Monthly Archives: July 2011

Smart Decision, Smart Investment, SmartAssembly

As a software developer, I try to develop software that is user-friendly, cutting edge, and error/bug free. While all three are attainable goals, usually the first two are the easiest to achieve. No many how much time I spend testing … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Nothing

While the above heading might refer to the comedy by William Shakespeare about two pairs of lovers in 16th century Sicily, it also describes my feelings about Model View View-Model (MVVM) frameworks. Now before I get accused of blasphemy in … Continue reading

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Data Retrieval made easy with Query Descriptor from Intersoft ClientUI toolkit.

A few releases ago, Intersoft introduced developers to their new UXGridView. While the grid is powerful and wonderful by itself, they made it even better by introducing two classes along with it, QueryDescriptor and SortDescriptor. And thanks to the ongoing … Continue reading

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Applied Silverlight 5 in Context

Well Apress has given me the go ahead to start working on a book that will take the reader from start to finish in developing a line of business application using Silverlight 5. The first of most chapters building the … Continue reading

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The Best Happy Birthday Ever.

This week I turn 56 years old. I have been in the IT field since 1985. I have run the gambit from programming to database administration to training. I have worked with many different languages, technologies, operating systems, data access … Continue reading

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No False Advertising Here.

I am usually skeptical about a lot of things I read. I have the attitude of prove it to me. Another saying of mine is “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t.” The other day I … Continue reading

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