I’ve used MEF before, as well as Prism, and any other number of IOC containers. I’ve never bothered to actually understand what and how they work. For this post (and any possible future posts), I want to take it really simple and slow. I want to understand what MEF is doing (but not the behind-the-scenes,… Read More »
I often want to do visual displays with loose WPF files that get loaded at runtime (using XamlReader.Load), but to really get work done, you have to create a bunch of converters to do all maths that is required for Storyboards and DoubleAnimations. These converters must exist in your main application as pre-compiled code so… Read More »
I’ve been bombarded with tasks at work. When you constantly get interrupted, it is hard to keep a positive outlook on your day. While listening to a .Net Rocks! podcast episode #980 “ Managing Your Career with John Sonmez“, they talked about a tool I tried out about a year ago, but let slip by me: The Pomodoro… Read More »
In part one, I discussed how I started down the road of creating a mini Service Bus for our system. Using the existing framework from Juval Lowy, I added a service contract to the publish/subscribe WCF service that accepted a C# xml element XElement. This is the callback interface that the consumer will implement. When… Read More »
We’ve created a mini service bus for use here at work. Many of our services and client applications require information from each other. Sometimes to display active states, sometimes to take action on incoming data. Regardless, we need information delivered to many different endpoints, in an event-like fashion (non-polling). We started out with this post… Read More »
Done with MyPaint, using a chalk brush. This is the first one ever I’ve had professionally printed (it was an anniversary gift for Lisa).
Lisa rock wall climbing. SBP11, traced from photo. This photo had such great shadows.