Thursday, 21 October 2010

PDC 2008 – A Night at Microsoft Reading

If you are like me the possibility of going to Reading, America for a developer conference is slim, I would actually say that I will never have the cash to go, not that I would turn down a free trip even if it involved travelling in a small box or suit case.

For those of you like myself the nice chaps down in Reading are running their own PDC event on Thursday 28th October from 4.30pm to 12 midnight, yes midnight.  They will be showing HD sessions from the Reading event as well as running some competitions (to win an Win Phone 7) and feeding you Pizza.

For me info go here

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

jQuery Fundamentals

If you are developing web sites at the moment then its almost certain that you are also seeking the use of jQuery to give it that zing that almost all new web sites have now.  However unlike learning .NET framework you are almost thrown in the deep end with jQuery and expected to swim.

I found learning jQuery hard and would have welcomed some free resources to help me get were I am today, thankfully help is at hand in the form of an online book called ‘jQuery Fundamentals’.  I have a had quick skim of the book and its very detailed, it takes you from learning the fundamentals of JavaScript for the noobs and then over to using jQuery in your sites. 

If you have been struggling to find a detailed resource on jQuery and JavaScript defiantly give this book a go.

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Blend Bits From Mile Taulty

Want to get some tips on using Microsoft Blend from a developers point of view then go over to Mike Taulty’s blog and get some really useful information.  To-date he has created 13 blog entries covering a number of topics about blend, they range from transitions to how to understand the UI and as most things from Mike they are amazing resource presented in a concise manor.

Mike works for Microsoft and has attended The .NET Developer Network several times presenting on a large range of .NET developer topics. search ‘Blend Bits’