MacOSX has had their Core Image API for a long time which abstracts you from the GPU. Now Adobe has stepped up to the plate by introducing a preview of a new toolkit who’s main technology is a new programming language, codenamed “Hydra”, that enables the creation of filters and effects that can be compiled […]
I’d been thinking about this topic since I saw the new interface. Basically, after seeing the screen shots, I thought to myself that if the new Zune Windows client software was not written with WPF, Microsoft will have made a huge mistake by once again not backing one of their own technologies as a viable […]
For those who may not already know WCF that well, FaultException is a special type of exception class that exists as a way for those of us who are writing service operations that need to throw errors to indicate to those who are extending the WCF stack that “hey, I want the details of this […]
I’ve been doing a lot of digging around System.ServiceModel.Web lately and have come across a subtle difference in the way the XML is produced for POX endpoints when switching between BodyStyle.Bare and BodyStyle.Wrapped[Response]. The quick and dirty explanation, if you’re using Bare and you return a DataContract with Name=”Foo”, the name of root element returned […]
I have been playing with this System.ServiceModel.Web for about a week now trying to get real world prototypes together and, in addition to having a hard time understanding some of their design choices with regards to how/where they plug into WCF, I have come across at least two major limitations. I’ll start with brief descriptions […]
Wow, this is a pretty major announcement. They’re going to be making the source code available for a significant portion of the BCL, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WinForms and WPF from day one. Eventually WCF, WWF and LINQ will be available too. Wow.