Thursday, September 27, 2007

WPF

I have a little bit of free time for now and I can do that I have been wanted to do since summer - dive into the WPF, WCF and other WF's :)
Recently I have downloaded beta version of Microsoft Expression Blend. I like it; it is a good photoshop-like tool for XAML construction. But as usual there are some weaknesses and the most essential that it doesn’t have an Intellsense. But generally looks very useful.
Here is shown the same project in different environments: Blend Beta and in VS2005 respectively.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Books

Разобрался в общих чертах с AJAXом от Майкрософта. Написал два контрола для либрариана - TimeEdit и CompositDatePicker - оба базируются на компонентах из набора AjaxControlToolkit.

Итерация подошла к концу, начальства нету :), начал читать нижку про рефакторинг.
Martin Fowler "Refactoring. Imporoving the Design of Existing Code".
Как и все книги Фаулера - все написано очень просто и понятно, разве что много раз повторяется одно и тоже, но от этого только понятнее :)

Дома заканчиваю читать "Воскресенье" Толстого - сильная вещь и собираюсь взяться за последнего Гарри Поттера :). Также почти завершил первый том (Сатрап) из трехтомника "Кавказская война".

Friday, September 07, 2007

Books


I have already read “Spark of Life” by Remark and have almost finished W. Shakespear’s “Otello” (such a gross one). Right now I’m reading the Dino Esposito’s book named “Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions”. Interesting, but t is almost obsolete. There is no more such thing as Atlas, and respectively all namespaces and Dll references in book are wrong. Moreover some sections (for instance Triggers) had been changed. But anyway, it is a good book for deep diving into the AJAX base.

Next, I’m going to read “Resurrection” by Tolstoy, and then “History of spanish inquisition” by Liorente, inshaAllah

Wednesday, September 05, 2007