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If you do, then the call for speakers is open for the huge event called Day of DotNetNuke which is being held on Saturday, June 13 in Tampa, FL. You'll have until May 13th to submit your proposal. Here are some simple Day of DNN ground rules when thinking about and submitting your sessions: ALL sessions should related directly to and display ONLY DotNetNuke version 5 Choosing a session from the list below will increase your odds of being chosen Session ideas are very welcome Your abstract for the ...
Development related: Persistence ignorance in the Entity Framework discussed with reference to the EFPocoAdapter http://railsenvy.com/ Lots of Ruby and Rails stuff – and some good podcasts and video Scott Hanselman has listed his “must haves” on a machine rebuild. Always illuminating to see other techies “must have” lists EssWork 2.0 is a framework for software development integrated into VSTS. And its free. From Ivor Jacobson - who once cost me a lot of brandy on expenses :-) A video showing construction ...
Before I joined Microsoft I worked at a software development company that focused on delivering large, mission critical systems on… Unix. My work environment included Gnu Emacs, Gnu C and C++ and Gnu Make, all products from the Free Software Foundation (FSF). My home environment was similar - a mix of PCs running early versions of Linux and BSD Unix. As a company and as individuals we were fans of the work of the FSF because not only were their products very good but as developers we also had unfettered ...
Everyone knows what Twitter is today. Has anybody heard of Jaiku? Well, me neither, until today! Apparently Twitter got competition. My cursory look revealed that Jaiku is more feature reach and options laden than Twitter. Jaiku is operated by Google, so if you already have GMail getting in contact with your friends is a breeze. Additionally, anyone can operate its engine (JaikuEngine) and it is Open Source (sweet)! Go to http://tinyurl.com/awkpcf for more info. Just go and explore it or join me ...
The dictionary defines an oracle as a prophet, or someone who can divine the future. Is that an apt description of the Redwood City, California company we know so well? If Oracle can predict the future, does its $7.5 billion deal to acquire Sun Microsystems relegate Microsoft industry dominance to the past? Or is it just about a winning move in a game of one-upmanship with IBM? Emerging common wisdom (and Oracle’s own press release) says this deal enables Oracle to provide the first real competition ...
This year Codestock is selecting their sessions by attendee votes. As people register for Codestock, they are are asked to select the sessions that they would most like to see. While I think this is a way cool and awesome method for selection, it is driving me crazy wondering what the results will be!! Here are the sessions that I have submitted. If you would like to see these at Codestock, register online and vote for me!! Speaker Name Kirstin Juhl Session Name WPF Databinding ++ Technology WPF ...
Recently I was on a project with no Unit Tests, no Continuous Integration Server, not even a Build. I was asked to deploy the application to a server so that the client could begin using it. (No, we had had no User Acceptance testing either formal or informal, but that's neither here nor there...) I tweeted what I thought was a rhetorical question: "I am deploying an application by pulling the source code, compiling it on my laptop, and copying the DLLs to the server. What's wrong with this picture?" ...
During the last few months I've been working on a commercial tool for testing WCF services. The knowledge I learned building STORM really helped alot in building this tool. So here it is my fellow coders, WCF Storm. It has more features than its open source cousin, STORM and the best part is it works on both WCF and Web services! EDIT : www.wcfstorm.com is up! Please visit the site for updates and to purchase WCFStorm online System Requirement: .NET Framework 3.0 or higher. Features at a glance: ...
In this issue: Colin Eberhardt, Sparkling Client Podcast, Brad Abrams, Paul Chapman, Page Brooks, and Ning Zhang. Shoutouts: First, sorry Bill Reiss, but you've got company out there with 4 more Silverlight MVPs (so far) ... my buddy Michael Washington, Daron Yondem, Jose Fajardo, and Michael Sync ... congratulations guys!!! I'm on record as being officially jealous :) ... and I'll have to change my signature block now! You can see the list on the MVP Awardees Site. Koen Zwikstra exposed a hint of ...
A bootloader is a small program that handles the reset vector and starts up a system. Bootloaders are not all equal, so writing about them is difficult to do without discussing the optional things that a bootloader might do. The only reasons to have a bootloader is to provide a mechanism for updating the software on a device or to retrieve the OS from some storage medium and move it to RAM to run which are the “loader” parts of the bootloader. Anything else that a bootloader might do are optional. ...
Yesterday was the fifth Orlando Code Camp put together by the good folks at the Orlando .NET user group. This was the fourth time that I've had the opportunity to speak at this code camp. I remember one year, I was the only one speaking on DotNetNuke and yesterday there were six sessions going on covering various topics in DotNetNuke. There were over 500 registered before the event and there several walk on people who just showed up. The event took place at Seminole Community College in Sanford, ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... This is the rather grand title of a WebCast I've recorded recently which tries to illustrate where the return on investment comes after moving to a SOA strategy. The video is on Digital Forum: Visualizing SOA ROI , and the Open Source proof of concept it references is on CodePlex: ESBSimpleSamples. In the WebCast I start with a blank Visual Studio solution and create a new Web app which consumes an existing service. All in it takes 3 lines of code ...
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 2500 students and 2500 mentors & co-mentors from nearly 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. Through Google Summer of ...
Ups and downs. The Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET book which I co-authored has been out for almost a month now and ranks #10 in the Amazon hourly sales for ASP. #10 in Books > Computers & Internet > Web Development > Programming > ASP Hopefully, Wrox will distribute it in more local book stores. I went to two bookstores and couldn't find the book ...
Hi, In this blog I will write about Visual WebGui RIA Platform and will provide the latest news, technology, tutorial, showcases and other useful information that would allow you to get a deeper understanding and knowledge about what Visual WebGui is and how you can leverage its framework/platform benefits. Visual WebGui is an open source Rich Internet Applications (RIA) platform, atop standard .NET. It enables simple UI development & deployment of web applications on the server which are then ...
First off, there's going to be a raffle for this: There will be things for the kids to do to: Many code campers have children and significant others we have decided to try and do a family activity the day of the code camp. If we can get 15 or more people we can get a discounted rate at the Central Florida Zoo There will also be over 500 in attendance which is great! Sessions: 65 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 11 Quick Contacts Sponsors: sponsor@onetug.org Speakers: speaker@onetug.org Volunteers: volunteer@onetug.orgPlus, ...
Check out John Papa’s blog for much more detail and camera work… I’m just doing highlights. Web… Each of the tools can be used independently or integrate with each other or open source tools Expression Web 3: Standards based web authoring, Multi-laguage, Secure FTP, CSS Diagnostics, SuperPreview Erik Saltwell demoing Expression Web 3 SuperPreview – split screen or full, and can pick the browser to view it in, also can side-by-side the various browsers, or layering them one over the other to see problems. ...
Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System Test Edition provides a powerful platform to perform high volume load testing. It also provides high end flexibilities to write and utilize external plug-in for extended functionalities. Email Reporter: VSTS 2008 Load Test Plug-in enables users to send the load test reports to one or more pre-configured email addresses automatically, once a VSTS Load Test is completed. This open-source load test plug-in also provides supports for customization by which you can ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The Adapter Pack 2.0 for BizTalk has been released in public beta recently, and among the WCF Line Of Business adapters it contains the WCF SQL adapter. This exposes SQL Server connections as WCF service endpoints, and lets you connect to a SQL Server source using the standard ServiceModel stack. The adapter pack will be released under the BizTalk brand, but the adapters themselves are not limited to BizTalk – the WCF SQL adapter can be used natively ...
This is from Shawn Weisfeld [MVP] blog. A few weeks ago I got a copy of Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET (http://www.amazon.com/Prof... Figured since I had been to presentations by 3 of the 5 authors I just had to have the book. Brian Scarbeau, Stan Schultes and Ryan Morgan are avid speakers in the Florida .NET community and knowing ...
In this issue: Fredrik Normén(2), Timmy Kokke, Shemesh, Manish Dalal, Terence Tsang, Michael S. Scherotter, Corey Schuman, and Pete Ohanlon. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher has a nice Shoutout to Page Brooks: SilverlightContrib - Nice Open Source Library, and thanks for the shoutout back to me, Walt :) John Papa got the nod for his presentation at MIX09: Heading to MIX 09 and Presenting Too ... way-to-go John!! From SilverlightCream.com: How the Presentation Model could look like when using Silverlight ...
I’ve known Kent for a couple years now, having run into each other time and again around the various Heartland tech events. Kent’s a busy dude but he managed to spare a few cycles for me to answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) I've lived lots of places over the years. I'm living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota now. It's really starting to feel like home. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. ...
I find it very therapeutic to “sync to paper” on a regular basis. Yesterday I was grumpy as I had way too much in my head and in my Inbox. Late last night I grabbed my trusty Moleskine and wrote it all down – I “synced to paper”. I slept well and woke up grump free. I also realised while “syncing to paper” last night that I carry around a lot of links in my head to stuff I find in my job which I keep meaning to share but never quite do. The sort of stuff I might mention to you if we met in the staff ...
In the UK I am the technical editor for the MSDN Flash. This weeks edition was a special focused on free software. I gathered together some of the best downloads based on recommendations from friends, colleagues and customers (which in case you were wondering is an overlapping group of individuals) plus a few of my personal favourites. I have tried to get something for everyone. From fairly generic utilities such as Free Download Manager and Unlocker, specialist tools such as SketchPath for XPath ...
The following is a simple checklist you can use when building web applications. Much of this still applies to other technologies and can easily be extended. I try not to get too specific on technology or methodology, but it is definitely leaning toward ASP.NET. If you can think of something I am missing or disagree, please leave a comment. Detailed information follows the checklist. How much of the checklist you follow will depend on the project. If its just a hobby site, you may skip items like ...
Those days me and my team work very hard toward new version of “The System”. This includes massive refactoring of all solutions, hard work with TFS (which not restricted to only adding files, but also deleting, moving, etc. other words, all stuff, which TFS is not really love). Because of this, we need a bunch of handy tools to make our dreams come true and to decrease unnecessary number of clicks inside Team System Explorer and Visual Studio. You do not really think, that we have no tools to make ...
The Microsoft Web Platform Installer is now v1.0. Simply putting, it provides you a single installer download of the web platform which includes IIS 7/116, Visual Web Developer Development Tool, SQL Server 2008 Express as well as the .NET Framework. So, if you are running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2003/2008, it gives you all the stuff you require to start with web development. Combined with this, the Web Application Installer which provides a lot of popular web applications such ...
One of my goals for the new year was to post something here at least once a week. Well, I blew that already, didn’t I. About a year and a half ago, my team identified some low-hanging fruit in our applications where we would benefit from a Dependency Injection container, mostly as a Service Locator. We decided to use Spring.NET, and while we got some benefit from it – namely that we were able to decouple a lot of our classes and introduce some better abstractions, I think we made a couple of typical ...
If you are, do you have the cool DotNetNuke toolbar installed on your browser? The folks over at SmartThinker have this free toolbar for you if you want it. The toolbar is very useful if you are looking up information about the open source product DotNetNuke. Quick links to the DotNetNuke site along with quick links to the DNN Forums is a great reason to get the toolbar. It also has all the DNN blogs that you want to read and you can hook it up to your gmail account if you want. You can contact Smart ...
If you don't have a "PRIVATE" subfolder in your Windows CE installation subtree or if it's almost empty, go finding the installation CD and re-launch the installation. If you choose "custom setup" you have a chance to install Windows CE shared source. Do it as soon as possibile. When I talk about Windows CE at conferences here in Italy to people that don't know the OS, many of their mouths opens in disbelief when I say that the OS is realtime (hard-realtime), and show proofs of that. But jaw bones ...
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I recently had put a DTD parser together, there are a few open source ones out there but only for perl, java and C++, and our target platform is C#, so I had to start over. I initially thought the parser would be pretty straight forward, until I hit upon a little jem in the DTD standard that allows for text substitution. This puts a whole new complexion on the problem, because the DTD standard can define substitutions (defined using the ENTITY tag), it can take a number of parses to determine a documents ...
I am trying harder to make a player based on the vlc libraries.
I am using .Net interface to vlc as described on VideoLan.org
.And shall bring GUI to WPF reach.

Any Guidance or project co-ordinators  willing to lead this open source project?
I want to bring the best of both worlds.i.e The media player usability with the power of vlc.
Just mail me at sonamsingh_19@yahoo.co.in Directly..
Update: Since then I found a much better tool to geocode pictures and edit other information encoded directly within the picture: Microsoft Pro Photo Tools. I wrote a new blog post about this tool. Read the rest of this entry » ...
So, this post is probably more for my personal benefit than for anyone who may read, but I'm just going to highlight the good or bad of 2008 for my personal life and then visit my hopes for 2009. This year really marked the beginning of my involvement in the .NET community. I consider myself somewhere around a junior level developer, and by giving back to a community that has given so much to me, I know I have grown and learned more than had I just waited for knowledge to come to me. I got involved ...
I had an issue with Selenium and Firefox3 yesterday. It just wouldn't start up and run an instance of Firefox. When Selenium runs, it alters your settings for the particular browser you are using such that it can fire a proxy server on your local host. This enables Selenium to interact with the browser in a way not otherwise really possible. Interestingly, most browsers by default want to stop this behaviour. Anyway, Selenium could fire an instance of the browser and attempt to edit the settings ...
I am working on finishing day one at my new job. Those of you who know what I am doing will appreciate some of the humour implicit in these statements, I think. - That little voice in the back of my head is definitely saying "Am I a really doing this for a living?" It's not a big deal, and it is completely ok. Really. I don't mind it a bit. I just keep finding it a little surreal. - It is a tomb here. No lights on and no one talks to speak of. That's ok, too. Just gotta find a desk lamp for those ...
Talk about a guy who needs no introduction… if you’re in the technology industry, or *gasp* a software developer in the Microsoft space, but haven’t heard of Scott Hanselman before now, then crawl out from under your rock and go check out his blog and podcast, but first read these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I am in South Africa right now. I am from Oregon. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to buy their product? I work for Microsoft...use their ...
I really enjoyed the first St. Louis Day of .Net. There were over 200 people that showed up! My session this year was on Open Source Solutions for Application Lifecycle Management. Besides being one of the non totally Microsoft sessions, I also had the honor of having the longest title for the entire Day of .Net. Application Lifecycle Management is a huge topic, and I only had 50 minutes to cover some stuff, so I limited it to the following 4 areas: Defect Tracking and Change Management Unit Testing ...
In this issue: Russell Greenspan, Chris Anderson, and Rob Zelt. Shoutouts: Adam Kinney posted about a new open source project by Microsoft: Oh, Oxite, we love this open source .NET blog software, and he has links to other folks that are early blogging. Bill Reiss has a cool post up on converting C# to VB using Reflector: Converting C# samples to VB.NET. From SilverlightCream.com: How-To #11: Build a Silverlight ToolbarButton user control Russell Greenspan builds a toolbar button User Control... huh... ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The first public beta of BizTalk Server 2009 was released yesterday, and fulfils expectations by falling in line with the 2008 server and development stack, and offering a few functional extras. I've had a quick run through of it and made some initial notes below. The MSBuild integration is interesting although I haven't got a good grasp yet on whether it will replace custom MSBuild tasks to aid deployment; apparently it works nicely with TFS, but ...
Recently I started diving into WiX (Windows Installer XML) as a toolset for a setup project I needed to create. And it didn't take much time to discover that WiX provides some nice out of the box dialogs without having to do much work. That is, if you only need the basic configurations, such as a folder browse dialog and a license agreement. However, my project required just that little extra dialog, to provide the location of a SQL database. Basically, what I needed was two textboxes, one to input ...
Thank you to all that came out to see my Tampa Code Camp presentation. SMS Backup 1 – using message interceptor to capture incoming SMS messages and save to SQL Compact DB. Will be posted on: http://www.codeplex.com/SMS... For now get the VS 2005 Version here http://cid-153154d6f7d12177... A “How to” from MSDN on use of MessageInterceptor used in the demo: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... To simulate SMS Messages and ...
I wrote last time about setting up my Linksys router with DD-WRT and sharing my media on the local network with a USB storage drive. I had intended to also install a Universal Plug and Play (uPnP) media server on the router, but never could find a good media server that ran on embedded Linux. I tried uShare, and it worked OK, but only with my pictures. I also attempted to run TwonkyMedia, but never could get it installed on the router. A friendly request in the Twonky Vision forums went unanswered, ...
Event Date: Saturday, January 19, 2009 Event Time: 08:30 (registration), 09:00 – 17:00 Event Location: Microsoft Tampa Office If you want to learn what TDD is all about, this is the event to attend. It’s a day-long event where you will go from start to finish with a sample domain problem and learn how to write tests to drive functionality of the system. This promises to be an excellent event and will be good for both beginners and those experienced with TDD. There will be two tracks running simultaneously, ...
One of the timeless articles among the lists of "must reads" for programmers, The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric Steven Raymond, was written to expose how the open source community can succeed. The article exposed commercial software construction as an unyielding entity that is structured and secretive, where only those closely involved understood the inner workings. Similarly, open source was associated with the bazaar, as a thriving community where everyone is involved, and the internal structure ...
AT ONE TIME the Horse had the plain entirely to himself. Then a Stag intruded into his domain and shared his pasture. The Horse, desiring to revenge himself on the stranger, asked a man if he were willing to help him in punishing the Stag. The man replied that if the Horse would receive a bit in his mouth and agree to carry him, he would contrive effective weapons against the Stag. The Horse consented and allowed the man to mount him. From that hour he found that instead of obtaining revenge on the ...
I can hear your screaming from here (on the plane at who knows how many thousands of feet overhead): "final thoughts, what happened to Days 2, 3, and 4?" Well, in answer to that, I bring you this bit of collected wisdom culled from the last few days: Welcome to Concurrency. Sometimes, other functions just finish first, and in this new multi-core world, the application must move on with or without the rest of the threads. So, that said, expect some other thoughts later...they just won't follow in ...
This was announced at Open Force: DotNetNuke Corporation Announces DotNetNuke® Professional Edition Commercially supported distribution of award-winning open source Web application framework will be available soon read more... Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke®,Open Force ...
Where: New Horizons (4510 West 77th St. Edina, MN 55435) When: Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00 PM Website: www.twincitiesdevelopersgui... Session: Learn about how the Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP), Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers help you get your system under test more effectively and how it can help you decouple your code. You will also be introduced to a small subset of dependency breaking techniques that will help you break ground into setting your system up ...