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Workflow 4.5 is Awesome, cant wait for 5.0!

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About 2 years ago I wrote a blog post describing what I would like to see in Workflow vnext: At the time WF 4.0 was a little rough around the edges – the State Machine was on codeplex and people were simulating state machines with Flowcharts. Last year I built a near- realtime machine management system using WF 4.0.1 – its managing the internal operations of this device:   Well WF 4.5 has come a long way – many of my gripes have been addressed: C# expressions -
no more VB 'AndAlso' clauses state machine awesomeness - can query current state many designer improvements - Document Outline is so much more succinct than Designer! Separate WCF Service Contract interfaces and ability to generate activities from contract operations ability to rehydrate to updated flow definitions via DynamicUpdateMap and WorkflowIdentity you can read about the new features here:   2013 could be the year of Workflow evangelism for .NET, as it comes together as the DSL language. Eg on Azure it could...(Read whole news on source site)

JavaScript Strict Mode Explained

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JavaScript is everywhere. It's run in web sites, as utilities on many operating systems, and in any host, like IE, Firefox, or Chrome and it's a first class citizen in Windows 8 Metro style app... This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more!

Daily Windows 8 Development News 30 May 2012

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by WindowsPhoneGeek Daily Windows 8 Development News 30 May 2012: An Address Book App Made in MVVM For Metro Style App in Windows 8 Dynamic backgrounds in Windows 8 apps Using Dynamic XAML in Windows 8 Metro You can also subscribe to our Windows 8 Dev News feed or follow us on Twitter @winphonegeek . (We list the latest Windows Phone 7 development activities.)

Daily WP7 Development News 30 May 2012

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by WindowsPhoneGeek Daily WP7 Development News 30 May 2012: Move Your WP7 Apps Links to the Marketplace The Making of Bandinos: a game for Windows Phone The 256MB device difference which isn't documented Packaging Your Enyo 2 Application for Windows Phone You may also find interesting our Daily Windows 8 Development News 30 May 2012 Subscribe to our News feed or follow us on Twitter @winphonegeek . (We list the latest Windows Phone 7 development activities).

Sign up for Telerik Q2’12 Webinar Week and Win a License and Great Discounts

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The Telerik Q2 - 2012 Webinar Week is approaching! As always, Telerik is organizing this week-long event packed with hour-long webinar sessions to walk you through all the awesome things they have been working on during the past four months. If you’re eager to be among the first to learn how the Q2 bits can enhance your productivity, follow the post and book your seat now.   Webinar Week will be held June 18-22, 2012. And you know the drill, one lucky attendee at each webinar will win more than $2,000 worth of software. This time, as a
token of appreciation Telerik is also granting each Webinar Week attendee with a discount code valid towards a next Telerik purchase, upgrade or renewal! For more details, read the complete post.     Sign up for Release Webinar Week – a 5-day event, packed with hour-long webinar sessions on the coolest new features shipping with Telerik’s Q2 2012 release for each product. Release Webinar Week will be held on June 18–22 (the......(Read whole news on source site)

Large-scale multithreaded applications with PostSharp Threading Toolkit

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We are excited to announce the latest addition to our product family: the PostSharp Threading Toolkit. It will help your team building multithreaded applications not only with less code, but with higher reliability. The toolkit is available on NuGet: look for the package PostSharp-Threading-Toolkit. As its young brother the PostSharp Diagnostics Toolkit, it’s source code is available on GitHub. Yes, the toolkit is free and open source. Note that you will need a commercial/trial license of PostSharp (and Windows and Visual Studio, optionally) to use it, since selling PostSharp is what we make a living of.
Feature Quick List The current version of the toolkit provides the following features: Deadlock detection Actor threading model Reader-Writer Synchronized threading model (with dynamic verification) Thread Unsafe threading model (with dynamic verification) Dispatching of methods to GUI thread Dispatching of methods to background thread But the toolkit does not just provides features. It implement a consistent and disciplined approach to multi-threading – solutions that scale with large object models. Read on. How NOT to...(Read whole news on source site)