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  • Blog Post: Thinking about Angry Dolphins: Web Matrix, NOAA and Windows Phone 7

    At Rio Hondo today, I gave my first Imagine Cup talk with Alice Pang (make sure to visit her blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/alicerp ).  Alice gave her talk on Web Matrix, which might seem kind of base if I had a focus on Windows Phone 7, but really it isn’t. We often think of the phone separate from...
  • Blog Post: Getting prepared for the next thing

    Let’s say that you might be interested in preparing for the future. Here is how I am preparing for the future HTML 5, not certain, but it appears that Google and others are betting big time on this, so why wouldn’t Microsoft? Silverlight, get prepared for the future by preparing...
  • Blog Post: PLINQ: Parallel LINQ

    Oh heck, I just got use to SQL, as in the Sequential Query Language, then LINQ came along and now there is Parallel LINQ.  Can I use LINQ in WebMatrix? And as it functions, LINQ and Parallel LINQ works well, except that now the complexity level of software has risen again.  If I am a program...
  • Blog Post: {Dev:unplugged} contest: You can win $40,000 for entering this contest and submitting an HTML5 based project

    Also, You can win an ASUS Eee Slate just by registering.  WOW! Maybe I will do a few blogs on HTML5 and why it is important, how it will work with XAML, and so forth. Maybe not. Can you use WebMatrix to enter this contest? YES Can you use Bing Map SDK to enter this contest? YES Check out this contest...
  • Blog Post: WebMatrix: OData Helper

    Another neat helper for WebMatrix: OData Helper.  Go quickly to this site: http://www.jamessenior.com/2010/08/04/announcing-the-odata-helper-for-webmatrix-beta-2/ And get this helper installed quickly, it is extremely useful.  Then go to James Senior site, he does a good job of explaining the...
  • Blog Post: Web Matrix: PayPal Helper for WebMatrix

    This is FREAKING AWESOME! PayPal on your website in 60 seconds or so! http://paypalhelper.codeplex.com/ Using the new Razor syntax everything is included to get that payment for services functional on your website.  With just a few lines of code your site will have a PayPal account. If you need...
  • Blog Post: WebMatrix: Groupon Helper, a fast easy way to make your web site useful for your audience!

    To add a Groupon badge to your web site can be accomplished quickly, in about 60 seconds.  This is a good way to quickly add functionality to any web page and that adds traffic.  Naturally, if you are creating a coupon based web site, then this might work for you, but for everyone else, it...
  • Blog Post: Japan earthquake: Before and after Bing Map

    I would say this is a cool feature, but it isn’t, if you want to see the Bing Map and not have the the journalist babble, take a look at this link: http://bit.ly/japaneseearthquakebeforeafter The satellite photos in the after are not as clear as the before, but that is likely due to the photographic...
  • Blog Post: XNA and Bing Map Geocoding

      As the Japanese struggle with massive problems, let’s chat about games.  Don’t you feel a little bad about having fun right now with one of the greatest countries on the planet is having this magnitude of problems?  I think that people in Japan would not like it if you used them for...
  • Blog Post: Bing Map GeoCoding

    If you want to get started with Bing Map GeoCoding, there is no better way than the instructions you can find at the URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161074.aspx If you want to give WebMatrix a shot, you can simply copy and paste the application code at the bottom of the page, except...
  • Blog Post: WebMatrix, Visual Web Developer 2010, or Expression Web

    I just downloaded WebMatrix and build a web site uploaded it to a new domain all in a very short period of time. Then after I got that done, I sat back as ask myself: “Why?” WebMatrix is a stripped down tool from Microsoft to build web sites, and it is a lightweight installation for the most...
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