Shawn Wildermuth


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

Silverlight Testing Framework Sourcecode Released

Url: http://www.jeff.wilcox.name/2008/11/04/test-fra...

Announced yesterday on Jeff Wilcox's blog, the new drop of the Silverlight 2 Testing Framework is now available. The framework can be used to create unit tests for the Silverlight 2 application as well as do UI testing.

IIS 301 Redirection While Preserving the Query String

Url: http://www.developerfusion.com/code/4678/perman...

Someone off the topic, in moving from ADOGuy.com to Wildermuth.com I used IIS's trick of a permanent redirection to point old links to the new site and this seemed to work...kinda...sorta.

Not at the PDC? Come Watch Me Talk about ADO.NET Data Services

Url: http://notatpdc.com/presentations/

Today at 3pm CST (4pm EST, 1pm PST) I will be doing a LiveMeeting talk on ADO.NET Data Services. If you are not at the PDC this week, drop by NotAtPDC.com and check out my session!

First Impressions of Oslo

Url: http://msdn.microsoft.com/oslo

I've spent a number of hours since I downloaded the Oslo SDK to look around. In this post I want to tell you what I've found out.

Silverlight 2 Toolkit

Url: http://codeplex.com/silverlight

Announced today and the PDC and now publically available is a new project from Microsoft called the Silverlight 2 Toolkit.  This toolkit contains new controls for Silverlight 2. The controls are available on CodePlex which means it is open source. The controls are being built by Shawn Burke's team inside Microsoft and have several "quality bands". These bands are "Experimental", "Preview", "Stable" and "Mature". This allows you to see what they're working on and determine which ones to use.  The available controls are:

Oslo Developer Center and SDK CTP Now Live

Url: http://www.sellsbrothers.com/news/showTopic.asp...

Head over to the Chris Sells' blog to get all the details on the new public CTP of Oslo. This toolset has the possibility to change the nature of development in a major way. If you are interested in the modeling or DSL space, its definitely worth your time to dig into the tools.

Speaking at Atlanta User Group about DSLs

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

If you're in Atlanta tomorrow (October 27th, 2008), stop by the Atlanta .NET User Group to see me talk about Domain Specific Languages. I am doing the short session to get you ready for Oslo.  Its going to be too soon after Oslo's unveiling to show you anything about Oslo, but I think the important point here is that DSL's are an important part of development whether you know it or not.

Netflix + Silverlight == Watch Instantly on Macs

Url: http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/26/netflix-fina...

Interesting news from Netflix that they are going to be using Silverlight to stream movies to Macs to support their "watch instantly" service. They had left the Mac and Linux guys in the lurch for a while but its just fantastic that the Mac guys (and perhaps Linux with Moonlight?) will get the service. I suspect this is an extension of the XBox 360 deal. I wonder if this means that the streaming on the XBox is Silverlight 2 based? 

Cool...I am on .NET Rocks TV (DNR-TV)

Url: http://www.dnrtv.com/default.aspx?showNum=127

While in Bulgaria I had time to sit down with Carl Franklin and do an episode of DNRTV.  I am happy to annouce its now live. I built a simple data-driven application using Silverlight 2 with Blend 2 and Visual Studio. This screencast should some basic techniques of separation of UI and Data in Silverlight that will help you do your data binding directly in Blend 2 SP1.  If you haven't seen how this works, go grab the Screencast now!

Atlanta ALT.NET Meetup

Url: http://dotnet.meetup.com/134/

I haven't had a chance yet to drop in on the ALT.NET Meetup but i'll be there this Wednesday. If you're interested in pragmatic development or just want to listen in on some of the ideas surrounding ALT.NET, go RSVP and join us at the meet up.  As a bonus its a "Thinking Man's Tavern" in Decatur which is a cool little cafe with kick ass food.


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