Microsoft has released Silverlight 4 beta at PDC this week. I eagerly fired it up and tried out the new WebBrowser control hoping to find a polished HTML rendering control.
Two Call of Duty World at War multiplayer beta keys up for grabs.
Just announced at MIX’08, Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is available for download after the keynote completes. It looks like they’ve added some very cool new features with sites like Ebay and Facebook already taking advantage of them. I kinda like the idea of having my friend’s status updates available on my toolbar at the […]
Check out this post which details all the download links for Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1. Yay! Naturally this includes an update runtime, an SDK, the source code to the new controls, documentation, some tools for Visual Studio 2008 and the Expression Blend 2.1 March Preview. [tags]Silverlight[/tags]
Local mobile innovation company, Red Five Labs, has today released a beta 1 build of their of implementation of the .NET Compact Framework 1.0 which runs on Symbian S60 3rd edition devices like the Nokia N95 series of mobile phones. This is an important product for enterprise developers that would like to deploy on both […]
Sometimes Microsoft knows how to screw things up. Not only were the Visual Studio 2008 (code-named Orcas) Beta 2 Virtual PC (VPC) images rather excessively large for the average South African developer to download and too big to fit onto a single DVD for community distribution, but now they are expiring on the 1st of […]
Its honestly amazing how time flies when you are at Tech-Ed. I found that day three just flew past in comparison to day two; I suppose it has to do with the sheer number of sessions I attended. The first talk worth mentioning today was one by Angus Logan where he shared information about the […]
For those not in the know, Jaiku was recently acquired by Google and suddenly gained popularity. One of the reasons why I believe Jaiku is better than other similar services such as Twitter is because they have a decent mobile phone client. The current build of Jaiku Mobile, 0.80 beta, is limited to the Nokia […]
After three very busy days rAge 2007 is now over, if you missed it, then you missed out. Once again the Xbox 360 console dominated the consoles at the exhibition with almost every stand featuring at least one. It was quite a shock to not see an official presence for Sony’s PlayStation 3 console. Yes […]
Why does the Microsoft Visual Studio team not follow the best practices internally? When creating a Silverlight 1.1 UserControl under Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 it generates the following code by default. System.IO.Stream s = this.GetType().Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(“Project1.UserControl1.xaml”); this.InitializeFromXaml(new System.IO.StreamReader(s).ReadToEnd()); Most developers would realise that this is not good code. Why do I say this, well firstly […]