Category Archives: Patterns & Skills

Yet Another Podcast #69–Ward Bell

Talking with Ward Bell about data, web services, Windows 8, XAML, Javascript and much more. Ward is a Microsoft MVP and a founder and VP of IdeaBlade.  Ward’s Blog – Never In Doubt Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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Yet Another Podcast #68–Jeremy Likness and Windows 8

Talking with Jeremy Likness, about Windows 8 development, XAML development and the Sterling database. Jeremy is a Technical Project Manager and Consultant with Wintellect, and author of Designing Silverlight Business Applications and the  forthcoming Designing Windows 8 Metro Applications with … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #63–Windows 8 with Shawn Wildermuth

Talking with Shawn Wildermuth about Windows 8 Development. Shawn Wildermuth is a nine-time Microsoft MVP (Data), member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau and an author of seven books and dozens of articles on software development. Shawn is involved with Microsoft … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #61–Agile Programming

Talking with Phil Japikse about Agile programming. An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 20 … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #60–Knockout.js

Talking with Steve Sanderson, John Papa and Jon Galloway about Knockout.js and client side JavaScript programming. KnockoutJS Home Steve Sanderson’s Home Page John Papa’s Home Page Jon Galloway’s Home Page Knockout Tutorials Pluralsight Course on Knockout Single Page Applications Listen … Continue reading

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Windows 7.5 Video: Fast Application Switching

The latest in the “Mango Videos” series is posted.

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Yet Another Podcast #59–Lino Tadros

Talking with Lino Tadros, CEO of Falafel Software, about programming for the .NET stack. Falafel Software Yet Another Podcast listeners are invited to buy the Falafel e-book Windows Phone 7.5 Nuts & Bolts for 50% off.  Just use the coupon … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #58–Julie Lerman and EF/CF

Talking with  Julie Lerman about Entity Framework and Code-First.  Julie’s blog Julie’s Book website Microsoft Entity Framework Developer Center EF Team Blog Domain Driven Design Listen | Yet Another Podcast Call in comments: 1-347-YAP-CAST

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Calling Navigate From The View Model

Windows Phone Mini-Tutorial In the third part of the MVVM Light Toolkit Soup To Nuts (part 1 is here) I started with an application that had two pages, and a button on the first that was to cause a navigation … Continue reading

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DecryptR Part 2

In a recent post, I discussed the DecryptR application I have been toying with.  While the fundamentals are working, there is much to do.  Today I’ll make a few minor improvements. First, let’s set the font in the list box … Continue reading

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DecryptR–A Glass House Application

  Periodically, I like to build a “glass house” application – that is one which I document as I go, hiding nothing and showing all the thinking that goes into the application as well as the raw, not ready-for-production code … Continue reading

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Context Menu

Windows Phone Tutorial The Silverlight For Windows Phone Toolkit is a magnificent collection of controls and utilities for writing Windows Phone applications.  Unfortunately, there is little or no documentation, and the samples, while wonderful, are quite complex.  At times, it … Continue reading

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