Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

March, 2010

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    What if I can’t upgrade to IE8?

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    Having spelled out the virtues of IE8 and how I like to configure it , the question remains, what if IE8 isn’t an option. Do not despair! If for some reason you’re not yet able to move off IE6 or IE7 (or, perish the thought, some *other* browser) there...
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    Make IE8 the best dev browser

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    As a developer you spend a fair amount of time in a browser. If you’re a web developer your probably spend more time than is healthy in one. I use IE8 as my primary browser for reasons I’ve covered before . In this post I want to talk about optimising...
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    Is IE8 your default web browser?

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    If not, why not? I’ve heard them all (actually, I probably haven’t but it feels like I have :)). For the record here’s where I stand: IE8 – Installed on my laptop. Default browser. Used 99% of the time. Firefox 3.6 – Installed on my laptop. Used...
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    MIX10 Day 2 Keynote – ie the Web

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    1105 What’s really changing is not the technology, it’s who’s doing what, where, with whom. Mobile is critical and the tools exist to build solidly engineered apps, but can we get the design right? 1059 We’ve gone from musicians to artists and Project...
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    MIX10 Day 1 Keynote – Don’t call me…

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    1105 And we’re done. Phew – that was a lot of ground to cover in a short time. One or two glitches but overall an almost flawless showing of jaw-dropping opportunity with Silverlight and the Windows Phone. Let’s go play. I have an idea for a Twitter app...
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    I didn’t think I was that sort of person

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    The sort that Viral describes over here as “the type of person who likes to stick random devices in your USB port”. I consider myself pretty cautious. But I do happen to have one of those Energizer chargers. When I read there as a backdoor vulnerability...
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    ORMs – A Developer’s Dream, A DBA’s Nightmare?

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    I caught up with Simon Sabin (@simon_sabin), organiser of the SQL Bits conference , at DDD8 (a community organised developer event held at the Microsoft Campus in Reading) to ask him about Object Relational Mapping (ORMs) from both a developer and a DBA...
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