Author Archives: mnischalke

Book Review: Pro WPF and Silverlight MVVM: Effective Application Development with Model-View-ViewModel

Pro WPF and Silverlight MVVM: Effective Application Development with Model-View-ViewModel by Gary Hall  The book is well written, easy to read and informative. While some technology books can be so in-depth and written so technically as to make them unreadable, … Continue reading

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Bing Image Download

Microsoft’s Bing has some amazing images as backgrounds; however, if you want to use them as background images for your Windows Desktop you must go through the tedious process of opening your browser and saving the image as a background … Continue reading

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SPQuery and SPSiteDataQuery Managed Metadata columns

SharePoint 2010 supports Managed Metadata and of course you can include a column of this type in any list definition. However, when querying a list and specifying a Manage Metadata column in the ViewFields different information is returned depending on … Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance

Posted on J.D. Meier’s blog, this is a great example of how maintaining a work-life balance makes a team more effective and how the traditional expectation of heroic efforts by bleary-eyed, overworked developers do more to hurt the project, and organization, than … Continue reading

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Code Camp 2.0

Thanks to everyone who attended Pittsburgh Code Camp 2010.2.

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Pittsburgh Code Camp 2010.2

The second installment of Code Camp in the Pittsburgh area will be held Oct 16th, 2010 at Department of Computer Science Sennott Square University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Registration begins at 8:00 and sessions begin at 9:00. For more … Continue reading

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