Entries from September 2012 ↓

Weekly roundup 9/28/12

Since I started at Lotic Factor I’ve been sharing a list of links with my coworkers we call “The Weekly Roundup”. There is no set schedule but typically I send out a list about once a week. The links mostly come from Twitter and various newsletters. The concept is nothing new, but it saves them from needing to […]

Know What the Heck You’re Doing (KWHYD)

Developing for JavaScript has never been easier than it is today thanks to the plethora of freely available open source third party libraries. I’m sure I’ll be writing about many of these in the months to come, but today I want to introduce something that is crucial in JavaScript land. We’ll call it “KWHYD” (pronounced […]

Weekly roundup 09/21/12

Since I started at Lotic Factor I’ve been sharing a list of links with my coworkers we call “The Weekly Roundup”. There is no set schedule but typically I send out a list about once a week. The links mostly come from Twitter and various newsletters. The concept is nothing new, but it saves them from needing to […]

Metro is dead, long live FIRST

On a recent This Week inWindows broadcast, Leo and Mary Jo Foley discussed some of the issues introduced by Microsoft’s abandonment of the Metro brand.  The problem is a serious annoyance to developers and especially technical teachers, bloggers, presenters, and authors. It’s also the source of some not-always-so-good-natured ribbing from the technical community. I’m a big fan of […]

Weekly roundup 9/14/12

Since I started at Lotic Factor I’ve been sharing a list of links with my coworkers we call “The Weekly Roundup”. There is no set schedule but typically I send out a list about once a week. The links mostly come from Twitter and various newsletters. The concept is nothing new, but it saves them from needing to […]

Weekly roundup 9/7/12

Since I started at Lotic Factor I’ve been sharing a list of links with my coworkers we call “The Weekly Roundup”. There is no set schedule but typically I send out a list about once a week. The links mostly come from Twitter and various newsletters. The concept is nothing new, but it saves them from […]

Let’s stop calling them self-executing functions

Before we begin, please understand that I dislike the argument “that’s just semantics”. For the record, I’m also not fond of “it’s all relative”, but I’ll save that rant for another post. If semantics aren’t important then neither are spelling, grammar, punctuation, and pronunciation. I have had a long uphill battle trying to convince my […]

A fresh start

I used to blog extensively at http://developingfor.net, primarily about .NET topics but occasionally others.  Strangely enough, I hardly ever blogged about Microsoft Expression Blend (the topic I’m best known for), mostly because I had other outlets for that information.  I essentially quit blogging when I began writing my book, Expression Blend in Action: a developer’s […]