Month: April 2009

Link Roundup for Apr. 27, 2009

Two weeks, then school is out.  Sadly I’m going to miss my thesis defense deadline, but not by much.  By the end of May, I should still be a free man, which means more posts (maybe).  In the mean time, here are links that I missed over the last week: Windows 7 RC The release…

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I’ve been called out!

My lack of posting and failure to follow through on promised posts has been noted by Sol over on Federated Search Blog.  I wish I had a good excuse, but I really don’t (aside from my usual excuses: school, work, baby).  So… sorry about that. 😐 Things are going to be hectic for the next…

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How to build an MVC application WITH 200% MORE SUCK

Obligatory apology for lack of posting: yeah, life is sucking pretty hard right now.  I have a paper due in two weeks, a 40-minute presentation on deep web crawling to give on Wednesday, a new .NET information retrieval application that has to be complete in about three weeks, a thesis that has to be defended…

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Link Roundup for Apr. 13, 2009

Some of these links are late since I was in meetings the entire second half of last week, but all are still worth a look if you missed them: WPF Glass Effect Want the Aero glass look in your WPF application?  Well, now you can get it with just a few lines of XAML. 9…

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A (much) more informed view of Infer.NET

In response to my naive impression of Infer.NET, John Winn has supplied a wealth of insight into its design and implementation: Many thanks for taking the time to look at Infer.NET and post your comments. As one of the researchers behind Infer.NET, I would like to explain a bit more about the project which may…

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Link Roundup for Apr. 8, 2009

Despite buggy designers, I’m digging WPF.  There are a few things that feel obtuse, where I think a more web-like approach to XAML would have been better, but it’s light years beyond WinForms.  Anyway, a couple of WPF links for you today: WPF/Silverlight and MVVM Edward has a link roundup (with screenshots) of tutorials to…

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Link Roundup for Apr. 6, 2009

More ASP.NET MVC “Recommendations” Again, I think it’s still a little early to be claiming anything as a best-practice yet, but here are some more ideas you might want to consider. ASP.NET MVC Ninjas on Fire Black Belt Tips Phil Haack did a session at MIX this year with that title.  I haven’t finished the…

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Link Roundup for Apr. 3, 2009

ASP.NET MVC Goes Open-Source The source has always been available, but now it’s MS-PL, which means you can take it, modify it, redistribute it, whatever you want.  That’s good news for the Mono crew! ASP.NET MVC Futures Maarten has a nice write-up summarizing some of the things that are available in ASP.NET MVC Futures.  None…

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Link Roundup for Apr. 1, 2009

Oh crap it’s April Fools Day.  The gimmick articles are out in force! Internet Explorer Stops Sucking! Ok, that one is pretty obvious.  I mean, Internet Explorer *not* suck?  Impossible, I say! .NET 4.1 Features Thankfully we don’t have to worry about this coming true. Ayende has forsaken us! Abandon ship!  Everyone out of the…

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