Shawn Wildermuth


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

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):

Shawn
Shawn Wildermuth
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