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Free books from Syncfusion

15 Feb

Syncfusion is one the companies providing qualified products and material to developers all over the world. I have used their components in several of my Windows Phone and Windows Store applications.

Syncfusion offer several free e-books written by talented experts who are personally selected by Syncfusion. The goal for each book is to take 500+ pages of information on topics such as ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, HTTP, etc., and condense it to about 100 pages of essentials.

Personally I recommend the updated version of their white paper “Windows 8: What It Means for Development Decisions Today and in the Future”.

// thomas

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Windows Developers in Denmark

1 Mar

Jeg bruger en del tid på at drive et par af de danske brugergruppe – herunder den danske brugergruppe for Windows Phone udviklere.

Brugergruppen har rundet 450 udviklere og har fået afholdt en serie af events i løbet af det seneste år, hvor mere end 120 udviklere har været igennem. En masse har gjort en kæmpe indsats for at få det til at lykkedes og brugt en masse tid på det – tak for det!

Windows platformen, om det er til en desktop, en tablet eller en telefon, tyder på at være en meget spændende platform at være udvikler til i den kommende tid. Platformen har et stort potentiale og indeholder en masse muligheder for både udviklere og virksomheder.

Meget af den viden, vi som udviklere har her Windows Phone brugergruppen, kan bruges på hele Windows platformen. Vi er vant til begreber som app, xaml og metro – begreber som er dybt integreret i Windows platformen fremover.

Windows Phone brugergruppen har derfor taget det første skridt til at samle den viden brugergruppen besidder med den viden, der skal oparbejdes i den kommende periode, hvor Windows platformen formodentlig vil få stor betydning for mange i brugergruppen.

Brugergruppen har skiftet navn til Windows Developers in Denmark.

I brugergruppen håber vi at I vil tage rigtig godt imod det og fortsat være med til at gøre det til en fantastisk brugergruppe. Vi vil meget gerne have jeres kommentarer, feedback og meget gerne forslag til talks så smid en mail på windowsdev@live.com.

// xamlgeek

Delete failed WP7 app submission

9 Jan

Sometimes it happens that one get to submit an app for certification and it fails. And in some cases one wish to just delete the submission after it fails – but that is not possible out-of-the-box on http://create.msdn.com. But there is an easy workaround.

Edit the submission details for the failed app. Add a new XAP-file – it doesn’t have be a modification of the original XAP-file. I have replaced the XAP-file with a dummy XAP-file called “delete.xap”. Hit the “Save and Quit”-button to quit the submission. In the overview the app submission have changed state to “submission incomplete”.

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Click the “submission incomplete” to go to the submission details. In the bottom you will have a “Delete submission”-button and you can delete your submission – yeah!

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//xamlgeek

ConWX are looking for a software developer

19 Jan

ConWx is expanding and they are now looking for a new employee for software development and project work. ConWX deliver meteorological data and consultancy work to the wind turbine industry and energy- and utility companies.

I have been working as consultant (on and off) during the last couple of years. It’s a great place to work and you will get to work with some really enthusiastic and skilled colleagues.

Read more at http://it.jobindex.dk/cgi/open.cgi?rm=jobtext&id=115851&tid=h294742

by xamlgeek 
@thomasmartinsen

2010 in review

3 Jan

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

 

In 2010, there were 102 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 167 posts. There were 156 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 3rd with 370 views. The most popular post that day was Hr. Frosts julekalender – låge nr. 3.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were linkedin.com, twitter.com, danielfrost.dk, facebook.com, and google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for silverlight webbrowser control, silverlight 4 webbrowser control, thomas martinsen, silverlight 4 webbrowser, and silverlight descriptionviewer.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Hr. Frosts julekalender – låge nr. 3 December 2010
2 comments

2

Execute Stored Procedure in WCF RIA Services May 2010
1 comment

3

Silverlight 4 webbrowser control March 2010
2 comments

4

Include related properties in WCF RIA Services February 2010
1 comment

5

ScriptNotify in Silverlight 4 March 2010

No more adds on my blog

17 Aug

It’s been a while since I have written something on my blog. Of course I could blame the projects that I’m working on or the book I’m writing about Silverlight. Or maybe just face the fact that I have had a really great summer with my family.

Anyway – this morning I discovered that my blog posts had been filled with adds from Google. Despite the fact that I don’t pay anything for having my blog here at wordpress, I couldn’t believe that adds on my blog was the road ahead. Luckily I was able to pay my way out of it – so no more adds on my blog or near my posts – I hope :)

by xamlgeek 
twitter.com/thomasmartinsen

Silverlight Developers in Denmark

14 Jul

Det går godt for brugergruppen for danske Silverlight udviklere. Fremover skal der dog laves nogle flere arrangementer, nogle flere workshops vi skal gøre klar til et stigende antal medlemmer. Det er derfor med stor glæde at jeg kan sige velkommen til 5 nye kernemedlemmer!

Kernemedlemmerne I gruppen er nu:

Thomas Martinsen
Selvstændig. Arbejder til dagligt med Silverlight, WPF og Windows Phone 7.  Underviser i Silverlight og Expression Blend. Er I kernegruppen for CNUG, Silverlight Developers in DK, Phone7 Developers in DK og Surface Developers in DK.
http://dk.linkedin.com/in/thomasmartinsen
http://twitter.com/thomasmartinsen
http://xamlgeek.dk/

Mads Laumann
Selvstændig. Arbejder til dagligt med.NET og Silverlight. Mads er i gang med at lave et XNA-baseret spil til Xbox (og Silverlight) og bruger desuden en masse tid på at lege med Phone 7.
http://dk.linkedin.com/in/madslaumann
http://twitter.com/Laumania
http://www.laumania.net/

Henrik Lykke Nielsen (aka .Henrik)
Medejer af Captator. Arbejder en masse med .NET og Silverlight og underviser om alle hjørner af .NET. Henrik er desuden Microsoft Regional Director.
http://dk.linkedin.com/in/henriklykkenielsen
http://twitter.com/dothenrik
http://captator.dk/captator.aspx?blog=dothenrik
http://www.captator.dk/

Martin Madsen
Udvikler hos Timelog. Arbejder til dagligt med en Silverlight klient til TimeLog systemet. http://dk.linkedin.com/in/martinmadsen42
http://twitter.com/mraaskov

Frederik Brøns
Konsulent hos BridgeConsulting. Arbejder med SAS til dagligt, men en del med Silverlight i sin fritid.
http://dk.linkedin.com/pub/frederik-uldall-brøns/0/745/401

Christian Lensbjerg
Selvstændig. Arbejder fuldtid med eget produkt udviklet i Silverlight. Christian kommer fra København.
http://dk.linkedin.com/pub/christian-lensbjerg/2/340/1a1
http://twitter.com/lensbjerg

Kernegruppens funktion er at gøre noget godt for Silverlight communitiet og vi vil I fællesskab arrangere og afholde en masse Silverlight relaterede events. Har du nogle gode ideer til events, så hører vi selvfølgelig meget gerne fra dig.

Har du nogle spørgsmål eller kommentarer så er du altid velkommen til at kontakte kernegruppen på info@sldev.dk.

by xamlgeek 
twitter.com/thomasmartinsen

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