Radical Development

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Happy Birthday To Microsoft .NET


It is hard to believe but .NET is turning 10 years old on July 11, 2010. I recall my first look at .NET 1.0 many years back and I must say Microsoft has done very well with this framework over the years and I am excited to see what will come in the near future. I also wanted to take a moment to address Scott “ScottGu” Guthrie. Scott was instrumental in the development of the .NET framework and he know is the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s .NET developer platform and he never ceases to amaze me when it comes … Continue reading

The Microsoft Community Roundup


If you’re a Microsoft end user no matter if it is as a developer, consumer, or administrator then you may find this interesting. Are you looking for resources that can increase you knowledge or looking to find an answer to a question that you may have? If so, I will present a number of resources that you may or may not be aware of. While each resource may deal with a specific topic others may pertain to Microsoft products in general. I work as a software engineer therefore my interest mainly resides within the area of development, but I will … Continue reading

Visual Studio 2010 Released To Maintenance


Today Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 to maintenance which probably means if you’re anything like me you are downloading your copy from MSDN as we speak. Don’t even get me started on the download speeds or interruptions with the file transfer manager but this is to be expected on day one. Even as I sit in Auburn, Alabama Wishing I Was At The Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event this week, it simply was not to be. Thank goodness for Twitter (#VS2010) and Microsoft, I almost feel like I am at the event, almost. Microsoft also announced that Silverlight 4.0 … Continue reading

Professional Developer Conference (PDC) 2009


Unfortunately I was not able to attend PDC2009 but I am keeping track with friends that I know who were as well I am keeping tabs on the speakers such as Scott Hanselman and Scott Davis,  via Twitter. Here are a number of topics that I find interesting and possibly you will also: Reactive Extions for .NET (Rx) ASP.NET MVC Beta 2 Windows Server AppFabric Windows Azure Tools and SDK Visual Studio .NET Functional Testing Open Data Protocol (OData) Be sure to visit Channel 9 and PDC2009 (which is streaming live) for further breaking news and for you folks in LA, … Continue reading

CodeRun Cloud: Reach for the cloud


What is CodeRun Studio? Well I first heard of this from Scott Hanselman while following him on Twitter and I find this product very interesting in the fact that the IDE is your web browser. CodeRun Studio is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE), designed for the cloud. It enables you to easily develop, debug and deploy web applications using your browser. CodeRun Studio can be used instead or alongside your existing desktop IDE. You can upload existing code in order to test it in the cloud or for sharing with your peers. CodeRun Studio also enables you to instantly … Continue reading

ASP.NET Tip: Creating and using a task list


If you properly employ the Task List and comment your code appropriately you can ensure that you to complete the important tasks and never again miss something that you intended to correct. The Task List displays comments embedded in your project code that begin with the comment marker for your development language, followed by a default task token such as TODO, HACK, or UNDONE, or a custom comment token. To add a comment to the Task List it is as easy as completing two steps: Open a source code file for editing in the Code Editor. Begin a comment on a line of … Continue reading