Shawn Wildermuth


My Rants and Raves about technology, programming, everything else...

Introducing MSDNLink.net

Recently, while working on my Windows Phone 7.5 book, I found the need to display a short URL to some specific documentation. I found that you could use msdn.com to do this but the results were not very satisfying. In fact, if you take a typical documentation ID (e.g. “ff402535”), you can simply do this:

This works but takes you to a simple page that reformats the topic instead of the full MSDN documentation. I didn’t like that solution so I registered http://msdnlink.net. With this new address you can do the same thing:

Atlanta Code Camp - I'll Be There

Url: http://www.atlantacodecamp.org/default.aspx

Atlanta Code Camp

Where Did I Go?

Silverlight

I was asked at a recent Silverlight Meetup what happened to me?  He was concerned that I was sick or something worse so I thought it was worth a post.

My Take on the Silverlight 5 Part of the MIX 11 Keynote

Silverlight

As many of you, my readers, did today I watched the MIX 11 Keynote with much interest about what the messaging around Silverlight 5 would be. Let me start out by saying that I am pretty invested in Silverlight (see my new Pluralsight course as an example of this). 

Watch my PluralSight Silverlight 5 Course for Free (for 24 hours)

Url: http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft/o...

PluralSight Courses

Silverlight Tour Now Includes Silverlight 5!

Url: https://agilitrain.com/Workshop/EventInfo/225

PhoneyTools on CodePlex

Phoney Tools 1.0 Released!

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com/

PhoneyTools on CodePlex

How Copy/Paste Works on WP7-Nodo

Url: http://shawnw.me/fT1Y5v

Windows Phone 7

Phoney Tools v0.7 Released

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com

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Phone Tools v0.6 Released - Breaking Change!

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com

Phoney Logo

Phone Tools reaches Beta!

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com

Phoney Tools

On Silverlight TV to Talk About Phoney Tools

Url: http://shawnw.me/dEUJJk

Silverlight TV

Phoney Tools Updated (WP7 Open Source Library)

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com

Phoney Tools

Introducing Phoney's FadingMessage Class

Url: http://www.vimeo.com/20362526

Windows Phone 7

Phoney Windows Phone 7 Project Now Available!

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com/

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Learning OData? MSDN and I Have the videos for you!

Url: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ee720180

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Ten Pet Peeves of WP7 Applications

9GAG

I've been looking at a lot of applications on the Windows Phone 7 platform since even before launch. It seems that a lot of the apps out there need polish to make them easy to use. I've put together my ten top annoyances when trying out new application on my Windows Phone 7.

R.I.P. GooNews

GooNews Deceased

I recently wrote about the release of my GooNews application for the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.  The Application has now been pulled from the marketplace and will not be resubmitted.  There were a variety of issues that finally forced me to give up and just pull the application and give up on ever getting it out there as a successful application. Here's the story:

MIX 11 - Vote for My Talks (if you want)

MIX11 Vote

MIX 11 is coming and the Open Call sessions are ready to be voted on. If you like hearing me speak, feel free to vote for my sessions:

Architecting WP7 - Part 9 of 10: Threading

Windows Phone 7 Architecture

In this ninth part of my series on architecting Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications, i'll discuss threading on the phone. If you've missed the past parts of the series, you you can visit them here:

Look What I Built: GooNews for WP7

Url: http://social.zune.net/redirect?type=phoneApp&i...

GooNews for the Windows Phone 7

The New Silverlight Tour - Now With MVVM and Unit Testing

Url: https://agilitrain.com/Workshop/Outline/Silverl...

The New Silverlight Tour

Architecting WP7 - Part 8 of 10: Toast Push Notifications

Windows Phone 7 Architecture

In this eighth part of my series on architecting Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications, i'll show you how to deal with Toast Push Notifications.  If you've missed the past parts of the series, you you can visit them here:

Navigating with the WebBrowser Control on WP7

GooNews

I am writing a new Windows Phone 7 application called GooNews to show Google News in an application for the phone.  I am writing this application because I needed an app like this. Being able to keep up with news (and create news categories based on keywords) is key to what I wanted to get on my phone. I tried a lot of the other apps out there and when I didn't find what I wanted, I decide to build it myself.

Atlanta MS Pros HTML5 Presentation

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I recently presented on HTML5 (with a sidebar on Silverlight's role in HTML5's world) at the Atlanta Microsoft Professionals' User Group (AMP). I promised them i'd share my slide deck from the talk. So here it is:


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