31 Aug
2011

Prism-fy the Bing Maps WPF Control (Beta)

If you know me or know of me you are aware that I am a big Prism advocate/evangelist.  You may have also noticed that I have been playing around with the new Bing Maps WPF control.  So it shouldn’t surprise you that I would find a way to compose a Bing Map of loosely coupled […]

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30 Aug
2011

Powershell Text-To-Speech and fun with a 4yr old.

I’m not so sure this fits in the “elegant code” theme, but it’s a “fun with code” topic that someone might enjoy. Especially if you have a little one. My 4yr old is learning how to spell small and simple words like her name, “Mom”, “Dad”, etc, and continuing her exploration with letters on the […]

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26 Aug
2011

Build an Earthquake Application with Bing Maps WPF Control (Beta)

Recently you may have noticed that the Bing Maps team released a WPF Map control which is currently in Beta.  In light of the recent earth quake on the east coast of the United States, I thought an earthquake application would be a great way to become familiar with the Map control.  There are a […]

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16 Aug
2011

Book Reviews: CoffeeScript and JavaScript Web Applications

While catching up on my reading backlog, I particularly enjoyed reading two new books I bought recently which I’m going to briefly discuss in this blog post. 1. CoffeeScript – Accelerated JavaScript Development   CoffeeScript – Accelerated JavaScript Development, written by Trevor Burnham, gets you up and running with CoffeeScript in no time. This book […]

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11 Aug
2011

Dynamic in C# is Broken

Earlier this week, I ran into an issue while using the dynamic keyword in C#. I learned from C# in Depth that there are a couple of restrictions with dynamic, most notably when using extension methods or converting lambda expressions. But apparently there are more restrictions than meets the eye, which came as an unpleasant […]

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9 Aug
2011

Extended WPF Toolkit Release 1.5.0

You may have been wondering why I have been so quite lately here on ElegantCode.  Well the reason is because I have been hard at work getting the next version of the Extended WPF Toolkit released.  Now is the time. The Extended WPF Toolkit version 1.5.0 is now officially released.  You can download it form […]

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