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  • Blog Post: Connected Show Episode #8: Project Stonehenge - Java & .NET Interoperability

    Via Dmitry Lyalin’s blog … In this episode we start by talking to Andrew Brust on Microsoft’s move to kill the Oracle Data Provider and how the world is not coming to an end. Then, Peter and I talk again about his trip to JavaOne including HTML 5 vs. RIA applications (like Silverlight). Finally, we jump...
  • Blog Post: .NET Stock Trader at NYC Connected Systems User Group

    This month, the NYC Connected Systems user group has a cool meeting planned.  Greg Leake will be in town from Redmond and will present on the .NET Stock Trader application: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/bb499684.aspx .  This is a .NET re-write of a popular Java reference application...
  • Blog Post: .NET Stock Trader

    There's a new .NET reference application out from Microsoft that showcases both interoperability with the Java platform and scalability on the .NET platform. The application is called .NET Stock Trader and it was built by Greg Leake and his team at Microsoft. I had consulted Greg for information back...
  • Blog Post: VS Express Beginner Developer Content

    There's a new site for newbies to go to: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/beginner/ If you're new to programming and looking to learn how to build Web or Windows applications, check it out! And the best part I can tell about it so far is that you don't need to register for the site with a passport...
  • Blog Post: .NET 1.1 or 2.0 to .NET 3.0 Migration

    A while back, I wrote about migrating from .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0 . I wrote that post almost a year ago, but it is still one of my highest traffic posts to this date. Well, it's been a good 6 months now since .NET 3.0 has been on the scene, yet I haven't written anything about migrating to it from the...
  • Blog Post: John Lam Talks About the Dynamic Language Runtime with John Udell

    Last week Mary Jo Foley hinted at it . (She must have good sources!) Now the news is out about the Dynamic Language Runtime for .NET. John Udell has just posted a podcast with John Lam from the Dynamic Languages team at Microsoft that they recorded last week. John Lam was the creator of RubyCLR before...
  • Blog Post: .NET? What is that?

    This is not a question I hear often from folks who develop on the Microsoft platform. (.NET is often what they eat, breathe, and sleep on.) However, it's very common for me to hear this from developers who aren't familiar with Microsoft's development platform. This includes Java folks, PHP folks, etc...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 3.0 is Here!

    EntLib 3.0 just dropped . Go get the bits here . For more details, see Tom Hollander's most excellent blog . Via Tom , here is a quick summary of the most significant changes: Validation Application Block . Allows you to centrally define validation rules using configuration or attributes, and easily...
  • Blog Post: Cool Vista Mashup Applications

    Via Scoble ... Check out these cool mashup applications from Thirteen23 that take advantage of the Windows Presentation Foundation on Windows Vista. These applications also work on Windows XP, but you'll need to install the .NET 3.0 Framework first. The Nostalgia application lets you connect to Flickr...
  • Blog Post: WPF/E Links for Developers

    Via Leon Brown ... Back in December, Microsoft announced the first CTP of "WPF/E", a great new solution from Microsoft for delivering rich, cross-platform, interactive experiences including animation, graphics, audio, and video for the Web and beyond. Utilizing a subset of XAML (eXtensible Application...
  • Blog Post: Office + Vista: Better Together For Developers

    Wow! What a day yesterday. Yesterday was the launch event for Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System. This was my first time participating in one of these large launch events since I joined the Evangelism team at Microsoft last year. It was really exciting to see so many folks coming out...
  • Blog Post: From CES: Yahoo Messenger on WPF

    Check out this video of what Yahoo is doing with the Windows Presentation Foundation. They've rebuilt their instant messenger to use the new presentation foundation in Vista. It's an example of the type of next-gen application user experience that is going to be possible and commonplace now that WPF...
  • Blog Post: Google IG-like Prototype built on ASP.NET AJAX + .NET 3.0 + DLinQ

    Omar Al Zabir , from Pageflakes.com , has built a cool prototype using ASP.NET AJAX that implements an 'ajaxified' start page portal site. Cool: Built on ASP.NET AJAX + .NET 3.0 + DLinQ in 7 days! Not as cool... it mimics Google. :) Although, he also has the Windows Live banner at the top?! Check out...
  • Blog Post: December devCouncils - NJ and NY

    Thanks to everyone who attended the devCouncil events in NJ & NY earlier this month. This was the second 'set' of devCouncil meetings to take place, focusing on two of the four pillars of the .NET Framework 3.0: Windows CardSpace and Windows Presentation Foundation. You can find the presentation...
  • Blog Post: arcDevBrainPick this Friday at 10:00am EST

    As part of the devStream program my team has been running, we've been scheduling a monthly series of "arcDevBrainPicks" where you get to pick the brain of your local Microsoft Architect & Developer Evangelists. William Zentmayer and I hosted the first one back on November 10th. The arcDevBrainPick...
  • Blog Post: Philly.NET All-Stars

    Thanks to everyone who came out to the Philly.NET "All-Stars" show in Malvern, Pa last week to celebrate the 5 th birthday of the group. What a fun night! Bill Wolff arranged for a panel of 8 most excellent speakers from the community to make for an interesting night. Each speaker got a 15-20 minute...
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