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2008 December 15 – Links for today

Posted in jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, TDD, UX, WPF with tags , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by mga guy

jQuery

Speckyboy lists 37 Phenomenal jQuery Plugins and Demos for Developers

WebResourceDepot spotlights 25 Amazing JavaScript Games (Some Fun And Inspiration) and Free CSS Menus: Styled Menus

Germán Schuager on jQuery Autocomplete + JSON + ASP.NET MVC

Other

Noupe spotlights the Templatica launch

Thought this was a brilliant post from Davy Brion on Bridging The Gap Between Requirements And Code

Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library V3.0 Beta

Silverlight

Jesse Liberty on Sorting a List

Nigel Sampson asks Why won’t Generic.xaml work?

Ning Zhang looks at a Design Time Features in Silverlight Toolkit

Mike Demopoulos spotlights Felix Wang’s work with the excellent Create Silverlight photo galleries from your Flickr account with Mooncake

Alexey Zakharov provides a Silverlight Tip: Splash screen issues.

Jon Galloway looks at Silverlight Crossdomain Access Workarounds

Mike Ormond looks at Silverlight No Selection ListBox and ViewBox

Jose Fajardo with What a beautiful, thou distracting, flash website! Let’s do it in Silverlight 🙂

Einar Ingebrigtsen on INotifyPropertyChanged revisited

Kirupa Chinnathambi posts a great tutorial on Easing in Silverlight and WPF

Kevin Dockx on Silverlight: Easily Reading Application Settings from Configuration File (web.config)

SQL

Kevin Simmons offers some advice on SQL Server 2008 Sparse Columns Identifying Columns For Conversion

TDD

Jeremy Miller with a comprehensive post on Design and Testability

UX

WebResourcesDepot spotlight MephoBox: Website Interface Collections

WPF

Beth Massi on Formatting Data in WPF Controls

András Pálinkás on MapperCommandBinding – Mapping commands in WPF

Marlon Grech on AttachedCommandBehavior V2 aka ACB

Charles Petzold on WPF Retained Graphics and the SubPropertiesDoNotAffectRender Flag

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

CSS

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

jQuery

James Padolsey on Extending jQuery’s selector capabilities

Jeffrey Way continues with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 9

Other

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

Silverlight

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

SQL

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

TDD

Scott Koon on Mocking IDataReader Using Rhino.Mocks 3.5

WPF

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 10 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, CSS, jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, Surface, TDD, UX, WPF with tags , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.Net

Adam Kinney: Oh, Oxite, we love this open source .NET blog software

CSS

Stephen brings us the incredible CSS Stacked Bar Graphs

Smashing Magazine’s excellent list of 50 really useful CSS tools

Jacob Gube asks Six Questions: Eric Meyer on CSS3

jQuery

Adrian Gondelle on how to Create a smooth tabbed menu in jQuery

Other

Amirthalingam Prasanna looks at Offline data for occasionally connected applications

Kirk Evans on Understanding Persistence in Windows Workflow Foundation

Noupe presents the 50 Most Beautiful Icon Sets Created in 2008

Silverlight

Chris Anderson continues with Building a Silverlight Line-Of-Business Application – Part 5

David Kelley gives some Architectural Best Practices for Silverlight 2.0

Rob Zelt looks at Silverlight 2 Controls – Styles and Templates

Jonas Follesø releases code and video of his Silverlight Designer and Developer Network Presentation

Ruurd Boeke announces the Silverlight controls toolkit december released – expect a slew of similar announcements, but this is the first I saw.

Jeff Wilcox announces Silverlight unit test framework – updated source and binaries now available and Announcing the availability of the Silverlight Toolkit December 2008 release and on a different note Reid Borsuk releases an MD5 implementation for Silverlight 2 in pure open source goodness

David Anson details Silverlight Charting gets a host of improvements [Silverlight Toolkit December 08 release now available!]

SQL

Rodney illustrates Keywords, Brackets, Identifiers and Ridiculous

Surface

Darren Announcing ToneGrid – Collaborative Music Creation for Microsoft Surface

TDD

Jeremy Miller on Design and Testability

UX

Glen Stansberry lists 10 Principles of the UI Design Masters

WPF

Radu Martin looks at the WPF content model and layout

Niamtu Dragos offers a XAML ComboBox Style

The guys at WindowsClient have released the WPF Application Quality Guide

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.

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

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

ASP.Net

Suprotim Agarwal is Exploring the ASP.NET 3.5 Chart Controls

jQuery

Dave Bush on jQuery – Events

Other

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

Silverlight

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

SQL

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

ASP.Net

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

CSS

Peter looks at The new features of CSS3

jQuery

Jeffrey Way’s jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 5

Other

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

Silverlight

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

SQL

Brad McGhee on How to Hone Your DBA Skill Set

David Penton’s Introduction to SQL Profiler

Surface

Adam Kinney on Extending the Surface experience in the BMW app

WPF

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 29 – Links for today

Posted in CSS, Silverlight, SQL, TDD with tags , , , on November 29, 2008 by mga guy

CSS

Drew Douglass gives us 15 CSS tricks that must be learned

Other

Dmitry looks at a Scalable Content Box Using Only One Background Image

Karl Seguin continues his back to basics series with Delegates, Anonymous Methods and Lambda Expressions

John Medina announces Brain Rules in HD

Silverlight

The Expression Blend and Design guys help out with HELLO DEEPZOOMTOOLS.DLL : DEEP ZOOM IMAGE TILE GENERATION MADE EASY

Bryant Likes looks at Deep Zoom Image Generation with DeepZoomTools.DLL

WebResourceDepot guys look at Deep Zoom Images With Seadragon Ajax

Martin Mihaylov on Routed Events in Silverlight

David Solivan points us at a New Silverlight Book Written by Microsoft Techs Working on the “Front Lines”

SQL

Mr Denny continues his series with Back To Basics: Creating Indexes

TDD

Misko Hevery publishes his Guide: Writing Testable Code