Jul 282012
 
 July 28, 2012  Posted by at 3:29 pm Not So Stupid Questions, Uncategorized 10 Responses »
‘Stupid’ Question 10: What does a Software Architect do?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] I met this person at the Scandinavian Developer conference. I was doing my whole we-are-now-BFF’s (Best Friends Forever, […]

Jul 272012
 
 July 27, 2012  Posted by at 11:16 pm Not So Stupid Questions, Uncategorized 4 Responses »
‘Stupid’ Question 9: How does reflection affect performance, and should I avoid using it?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] Okey, so I’ve been asked to please keep posting workout pictures so I’ll throw in a couple a […]

Jul 242012
 
 July 24, 2012  Posted by at 6:18 pm Not So Stupid Questions 1 Response »
‘Stupid’ Question 7: How do I add a font (google web fonts example), and where do I find the license?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] Using Google Web Fonts I’ll show you how to add new fonts 🙂 Select the font/fonts Quick use […]

Jul 212012
 
 July 21, 2012  Posted by at 2:45 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
aspConf 2012 videos and how to find time

If you, like me, missed out on the aspConf 2012 (in my case because the live streaming wouldnt work in any browser on Windows 8 (?!), then you will be very happy that they now have started publishing this year videos already. This is how I manage to squeeze in videos to my already full […]

Jul 202012
 
 July 20, 2012  Posted by at 3:28 pm Uncategorized 2 Responses »
Server is up and running!

It took three hours to put together the server,and it is now purring quietly in the background making friends with the TV and the NAS. I’ll post some more pictures tomorrow and details about how it was put together 🙂 Thank you to all my twitter n FB friends for tips!

Jul 202012
 
 July 20, 2012  Posted by at 10:08 am Uncategorized 4 Responses »
Specs for our new server

So, just went out with my husband (and yes he has a blog too, he is just as passionate about what he does, Systems Management, as I am about programming) and bought a new server. Thankfully he knows more about hardware than I do (but he knows nothing about programming, poor thing haha), so he […]

Jul 172012
 
 July 17, 2012  Posted by at 9:42 am WinRT 4 Responses »
WinRT/Metro App Q n’ A: How do I get the screen resolution and scale?

Following a discussion on the Metro/WinRT mailinglist I’ve decided to share a handy little code snippet. With different screen resolutions, aspect ratios and scaling you might need to display things differently, and maybe you would like to access the resolution and scale details in code/programmatically. Well, it’s actually quite easy: [sourcecode language=”XML”] // double height […]

Jul 112012
 
 July 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:52 am WinRT 19 Responses »
Example Metro app /WinRT: Serializing and deseralizing objects using XMLSerializer to StorageFile and LocalFolder using generics and async/await threading

After a great comment from a user on MSDN I’ve decided to make another example app to show how to serialixe/deserialize with XMLSerialiser – keeping the code where I use DataContractSerializer so you can see both ways of doing it. Methods are still generic. From performance standpoint XMLSerializer is best, and recommended. DataContractSerializer might be […]

Jul 112012
 
 July 11, 2012  Posted by at 1:49 am WinRT 1 Response »
Example Metro app /WinRT: Show/Hide items in AppBar based on current selected FlipView Item

Today I added a flipview to one of my views. The items displays statistics, and criteria for the different statistics vary depending between piecharts and linecharts. So, I needed to display different options in my appbar, based on the flipviewitem selected. Here is an easy app example I’ve made that you can download. To ge […]

Jul 092012
 
 July 9, 2012  Posted by at 11:00 pm WinRT 8 Responses »
Example Metro app /WinRT: Serializing and deseralizing objects to StorageFile and LocalFolder using generics and async/await threading

EDIT- Please have a look at a newer blog post with a more detailed example, that uses XMLserializer (both ways are included int the code). A few errors have also been fixed Example Metro app /WinRT: Serializing and deseralizing objects using XMLSerializer to StorageFile and LocalFolder using generics and async/await threading This one was a […]