Simon Ince's Blog

Ramblings of a gadget freak

Posts
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Ukadc.Diagnostics

    • 0 Comments
    In one of our team meetings recently I was lucky enough to hear Josh Twist and Morgan Skinner speak about their Ukadc.Diagnostics codeplex project . Josh has just started blogging some content about their motivations and what they've come up with – I...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Biztalk 2006 R3

    • 0 Comments
    Have you heard? Biztalk 2006 R3 has been announced ...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Web Service Software Factory February 2008 Ships!

    • 0 Comments
    Following on from my last post, some top news for Web Service developers - the WSSF February 2008 release has just shipped. Check out the landing page and the community site . This release adds the all important Visual Studio 2008 support.
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Web Client Software Factory February 2008 Ships!

    • 2 Comments
    Great news from Glenn ... The WCSF February 2008 release (i.e. 2.0) has just shipped. Check out the landing page and the community site . This release has addressed many of the top feature requests, supports Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5, includes...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Adding messages to a Validation Summary

    • 19 Comments
    For a while now I’ve used this handy bit of code to add a message programmatically to a Validation Summary control, without associating it with a Validator. I’ve no idea where it came from – perhaps my head, perhaps someone cleverer than I... so if it...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    February 2008 GAX and GAT

    • 1 Comments
    Just a quick note as I’ve had my body pretty much surgically attached to my laptop and various (geeky) books recently... normal service will be resumed soon hopefully J Anyway, some great news for Software Factories; the Guidance Automation Extensions...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    MVC and Unity

    • 1 Comments
    Well it’s a week of news; Scott Guthrie has posted an update on the ASP.NET MVC Framework roadmap , and the Unity Dependency Injection Framework has just released a CTP (via Grigori )... What’s more, David Hayden is first out of the gate with a...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    WCSF 2.0 Around the Corner

    • 0 Comments
    If you haven’t found it already, Glenn Block has posted a great summary of what is included in the Web Client Software Factory 2.0 ... which is apparently just around the corner. And Paulo Morgado has been posting all sorts of demo code relating to...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Multiple Views with MVC

    • 4 Comments
    In my previous two posts ( one and two ) discussing the use of AJAX within an ASP.NET MVC Framework application, I’ve tried to demonstrate some ways that the framework can be extended or modified. In keeping with this approach, I thought I’d show how...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    To AJAX, or not to AJAX - rendering in ASP.NET MVC

    • 5 Comments
    One issue I have had on numerous customer engagements is that there has been a good opportunity to use AJAX functionality, but I need to support a significant user base that cannot use Javascript. Typically this is to meet accessibility requirements ...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Testing WCF Services

    • 2 Comments
    I was recently present at an internal demonstration by Rob Jarratt of a tool to generate unit tests for WCF services from just the message trace files... and it has just been released to codeplex ! The tool integrates with Visual Studio 2005 or 2008,...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Why choose WPF?

    • 0 Comments
    In case you missed it one of the other guys in my team – specifically Josh - has just finished writing an excellent series of blog posts entitled “ 10 reasons to consider WPF for your next desktop application ”. I’ve enjoyed reading it – so I highly...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    AJAX support in the ASP.NET MVC Framework

    • 12 Comments
    [ Edit : Note that this post is based on a pre-release, and now out of date CTP of the MVC framework. I'd suggest you use it to understand concepts, but look elsewhere now if you're after up to date facts. I've recently added a post about Virtual Earth...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    ASP.NET MVC Framework Links & Info

    • 1 Comments
    This week is turning out to be a bit busy, so blogging is stumbling, and likely will next week too. Still, I managed to get time to read some other’s posts that are worth having a look at, in particular regarding the up-and-coming ASP.NET MVC Framework;...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Visual Studio 2008 SDK Released

    • 1 Comments
    I’m sure you know that Visual Studio 2008 has shipped, but did you also know that the Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 has now been released? The announcement is here . I’m personally mainly interested in this because it includes the DSL tools... There are...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    The ASP.NET MVC framework, using the WCSF as a yardstick!

    • 20 Comments
    Well, right up until this morning I was planning on blogging about the similarities and differences between the patterns used by the Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) and the up and coming ASP.NET MVC Framework ... and then I saw Glenn’s post linking...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5... announcement!

    • 1 Comments
    Some top news here ...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Common Table Expressions, Reversed

    • 6 Comments
    There was an interesting question left on my last post entitled Hierarchies WITH Common Table Expressions . Basically in this post I showed a couple of ways that you can use SQL Server 2005’s new “Common Table Expressions” (the “WITH” SQL statement) to...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Loving LINQ

    • 2 Comments
    I have to say, I love how easy it is to do SQL-like expressions over collections of objects with LINQ... If we have two simple classes that define our data; class Person { public int Id { get ; set ; } public string Name { get ; set ; ...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    WPF Composite Client

    • 1 Comments
    Some top news has been circulating over the past few days or so - Glenn Block has a good summary . Basically there are plans for p&p to produce guidance on building Composite Applications with WPF - new guidance built from the ground up, learning...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Packaging Software Factories

    • 1 Comments
    Jezz Santos has posted an announcement on a series of white papers becoming available on the MSDN Architecture Center covering the packaging and building of Software Factories - the first installment has been published already and is entitled " Packaging...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Two approaches to a LINQ Solution Structure

    • 3 Comments
    Background I’m in the process of writing a small windows application with a very straightforward architecture, for which the only twist is the need to be able to plug in different data providers according to how it is used. This means it must be able...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    Hierarchies WITH Common Table Expressions

    • 13 Comments
    Storing hierarchical data in a database is a very common task, and SQL Server 2005 brings us Common Table Expressions (CTEs) – a very useful tool for retrieving such data both elegantly and efficiently. I haven’t actually used these before, and they came...
  • Simon Ince's Blog

    "Hello, World" and an introduction

    • 1 Comments
    Welcome to my new blog! I have actually been blogging for quite a while already, but as I’ve recently got my “blue badge” and joined the ranks of Microsoft it seemed an appropriate time to relocate my blog. I’ve joined as an Application Development...
Page 5 of 5 (124 items) 12345