Saturday, December 20, 2008

What is wrong with MS Expression?

Today I found this:
http://blogs.msdn.com/chkoenig/archive/2008/12/19/microsoft-expression-at-50-off.aspx
MS offers Expression products with 50% discount. Why do they do such a great discount for such a good thing? I think it is a standard trick of improving sales of unuseful things :).

Friday, November 21, 2008

SILVERLIGHT 3 is coming what is missed in just released SILVERLIGHT 2

MS just released SL2 and announced a new version soon.

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/11/16/update-on-silverlight-2-and-a-glimpse-of-silverlight-3.aspx

Why did they do so?
SL 2 is simply not ready for real life application. Just read comments for that blog post.

What is missed in the SL2?
- RTL support
- Selectable text in textblock

- RenderTargetBitmap/Print support

-printing support

So do not loose your time with SL2. Just wait when it ready :).

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sweden knife for developer

My favorite tool is www.red-gate.com/products/reflector/.
It tells the truth about how things done. Im going to share some internals from Microisoft and third party vendors code in the next posts.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

How to write bindings for Silverlight

Forget all you knew about WPF bindins.

Read this http://silverlight.net/forums/t/11034.aspx

I was impressed. It is not a problem that MS did not implemented Element name extension support in the binding expression. The problem is that guys never publish the restrictions of their wet products. Just imagine how much time was spent by the software developers to disclose thus restriction again and again.

business applications on WPF

Interesting discussion at http://community.devexpress.com/forums/p/68092/239390.aspx#239390

WPF sucks

First one

Hi folks
This is a first post to the WPF HATER blog.
Im giong to share my experience of using wet MS technologies like WPF and WPFE. It took me a lot of time to work with them and get unpublished restrictions of this platform. Hope this blog will be helpful and prevent you form making wring desigions when choosing the platform or your project.
By the way, english is not my native language so please excuse me for my grammar.