Dear Jobs @ Microsoft (or any other big IT Co.)
I want to ask you to stop trying to tempt me to come join your company unless you want to make some changes to your corporate policy. I love a number of your company's products and really would want to work for you except for 1 thing: Redmond, Washington (or anywhere that isn't my chosen location).
Don't get me wrong. I'm all about team dynamics and think that the team needs to get together (I had a recent contract where I spent a few days in the office, but I worked most of the time out of the office in my...
In the next week or so I will be releasing a new version of my DLRScript. It will have external file sourcing/loading via the src attribute (I have that working right now). I would release it today except for 1 issue.
what is in the file is this
jsapi.alert("Hi JScript here");
jsapi.alert("Hi Python here")
$jsapi.alert("Hi, I'm Ruby and YOU are NOT!")
Here's the issue. I think I discovered a bug (in my code). When you try to launch multiple alert boxes you get 1 of them and errors for the rest. Which makes sense to me (as you the user need to click the...
DLRScript... Now With Added Ruby!
Just a quick announcement. My DLRScript (use DLR Languages in Script Tags via Silverlight 2) project just released a new version with a new language: Ruby.
I'm really excited to have this working. As I get time watch for more improvements.
Should you avoid the UpdatePanel? (or constructs like it)
Bertrand Le Roy has an interesting post called "a case for partial rendering." I started to comment and realize that I quickly had a full post, so I thought I would comment here.
When I do MS Ajax trainings (I am actually getting paid to do these by ASPSOFT who handles the actual trainings... we will be announcing one in the next month that will be open for the public to register), I like to do a best practices talk.
In that session, we really dig down into the UpdatePanel and what's really going on. I try to teach my...
A couple missing items/solutions -- Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1
In the process of updating my DLRScript project to Silverlight 2.0 beta 1, I discovered a few annoyances.
Missing HTML page
The first one is that when you create a Silverlight application, it prompts you to create an extra project (a web project) for hosting your Silverlight app, create an HTML page within the Silverlight application project for hosting the control, or manual/no test host page/project (aka I'll do it myself).
When you take option 2 (create an HTML page within the project), the page seems to be missing. This is especially difficult for a project like mine where Silverlight is being...
SilverLight 2.0 is going to be huge!
[I know there are probably 1,000 blog posts about this stuff, but it was too impressive to me not to make any comment at all]
I watched about an hour of the Mix08 keynote today (I'm in Florida... not in Vegas)... I didn't see everything (yet)
There were a couple things that made me say, "Dang, this SilverLight 2.0 thing is going to be bigger than I thought!"
Let me put things in my own order of importance.
1) NBC is building what will be the largest Video On Demand/Live Video/Heck let's just the say the biggest video site ever for the Olympics. That...
DLRScript release 0.2.2a
I skipped blogging about the last release mainly because I have been busy trying to find work (as well as preparing for a training I'm doing this month). Anyway, I thought I should put out a little update, so my readers know that I have made a new release.