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2008 December 17 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, CSS, jQuery, Silverlight, Surface, TDD, WPF with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.Net

Scott Hanselman posts a well articulated response to some of the community goings on in ASP.NET MVC Samples, Oxite, and Community

CSS

Dmitry Fadeyev on the Pressed Button State With CSS

Joren Rapin offers CSS Navigation Rollovers With Drop-downs

Sylvain Galineau  presents The CSS Corner: Alternate Style Sheets

jQuery

Jon Hobbs-Smith offers Improve your jQuery – 25 excellent tips

NetTuts spotlight the rather nifty jQuery Cheat Sheet

Other

The Microsoft SDL Threat Modeling Tool v3

Roger Johansson on how to Find inline CSS and JavaScript with Inline Code Finder

Shawn Wildermuth on ADO.NET Data Services for Multiple Databases?

Dirk Metzmacher presents 60 Beautiful Christmas Photoshop Tutorials 

Scott Koon highlights Wubi – Ubuntu Installer for Windows

Silverlight

Katrien De Graeve announces Unity for Silverlight by P&P group has been released

Jonathan van de Veen with his Adventures while building a Silverlight Enterprise application part #1

Page Brooks announces Silverlight Contrib 2008.0.0 – Alpha 3 Available!

Boyan Mihylov with Silverlight SEO

The Swiss MSDN team have release their thoughts on WPF vs. Silverlight for Intranet Line of Business apps

Koen Zwijstra released his Parts & States presentation

Karl Shifflett with details of a WPF Toolkit DatePicker Memory Leak Problem and Using WPF Binding StringFormat Property with Nullable Types

Rick Barraza writes (and subsequently revised by Adam Kinney) a tutorial with Silverlight Trigonometry – play with the demo in the middle of the article. It is stunning.

Timmy Kokke on Sending queryparameters to Silverlight

David Kelley on Scrubbing Timeline MediaElement

Derek Hatchard with an interesting sideline post on The Netbook Resolution Conundrum

Surface

Eric Havir highlights Surface in Day the Earth Stood Still and Spotted: Library with Microsoft Surface

TDD

Ivo Manolov with an Introduction to TestApi – Part1: Input Injection APIs

WPF

James Bacon with a Fix for invalid XAML error – the member is not recognized or accessible when using ControlTemplate

Dr Z on Building and Deploying WPF Applications Using the .NET Client Profile

Kurt Brockett with IdentityMine on Channel9 – XAML Guidelines, Part 1

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 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

2008 November 25 – Links for today

Posted in jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, TDD, WPF with tags , , , , on November 25, 2008 by mga guy

jQuery

Jeffrey Way with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 3

Other

John Resig talks Browser Page Load Performance

Matt Grommes continues with My First Agile Project Part 13: Reflecting on The Decline of Agile 

Silverlight

Jeff Prosise with SILVERLIGHT ENIGMA SIMULATOR UPDATED (AND A LESSON ON INTERNATIONALIZATION)

Dan Wahlin on Using the Visual State Manager in Silverlight Templates

Amit looks at Creating a Silverlight Fade In and Out Popup Window

Emil Stoychev announces Silvester meets CodePlex

Silverlight 2 XAML Binding and Custom / Core Dependency Properties

Brian Likes compares Silverlight IValueConverter vs. TypeConverter

Jesse Liberty delves into Graphing – Silverlight Toolkit

Gerard Leblanc continues with Menus, part V : Sliding menu

Ning Zhangs loks at how to Customize Silverlight Toolkit Controls: NumericUpDown

SQL

Mr Denny goes Back To Basics: What’s the difference between a Scan and a Seek?

Ashish Mehta asks Are Your Indexes Being Used Effectively?

Tyler Chessman on Integrating SQL Server 2008 Spatial Capabilities with Microsoft Virtual Earth

Derek Comingore with Business Intelligence Explained for the DBA

Scott Selikoff expands some more with Denormalized Databases: A better example

TDD

Jonathan de Halleux and Nikolai Tillmann have published a code project article on Getting started with Automated White box Testing (and Pex)

WPF

Ruben Steins reminds us of Infragistics’ LOB examples

Adam Kinney gives Karl Shifflett a much deserved spotlight with XAML Power Toys from Karl Shifflett