Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Trivadis wins Swiss .NET Innovation Award 2009

.NET Swiss Innovation Award 2009 - unter diesem Label vergab Microsoft an den diesjährigen TechDays den Award für innovative mit .NET-Technologie entwickelte Applikationen.

Trivadis AG erhielt die Auszeichnung für ein mit Bixi Systems gemeinsam entworfenes Zutritts-Kontrollsystem das den Codenamen „Atlas“ trägt. Es wurde Scrum-basiert mit Visual Studio Team System und .NET 3.5 entwickelt, nutzt bereits ein mit Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) entworfener Client. Die effiziente, agile Umsetzung wurde durch die Komponenten Trivadis Application Builder (TAB) und Trivadis Managed Data Access (TMDA) optimal unterstützt.

Hier einige Presseberichte zu den "Die besten Schweizer .NET-Entwicklungen":

Friday, January 04, 2008

Coding font for developers: DejaVu Sans Mono

I use DejaVu Sans Mono as my coding font. This monospace font looks really nice on a dark background. On Programming Fonts many more coding fonts and links are available.

Which is your favorite coding font?

Color Theme for VS.NET

"Dark Background Is Good For You" - this website lists more or less scientific reasons for using a light text color on a dark background. However, I changed my "visual studio coding environment text color schema" during x-mas holidays (is there anything better to do?) - just for personal satisfaction:

You can download this Visual Studio Settings here. Unzip the file and import the settings via "Tools - Import and Export Settings".

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007


John Hrvatin talked about Web Development Tools for Internet Explorer at Microsoft TechEd 2007 in Orlando. There, he introduced a tool called Ajax View, developed by Microsoft Research.

Ajax View is able to profile a site’s JavaScript. It acts as a HTTP proxy that instruments JavaScript as it’s served to the client based on a set of rules defined by plug-ins. More information and first release download here, a good introduction here.

... and ... don't bother me - I know, there is (at least) a smarter browser out there, with an immense and open ecosystem of dev-plugins... :-)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Speed Firefox up!

Make Firefox download pages faster by allowing multiple connections so it can download more than one file at a time:

  1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries and set the value like this:

    network.http.pipelining --> true
    network.http.proxy.pipelining --> true
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests --> 30 (This means it will make 30 requests at once)

    Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
  2. Right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

Now, Firefox will load the pages much faster.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sample MasterPages - Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Microsoft has provided a set of MasterPages for WSS:


Acropolis - next generation platform for building WPF Applications

Acropolis is a next generation platform for building the kinds of applications that you currently build with CAB (Composite UI Application Block). With Acropolis you basically define your entire application in a very rich designer environment... etcetera... Sounds great.

Here is more information, video and package download available:


WCSF June 2007 released

The June 2007 release of the Web Client Software Factory is an update to the January 2007 release and contains the following changes:

  • The guidance package uses the February 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Guidance Automation Extensions and Guidance Automation Toolkit
  • The software factory uses the Enterprise Library 3.1 – May 2007.
  • The guidance package recipes support Web Application Projects.
  • The guidance package includes recipes that create Visual Basic .NET source code.
  • The Windows installer includes a feature to analyze the computer for required and optional software dependencies.
  • The Windows installer includes source code snippets for typical page flow development activities.
  • Fix for the Add View (with presenter) Recipe which sometimes would not load due to an exception.
The WCSF is available here: http://www.codeplex.com/websf

Additional Links:

Michael Puleio - Development Lead - http://blogs.msdn.com/mpuleio
Blaine Wastell - Program Manager - http://blogs.msdn.com/blaine

Saturday, May 12, 2007

PhotoSynth from Microsoft Live Labs

PhotoSynth is a amazing technology from Microsoft Live Labs that takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed three-dimensional space.

In the future we will be able to "photosynthesize" our own photos! Stay tuned via the blog @ http://labs.live.com/photosynth/blogs/