#DotNed podcast: Bart De Smet over RX (Deel 1 van 2)

In deze podcast spreekt Maurice de Beijer met Bart De Smet over het RX framework. Bart werkt bij Microsoft aan de RX librray en verteld hoe deze ontwikkeling oorspronkelijk is begonnen als een onderdeel van een veel groter cloud programmability project. Links: Blog: http://community.bartdesmet.net/blogs/bart/Default.aspx The Reactive Extensions (Rx): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/gg577609 Channel9: http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Rx/ 101 Rx Samples: http://rxwiki.wikidot.com/101samples Forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/rx/threads   Enjoy!   [f1] [f2]

Nederlandse CodeCamp 2009

Op 21 november 2009 organiseren de SDN, Stichting dotNed en VBcentral samen het derde Nederlandse Code Camp. Dit is een dag lang met code, code sharing, freaking en gezellig samenzijn. Een evenement door ontwikkelaars, voor ontwikkelaars. De regie ligt voor een belangrijk deel bij de deelnemers! Het aantal plaatsen voor deelnemers is wel beperkt tot maximaal 150. Wacht dus niet te lang met beslissen want voor je het weet is er geen plaats meer. Vergeet bij je aanmelding niet op te geven welke onderwerpen je interesse hebben. Bovendien nodigen we iedereen graag uit om zelf een sessie in te vullen. … Continue reading Nederlandse CodeCamp 2009

Combined DevelopMentor instructors blog feed.

Michael Kennedy, one of the co instructors from DevelopMentor, has created a combined feed from all the blogs of the various DevelopMentor. An awesome group of people with a lot of knowledge to share. Highly recommended in you RSS reader. http://feeds.feedburner.com/DevelopmentorInstructors   If you want to check out a list of the individual blog feeds look here.   Enjoy!   [f1] [f2]

Want to download all MIX sessions?

Then you should check Mike Swanson’s blog post here. He has two batch files, the first downloads all MIX session recordings with in the format you like, the second renames them so it is easier to make sense of all the media file names. If you just want a list of all sessions with download links this page might be the thing for you. So much better than downloading them by hand. Not as good as going to the MIX itself but if you, like me, couldn’t go it is still a nice way to see all the content. Enjoy!

Software Development Event march 30th

Just one week to go to the next Software Development Event. The schedule with all the sessions is looking good. But this time there is even more! We will have a Microsoft Surface machine somewhere in the common area for people to try our. And if you have never played, oops tested, with a Surface machine before this is a truly exiting machine! Just goes to show, the SDN will go to extraordinary efforts to please all attendees [:)] You can see the full schedule here. And don’t forget, we are not in Ede this time but in a great … Continue reading Software Development Event march 30th

Looking back at the MVP Summit

Last week lots of MVP, myself included, where in Redmond visiting Microsoft on our yearly MVP pilgrimage. The MVP Summit is always a great event. Not only do we get to talk to the MS team members who actually design and build all the software we love and use but we also get to meet each other. And with MVP’s being located around the world that is kind of rare as well. Despite this being a great event I still have very mixed feelings about this last MVP summit. The problem isn’t the events itself or the people I met, … Continue reading Looking back at the MVP Summit

Consuming an ADO.NET Data Service from Silverlight

When developing Silverlight line of business (LOB) applications we often need to get at some data from a database. There are various ways to do so. One option that is easy to get started with with is creating an ADO.NET Entity Data Model (EDM) and exposing that entity model using an ADO.NET Data Service.   Getting started The first thing we need to create is an ASP.NET Web Application. This is basically going to act as a container for our Data Service and our Silverlight LOB application. As you can see below I named the Web Application SLDataService. Next we … Continue reading Consuming an ADO.NET Data Service from Silverlight

Updated SQL Server Compact Workflow Persistence Service

Yesterday I uploaded a new version of the SQL Server Compact Workflow Persistence Service to code.msdn.com. No major changes this time just two new features to get it more in line with the standard SqlWorkflowPersistenceService. I added a GetAllWorkflows() function that returns all persisted workflow’s in the database. I added a LoadExpiredTimerWorkflowIds() function that will return a list of workflow instanceId’s of all workflow’s with an expired timer. Both new functions should help make the SqlCeWorkflowPersistenceService even more like the out of the box SqlWorkflowPersistenceService. And as before it is completely free [:)]. You can download the source code for … Continue reading Updated SQL Server Compact Workflow Persistence Service

PDC session download

Want to download and watch all PDC content? Then there are a couple of ways to get at them. The official way if to go through the session agenda at the conference site. See https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/timeline.aspx. You see all sessions but it takes a bit of work. Another nice way is through Channel 9 by using the following feed: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/pdc2008/RSS/?tag=videos. But the best as far as I am concerned is using the list compiled by Greg Duncan. Check this list http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.com/2008/10/pdc2008-quick-video-link-list.html. And it even has the Visual Basic source code used to generate the list [:)] Enjoy the videos! [f1][f2]

Red Gate to continue development of .NET Reflector

.NET Reflector, by Lutz Roeder, must be one of the most useful tools I have when developing .NET code. Usually it is the first thing I install right after Visual Studio not even waiting until I need it because I know I will. So the big news is that Red Gate, makers of the Ants profiler and lots of other tools, are taking over from Lutz Roeder and will continue developing .NET Reflector. Interesting move and I hope this means a bright future for the .NET Reflector. Read more about this here.   Enjoy!   [f1][f2]