Bing Maps SilverLight Control

Yesterday I attended a lunchtime session on the new Bing Maps Silverlight Control. I went to this session for fun. It was pretty cool, even if I won’t get a chance to use it anytime soon. There is a lot of functionality out of the box. The biggest piece of functionality is the Deep Zoom.... Continue Reading →

RIA Magic

The title says it all. I went to a couple of sessions around WCF RIA Service (renamed because of the close relationship with WCF) sessions today and say the slight of hand behind the magic. Why do I say its magic? Well there is a lot code generation and attribute magic. Microsoft has built an... Continue Reading →

WCF 4 – What is Coming

I am sitting in a WCF session and there are some cool things coming in WCF4. Some of the highlights are:Routing Service: this allows systems to place a routing service in front of services allowing for the ability to configure backup endpoints. It also convert messages to different bindings, for instance the service is configured... Continue Reading →

Embracing the Light- Silverlight 4

I spent most of the day yesterday in Silverlight 4 session. At the beginning of the conference they hand out conference schedule. After the first Keynote it is half useless and after the second Keynote it isn’t worth the paper that it was printed on. This is so they don’t give away the big announcements.... Continue Reading →

Three Screens and a Cloud

The official Day One of PDC started off with a bang. Ray Ozzie started off the Keynote by touting his Three Screens and a Cloud (mobile, pc, TV) vision. The goal is develop rich experience across the spectrum of devices available. Microsoft is facilitating this by giving developers the tools to make targeting multiple devices... Continue Reading →

Full Day of Silverlight

This is my fist post from PDC 2009.  I attended an all day workshop on Silverlight.  It was presented by a couple of Brits who came here to teach me!  Overall the presentation was pretty good.   The first session was just a general overview of  Silverlight presented by Ian Griffiths.  This was a little more... Continue Reading →

Writing Custom Exceptions

Source Code: DownloadThis is the first post on my goal of writing 3 substantial posts by the end of the year. I decided to write this post on exception handling more specifically writing a Custom Exception. Why would we want to have custom exceptions. The first reason to create an exception is because the exception... Continue Reading →

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