Category Archives: Development

Software development issues and solutions

Want to learn WPF? Get a book

Originally posted on Sorin Dolha's Blog:
I’ve said it before. In my opinion, WPF is the single contemporary programming technology (disclaimer: among those that I’ve considered myself) that really requires a book to learn it. Otherwise, trying to dig…

Posted in WPF | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Features, stories, tasks: status info, hour reporting, and commits

I wrote some time ago about how you can manage a fixed priced project lifetime with Visual Studio online. There I mentioned that status of tasks should be migrated to the upper levels of user stories and features like this … Continue reading

Posted in Development | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Change notification chaining

Sometimes you want to define a complex container that aggregates other objects and you would like to chain INotifyPropertyChanged notifications upwards. However, it is difficult to write all the code to wrap up everything needed, and often results in code … Continue reading

Posted in .NET, C# | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Naming items

From time to time I find projects with completely inconsistent naming for their items. While I believe naming things – be them source code files, variables, or enum values – is one of the most important things for the long … Continue reading

Posted in C# | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Workaround for FrameworkElement.Triggers using Style and resolving issue

Many times it would be so handy to have Triggers available at the root FrameworkElement object type. Yes, the property exists, but it only supports EventTrigger at that level, while many times you’d want a different type of trigger, such … Continue reading

Posted in WPF | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Can smartglasses replace smartphones?

As I previously mentioned I think that 3D visual user interface (provided as augmented or mixed reality, such as by Microsoft’s HoloLens) is going to be the future of app development. Accompanied, maybe, by AI-enabled voice assistants available in more … Continue reading

Posted in HoloLens, Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Server side trends (Microsoft development perspective)

After posting the previous article, discussing client side app trends from a Microsoft developer perspective, I’ve been asked to write something about server side too. But I feel that for the server side following the trends is a lot less … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment