Archive for Design Patterns

2008 September 24 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, UX, WPF with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.Net

Ashish brings us news of a great ViewState Decoder Add-On for Firefox

jQuery

The UI Guy brings his The UI guy – Select Box Factory 2.0 for jQuery to the table. The demos highlight some fantastic functionality

Cedric Dugas shows us his Hover image link fader

C#

Shahar Y asks EventArgs.Empty – Do You Use It?

Other

Peter Norvig shows that maybe you should take the longer term view with Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years

Patterns & Practices

Phil Haack explains how The Design Is Never Right The First Time

Dino Esposito breaks down ASP.NET and Design Patterns

Silverlight

Koen Zwikstra – lets us know about Silverlight Spy gets an update

Anthony Lombardo breaks down Building Line of Business Apps in Silverlight 2

esse Liberty shows two ways to change the appearance of a control: with “in-line” attributes and XAML styles. He also shows how to create styles in Expression Blend–and shows the XAML Expression Blend generates automatically–and how to drag-and-drop styles onto controls. Also Styling and skinning objects and how to add state management to template controls using the Visual State Manager

Michiel Post presents his Free Silverlight Multi File Uploader

UX

Jared Spool highlights What Goes into a Well-Done Critque?

WPF

Beatriz Costa on How can I debug WPF bindings?

Doug at Worksight opens our eyes to the Closable TabItem

Pavan Podila on apply a striped background to any of your elements

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2008 September 23 – Links for today

Posted in Design Patterns, Silverlight, SQL, WPF with tags , , , on September 23, 2008 by mga guy

Gah, take a couple of days break and everyone releases everything at once. There’s just no stopping this here interweb thingy is there?

Other

David Hill discusses the first drop of Prism 2.0

Matt Berseth details New Dynamic Data demos

Patterns & Practices

Steven Smith looks at Avoiding Dependencies

Silverlight

Mike Snow gives a couple more great tips Silverlight-enabled WCF Services versus ASMX Web Services and making it snow in Silverlight

Jesse Liberty kicks things off again with A common start application for creating custom controls

Martin Mihaylov brings more on Editing information in the Datagrid

Bill Reiss outlines some Pretty darned cool text tricks and Troubleshooting Data Access AND Calling WCF on the local server from Silverlight… phew

Gerard Leblanc shows us Visual effects while displaying an image (part II)

Lee gives us A select all checkbox in the datagrid and with scrollbars

The Synergist guys have updated their superb watch demo

Andy Beaulieu presents his slides on a practical use of physics in a Silverlight app

Mike Taulty discusses Sharing library projects in Silverlight and WPF and then brings more on Drawing Outside the Control Region

SQL

The guys over at SqlServerCentral present an outline of what to do in Organisations with no DBA

WCF

Joe Stagner presents a whole gamut of links on REST in WCF

WPF

Vincent Sibal presents a WPF datagrid clipboard paste example

Adam Kinney gives a rundown of his findings Learning WPF Effects

Pavan Podila brings more on Visual Enhancements to the Virtualized CoverFlow

Sasha Barber branches out into A Tree’y Spidery Type WPF Diagram Control (sorry, couldn’t resist) and talks us through Binding And Using Localized Enums In WPF

2008 September 13 – Links for today

Posted in Design Patterns, Silverlight, SQL with tags , , on September 13, 2008 by mga guy

There would have been far more links today but Chrome crashed on me a wiped a bunch of stuff out :(. Not happy. In the most part I have been very happy with Chrome. OK, the CSS support means that invalid sites are more obvious and the Silverlight support is not there yet, but I quite like it so far. I am still a hardcore Firefox user, mostly due to the excellent add-ons that are out there, but thought I would give this one a fair shout. Only thing is at the moment I am getting crashes from Chrome roughly once a day. Not sure why, and it recovers fairly elegantly, but still a bone of contention. Ah well, need to remember that IE 8 Beta 2 still crashes on me and occasionally renders oddly too (see imdb for more on that, and FF3 does occasionally have problems too.

Design Patterns

Shivprasad koirala gives an intro to Inversion of control and Dependency injection

Silverlight

Tim Huckaby has a place where he presents some of his Interknowlogy silverlight presentations and videos
Adam Calderon details how he is missing Attached Events in Silverlight
Mike Dobbles presents a great article on Creating a Silverlight data centric web app with DataGrid, LINQ, and WCF Web Service
Jesse Liberty is back and Digging into Custom Controls and more on templateable custom controls
Julie Lerman outlines her InkPresenter – Staying in the lines findings
What do you think to Joel Neubeck’s Templated Silverlight Rating Control?
Nikolay Raychev helps us to understand Internationalization / localization in Silverlight
Mike Snow points us at Perils of Floating point counters

SQL

Microsoft publish their Best Practices for Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008

2008 September 12 – Links for today

Posted in Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, WCF, WPF with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2008 by mga guy

jQuery

Michael Mitchell presents his One-Click Upload – A jQuery Plugin

replaces the standard file input element, allowing you to use any link, image or element to be used for the purpose of bringing up the ?file browse? dialogue. It completes the upload behind the scenes without refreshing the page, making it less obtrusive and easier to style than a standard upload form 

Other

In a world of digital photos, I thought this was a lovely idea
Six Revisions presents 6 tools to Help you analyze a web host (also check out here too)
Oh and this guy is a genius 🙂

Patterns & Practices

Glenn Block gives us his rundonw on The Alt.Net Criterion
Dave Laribee explains indepth the Open Closed Principle
Rudi Grobler on Learning PRISM – Unity Redux
Jermey Miller on the newly released P&P Architectural Guidance V2

Silverlight

Martin Mihaylov provides an Introduction to the DataGrid control in Silverlight 2
Jonas Follesoe comes out once more with an excellent article on Back and forward navigation in Silverlight 2 using ASP.NET AJAX
Martin Grayson presents an updated Patient Journey Demonstrator – another must see!
Julie Lerman brings us her MSDN Article on Writing apps you can draw on!

SQL

Manie Verster gives us an overview of Patindex in SQL Server
Brian Knights screencast on how to Create a Tabular Report

WCF

Deepthi Nair gives a quick begginer intro to WCF

WPF

Paul Stovell discusses the productivity of WPF vs Windows Forms

2008 September 03 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, C#, Design Patterns, Silverlight, SQL, TDD, UX, WCF, WPF with tags , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.NET

Building a CMS system in ASP.NET

C#

Creating a popless notification window (kinda like the outlook email notification window)

Other

Soak Your Headfree on-line application that provides dual-n-back training for memory and intelligence
Google steps into the cage that is the browser war and does it with a comic which is well worth viewing.
Is HTML 5 worth caring about?

Silverlight

An awesome silverlight drag , drop and docking article by Martin Grayson

SQL

Brian Knight presents a video on Using Profiler – SQL School Videohow to create a trace and the various options you have for monitoring events

UX

Five Techniques for Getting Buy-In for Usability Testing
Check out the User Interface Resuorce Centerprovides free articles and White Papers written by industry leaders about user interface design and rich Internet applications (RIAs)
The Guys at Effective UI show some sterling examples of how it can be done.

WCF

Excellent article on Using Callback Contracts in WCF for Asynchronous Publish/Subscribe Event-Style Communication
Using WCF Callback Services Throttling

WPF

Mike Taulty has published a bunch of his WPF Event samples

2008 September 02 – Links for today

Posted in Design Patterns, Silverlight, TDD, WPF with tags , , , on September 2, 2008 by mga guy

Other

A bunch of coffee time web casts
Web service with events

Silverlight

TDD

Design Patterns

WPF

Jonas Follesoe talks about some of the things raised at the Auckland Code camp</a and covers an awful lot of stuff including Unit Testing in Silverlight, Silverlight and HTML Bridge, ViewModel / Presentation patterns in WPF and Silverlight. Some really good links here.
Pete Brown walks us through his
Silverlight customized install experience recommendations

WCF

Juval Lowy’s Beyond the endpoints with WCF webcast and his WCF as the new .NET webcast – both very interesting stuff.
Sacha Barber’s WPF / WCF chat app

2008 August 26 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Coding Standards, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, WPF with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.Net

Another wee article on URL re-writing. Note to self. Implement this in a couple of my sites!

Coding Standards

Design Patterns

An excellent VS.Net addin which checks for duplication of code! Well worth a looksee, definately view the video first. Be warned though, some of my colleagues have had issues with the installation rofcing them to reconfigure some of their other tools settings. Mine was fine though 🙂

jQuery

A really good reference on everything jQuery

Modelling

Enterprise Architect – an extremely well priced modelling tool

Silverlight

Mike Snow has another helpful tip for detecting Alt, Shift, Control, Windows and Apple keys with Left Mouse Down
A comprehensive collection of free and open source Silverlight Controls started by Page Brooks over at SilverlightContrib
Julia Lermans Web Drawing app

Tools

ReSharper articles

WPF

Vincent Sibal has a couple of nice entries I noticed today. The first on adding a preview tooltip to the scrollviewer in a wpf datagrid and the other about using stock and template columns in the WPF DataGrid