Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category
Version 2.0.1 has just been released. I’m a convert!
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From Ahmed’s blog
Remix in South Africa
Earlier this month we did MIX in Las Vegas and the feedback from the event was very positive. The good news is that we will be doing a lightweight version called Remix in Johannesburg – for free. There will be speakers coming out from Europe for this event.
The event is intended not just for developers but also designers and dev managers.
The tentative topics look like this. Note that the topics can change. In some cases there is some overlap with Devdays (done on purpose as Remix is in Johannesburg only) so you might want to look at what sessions you attend at Devdays if you intend going to both events.
- Understand the future of web development
- Gain insight into how Visual studio “Orcas” will enable you to efficiently build AJAX applications
- Go deep with Silverlight
- Understand how to implement rich UI for web applications
- Learn how to mash-up Windows Live capabilities into your own applications.
- Go deep on Expression Studio,
- Look at Windows Presentation Foundation in detail
- Understand how to design for Silverlight
- See how rich media can be used to optimise search engine results
- Understand how to work with video production,
- See real world examples of WPF in action.
Dates & Venues
Johannesburg: Monte Casino, (Johannesburg), 26th June 2007
To Register, click, Remix ‘07
This bug which I’ve had to live with for a couple of months turns out to be as result of setting the Virtual Path to /.
Well, a hotfix that correctly fixes the problem was released today.
You can download it here.
Another link to save to your favorites is this one. The site hosts all high-impact hotfixes for Visual Studio and .NET.
- Full hotfix download location – https://connect.microsoft.com/downloads/downloaddetails.aspx?DownloadID=6178&wa=wsignin1.0&siteid=210
- High-impact hotfixes – https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads
There are some significant changes including:
is now $get(): This means that you can play nice with libraries such as
prototype. It is really interesting that Microsoft took this step
instead of saying “screw it. why should we change because of you” and
instead decided to play really nice. If you do not care about prototype
and co, you may prefer the simplicity of $()
“We have spent time optimizing the network traffic size of client
UpdateProgress, and Control Toolkit controls no longer emit xml-script
help significantly reduce the network traffic size on the wire). We
prototype-defined classes in the core type system, which we’ve found
reduces memory usage for most common application scenarios.”
- File size:
various parts and pieces instead of just the kitchen sink. I wonder if
VisualStudio will be smart and auto include what you really need?
- Browser Support: Safari is now officially support, with Opera in the works
- Better Debugging Experience:
They did a couple of things to help with the hell that can be
from being closure-based to prototype-based, you can now use the
existing Visual Studio 2005 script debugger (and/or other existing
objects. Closures previously hid a lot of inspection information.2) We invested a lot of time putting together an automated
performance and download size, and a fully instrumented debug version
that is optimized for helping you catch issues with your code during
development. Every function within the debug version of our script
files now includes parameter and argument validation code that verifies
that the function is being passed the correct arguments before running,
and that will assert with stack trace information if not. This can help
- Lots of Improvements in the Client Script Library Stack:
and attach events on the client. Object events are also now created on
demand to reduce startup time and the size of the working set. b)
Simpler Component, Behavior, and Control types. APIs can now be used
without first needing to instantiate their related objects, and
on-demand semantics have been added to improve performance. c) Client
networking improvements. Default callback functions and method-name
semantics provide a much easier way to perform common asynchronous
callbacks. d) Membership and Profile APIs. Simpler APIs for interacting
parameter to all calls. The &_= parameter was added to address a
Safari bug which had later been resolved with another fix. The
following line is therefore not needed and can be safely removed.
if (parameters.length > 0) parameters += ‘&_=’;