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#1,188 – Using an ItemContainerStyle to Animate Items in an ItemsControl

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One common use when defining a new ItemContainerStyle for an ItemsControl is to do something special with either the currently selected item or the item that the mouse is currently over. We can set property values for the currently selected item or the item that the mouse is over, using triggers and property setters.  You can also use […]

Career planning: Mine

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I got some really good questions about my career. Which caused me to reflect back and snort at my own attempts to make a sense of what happened. Here is a rough timeline: 1999 – Start of actually considering myself to be a professional developer. This is actually the start of a great one year course I took to learn C++, right out of high school. 2001 – Joined the army, was sent to the Military Police, and spent 4 years in prison. Roles ranged from a prison guard, XO of big prison, teacher in officer training course and
concluded with about a year as a small prison commander. 2004 – Opened my blogged and started writing about the kind of stuff that I was doing, first version of Rhino Mocks. 2005 – Joined the Castle Comitter’s team, Left the army, joined We!, worked as a consultant. 2006 – My first international conference – DevTeach. 2008 – Left We!, started working as an independent consultant. 2009 – NHibernate Profiler beta release. 2010 – DSLs in Book book is published, Entity Framework Profiler, Linq to SQL Profiler, RavenDB. 2011 – Hiring of first full employee. 2014 –...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1723

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Software Upcoming Changes in Visual Studio Architecture and Design Tools – Jean-Marc Prieur discusses plans for future changes to the Visual Studio Architecture and Design Tools Information I’m stuck in someone’s for loop – Scott Hanselman shares his (and mine, and I suspect your) frustrations with applications across a wide range of platforms which don’t […]

100 Top Agile Blogs

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Luis Goncalves has put together a list called the 100 Top Agile Blogs: If you don't know Luis, he lives and breathes driving adoption of Agile practices. Luis is also an Agile Coach, Co-Author, Speaker, and Blogger.  He is also the co-founder of a MeetUp group called High Performing Teams, and he is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner. Here is a preview of the list of top 100 Agile Blogs:   For the rest of the list, check out 100 Top Agile Blogs.
Lists like these are a great way to discover blogs you may not be aware of.   While there will be a bunch of blogs you already know, chances are, with that many at a glance, there will be at least a few new ones you can add to your reading list.
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Hello World Podcast Changes

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Last November when I decided to start the Hello World Podcast, I wasn’t sure how long I could sustain it. I’m having fun doing the show and getting to speak to the most amazing people in our field. I’m most surprised by the different stories. Because I started with a computer as a kid and then just fell into software, I thought I’d get that story over and over again. But that’s not been the case for the most part. I’ve heard from people who were in medical school, fighter pilots, retail management, and even people who thought
they hated writing software. It’s been an amazing year. It’s been a crazy year for me. As many of you know I got married, got rid of most of my worldly possessions and I am travelling the world for a year ( So sustaining the show and everything else I am doing has been a bit of a chore. Scheduling guests when you’re six to ten hours difference in time zones has been a challenge. Hoping to get decent internet service so that we can do the calls over Skype has been more difficult than I imagined. But...(Read whole news on source site)