Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

April, 2007

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    IronRuby Joins IronPython

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    Scott also announced an implementation of another dynamic language, Ruby, for .NET. So IronRuby joins IronPython and the source code for both will be available... [Update] More details on Jim Hugunin's blog . Technorati tags: ironruby , ironpython.net
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    Silverlight and Managed Code

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    Okay, a few of my scribblings from the Silverlight and Managed Code demos (and they haven't finished yet)... Chess Demo Scott demo'd a chess playing Silverlight app. The AI is implemented in both .NET and JavaScipt. As well as playing the computer, you...
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    Now available for download - Silverlight 1.1 Alpha (for managed code)

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    You can now download a version of Silverlight with a cross-platform version of the .NET runtime allowing you to write Silverlight applications in managed code rather than JavaScript. Download Silverlight 1.1 Alpha In addition we announced Silverlight...
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    Live From Mix

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    It's started. Ray Ozzie's on stage and all the Microsoft folks are consigned to an overflow room to ensure there's space for the customers. Announcement hot off the press - .NET comes to Silverlight - typing this as it happens. Cool. Maybe I wont have...
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    Search for "Outlook Turnip"...

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    ... almost anywhere (ie on any search engine) and my name will come up. I posted a while back about my use of a key word (turnip) to circumvent my send-delay in Outlook. So if I want to send a mail immediately I embed "turnip" somewhere in the text. Often...
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    Web Hacking Event with SPI Dynamics

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    I was helping out at this event on Thursday (well I say helping out, I sat at the back and watched and chatted to a few folks, it wasn't very demanding) and bumped into Doug Stewart . Doug's a CPR (critical problem resolution) engineer in PSS (Product...
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    Off to Mix07

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    I know I'm lucky - I'm flying out to Vegas tomorrow morning for Mix 07 . If you're not going to be there (and I guess that applies to most people ) keep an eye on the Mix home page as it looks like keynotes and even sessions may be streamed / available...
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    JavaScript Intellisense XML Comment Format

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    I see Bertand has posted a detailed description of the XML comments format - very useful. Maybe I'll be able to figure out why I can't get type inference to work correctly ... Technorati tags: orcas , javascript , intellisense
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    New Web Item Templates in Visual Studio Orcas Beta 1

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    I've just noticed a few new item templates AJAX Master Page - creates a MasterPage with a ScriptManager control AJAX Client Library - creates a JavaScript library file with an XML comment reference to the MicrosoftAjax library (for Intellisense) AJAX...
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    JavaScript Intellisense in Orcas Beta 1

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    I posted some links recently to enhanced JavaScript support in Orcas but I hadn't had much luck getting it to work myself in the CTP. On Friday I got hold of the Orcas Beta 1 VPC and I've just had the chance to play around with a few things. The first...
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    Pain, Exhaustion and Anguish (Marathon Photos)

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    Yes, you can share in our suffering here: http://www.marathonfoto.com/index.cfm?RaceOID=19802007S1&LastName=ORMOND&BibNumber=50132 . I look like a giant in most of them! I also look like I'm standing still in a few of them. Must have been a very...
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    My Marathon Hell by Mike Ormond Aged 39 and a bit

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    We (we being my fiancé Gemma and I) lined up on Sunday morning in Greenwich Park @ 9.45 in what had already become an uncomfortable temperature for running even a short distance. We took our place with tens of thousands of other runners in red start area...
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    Introduction to the Office Open XML File Formats

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    This is something of an experiment today. I've been making some nuggets on Open XML and Word 2007 features such as Content Controls and Building Blocks. As well as publishing them through our normal Nuggets mechanism (which is undergoing a major refurb...
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    Orcas Beta 1 Ships

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    Oooh - now I'm going to have to drive to the office so I can get this quickly... Hopefully in time to demo it at Tuesday's event in Manchester . Visual Studio Orcas and .NET FX 3.5 Beta1 shipped! Technorati tags: visual studio , orcas
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    Office Open XML Nuggets

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    I've been busy creating a few nuggets (boy do I find them hard work - if it's not me fluffing up something, or finding myself meandering down a tangent I didn't intend, it's the cat wandering in and meowing - our cat has the loudest meow on the planet...
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    The Saturday Times - A Hidden Gem

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    The Saturday Times is something of an institution in our house. An institution instigated by Gemma but an institution all the same, From the Samurai Sudoku to Robert Crampton, Gordon Ramsay and even Giles Coren (both of whom I both dislike but enjoy at...
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    WPF/E Becomes Microsoft Silverlight

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    Things look like they're going to get very interesting as we get a step closer to releasing our cross-browser, cross-platform solution for rich internet applications and media experiences. Today we announced the official name (amongst other things) ....
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    JavaScript Support in Visual Studio Orcas

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    I came across a couple of great blog posts about details of the JavaScript support we can expect to see in Visual Studio Orcas: Jeff King has detailed the Intellisense enhancements Sameer Chabungbam has written a short post on the type inferencing feature...
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    On the Subject of Security (XSS, CSRF & JSON Hijacking)

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    This is a first (for me at least) the sole purpose of this post is to "bump" a previous post as it stands out like a sore thumb when I look at my blog stats as hardly anyone's looked at it. Now that may be just because it's not interesting (aaa-chaaa...
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    All Zuned up with no place to go...

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    Yes, I finally got my hands on a Zune for my birthday. (Well Gemma got a new Red iPod Nano to replace her ageing iPod which had got very moody about whether it wanted to play or not so I thought I ought to get myself something to keep my occupied). A...
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    What is a Dibbler Anyway?

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    Clearly my " what the heck is a dibbler " question was a little too obscure as nobody came very close. A dibbler is a small piece of plastic, finely balanced on a pivot, that sits across the entrance to the coin mechanism; right across the entry path...
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    Web Application Hacking Workshop 26th April [UK]

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    I don't normally post about upcoming events (for reference, you can find a list of all upcoming MSDN events in the UK here and an RSS feed of the same here . Oh, and just for reference you can find the TechNet ones here ) but as I've been talking about...
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    On the Subject of Security (XSS, CSRF & JSON Hijacking)

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    I seem to be on a bit of a security journey at the moment after my own tussle with XSS , then watching the webcast on Hacking AJAX Applications and seeing Mike's post on JavaScript Hijacking . Given all that, I was pleased to see Scott's post outlining...
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    Software Patents, Dibblers, NASA and the Audi A6

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    I know it's old news but I'm still amused by Audi's advertising for the A6 given the heated debate over software patents . Audi claim that in developing the A6, they filed 9621 patents while NASA has "only" filed 6509. There's a great comment here that...
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    Hacking AJAX Applications

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    Following on from my post about XSS vulnerabilities (not AJAX specific) I've just been watching a great video on AJAX Hacking (and prevention using ASP.NET) . Well worth a watch - there are some great real world examples of exploits and what to do about...
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