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Adding (DLR) Scripting to a Desktop Application
Want to Learn More? I highly recommend Michael Foord's book, IronPython in Action . I have blogged about MahTweets a couple of times: The long search for the perfect WPF Twitter Client. Over. and MahTweets goes 2.7 . MahTweets is a MS-PL open source social media client, created using MEF and WPF , based...
8 Jul 2010
MahTweets goes 2.7
The MahTweets team have released version 2.7 of the open source social media client. Based on WPF, MEF and other developer goodness: with source code available if you want to see how to create a desktop application. Many useability enhancements based on user feedback – and the needs of the developer...
14 Jan 2010
Hyper-immersion and Character Weaknesses
Long, long time now posts. Twitter captures my immediate thoughts; and time is captured by other pursuits. The Netbooks at Australian TechEd pioneered the way for the PDC 2009 Acer handout. And quite frankly drained me completely. After being hyper-immersed in a project I find it somewhat difficult to...
22 Nov 2009
The long search for the perfect WPF Twitter Client. Over.
Twitter; Facebook and friends is the place where I spend most of my day. For work and play. Separating work and play is difficult in single-column twitter clients. Enter mutliple columns, filtering as base requirements for my perfect twitter client. Stuck in closed-source TweetDeck; or moving through...
5 Sep 2009
Open Source Goodness Comes in Threes
Hyper-V Instrumentation via Linux driver, source code contribution (GPLv2) Microsoft Live@EDU integration for Moodle via a plug in, PHP source code contribution (GPLv2) Gestalt. <script language=”ruby | python”> client-side scripting (MsPL)
22 Jul 2009
Two unintended consequences of Microsoft open sourcing: 1. Google Chrome (on Windows) uses the Windows Template Library (WTL) published under the Ms-PL 2. Mono outpaces Java for Linux desktop application adoption . An interesting quotation from the article: “It is an interesting irony that Microsoft...
9 Jul 2009
Open Source Developer Conference, Sydney, 2008
During the 30 minutes of presentation, I demonstrated the following bits and pieces of open source and or free Microsoft bits. Demo set 1: Open source licensing and giving back ASP.NET MVC on Stackoverflow.com: licensed via MS-PL Codeplex.com ; the main, but not only, Microsoft repository of our open...
14 Dec 2008
Demos and Links from Edge of the Web, Nov’08 Perth
During the 50 minutes of presentation (including at least 9 ICHC images), I demonstrated the following bits and pieces of open source and or free Microsoft bits. Demo set 1: Web Standards Live Mesh Mobile : take photo to mesh on laptop MacOS X 10.5 client available too [ not demo’d ] DataModelBrowser...
10 Nov 2008
Hidden in the Mists of the Forest
Hidden in the mists of the autumnal forests (northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere it is springtime!) Microsoft opened a new door to interesting Opensource-web things: http://www.microsoft.com/web/content.aspx?id=microsoft-introduces-installers-for-open-source-apps http://www.microsoft.com/web is...
16 Oct 2008
Microsoft, Open Source and IronRuby
John Lam is interviewed by James Turner at OSCON 2008 . To understand the interface between Microsoft and Open source, this is an excellent overview. With some Ruby stuff duck-typed in there, too
29 Sep 2008
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