2008 December 08 – Links for today

Crikey, work has been a wee bit hectic recently with everything needing to be done before the festive season. As a result this has fallen behind a little. However the rest of the world didn’t 😐 There have been a lot of really good posts / articles over the last few days and I think I have finally managed to catch up. Phew! Anyway here goes with today’s links. Enjoy.

ASP.Net

Andrea Colaci looks at Executing Asynchronous Tasks in ASP.NET

Phil Haack discusses some Known Installation Issues With ASP.NET MVC

Suprotim Agarwal on Creating CollapsiblePanelExtender Functionality using ASP.NET and jQuery

Steve Smith gives an SEO Tip Move Hidden ASPNET Fields To Bottom of Page

Colin Angus Mackay on Data Visualization with the Virtual Earth ASP.NET Controls

Coding Standards

Howard van Rooijen announces a New StyleCop for R# release

jQuery

Jeffrey Way continues with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 7

Other

Alex Villmann with How to Setup a Dedicated Web Server for Free

Eugenio Pace on Architecting Cloud Applications for the Enterprise – Part I – Introducing the Actors

Microsoft Research “Boku” preview

Martin Hinshelwood announces TFS Event Handler v1.3 released

Smashing Magazine’s 50 Excellent Digital Photography Photoshop Tutorials and Designing The Holy Search Box: Examples And Best Practices

Patterns & Practices

David Hill on UI Composition Patterns

Rudi Grobler on MEF: Taking extensibility to the next level

Karl Seguin picks up the SOLID baton with Get SOLID: Single Responsibility Principle

Pádraic Brady on The M in MVC: Why Models are Misunderstood and Unappreciated

Silverlight

Nick Kramer BeginAnimation for Silverlight 2

Ronnie Saurenmann on Error Logging in Silverlight 2 with IIS and the Isolated Storage

Kirupa Chinnathambi on Using Initialization Parameters in Silverlight

Martin Grayson announces BLACKLIGHT V2.0 (DEC08) IS HERE!

Sacha Barber on How To Bind To Generic Method In XAML

Mike Snow’s Tip: Animating Objects with DoubleAnimationUsingKeyFrames

Jesse Liberty has published a Creating Skinnable Custom Controls – Video and a Tutorial on multi-page applications posted and The Wrap Panel

Mike Ormond on his Adventures with the Silverlight Viewbox

Pete Brown on Pie Chart Styling in the Silverlight Toolkit – Cross-Slice Gradients

Matthias Shapiro and his Final-ish Silverlight Color Picker Utility and How To Give a Silverlight 2 Gadget a Transparent Background and How To Write a Custom Event in Silverlight and Tips for Creating a Silverlight 2 Gadget for Vista and Getting a MouseLeftButtonDown or MouseLeftButtonUp Event From Your TextBox

Boyan Nikolov with a HTML header + Silverlight plug-in scenario

Tim Heuer with Event (analytics) tracking in Silverlight and announces The Silverlight Application Corner

Azret Botash looks at Silverlight on a Desktop

Bert Czernicki informs that Silverlight enabled WCF Service Template is Bad Practice

Jeremiah Morrill gives a Silverlight MVVM Example

Josh Twist looks at Making the ScrollViewerThumbnail interactive

Brad Cunningham on Think outside the TextBox

Alex Golesh gives a Silverlight Tip: How to Inject and Execute JavaScript Function(s) on-the-fly from Silverlight

C Carper on Silverlight, PlayReady and BSkyB

Jordan Knight announces SDDN Site Updated – With Video!

Harsh Bardhan on Selecting and Displaying Images and Text Files from a Client Machine using Silverlight 2

Ofir Shemesh on Silverlight: GridSplitter with a collapse button (V2)

Jacek Ciereszko on how to Improve installation experience in Silverlight 2.0

Jeff Wilcox on Creating a testable WebClient for Silverlight unit testing

Michael Wolf looks at Silverlight and Encryption

Osore Watashi on the Custom Panel in Silverlight: Advanced Canvas

Chris Idzerda on PathGeometry Figures Property XAML Attribute Syntax in Silverlight

Bill Reiss offers A simple Silverlight game particle system and An improved Silverlight Sprite class

Page Brooks on Building a Resizable Silverlight Control

Bill Reiss on Embedding a F# class library in a Silverlight 2 Application

David Justice on Azure 1/10 + Facebook Connect 1/2 + Silverlight 2/5 = Fun

Chris Szurgot on building a Silverlight Gadget  (Version of Snowflake App)

SQL

David Bird lists some Free Tools for the SQL Server DBA Part 2

Karen Delaney on Using a Nonclustered Index to Avoid a Sort

TDD

Ivo Manalov announces TestApi v.0.1 Released

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