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5 Steps to Faster Mobile Web App Development

New Brunswick start-up Agora Mobile has developed a revolutionary platform for the visual development of mobile web applications. As we move closer to launch, we are beginning a private beta targeting developers (and other forward-thinking sorts). To kick off this

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Posted in Cool Stuff, Innovation, Software Development, Technology

SharePoint Developer Survey: How do YOU do SharePoint development?

I am curious how many SharePoint Developers (individuals, IT groups, consultants, and ISVs) are making use of any or all of the Microsoft Patterns and Practices SharePoint Guidance.

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Posted in Process, SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, Software Development

Microsoft: Get Your Shit Together on Touch Development

Image by John Bristowe via Flickr I have been playing with multi-touch development for a while, both on Windows 7 with my 2740p and on the Microsoft Surface table (version 1, not the new one). I have consistently had challenges

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Posted in Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Rant, Software Development

Displaying an XPS Document on the Microsoft Surface

As a part of an application I am prototyping, I ran into the need recently to display a document inside a ScatterViewItem on the the Microsoft Surface. Since there is (intentionally) no built-in way to display HTML content on the

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Posted in Microsoft Surface, Software Development

First look at SharePoint 2010 for Developers

The past week has seen quite a bit of new information being published by Microsoft regarding Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. This is just the start, I am sure, and by the time Office 2010 is released next year, we

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Posted in MOSS, My Menu, SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, Software Development, Workflow

Don’t hide or disable menu items?

I wholeheartedly disagree with this over on Joel on Software. Actually, I agree with not hiding functionality, but nothing (including menu items) should be enabled in the UI if it is not possible to perform that function. That is not

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Posted in Software Development

Fred’s Laws – Part 0.1

Well, this series will come, but I have decided for various reasons to wait a few weeks to start posting it.  Stay tuned.

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Posted in My Menu, Satire, Software Development
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