January 17, 2008

Untapped Silverlight Powers: The Interactive Application

ne of Silverlight’s key strengths is its ability to provide rich, interactive features. Besides using it to perform cool animations and transformations on graphics and videos, another good use of Silverlight is for developing applications that could not otherwise be developed using conventional web applications (even when using ASP.NET and

Guilty Pleasures and LINQ

still travel more than I’d like, although the toll has decreased by at least 50 percent over the past few years. I used to read while traveling because I never really seem to have time to read for pleasure at home. A new technology-based pastime has taken its place, however?I

Heard on .NET Rocks!: LINQ to Entities with Erik Maijer

arl Franklin: What was your hand in [LINQ]? I mean, what was your role? Erik Meijer: I was both in the VB and the C# design team so I kind of worked with both teams on VB 9.0 and C# 3.0. Before that, when I was an academic, I already

Coders Anonymous?

ow many times have you sat at the computer, with a need to visit the, erm, “reading room,” and thought, “Just one more minute, I know I can get it to work with this one little tweak.” Of course the one tweak doesn’t quite do it, so you keep at

The Age of Specialists and Generalists

n and Out Burger, Bose, and Ultimate Ears?what do these three companies have in common? They are specialists. In and Out Burger is a fast food restaurant chain that serves what are arguably the best hamburgers and cheeseburgers in the southwestern United States. They also serve fries, shakes, and sodas.