Dude, Where’s My Content-Length?

4 years ago

You probably have heard me preach the gospel of Portable Class Libraries sometime within the last year. I have been doing MVVM development for a long time and PCLs give me the flexibility to put my VMs and Models/Data in a shared library so I can maximize my code re-use. I was officially converted when I was building a Windows Store application for sCoolTV. They wanted an application to run on the Windows 8 platform to play their instructional videos. After finishing the application, I got a request to build a Windows Phone 7.5 version of the same

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Richmond .NET User Group

4 years ago

On July 11, I spoke at Richmond .NET User Group on the topic of PRISM and Windows 8. During the talk I showed off an application that used many of PRISM's features and also used a PCL to share a very simple "model" layer between two different Windows 8 applications. The first application is called Restaurant.Orders. It simulates an order screen that would be used in a restaurant's kitchen. The second application is called Restaurant.Waiter. This one simulates a tablet that the waiter would use to select a table and place an order. It uses Azure Mobile Services

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Dynamic Self-Hosting of a WCF Application in a WPF PRISM Module

5 years ago

Typically when developing an enterprise-class desktop application, a WCF service would be set up to separate the presentation tier from any tiers below it (i.e. Business Logic, Data Access). Self-hosting of a WCF service has always been an option, but many times we shy away from it because that would bring about tight coupling between our UI code and processing layers. The advantage to self-hosting is a lightweight and easy n-tier application that we can install without having to build a complex installer or forcing our users to use IIS. Leveraging PRISM and Unity, we can actually build the

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