Intermezzo: XSL 2.0 on .NET

07 Aug 2009 I was up to updating some old stuff that I had previously written in JAVA to the .NET world. It has been a while since I worked with JAVA - I had forgotten that the XSL I once built used version 2.0 features. To my dismay .NET 3.5 allows you...

Feynman & Silverlight: A great combination

15 Jul 2009 Over at Microsoft research, they have put up numerous lectures from that great theoretical physicist and bongo player, Richard Feynman. That little extra is achieved through the Silverlight app in which the lectures run: You get a timeline that makes jumping to different passages easy, it allows you to add...

Meet DIs local rep: The AbstractContext

17 Jun 2009 I am having an unhealthy yet energetic and fruitful relation with a close relative of ‘the’ Dependency Injection (DI) container. She’s called AbstractContext and she’s been able to cope with all kinds of thorny situations where numerous objects need to collaborate without resulting in a tangled mess of spaghetti. The...

ASP.NET MVC from scratch

07 Jun 2009 Yesterday I thought that it would be a good idea to check out ASP.NET MVC (MVC) on my “on-the-edge” rig with Visual Studio 2010 running on Windows 7. It shouldn’t have surprised me then, that ASP.NET MVC support is currently unavailable for this combination. According to Phil Haack it was...

Fashion of the week - Building with Rake

01 Jun 2009 Here & There I have been seeing people using Ruby’s build system rake in their .NET open source projects instead of NAnt or MSBuild. I don’t really feel like commenting this fact here, but it is slightly annoying that people expect us to know ruby and do not write a...