The learning curve of a Windows Phone developer While developing Offline Web Browser for Windows Phone i had to build a small MVVM framework in order to keep the logic out of the views. One of the first thing i found missing was a way to force immediate propagation of text entered in TextBox control to the databound property of my ViewModel. By default, TextBox binding is triggered only when control loses focus, and this is kind of lame. Code reuse is not a myth! This is really old problem. It existed in desktop Silverlight from the beginning. And it Read More
Lets set some expectations here. We wont be adding new items to Instapaper.com reading list or removing items or anything similar.
We can use our desktop PC for that.
Here we will just explain how to use Offline Browser for Windows Phone to get all those links from Instapaper.com reading list via RSS feed and download them to the phone so we can read them whenever we want – even when we are offline.
Unit Testing in Silverlight? But you need Web Browser to do that! No you do not! Ok maybe you do. But not in a direct way. I will clarify that later. Lets first go back in time to the root of the story: Since the initial release of Silverlight i was really annoyed by the fact that Unit Testing had very slim support. Even later when Silverlight Unit Testing Framework was introduced by Microsoft things became little better but still it was far from good. You could create Unit Tests, but you had to start your Visual Studio in order Read More
Now some good news folks: I received the confirmation that I successfully passed the Silverlight 4 Microsoft Certification. I was too busy to immediately brag about it and write a show-off post so I will here just quickly share my thoughts on how all this went before my brain moves these impressions to non-accessible-memory-banks-prepared-for-deletion. First of all I must admit that I was pretty sceptical about the whole certification thing. I’m not big fan of certifications in general and I find it a bit overrated – who cares about fancy printouts people are framing on their walls. You either know how Read More