Archive for the Design Patterns Category

2008 December 16 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, Surface, TDD, UX with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2008 by mga guy


Nick Berardi is Introducing the ASP.NET MVC (Part 1) – The Model-View-Controller Pattern

Scott Koon outlines some of the issues with Oxite in NEW ASP.NET MVC SAMPLE – OXITE – NEEDS SOME TLC

Karl Seguin lends his voice to those not most impressed by Oxite in Oxite – Oh Dear Lord Why?!


Jeffrey Way continues with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 10

Brian Reindel on how to Create an Amazon Books Widget with jQuery and XML  thought this one might be good for a Silverlight widget too 🙂


Smashing Magazine with some stunning Light Blurs Brushes and Decoration Pack For Photoshop

Gotta love this one – Css Juice’s 13 Online Generators for Web 2.0 Design

W3C Web Standard Defines Accessibility for Next Generation Web

Jeff Attwood’s My Scaling Hero

Rick Strahl on Removing the .SVC Extension from WCF REST URLs

Glen Stansberry lists 10 Steps to Learn a New Coding Language Fast

Patterns & Practices

Davy Brion on The Importance Of Releasing Your Components Through Windsor

Rob Reynolds with The Real Reason to Use IoC/DI (Inversion of Control/Dependency Injection) and a Container Like Windsor

Microsoft’s Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET) v1 CTP – 32 bit – “a binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection”


Mike Demopoulos spotlight’s Mark Dawson’s work with Silverlight Photosynth Viewer

Tim Anderson’s First steps with offline Silverlight and Live Framework

Bryant Likes on Silverlight Dependency Properties


Jeff Wilcox on AutoCompleteBox without cycling navigation and Adding page up and down support to AutoCompleteBox

Dave Anson on Expanded access to Silverlight 2’s generic.xaml resources [SilverlightDefaultStyleBrowser updated for better compatibility!]

Michael Washington with a great wee Silverlight Dashboard implementation

Robby Ingebretsen on Free Typefaces for Your WPF of Silverlight Project

Michael Wolf on a Silverlight ConfigurationManager

Andy Beaulieu announces the release of the Physics Helper Beta 3


Eric Havir on Hotel 1000 and Microsoft Surface


Jakob Nielson on Interaction Elasticity

Dmitry Fadeyev lists 10 Useful Techniques To Improve Your User Interface Designs


2008 December 12 – Links for today

Posted in CSS, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, TDD, WPF with tags , , , , , , on December 12, 2008 by mga guy


The All Web Design Blog lists 30+ CSS Cheat Sheets & Quick Reference Guides


James Padolsey on Extending jQuery’s selector capabilities

Jeffrey Way continues with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 9


Kirk Evans on Understanding Tracking in Windows Workflow Foundation

Adrian Gondelle spotlights the Stunning 128 free icons by wefunction

Google have released a Browser Security Handbook

Patterns & Practices

Justin offers his C# Design Patterns – The Decorator Pattern

Bert Czernicki with WCF 101 – Understanding Transfer Security Visually

Michael Demopoulos on Thumbtack from Microsoft Live Labs – Collect, Organize, Share

Frank Kelly offers some advice on How to Motivate Developers – A three step framework

Dmitry offers some sage design advice with Take a Step Back to See the Big Picture

Jacob Gube presents 20 Excellent Websites for Learning Ajax


Shawn Oster on Working with Units of Measure in a NumericUpDown

Kevin Dockx with Silverlight: Scale from Sender-popup animation

David Anson with Great Silverlight charts are still just a click away [ChartBuilder sample and source code updated for Charting’s December 08 release]

Jeff Wilcox with Silverlight AutoCompleteBox: What’s new in the December release

Rick Strahl asks SilverLight ListBox Selections or what’s with SelectionChanged Events?

Jeff Handley on Custom Controls Everywhere – In XAML


Denis Gobo presents The Ten Most Asked SQL Server Questions And Their Answers


Scott Koon on Mocking IDataReader Using Rhino.Mocks 3.5


Peter van Ooijen reckons WPF = Code + Markup (Custom pushpins for DeepEarth)

Karl Shifflett announces his WPF M-V-VM Series Begins which links out to the WPF & Silverlight Line of Business UI Design Pattern Home Page

Ivan Towlson on Smart editors for the WPF Property Grid meet smart templates

2008 December 09 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, WPF with tags , , , , on December 9, 2008 by mga guy


Justin continues looking at Working With ASP.Net MVC Part 2 – The Model And The Repository Pattern


Jeffrey Way continues with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 8


An absolute cracker from Jeffrey Zeldman on 20 signs you don’t want that web design project

Matt Gromes continues with My First Agile Project Part 14: Did We Need A Coach? Does Anyone?

Chris Heilmann on Liberated Accessibility at A-Tag in Vienna

Joe Stagner recommends we Download Oxite – the Code we use to run the MIX Web site

Patterns & Practices

Patrick Smacchia Advices on partitioning code through .NET assemblies

Rudi Grobler on how to make a existing application extendible using MEF


Jesse Liberty discusses A complex home for very some simple Toollkit examples

Robby Ingebretsen on Running Custom Code / Firing Custom Events from Within Storyboards

Mark Monster on Combining Silverlight and Google Chart API and Getting the NTLM Username into your Silverlight application

Nigel Sampson on Beginning a Silverlight Animation framework

Miguel de Icaza looks at some incredible bits when Moonlight goes 3D

David Kelley releases his DevTeach Conference Content – Best Practices, Hacking Silverlight, Controls


Evan Lang gives a D3DImage Overview

Lester follows up on Ivo’s announcement yesterday about the launch of a WPF Test Helper Library

2008 December 08 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Coding Standards, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, TDD with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2008 by mga guy

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.


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


Jeffrey Way continues with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 7


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


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)


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

Karen Delaney on Using a Nonclustered Index to Avoid a Sort


Ivo Manalov announces TestApi v.0.1 Released

2008 December 03 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, WPF with tags , , , , on December 4, 2008 by mga guy


Suprotim Agarwal is Exploring the ASP.NET 3.5 Chart Controls


Dave Bush on jQuery – Events


Bob Familiar posts ARCast.TV – Steve Michelotti of e.imagination on High Performance Web Solutions

Janko Jovanovic announces his Best of the web – November 2008

Sarah Perez on how to Mount SkyDrive As A Virtual Drive In Windows

Drew Douglass posts his The 75 Most Enlightening Design Tutorials

Patterns & Practices

Justin Etheridge is still Addicted To MEF – Part 2


Josh Twist is Controllerizing the ScrollViewer Thumbnail

Page Brooks on Using ReSharper with Silverlight

Alex Golesh has some Quick Silverlight Tips: Control Reflection, Control Properties Data Binding, Window Title and Status Bar text (IE only)

Azret Botash has started a series on Silverlight Line of Business Applications: Part 1 – Getting Started

Tim Heuer pens some Silverlight install experience best practices

Keith Craig and System.Windows.MessageBox in Silverlight 2.0 RTW

Michael S. Scherotter publishes An Interview with the Developer of a Silverlight 2 Ribbon Interface

Matthias Shapiro’s Mac Style Button Tray In Silverlight


dineshasanka announces MapDotNet Enables Geospatial Data Visualization for Microsoft Single View Platform

2008 December 02 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, CSS, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, WPF with tags , , , , , , , on December 2, 2008 by mga guy


ranganh with an intro to Charting in ASP.NET, ASP.NET Chart Controls for .NET 3.5 SP1


Peter looks at The new features of CSS3


Jeffrey Way’s jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 5


Martin Hinshelwood announces the TFS Event Handler v1.1 released

Justin Etheredge is Taking the Magic out of Expression<T>

WebResourceDepot lets us know about E-Commerce Design Showcase: ecommr “presenting interface & design elements of e-commerce websites”

Jacob Gube has 40+ Useful Cheat Sheets for Designers

Ian Cooper gives us an Introduction to NHibernate, Part 1

Jonathan van de veen on Building maintainable code with Visual Studio 2008 Code Metrics

Patrick Smacchia gives us his Lessons learned from a real-world focus on performance

WebResourceDepot gives us Circular: A Set Of 100+ Icons

Jeremy Miller provides A Gentle Quickstart for StructureMap 2.5

CodeZest points us at the Signs of a GOOD Manager / Team Lead

Smashin Magazine presents 100 Free High-Quality XHTML/CSS Templates

Marcelo Ruiz looks into Depth vs. width in ADO.NET Data Services $expand

Patterns & Practices

Glenn Block on Export Providers and Custom factories with MEF

Oleg Smirnov with The story about Ninja, Unity Application Block and Contextual Dependency Injection.

Brendan Enrick on Understanding the What and Why of the MVC Pattern

The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL): Resources and Training


Hannes Preishuber looks at B# and Silverlight Isolated Storage

Jesse Liberty thinks On C# and VB and SandDock for Silverlight – Commercial floating windows
and Simple Expander – Silverlight Toolkit

David Yack on Silverlight MeasureOverride Watch Your Size

Peter Bromberg on an Autocomplete TextBox Stock Symbols and Chart

Identity Mine presen an Interactive Silverlight Christmas Card

Shawn Wildermuth on Using Content in ControlTemplates

Adam Kinney with DeepEarth – Maps served using Deep Zoom in Silverlight

Page Brooks is Tweaking OnApplyTemplate Event Timing in Silverlight 2

The Microsoft Dynamics team provide a Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Silverlight 2 direct calls sample

Gregg Jensen’s Flex Anchored Layout in Silverlight

cokkiy shows us how to create a Vista busy cursor like Silverlight control

Jonathan van de veen has some Random hints and tips on Silverlight as well as a look at Silverlight 2 Datagrids RowDetailsTemplate and databinding radiobuttons and Using the popup element in Silverlight\

Stefan Olson on Single Sourcing WPF and Silverlight

Mike Snow’s tips: Creating an Efficient Random Generator and Animating objects with DoubleAnimation

John Stockton publishes a nifty little Silverlight Trick: Inline Silverlight Apps

CCARPER announces Two new Silverlight MSN sites live; Crisis and Recovery – The Dow Jones Industrials and Ahead of the Curve


Brad McGhee on How to Hone Your DBA Skill Set

David Penton’s Introduction to SQL Profiler


Adam Kinney on Extending the Surface experience in the BMW app


Sacha Barber on LINQ To Entities Using WCF/WPF demo code

Shivanand Kamath with WPF – Working with XML file using Linq to XML

Stefan Olson provides A better WPF splash screen

Boris Eligulashvili on Managing Your WPF Splash Screen’s Lifecycle

Josh Smith expresses The Philosophies of MVVM

2008 November 27 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, WPF with tags , , , , on November 27, 2008 by mga guy


Suprotim Agarwal on how to Access an AJAX Enabled WCF Service using ASP.NET and Client Script

Dan Wahlin with Getting Started with the ASP.NET 3.5 Chart Control

Scott Hanselman with Geolocation/Geotargeting (Reverse IP Address Lookup) in ASP.NET MVC made easy


Jeffrey Way with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 4


Noupe is Pushing Photoshop to the Limit: 13 Most Advanced tutorials

Rob Ballou delves into Section 508: Uncle Sam’s Guide To Web Accessibility

Tracey Gradey suggests some Steps to choosing a successful colour scheme

Rick Strahl on WCF REST Services and AJAX Callbacks

Patterns & Practices

Justin Etheridge is Addicted To MEF – Part 1


Jafar Husain on Protected Dependency Properties Are Not Really

Tim Heuer highlights some New Silverlight Showcases and Feeds

Tim Greenfield on a Silverlight GroupBox control

Jonas Follesø asks Is Silverlight 2 Ready for Business Applications?

Wade Dorrell spotlights the fact that Treemap + Silverlight => Gasp!  or go straight to the demo

Ruurd Boeke presents Animating items part two

Mike Snow’s tip: Where to get the Localized Languages of Silverlight 2 Tools

Shawn Wildermuth has released the simple data driven app built during his Silverlight in Florida talk

Josh Wagoner on using the Path Data Parser

Seema Ramchandani answers What is the Silverlight Font?

The webdev guys detail Where to get the Localized Languages of Silverlight 2 Tools

Ning Zhang continues with Customize Silverlight Toolkit Controls: Expander

David Kelleys perspective on Silverlight Threading and Events

Arturo Toledo answers What tools should I install to get started with Silverlight authoring?


Marlon Grech on Avoiding CommandBinding in the XAML Code Behind files

Michael S. Scherotter gives some great links on How to Teach Yourself Expression Blend

Josh Twist’s WPF ScrollViewer Thumbnail

Ivan Towlson announces the Mindscape WPF Property Grid 2.0 is here