Visualize your LinkedIn professional network with InMaps

9 09 2011


Very cool- it tells me lot things, including that I need to build/expand my network pertaining to my current job (based on the coloring)- very insightful!






Visual Studio LightSwitch

6 08 2010

Microsoft recently announced Visual Studio LightSwitch, a new offering in the Visual Studio product family.

What is Visual Studio LightSwitch?
Visual Studio LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and the cloud. LightSwitch makes building professional-looking, custom business applications practical and affordable through pre-built templates and tools in a simplified development environment. It can dramatically decrease the time it takes to build a custom application by automatically handling routine code and letting developers focus on the custom logic that makes their applications unique. Applications built with LightSwitch can easily be deployed to the desktop, a web server, or the cloud.

LightSwitch is a stand alone Visual Studio product (it will also be available in future versions of Visual Studio Professional and above).  VS Professional gives you a lot of options for building your application, including being able to build top tier enterprise wide apps.  This is very powerful but also presents you with a lot of options to sort out up front as you contemplate your architecture.  With LightSwitch we make it really simple with two choices:  VB or C#!

You can read more at Jason Zander’s blog.








Performance Profiling for WPF and Silverlight

3 04 2009

We have good performance profiling tools and guidance available for WPF and Silverlight; thought I’d share those links here.


For WPF there is the Visual Profiler tool.

For Silverlight there is the XPerf tool, which is part of the Windows Performance Toolkit. Also, take a look at this nice blog post on Silverlight performance tips here; XPerf & XPerfView tools are explained here.




Blog from Windows Live Writer

26 04 2007

Testing blog post using Windows Live Writer…


Update: I have been using WLW (Windows Live Writer) the last few weeks and I have to say that it is ultra easy to use and publish/update your blogs, in few easy steps. To learn more about WLW follow this link. You can download the new client blogging tool here.