I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
Just a reminder that the 6th Annual Financial Developers Conference in NYC starts on Wednesday.
I will be one of the presenters on the first day. My session will focus on how developers today have a slew of new tools and technologies to help aid them in the constant demand for better user experiences. But which one should I use? SharePoint, AJAX, Webforms, Winforms, OBA, WPF, Silverlight? Do the buzzwords not end? This session will set out to give you a better idea of which tool fits the job as well some hands on coding and demos. Should be a lot of fun!
With close to a 1,000 attendees, numerous partners, a live DotNetRocks podcast and a brand new 2009 Lincoln MKS showcasing Sync technology there is something for everyone. Registration is free but space is limited. If you are in the area please do stop by for a chat.
I will let the video speak for itself. Definitely worth checking out.
Internet Explorer 8 was just released! Get it here http://microsoft.com/ie8 & watch videos and all the new features here http://tinyurl.com/dat24x .
The team has put together a hilarious video of “the history of the web”. I won’t ruin any of the celebrity appearances its a pretty funny video and worth a view:
What’s got me excited? I am loving the new visual search engines. As someone who is constantly on Amazon, Wikipedia or E-bay the fact I get some visual results right from my search bar is extremely helpful.
I’ve been impressed by how many Accelerators there are now at release. See a product on a webpage you like and want to know how much it costs? Just highlight the text and select the accelerator and a tiny window will pop up right there. All sorts of neat stuff like that – translate language on highlighted text, show maps of addresses, share out to social media sites like Facebook or create tinyurl’s to links. It is fast becoming one of my often used browser features. Check it out!
As previously mentioned here, Entertainment Tonight has an Emmy Site written using Silverlight!
Check out the video here to get a behind the scenes look at how the site was made from the designers IdentityMine and REZN8.