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Live Search Maps (Next Generation)
Hello Live Search Maps.... ehhh... Virtual Earth goodbye Google Maps! I was hanging out with Peter Laudati tonight and he showed me the next rev of what I call Virtual Earth. Can anybody tell me what the correct name is? Peter totally got the jump on me and blogged about the new release already! There is a new Interactive SDK (version 6) to go along with this release! Virtual Earth ROCKS! --chaz Technorati Tags: Live Search Maps , Virtual Earth , Microsoft , Maps ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 17, 2007 9:59 PM

REMIX07 Boston - Day 1 (and final day for me)
Even though REMIX07 Boston is still going on until tomorrow, I had to get back to work commitments. I'm bummed because there were so many great sessions to check out. The Key Note presented by Brad Abrams was cool. He presented a number of things I had seen before, but I think the crowd was very impressed. Most impressive for me was seeing Miguel de Icaza showing off Moonlight (Silverlight on Linux). So I was first up after the Key Note presentation. I had a lot of time to rehash my performance on ......

Posted On Monday, October 8, 2007 10:41 PM

Remix 07 Boston Day 0
Okay, being a speaker at Remix07 Boston is probably among the coolest things I have done professionally to date. And I haven't even presented yet. We had a "speaker's" dinner which included the Microsoft full time employees. I randomly wound up sitting with Brad Abrams, PM Silverlight and Seema Ramchandani PM WPF(Avalon). Brad will be our Keynote speaker who I will follow with my presentation on Developing with the Virtual Earth SDK. There was a lot of cool conversation over dinner, but it got absolutely ......

Posted On Sunday, October 7, 2007 10:56 PM

A book providing a good User Experience????
Funny, I never thought a book could provide a good user experience. But sometimes it is the little things in life that are overlooked. I just bought Martin Fowler's book "Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture". And as always the book is written well and the content is aces. But what really dazzled me about the book is that the publisher (Addison Wesley) included a little red ribbon in the binding so I can mark my page. I know this is not new, but it is rare for a tech book. And it just ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 2, 2007 2:52 PM

Dear ALT.Net Attendees:
This is an open letter to the attendees of the upcoming ALT.Net gathering in Austin TX. Dear Friends, Sadly I will not be able to join you at ALT.Net due to some poor planning on my part. I regret missing out on the opportunity to surround myself with some of the brightest minds in our industry. If I were to attend ALT.Net though, my goal would have been to represent the "marginal developer". The developer who gets it, but doesn't practice it in the work place due to circumstances beyond his/her ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 2, 2007 10:12 AM

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