Monthly Archives: November 2008

Announcing Isolator for Sharepoint with a free full license for bloggers – ISerializable – Roy Osherove’s Blog

We’re just now starting a huge Sharepoint project and this new edition of Isolator might be good for that project. I’ll need to try it out!

And they’re even giving it away for free! 50 licenses anyways. I’m hoping there’s one for me! For that to happen I have to include this text:

Typemock are offering their new product for unit testing SharePoint called Isolator For SharePoint, for a special introduction price. it is the only tool that allows you to unit test SharePoint without a SharePoint server. To learn more click here.

The first 50 bloggers who blog this text in their blog and tell us about it, will get a Full Isolator license, Free. for rules and info click here.

Announcing Isolator for Sharepoint with a free full license

So that’s cool! So, if I do happen to get a free license I’ll tell you all about it, right here!

for bloggers – ISerializable – Roy Osherove’s Blog

Update on Silverlight 2 – and a glimpse of Silverlight 3 – ScottGu’s Blog

Holy cow! Silverlight 2 was just released and ScottGu mentions some of the improvements coming in the next major versjon; Silverlight 3.

Next year we will ship our next major Silverlight release — Silverlight 3.

Silverlight 3 will include major media enhancements (including H.264 video support), major graphics improvements (including 3D support and GPU hardware acceleration), as well as major application development improvements (including richer data-binding support and additional controls). Note these are just a small sampling of the improvements – we have plenty of additional cool features we are going to keep up our sleeves a little longer.

Looks like Microsoft is pouring a lot of resources into Silverlight. I’d have no issues betting the farm on Silverlight.

Update on Silverlight 2 – and a glimpse of Silverlight 3 – ScottGu’s Blog

Crazy Talk: Reducing ORM Friction : Rob Conery

So Rob Conery wrote a really cool post the other day that I just had to comment on.

Here’s my thought for you: What if you used an OODB for development ONLY and implemented SQL Server later, when you know what you need to create.

It made me wonder; how many applications really, really need a full on RDBMS (Oracle, Sql Server etc.) as backend? I wouldn’t know, but if I were to guess I’d say; not all. Vague, I know… 😉 But I do know this; my next project will use Db4O! I just have to try this stuff out! :)

Crazy Talk: Reducing ORM Friction : Rob Conery

Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen – Tips for Preparing for a Technical Presentation

 

I thought I did a good job, with 72 slides and 8 demos in 75 minutes and only one person said it felt rushed in the comments. 😉 Of course, I had about 9 hours of content, but I did prepare in specific ways in order to pull it off.

Scott, you did an amazing job! Unfortunately I was not able to attend PDF2008, but I watched you presentation, back to back; good stuff! :)

Also I’ll be using your tips for my “TFS Build – More than code” presentation @ NNUG tonight.

Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen – Tips for Preparing for a Technical Presentation