Author Archives: Bill Gower

A developers toolbox that any mechanic or carpenter would envy – Part 1

Every time i take my car into the garage for repairs I am amazed at the size of the tool boxes and the number of tools each mechanic has. Once, I asked my mechanic, “why do you need so many … Continue reading

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An essential tool for every WPF/Silverlight developer

Last year i blogged about a great product called Silverlight Spy from First Floor Software. Silverlight Spy is an run time inspection tool that allows the developer to exmaine various aspeccts of their Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 application. It … Continue reading

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The world is still here and my application must continue.

Well 12/21/2012 has come and gone. The world is still here and my application still needs to be completed. Fortunately companies like Inersoft (http://www.intersoftpt.com) and IdeaBlade (http://www.ideaBlade were not sitting around awaiting the end of the world but instead were … Continue reading

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Asynchronous Queries and Coroutines

Have you ever had one of “eureka” days when the light bulb goes on above the head and the code just seems to fall into place. Well I have and it happened when I finally understood coroutines and how to … Continue reading

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A Sales Invoice application using Intersoft ClientUI and IdeaBlade DevForce – Part 1

Beginning with today’s blog and over the next couple of blogs, we will explore the building of a sales invoice tracking system using Intersoft ClientUI, IdeaBlade DevForce and nested dialog boxes. I have been a Windows programmer since the early … Continue reading

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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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