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Cogs in the Machine: Testing Code Embedded in an Impenetrable Framework

Posted by Roy Osherove  on  Sep 07, 2010 2

Roy Osherove discusses the difficulties met when trying to test code embedded in a framework (cog), presenting several possible solutions to create unit tests for cogs. He also presents Excavation, a technique used to create a domain specific test framework and some patterns used for cog isolation. The discussion centers around Silverlight code examples.

Hard Rock: Behind the Music with Silverlight 2

Posted by Scott Stanfield  on  Jul 07, 2009

Scott Stanfield, CEO of Vertigo, presents the Hard Rock Memorabilia web site containing pictures with 200 Mp resolution and how one can zoom in to see very fine details using Silverlight’s Deep Zoom. He also shows other projects to underline some of the Silverlight’s capabilities.

Mike Taulty on Building Rich Internet Applications

Posted by Mike Taulty  on  Dec 05, 2008 1

Silverlight 2 is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in and runtime for building rich internet applications. Mike Taulty walks through Silverlight basics such as the UI Model progresses to building applications with both Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Studio.

Ruby Beyond Rails

Posted by John Lam  on  Aug 30, 2008 5

At RubyFringe John Lam talks about his path to dynamic languages, some of the problems of making IronRuby run fast, and how the DLR helps with implementing languages.

Exploring Silverlight with Mark Smith

Posted by Mark Smith  on  Jun 19, 2008

In this presentation filmed at QCon, Mark Smith walks through Silverlight 2.0 capabilities. At the time, Microsoft was referring to this version of Silverlight as 1.1 which has been recently revived up to 2.0. Mark discusses migration to version 2.0, the C# code-behind capabilities, support for threads and how to consume web services.

Laurence Moroney on Silverlight

Posted by Laurence Moroney  on  Apr 02, 2008 1

Laurence Moroney provides an overview of the features of Silverlight and coming enhancements. He introduces the designer/developer continuum, the JavaScript API, as well as the tools of the trade for both developers and designers. Laurence also walks through building a video player.

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