Tag Archives: BestPractices

12 MORE Insanely Essential Utilities For Programmers

In July I published a list of 12 Insanely Essential Utilities for Programmers. That list is still current and I’m still using every one of the twelve.  The list, however, has become popular enough, and there are enough great utilities … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast Show #3 – John Papa on MVVM and Patterns

Talking with John Papa, Senior Technical Evangelist, about MVVM and Patterns 5 Simple Steps for MVVM Keeping up with the community Top blogs MVVM Light Ward Bell’s photos Grok. Verb: To fully understand.  See Stranger In A Strange Land by … Continue reading

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!!WOW!! Run out and buy an SSD.

Wow!  I added an SSD to my computer and made it my startup disk.  Shazow!  My disk rating in Windows went from 5.4 to 7.4 (that is unreal).  Load time for Visual Studio is under 2 seconds. Load time for … Continue reading

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Great Silverlight Competency Test Part 4 (Answer)

This is an answer to Part 4 of the Great Silverlight Competency Test. Scoring below.  The tasks were to demonstrate usage of the DataGrid, DataPager and TreeView. Here is one approach…  

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The Great Silverlight Competency Test #5

This is the Fifth of twelve questions in The Great Silverlight Competency Test –  each of which I believe a competent Silverlight Programmer ought to be able to complete within no more than 1 hour.

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Yet Another Podcast Show #1 – Alt dot net & Open Source

Talking with Jon Galloway of Herding Code & Microsoft, about Alt.net and Open Source and the role of technical evangelists. Products mentioned: Audacity Show1

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Great SL Competency Test Part 3 (Answer)

This is an answer to part 3 of the Great SL Competency Test, in which you were asked to demonstrate Printing Right Mouse Click Clipboard Interaction

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Master Project Management

In a previous blog post I talked about task management, in this post I talk about managing projects: especially software projects; especially software projects in an Agile development environment. Project management, is of course, a topic near and dear to … Continue reading

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Next Open Source WP7-based Project

Yes, indecision is a bad thing, except when its not.  The delay in re-starting my open source project has afforded me the opportunity to think of a number of alternative projects that might very well provide more (or more interesting) … Continue reading

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The Great Silverlight Competency Test – #4

This is the fourth of twelve questions in The Great Silverlight Competency Test –  each of which I believe a competent Silverlight Programmer ought to be able to complete within no more than 1 hour.

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Great SL Competency Test Part 2 (Answer)

The task: Create a custom button that has non-standard visual behavior when you hover over it, and when you click it but which otherwise acts exactly like a button. The idea was to be able to do this in under … Continue reading

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The Great Silverlight Competency Test – 3

This is the third of twelve questions in The Great Silverlight Competency Test –  each of which I believe a competent Silverlight Programmer ought to be able to complete within no more than 1 hour.

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