June, 2004

  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Speed up development using... disassembly!

    For a programmer, there's a time when you're trying to finish a feature and need to flush out the initial bugs in the product. A very typical but inefficient process is to run the app, find a problem, shutdown the app, fix it in the code, recompile it...
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    Automated UI regression testing

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    Over the past year year or so I've been pretty passionate about trying to make automated UI regression testing easier for the Windows Mobile team. As such I helped to develop an automated system that will compare bitmap snapshots of an app's UI from 2...
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    Two sessions down, one to go

    This morning at the lovely hour of 8:30am I did my first TechEd session, which was all about UI design for Pocket PC and Smartphone. Robert took a great picture of me getting hooked up for audio which you can see at my TechEd Moblog . My second session...
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    Please welcome...(drum roll)...Ammon Larson!

    I am excited to start blogging and be able to communicate with all of our users and developers out in the “real world“. I'm also a dedicated Pocket PC power user and it's been exciting to be a part of the team that's creating the next version...
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    My TechEd Blog

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    I am blogging from Europaplein 22 NL 1078 GZ Amsterdam
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    I'm a mentor: Kinda like Yoda only taller and less green

    One of the really positive things we do here is "mentor" other folks in our same area of discipline. This can take on many forms, from helping a new hire to being a manager for a summer college intern. I'd call it a "best practice" for sure. What I've...
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    Recovering desktop-aholic

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    As I mentioned before, I used to work on Windows Media Player and other multimedia stuff like Deluxe CD Player. Before that, I wrote debugging tools and WAY before that, pharmaceutical salesforce software (before joining MS). But I got my start in programming...
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    What should devs blog about?

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    When we ask folks on the team to start blogging, the first question they ask is "About what?" Understanding that we can't write details about our current product development and need to focus on released software that you, the PocketPC or Smartphone user...
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    Globalization

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    Another MDC presentation I did, this time on globalization. If you've ever wondered what Multilingual User Interface was, here's your chance to find out . [Author: Dave Stewart]
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    Working with Messaging

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    I've uploaded a copy of the slides for the talk about Messaging that I did at this year's Mobile Developers' Conference in San Francisco. If you're interested in writing custom forms or processing SMS, take a look . [Author: Dave Stewart]
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    Hello From Amsterdam!

    I've made it to Amsterdam and have some level of network connectivity, so it's time to start posting :) I'll be blogging my time at TechEd Europe using Textamerica. Check out the blog at http://mdc2004europe.textamerica.com/ . [Author: Neil Enns]
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    Hello World!

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    If you were expecting some Hello World sample, you'll be deeply disappointed because it's just another introduction of another developer on the Messaging team. And no, not for the T-shirt, of course not! ... but I'll take one anyway! :) When I first...
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    another introduction!

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    Okay, the lure of the shirt has pulled me in too... :) Actually, I think I just feel bad for Dave being denied a shirt despite blogging so diligently this past day. Hi! My name is Jenn and I'm a developer on the messaging team in windows mobile. This...
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    BLOG STAR shirts!

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    Not that this is the ONLY reason that I started blogging today, but Robert Levy was kind enough to provide us with these nifty shirts if we did. [Author: Dave Stewart]
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    What makes the Messaging team run? FOOD

    Or more accurately, a free lunch. Very often we go through periods of intense bug fixing, trying to generate a large number of fixes to our code in a short amount of time. When this happens, I like to try to motivate my team to work extra hard, and what...
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    Send me a message

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    Hi! I'm the development lead for Messaging User Interface on the PocketPC and Smartphone. In a previous life, I was a developer on Pocket IE as well as a dev lead on Windows Media Player (the desktop version). I'd like to put the question out to the...
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    Chat Cancelled

    Today's ActiveSync chat has been cancelled due to some network problems with the Expert Zone system. [Author: Robert Levy]
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    What's New in VS 2005 for Devices

    Check out this new doc on MSDN. New ARM based emulator, tons of new controls, a much improved form designer, and many other things are listed. Download the latest community preview to start playing with some of these. [Author: Robert Levy]
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    ActiveSync Web Chat Tomorrow - 3:00 PST

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    http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/expertzone/chats/default.mspx Got a Pocket PC or Smartphone? Got questions or issues with ActiveSync? Here's your chance to get assistance from Microsoft Experts! This chat will be focused on ActiveSync for Windows...
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    James in wrong blog site blogging frenzy

    I don't know what happened this Saturday morning but I went on a blogging frenzy. The net result is : New Windows Mobile Developer Center ( http://blogs.msdn.com/jamespr/archive/2004/06/19/160069.aspx ) Localized Second Edition Emulator Images ...
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    Calling eVB Developers!

    Are you or someone you love actively writing/maintaining an application written in eVB? Is the lack of COM interop in .NET CF v1 the key thing blocking a migration to the glorious land of managed code? If so, I'd love to hear from you and talk about how...
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    Finding Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM) documentation

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    Today I was once again reminded how hard it is to find POOM documentation in MSDN. For those who also have this frustration, here's the link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wcepoom/html/ceoriPocketOutlookObjectModel...
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    New Articles on MSDN

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    Pocket PC Services http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnppc2k3/html/ppc_services.asp?frame=true Article Summary: This article describes creating services for Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PCs and how to shape existing...
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    .NET CF Resources @ Code Project

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    Wow... there are a ton of great .NET Compact Framework articles and samples over on Code Project . Check it out! It looks like many of these are the result of a contest that just ended (giving away 5 Pocket PC devices). What other sites do you look at...
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    Books to ease the eVB/VB6 --> .NET Migration

    I just noticed an awesome thread in the .NET Compact Framework newsgroup where people are posting short reviews of the books they've read when making the leap from eVB and/or VB6 to the wonderful world of .NET. Check it out here . [Author: Robert Levy...
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