Tag Archives: Opinion

You Comment and I’ll Reply

I’ve been talking for a long time about creating a conversation with the community, but at the same time I’ve been missing a prime opportunity: the comments section on my own blog.  New policy: you comment and I’ll reply asap.  … Continue reading

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Silverlight Sans Xaml?

Are we far enough along in the development of WYSIWYG tools, specifically both the design surface in Visual Studio, and even more so, Expression Blend, that the right way to teach Silverlight and Windows Phone programming is without Xaml? I … Continue reading

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Help Wanted

I’m hoping to find volunteers to help me catalog and create a comprehensive, up to date guide to Silverlight resources. Specifically, I’m hoping you’ll take on the task of itemizing resources  for one of the following areas Getting Started With … Continue reading

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Diary of a trip to the UK & Ireland – Day 3

Dateline London 14-April 2010 Yesterday (Tuesday) was terrific.  The drive from Bristol to London was punctuated by a quick side-trip to  drive through the Magic Roundabout (you didn’t think I could resist, did you?)  It was brilliant.  You can go … Continue reading

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New Video Series – Getting Started With Silverlight

I’ve begun a new series of videos on Silverlight that begins with installation and creating a simple grid with two controls, and that will, over time, cover an entire course of Silverlight applications programming. Each video stands on its own, … Continue reading

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Persisting the Configuration (Updated)

[Updated and expanded on March 5] For this week’s release of the Silverlight HyperVideo Platform we are committed to having configuration information retrieved from a database. To accomplish this we need (want?) Smooth-streaming videos that we can use to illustrate … Continue reading

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Answering A C# Question

I often receive questions about topics covered in one or another of my books, and I respond, most often, privately. Every once in a while, however, a question comes along that may be of more general interest. This question, though … Continue reading

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What’s New In Silverlight 3 – Wiki Released

All our blogs are alive with information about the release of Silverlight 3 and I couldn’t have a happier birthday present.  For the past couple weeks I’ve been working on a new, experimental contribution to the effort and I’m thrilled … Continue reading

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The difference between understanding a concept…

    … and implementing it, can be the difference between your book being on time, and being, er, ah, well… late. I’ve written chapters on custom controls at least a dozen times, and I’ve explained how to write custom … Continue reading

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Silverlight 2 Tip of the Day is Back – Tutorials are Launched!

First, thank you for your incredible patience!! This is the first of the new Silverlight 2 Tip of the Day series, as promised, and as an opening salvo, I'm trilled to provide a link to the Road Map to my … Continue reading

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Learning Silverlight 2 – More things you can do today.

if I were a bleeding edge Silverlight programmer who just cannot wait for release of Silverlight 2 and its documentation, here is what I'd do today: Read Scott Guthrie's blog post  "First Look at Silverlight 2 Read Programming WPF (2nd … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day – Getting Ready for Silverlight 2

We have announced that Silverlight 2 Beta 1, will be released during the first 3 months of this year (that is, any day now) with a go-live license. It is important to keep in mind that this will be a … Continue reading

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