My iPhone app – iDueDay count down

October 1, 2009

I wrote this simple iPhone app for fun and also for my family:

iDueDay is a tool that will easily count down to a list of specific days. You can add and view list of due days in a chronological order.

In addition you can use different colors to categorize the due days.

– To add a new due day, you can simply enter a name, assign a category color, and specify the due date.

– To view the list of existing due dates. Go to the “List my due days” screen. The list will show all of your defined due days in a chronological order from older dates to newer (future) dates

– To modify an existing due day, select it in the list and choose Edit to change its name, color, and due date. You can also delete it from this screen if you no longer need it

Learning iPhone and Cocoa-Objective-C development from a .Net/C# background is quite interesting experiences.

Making iPhone apps :)

August 10, 2009

I am starting to do some occasional development on iPhone apps since I got my iPhone 3GS.

Will post more details once they get approved by Apple.

Visual Studio 2008 RTM this month (November)

November 6, 2007

In case missed the news today, it is according to Microsoft that Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 will be released this month. The link to this news is here.

This is a major step forward for the WPF/XAML developers because the inclusion of “Cider” — The much improved visual layout and designer support inside Visual Studio. Hope the release of VS 2008 will drive the adoption rate of WPF and XAML-based markup systems higher.

I will report more on new and improved features in WPF 3.5 once I can get a final release copy of VS 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5.

Stay tuned.

Nibbles Blend/WPF/XAML Tutorial site

October 29, 2007

For those of you who are still new to the world of Blend/WPF/XAML, here is a nice collection of tutorials on the Nibble’s site:

As for the lack of recent updates on this blog, I’ve been busy working on some internal middle-ware framework that are no-less amazing than WPF. It is good to see the WPF and especially XAML is attracting more attentions from the development community, even the Java/Eclipse community. Take a look at the eFace XAML engine for Java/Eclipse, you will see that the mark-up and declarative programming methodology is making ways into more traditional development worlds.

This is also happening to the middle-ware applets I am working on now. From Spring.Net, Castle/Windsor, we see more development approaches that adopt the MVC pattern and declarative ways of doing and implementing things. WPF is no exception here.

I will update more when I have more inspirations to share, not only limited to WPF or XAML anymore 🙂

Google Analytics on AIR

September 25, 2007

Saw this preview of Google Analytics implemented on the Adobe AIR platform. Very interesting and unique application. It should be relatively easy to implement in WPF, but make it across platforms, AIR looks more promising than WPF.

I am learning bits of AIR and Flex recently, so this blog is bit lacking of new WPF, XAML updates. 🙂

Silverlight 1.0 is released

September 5, 2007

Silverlight 1.0 is officially released today. You can read more on this blog.

Now since we are getting SL 1.0 out of the door, when can we expect SL 1.1 beta or RC? I believe the majority of development with SL in the web UI space will be sometime after SL 1.1 beta or RC. Are you also waiting for SL 1.1 to adopt this technology in your current projects/products?

You can download the released version of SL 1.0 here.

Here are some very cool samples for SL 1.0 and SL 1.1:

Visual Brush in XAML

August 30, 2007

Visual brush in XAML is really easy and yet extremely powerful to use. Here I’ve included a list of examples I’ve gathered over the past few days. You may find them interesting 🙂