Technology Related Links for May 12th

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord. This series can be followed by using the Hot Links tag. Series Post #11 Below is my first pass at the links of the day. I have others that I’ll add to a later post or to tomorrow’s post. But wanted to get some of the earlier posts in your hands. Daily Quote – Great quote:  "LOL no waterfall isn’t "better". Agile/scrum/tdd/any dogmatic practice won’t cure our problems" (Posted by Amanda Laucher) .NET Languages – C# … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 12th

Technology Related Links for May 8th, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord. This series can be followed by using the Hot Links tag. Series Post #9 Daily Quote – The Rule of Software Development… "Fast, good, cheap: pick any two." (Posted by Elijah Manor) .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic Microsoft Axum – A .NET language for safe, scalable and productive parallel programming through isolation, actors and message-passing – Greg Duncan (Suggested by Jon Galloway) Architecture, Design Patterns, and Testing Making the untestable testable with Anonymous Methods … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 8th, 2009

Summary of the MSDN Freedom Roadshow

For those not at the MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA today, you are missed a good show. Here’s what happened: David Solivan – David presented a talk called UI, UX, U confused? The purpose was to show the various options we have and to explain when one option may be better than another by stepping through the design process. There’s a URL he had mentioned during his talk that will show your best options. Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/59vk7b. Lindsay Rutter started off by talking about the PDC 08. She mentioned that all should come out and attend the … Continue reading Summary of the MSDN Freedom Roadshow

MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA on November 14th, 2008

Microsoft and .NET Valley would like to invite you to come to the MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 14th, 2008. The event will be held at Scranton University in Room 405 of the DeNaples Student Center and will begin at 9am. A schedule of events can be found below. To register for the event, you can use the link on the hompage of dotnetvalley.com or go direct to the MSDN registration page here. Event Schedule 8:30 to 9:00 – Breakfast and Registration 9:00 to 10:30 – Windows Presentation Foundation Demystified Today’s applications need to do more than … Continue reading MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA on November 14th, 2008

Silverlight 2 is here

Scott Guthrie announced yesterday that Silverlight 2 has been released. Rather than reposting everything he stated, you can read his original post here. Here are a few links to note: Microsoft Expression Blend 2 Service Pack 1 (Containing Silverlight 2) Microsoft Silverlight 2 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Deep Zoom Composer (Needed for the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 2) Scott Guthrie’s 8-Part Demo – Building a Digg Application Never build anything using Silverlight? Try this. Hope this helps to get you started using Silverlight 2. Finally, I always wondered what their reach was with Silverlight. According to their … Continue reading Silverlight 2 is here

Expression Blend Tip: Modifying the Rows or Columns of a Grid

It took me a couple of minutes to realize that RowDefinitions and ColumnDefinitions of a Grid are in the Advanced Properties of the Layout category. For more information about using a Grid to layout data, you can read more on Scott Guthrie’s blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/pages/silverlight-tutorial-part-2-using-layout-management.aspx.

XAML Tip: Adding a Line Break to a TextBlock

I’m just starting to mess with XAML as I’m looking to see what I can do with it. As I come across some pretty basic tasks that I’m struggling with, I’ll post about it in case any other newbies run into the same issue. One of my first tasks was to create some text on a canvas. However, I couldn’t figure out how to do a line break. After searching Live and Google in an attempt to find something, I finally did (on page 3 of each engine). There is an object called <LineBreak/> that will perform a line break … Continue reading XAML Tip: Adding a Line Break to a TextBlock