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Windows Phone 7 Boot Camps
Columbus, OH September 7 Waukesha, WI September 14 Grand Rapids, MI September 14 Little Rock, AR September 15 Cleveland, OH September 15 St. Louis, MO September 16 Downers Grove, IL September 21 Southfield, MI September 21 Austin, TX September 22 Chicago, IL September 23 Des Moines, IA September 23 Tulsa, OK September 28 Memphis, TN September 29 Houston, TX September 30 Knoxville, TN September 30 Technorati Tags: Windows Phone 7,Silverlight I'm registered for the St. Louis boot camp on September ......

Posted On Friday, August 27, 2010 9:12 PM

Careful with those comment images, Subtext
I don't know how the images used for comments are generated, and assume it's semi-random, but I would prefer not to have swastikas on my blog ......

Posted On Thursday, August 26, 2010 6:20 AM

LightSwitch is a golf cart?
I was listening to the latest episode of the CodeCast podcast this morning, featuring Microsoft's Jay Schmelzer talking about Visual Studio LightSwitch. Host Ken Levy made an interesting analogy for the future choice whether to use LightSwitch or Visual Studio: "Have you ever been to Palm Springs? It's an interesting place because a lot of times you'll see people in golf carts driving around - not just on the golf course - on the street. If someone needs to go from Palm Springs to LA, they need a ......

Posted On Saturday, August 21, 2010 11:16 PM

The MoSCoW Method
You can learn a lot in 140 characters (if you follow the right people). @skimedic(Phil Japikse), tweeting from the Cincinnati Day of Agile this morning, mentioned MOSCOW. I was unfamiliar with that mnemonic, so I had to look it up on Wikipedia. It's a requirement prioritization technique, and the letters stand for: M - MUST have this. S - SHOULD have this if at all possible. C - COULD have this if it does not affect anything else. W - WON'T have this time but WOULD like in the future Speaking of ......

Posted On Saturday, August 14, 2010 11:16 AM

C# in Depth, Second Edition
Technorati Tags: .NET,C#,Jon Skeet I'm really looking forward to the second edition of Jon Skeet's C# in Depth book, which should be printed in September. I took advantage of this "SkeetTweet" from yesterday: 45% off C# in Depth 2nd edition ( - use coupon msa1145 at checkout. Valid until August 17th. …to pre-order the printed book, plus "Manning Early Access Program" access to PDFs of chapters from the work-in-progress, plus a PDF copy of the complete first edition, all ......

Posted On Saturday, August 14, 2010 10:04 AM

INotifyPropertyChanged with less code using Expressions
Technorati Tags: .NET,INotifyPropertyChanged... Parts 1 & 2 of this unintended trilogy: INotifyPropertyChanged with less typing using a Code Snippet INotifyPropertyChanged with less code using generics & reflection My previous post elicited a couple of good comments. Matt noted that my use of reflection to get the property name could be a problem in due to inlining in Release mode: ......

Posted On Monday, August 2, 2010 8:17 PM

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