Agile programming Dilbert style ;-)

28 11 2007





FREE Silverlight Essentials Training – Lynda.com

27 11 2007

Lynda.com is offering free Silverlight training. Check it out and give me your feedback. As I am also planning to take a look at it soon. Enjoy developing the next web.

Lynda.com in conjunction with Microsoft is pleased to offer 5 hours of video training on Silverlight 1.0 for free. Mike Harsh, Program Manager for Silverlight, covers a good variety of topics from beginning to advanced. Here’s the outline:

1. Understanding Silverlight
2. Discovering Silverlight Experiences
3. Silverlight Tools: Expression and Visual Studio
4. Getting Started with XAML, JavaScript, and HTML
5. Advanced XAML
6. Advanced JavaScript Techniques for Silverlight
7. Asset Preparation for Designers
8. Working with Media in Silverlight
9. Creating a Media Player with Silverlight
10. Creating Programmatic Animations
11. Silverlight Deployment
12. Conclusion

Also available FREE are training on Expression Blend v1 and Expression Design v1. Expression Web training available to subscribers. Check it out!

http://blogs.msdn.com/expression_experience_asia/archive/2007/11/21/lynda-com-silverlight-essentials-training-free.aspx





Followup post on VS 2008 release

21 11 2007

What more can Microsoft provide for us developers. To make the learning and adopting transition easy for developers, Microsoft also released Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit at the same day it was released. For those interested in learning, check this out.

The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application Lifecycle Management.

Link:
Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit





Interesting SOA WCF and ASP.NET case study

20 11 2007

I found this really interesting performance benchmark for creating a SOA application based on Windows Communication Foundation (.NET 3.0) and ASP.NET. The application is really cool as they made it interoperable with J2EE IBM Websphere’s Trade 6.1 sample application.

I knew about this information while reading Presentations from the last Microsoft SOA & BP 2007 conference. You can check out Greg Leake’s presentation about .Net Stock Trader App & Interoperability.

Continue reading the following for more information:

.NET StockTrader Sample Application
An End-to-End Sample Application Illustrating Windows Communication Foundation and .NET Enterprise Technologies

This application is an end-to-end sample application for .NET Enterprise Application Server technologies. It is a service-oriented application based on Windows Communication Foundation (.NET 3.0) and ASP.NET, and illustrates many of the .NET enterprise development technologies for building highly scalable, rich “enterprise-connected” applications. It is designed as a benchmark kit to illustrate alternative technologies within .NET and their relative performance.

Links:

.NET StockTrader Sample Application

.NET StockTrader Technical Overview

.NET StockTrader Sample Application Forum

Perspective in Benchmarks – My thoughts on Microsoft StockTrader
(An Interesting Discussion)





Visual Studio 2008 out now!!!

20 11 2007

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 has finally released to manufacturing(RTM). It is now available to download for MSDN Subscribers. This is really exciting for us developers as this can really make us more productive with the numerous wonderful features they have in this release.

 I am also looking forward with the upcoming launch of these products here in Singapore. If I can join the launch, this would be my first time attending a Microsoft launch here in Singapore. With this coming, I just can always remember the last launch of VS 2005, SQL 2005 and BTS 2006 in the Philippines, it was really very informative and we had lots to learn. It was as the same time fun, as we prepared some games for the members and those interested to join the Philippines SQL Server User Group (PHISSUG). I missed those days.

This would still be a long time to wait as I think the launch will be held somewhere Q1 next year. We just wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is worth the wait.

Make sure you also read the links below especially Soma’s blog post and his Q&A with presspass.

Links: Empowering Developers with Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5

Top Ten Reasons to Upgrade to Visual Studio 2008

Somasegar’s WebLog: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped!

Visual Studio 2008 Trial Downloads





Getting paranoid somebody is playing your saved games. Secure your console.

13 11 2007

Well honestly the topic title is just way off. But it is fun so anyways I’ll still use it. Hehehe 🙂

Security products now are just really amazing. Imagine the is already a Security service for Sony PS3. Who else did this none other Trend Micro. Just a proud ex-employee. Hehehe 🙂

Check this out for more info.

Trend Micro Offers Free Security Service For Sony PS3