Category Archives: Patterns & Skills

Yet Another Podcast #84–Chris Eargle Discussing Advanced C# and LINQ

Chris Eargle, Technical Evangelist for Telerik, joins me in a discussion of C#, advanced LINQ and some of the esoteric corners of C# and functional coding.    Chris’ Blog Chris on Twitter Chris’ Profile INETA Listen | Yet Another Podcast … Continue reading

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Creating A Win8 App From Scratch–A Scrolling Home Page

In a previous article I discussed the project that I’ll be building in Windows 8.  We started with a couple screen mock-ups and then passed these to the designers who came back with preliminary designs.  While these designs were not … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #83–Jon Galloway on Azure and ASP.NET–What’s New.

Jon Galloway joins me for a wrap up of what is new in Azure, ASP.NET and surrounding technologies.  A /build wrap up that starts with the Day 2 Keynote and walks through all the new cool stuff coming out of … Continue reading

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Creating A Windows 8 Application From Scratch

Phil Japikse, Michael Crump and I set out to create three related applications from scratch.  That is, a Windows 8 version written in XAML with C# (me), a Windows 8 version written in JavaScript (Phil) and a Windows 8 Phone … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #80–Miguel de Icaza & Mono

Miguel joins Jon and me to discuss Mono and Xamarin and the future of open source C# coding for iOS and Android.  Related links: Core Mono: http://github.com/mono The Mono organization on GitHub http://mono-project.com The Mono web site. http://xamarin.com Miguel’s company … Continue reading

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Windows 8 App Bars

In my previous posting I said that I’d be distilling parts of my presentations into blog posts.  This post continues that idea, focusing on the App Bar.  If we are going to place Content Before Chrome and remove as much … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #76–Glenn Block on Node.js & Technology in China

Talking with Glenn Block, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft currently working in Shanghai China and Jon Galloway, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, about Node.js and about life in China.   Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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Yet Another Podcast #75–Jon Galloway on ASP.NET/ MVC/ Azure

Talking with Jon Galloway – Microsoft Evangelist – about ASP.NET/ MVC/ Windows 8 and Azure Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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Yet Another Podcast #72–Chris Bowen On Windows 8 Programming

Talking with Chris Bowen, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, on Windows 8 Programming and resources for programmers. 30 Days To Launch Chris’ Blog Top 10 Windows 8 Secrets of App Success Building Windows Blog Windows Team Blog Windows Store Blog VS 2012 … Continue reading

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Exploring Win8 Metro: The RichEditBox & FilePickers

Win8 provides a number of controls in the XAML toolkit that are easy to use and that provide a great deal of flexibility and power.  I’ll be writing about some of these controls now and then, starting with some simple … Continue reading

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Win 8–Some Things Are Just Too Easy

Okay, like everyone else I know, I’m writing a book on Win 8.  Actually, two books.  The first, which will be very short, will be on XAML from absolute scratch for Win 8 (not the title!) and the second is … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #70–Jim Holmes & Automated Testing

Talking with Jim Holmes about automated testing. Jim is the evangelist for Telerik’s TestStudio and he is also the Chief Cat Herder for CodeMash.  Test Studio CodeMash Jim’s Blog Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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