverlightShow with Brand New Book Shelf ... very nice job on that! Matthias Shapiro blogged an Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design Spinning out a new Show format and a new show, Erik Mork hosts This Week in Silverlight ...
A short while ago I became a REAL game developer with the release of an XBLIG I helped create called “Kissy Poo”. Overall this game has been a huge success. It has far exceeded my original expectations of sales and was just a really fun project to work on. (In case you were wondering I was expecting to sell around 500 copies and we’re right now hanging around 1200 copies sold!). Now though, I want to take some time to reflect a bit and share what went well and what I would have done differently. ...
I am both a Google docs and Windows SkyDrive user, one thing however that I am always thought would help, especially with SkyDrive, as its essentially a backup tool for me is being able to access through Windows explorer (or FTP would suffice!). Well I have found a little app that does just that!! It’s from Gladinet and the catch line is “Delivering cloud services to your desktop and operating system”, it does connect to other things like Azure blob store and Amazon. You can download a free version ...
Note: This article is a continuation of the series on IJoinedFilter: IJoinedFilter AutoMapFilter meet IJoinedFilter In-lining mapping and injection aspects – yuck! After implementing several aspects of controller actions as compos-able filters, it became apparent that controlling the order would be import. One of the latest additions is a filter to build up a view model property with data aspects. An example would be a select list for states on a person edit view. Normally, the states would be fetched ...
On January 7th 2010 I kicked off a survey on Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure Platform (Now closed). I promised to share the results which I will do over four posts. This is the third of those four. Part 1: Is Cloud relevant? Part 2: How well do you know the technologies of Microsoft, Amazon, Google and SalesForce? Part 3: What are your plans for using the Windows Azure Platform? Part 4: My analysis Which of these Windows Azure Platform technologies have you already evaluated or plan to evaluate ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Vikram Pendse, David Burela(2), Paulio, David Anson, Jesse Liberty, and Brett Balmer. Shoutout: Jeremy Alles has a Minor update to the Silverlight MVVM frameworks explorer Seema Ramchandani posted his materials PDC video, TechEd Iceland, VS2010, profiling, Silverlight 4 Gavin Wignall blogged about Metia launch Silverlight banner with Deepzoom and Smooth Streaming! Andrew Myhre posted about his Silverlight Preloader Project on Google Code Jim Lynn has a post up about ...
In our new project, we've decided to use FitNesse with slilm. All in all, slim is an improvement over fit. The thing I like most is the error messages when running tests. These are now much clearer than with fit. The fixtures are now plain old objects (that's poo -- you can call them pojo, poco or even pono for all I care). So no dependency anymore on fit. Slim is also supposed to run faster, but right now our project is not really big enough to notice the difference. There's two things I don't like ...
As someone who loves technology, I was very interested in the Apple announcement this past week. I read some of the live blogging during Steve’s presentation and have read some of the pundit blogs in the last few days. Most of the reactions I’ve seen are either: Apple hit it out of the ballpark (see Apple ][, Mac Plus, original iMac, iPod, iPhone) or Apple just delivered another dud (see Apple Lisa, first Mac laptop, 20th Anniversary Mac, Mac Cube, Apple TV). So which is it? I think the iPad will ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster, René Schulte, Damon Serji, Shawn Wildermuth, Rishi, Gavin Wignall(2), and roboblob. Shoutouts: David Anson reports that Flattery will get you everywhere [Html5Canvas source code now available on CodePlex!] Robbe Morris announced EggHeadCafe Chat Chaos in Silverlight Released Today ... this looks great, I'm surprised there's not a ton of people on there slinging code around! Check out what Rishi's been doing in his spare time: Outing my inner iTablet From SilverlightCream.com: ...
It is the day after the iPad has been announced, and a simple “iPad” search on Google already yields 9 million hits, with a new article or tweet every 3-4 seconds.Indeed, Apple has done it again; it has successfully created enough buzz and anticipation around a product to have punters lining up ready to part with their cash even before they knew what it was, what it did, and what it looked like. Many in the retail and eCommerce arena wish they can create that kind of attraction around the products ...
On January 7th 2010 I kicked off a survey on Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure Platform (Now closed). I promised to share the results which I will do over four posts. This is the second of those four. Part 1: Is Cloud relevant? Part 2: How well do you know the technologies of Microsoft, Amazon, Google and SalesForce? Part 3: What are your plans for using the Windows Azure Platform? Part 4: My analysis How well do you understand each of the following Cloud Services? How relevant do you think each ...
On January 7th 2010 I kicked off a survey on Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure Platform (Now closed). A big thanks to the 100 folks who completed the survey. I have been through the results and removed a few where folks clearly dropped out after page 1 (which is fine – but I felt it wasn’t helping the results). I promised to share the results which I will do over four posts. This is the first of those four. Part 1: Is Cloud relevant? Part 2: How well do you know the technologies of Microsoft, ...
I have been running Windows 7 64 business / IE 8 for about 2 months now, and it's interesting to say that this version of Windows is the most stable that I have ever worked with. That is, if you exclude IE8. I am at my pc for 10-14 hours a day, and I will honestly say that its a GOOD day when IE crashes less than 6 times. It seems to happen most often when I try to multitask within IE. (Navigate to a site that has multiple links that I want to read and start rt-click--open in new tabbing.) When I ...
Visual WebGui was chosen by Channel Web within 20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors among the list you can also find Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft's Windows Azure and AT&T. Cloud computing is poised to make big gains in 2010, Here, we take a look at the 20 coolest cloud platform vendors vying for solution providers' attention. Its Visual WebGUI platform is a way to enable enterprises to create rich and responsive Web applications with solid performance and security. And while Visual WebGUI ...
I am talking in the context of services such as Google Docs. I don’t have a huge amount of documents, but I simply don’t have the perfect solution for having these docs available anywhere and everywhere I am. I like many users I expect work on/want access to docs in different locations and on different machines. Google docs seems like a perfect solution, but when you don’t have an Internet connection, like when you are on a plane for example, its not a good solution at all. Then there are services ...
With this grassroots effort, several techie groups have met to discuss how they can help the people of Haiti with various projects they started. Here’s a list of projects: Check out their Wiki and try to get involved if you can. We Have, We Need Exchange This project will create a "Craigslist" type of self-identified needs and requests by non-profits assisting in Haiti relief operations. Clay Johnson @cjoh Port Au Prince Basemap This project will provide new geospatial perspectives and data points ...
I wanted to point folks at this great blog if you are interested in Cloud Computing. Janakiram MSV has been busily producing some great work in his role as a Cloud Computing Strategist. What I particularly like is he is looking at the Windows Azure Platform and Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine. Out of which came these three videos which are all well worth a look. You might also want to check out this video my colleague David Gristwood recorded with David Chappell in London last year which ...
Tonight was the inaugural audience event of the newly formed New York Technology Council, and I must say the organization is off to an excellent start. The event was panel discussion focusing on technology trends for 2010, and included Alfred Spector, who heads Google’s research and special initiatives (and is based in New York City, not Silicon Valley), Bill Zack, an Architect Evangelist for Microsoft focusing on Azure, and New York City Councilmember Gale Brewer, who is the Chair of the Council’s ...
The Silverlight 4 documentation is available online from Microsoft. However, it is not the fastest way to find documentation. Instead, you should know that the Silverlight 4 documentation is available online, it is just a little bit hidden. Read the rest of this entry » ...
This post is the tenth and last in a series of postings, containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. To read all posts in this series, or to get started with the RSSBus WebPart, go here. #10 - Keep Your SharePoint Calendar Synced with Google The following is one way you can use to keep your SharePoint Calendar(s) synced up with your Google Calendar. This particular example only syncs in one direction: from Google to SharePoint. It could go the opposite direction, ...
I have a couple posts coming to this respect, but I had the displeasure of working with Apache, SVN, and Perl these past few weeks. First off I tried learning Perl when I was 16 years old and it never took. I couldn’t understand it. I still don’t understand half of what it does and why you would use it over any other scripting language. The most I ever used it prior to these past few weeks was AOL .eml forms back in the day (http://members.aol.com/jad... yeah I know I’m not proud of my 17 year ...
In this post, we will get ourselves familiar with one of the popular Twitter API – Twitterizer & the famous Facebook SDK which was recently released by Microsoft. We will be using them in quite few of our up coming project will be doing in the near future. Go to these pages and make sure you download the packages and have the DLLs ready. “Twitter”izer This is very famous .Net library to enable easy communication with Twitter. The official Google Code page for this is - http://code.google.com/p/tw... ...
Well, another year, and heck …. even another decade and 2010 is going to be such an important year, or kick-off year for technology that I thought I would take a stab at making some technology predictions on what I think might happen this year. Technology always has these “next thing” items coming forward that it is really hard to even really know what is for real. Technologies might be quite good – but it will also take additional things like community ground swell or true behind-the-scenes business ...
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