Telerik, Windows Phone 7, Sterling, and Free Licenses

You’ve heard plenty about the Sterling database engine on this blog. I recently released version 1.5 which extended the reach of the database and added several feature requests. My article on Sterling for Isolated Storage on Windows Phone 7 was also recently published in MSDN Magazine. The phone has made this a very popular engine…

Links to resources involving Jeffrey Richter

Recently, I have been involved with some videos related to threading and Windows Azure which I’d like to share with you: I was the guest on an episode of AppFabric.TV released today! In this episode, I explain how asynchronous programming allows you to build scalable services. Watch the video here. I recently did a Windows…

Microsoft’s Silverlight Elevator Pitch

You have heard of an elevator pitch, right? It’s that quick, 30-second pitch that starts with a hook, goes on to the how, what and why and closes with a strong call to action. It’s the perfect way to quickly provide the value proposition for something you’re trying to sell, condensed into an easy, fast…

Another Great CodeStock!

Once again, CodeStock was awesome and the CodeStock crew took care of everything and made it look easy!  All of the attendees that I had chance to speak with had nothing but good things to say.  Big thank you to the CodeStock sponsors, volunteers, organizers, speakers, and attendees!   I gave two presentations this year:  Intro…

NH .Net Code Camp 3 Presentation Materials

I have uploaded the content from my 2 talks at the NH .Net Code Camp 3 event from yesterday (6/4/2011).  The code and material for my first talk – Introduction to Windows Phone 7 Development with Silverlight – are available here. The code and material for my second talk -  What’s New in Windows Phone…

The Sterling NoSQL Database in a Mango World

I was at the MIX 2011 event. There was an “Open Source Fest” before the event and I came to showcase the Sterling NoSQL Database project that I run (and code most of, although there have been numerous enhancements and patches now added by a growing team of fantastic supporters). I was happy to speak…

CodeStock Presentation: Silverlight 5 for Line of Business Applications

A special thanks to everyone who attended my Silverlight 5 for Line of Business Applications talk at CodeStock 2011. It was a great crowd and I enjoyed meeting everyone. As promised, here are the links to the slide deck as well as the sample project that I used to demonstrate the new features that is…

Sharing code between Silverlight and WPF using Build Targets

It’s no secret that Silverlight and WPF share a lot in common, primarily a result of their shared CLR Framework heritage. I have noticed a considerable increase in the number of organizations that are building applications that target both platforms. And in particular I have seen a rise in the number of organizations that are…

Yet another way to attach ViewModels to Views

Throughout the short history of the MVVM design pattern, several methods have originated for populating Views with their ViewModels.  One of the most common methods is to use one of the frameworks (PRISM, MVVM Light, Jounce, among others).  Typically, the ViewModel is registered with an IOC container and retrieved when needed.   One of the more…