Tag Archives: Microsoft

Prism

0. Index Introduction Supervision – initial steps Prism – a leap forward References 1. Introduction For the last 15 months or so, I’ve been involved in a spare-time project together with a colleague with the explicit goal of improving programmer … Continue reading

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Asynchrony, Concurrency and Parallelism

0 Index 1 Introduction 2 Microsoft .NET 2.1 Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) 2.2 Async 2.3 F# First-Class Events 2.4 Five-Spice Powder 3 Google Go 3.1. The Language 3.2 Practical Matters 3.3 Origins 4 References 1 Introduction Concurrency and (orthogonally) … Continue reading

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Code-First Development (EF) w/ SQL CE 4.0

I’ve been playing with the new Microsoft WebMatrix IDE. It’s a very neat little piece of software that takes the effort out of many things. It’s great for small Web projects. The problem with out-of-the-box WebMatrix development is that it … Continue reading

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Tablet, The Ultimate

The tablet PC is a fascinating creature. The flat multi-touch surface provides a great opportunity to make the PC natural, intuitive and to some extent tangible. It will empower artists and narrow the gap between impression and expression, between thought … Continue reading

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Workflows

1. Rationale In the computational space we know as software, there appears to be a growing trend to recognize and encode processes as workflows. These workflows can be business processes that require input from customer service or other personel, span … Continue reading

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PDC 2009

I have one word for Microsoft on PDC 2009: Awesomeness! This years Product Developers Conference was much scaled back compared to last years but it had a great innovation in format that allowed people who didn’t attend the conference physically … Continue reading

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Too Dynamic

Normally, XML is untyped, by itself it certainly is, although there are a plethora of schema languages in the wild, all too willing to project types onto an otherwise untyped structure. XML Schema and what have you. And so when … Continue reading

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