Shawn Wildermuth


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

One Week Left Till Advanced Silverlight in Seattle

Url: https://agilitrain.com/Workshop/Info/Advanced_S...

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Securing Web Services (Even with OOB)

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I was trading tweets today with @pauliom about whether RIA Services would solve some Auth problems he was having out of the browser.  While RIA does do some interesting things with roles/users, I mentioned that typical Forms Auth out of the box should just work.

NHibernate 1.0 LINQ Provider Released!

Url: http://ayende.com/Blog/archive/2009/07/26/nhibe...

NHibernate

Windows 7 - "XP Mode" Walkthrough

Url: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/dow...

Windows 7

RIA Services - Still Not Baked Yet

Silverlight LogoAs regular readers of my blog know (RIA Services Concerns Squashed), I have been a lukewarm supporter of RIA Services for Silverlight. As many of you know, Brad Abrams and company have come through with their latest release (RIA Services Preview July '09) with lots of changes I've been hoping for. Honestly I haven't had time to look at the new build (probably this weekend), but I am hopeful of its overall direction. I am still somewhat tentitive about some of the basic behavior of the framework but I will hold my tongue until I have more time to dive deeper into the code. 

What really concerns me is that I've talked to students and others and many are opting to building systems with RIA Services right now.  This only concerns me because RIA Services is not part of Silverlight 3 and is not released.  Actually, the July version is a "Preview" (something like a CTP) which means they haven't even reached Beta with RIA Services.  Now many these developers are working on very long time lines and can wait until RIA Services releases, but while investigating it makes a lot of sense (and I encourage everyone do that), building production code against a framework that is still in transition is a risky venture in my opinion. 

See Carl and I Talk about Behaviors on DNR-TV!

Url: http://dnrtv.com/default.aspx?ShowID=144

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My Favorite Visual Studio Shortcuts and Snippets

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I've been speaking at user groups and conferences for a long time now. Usually at these short talks I don't get asked much about how I use Visual Studio.  But now that I am teaching Silverlight, my students are never shy about asking what I am doing while in Visual Studio.  I am often amazed by how people use Visual Studio without learning some of my favorite hotkeys/snippets.  Here are some of mine:

Prism's Plugin Architecture

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/CustomModularit...

Architecture

Silverlight Tour - New South American Dates!

Url: http://www.silverlight-tour.com

DevMasters

Where is the Blend SDK?

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In my earlier blog entry, I mentioned the Blend SDK that is shipping with Blend 3 RC. For those of you who won't have access to Blend, the SDK is supposed to be available to you. But not quite yet. 

Biggest Suprises in Silverlight 3

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While Scott Guthrie (et al.) are going to give you the big list of what is new in Silverlight 3, let me point you at a number of hidden gems in the Silverlight 3 release (some of which are new to the release, and some of which have been there since the beta):

Silverlight 3 is Released!

Url: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/07/...

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What I Am Up To...

Shawn Wildermuth

For my loyal readers of this blog, you've probably noticed the blog has had a lot of announcements lately and not a lot of content. That's on purpose.  With the release of Silverlight 3 being scheduled for this Friday, I've been holding back on my Silverlight content until that happens.  So check back this weekend for some, hopefully, interesting discussions!

The Silverlight Tour - Vancouver, BC

Url: http://silverlight-tour.com

Silverlight Tour LogoIn case you are spending too much time enjoying the summer, you might not know that our partner, RunAtServer Consulting, is holding a stop of the Silverlight Tour in Vancouver on the same day as our Atlanta class, July 20-22nd, 2009.

Yes, I Am Still Talking About Prism - On The Connected Show!

Url: http://www.connectedshow.com/default.aspx?Episo...

The Connected Show

AgiliTrain and Rachel Appel Announce New Classes

Rachel Appel

We are very proud to announce that AgiliTrain and Rachel Appel are partnering to present a series of public classes on the next generation of web development. Rachel will be teaching two new courses for AgiliTrain on web development:

Erik Mork's Prism for Silverlight Resources

Url: http://www.sparklingclient.com/prism-silverlight/

Sparkling Client

Only Four Seats Left for Silverlight Tour Atlanta

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UPDATE: Now only 3 Seats Left!

My Sillveright-Prism Article is Live!

Url: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd9430...

MSDN Magazine

Hear me on Deep Fried Bytes talk about Oslo!

Url: http://deepfriedbytes.com/podcast/episode-33-ge...

Deep Fried Bytes

Announcing "Agile Database Techniques" Workshop

Url: https://agilitrain.com/Workshop/Info/Agile_Data...

Accentient

Join me in DC for a Nerd Dinner Tonight! CANCELLED

Url: http://nerddinner.com/633

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Listen to me on Deep Fried Bytes!

Url: http://deepfriedbytes.com/podcast/episode-33-ge...

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Blend and Visual Studio - Why Two Tools?

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I am here at DevTeach and having a great time. I got in a discussion with several of the speakers about the common complaint of some Silverlight/WPF folks that they want Blend to be in Visual Studio; or why Cider has always been disabled by most dev's.

DevTeach Silverlight+MVVM=Easy Demo

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/DevTeachGameSto...

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