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All posts published in December 2006

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Updated Version of WPF/E Pad

Mike Harsh [1] has updated his WPF/E Pad. The new version has the following changes:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, December 29, 2006


WPF/E Plugin Update: how does it work?

Today I had a look on how the WPF/E plugin will check if there is a new update available. Would it be in Windows Updates or is there any automatic update done?

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, December 25, 2006


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I will say Thank You! for all your help and discussions I had this year! 2006 was a great year where AJAX became very important to web applications, AJAX, JavaScrippt, CSS and Web 2.0 are the most used terms we used for web development, and I'm happy to see more and more web sites using AJAX to improve usability.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, December 22, 2006


Web Developer Tools

Taylor Hayward [1] has launched a new web site that will collect useful helpers for web developers, a lot of great examples and free icons or images, thePeoplesToolbox [2].

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, December 21, 2006


A short list of WPF/E exmaples

- Flash and WPF/E combined: http://thewpfblog.com/examples/wpfe/microbe/Default.html [1]

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, December 14, 2006


WPF/E VS2005 Template (ASP.NET Version)

I found a post [1] on Paul Glavichs [2] blog about the WPF/E Visual Studio .NET 2005 template:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, December 7, 2006


More WPF/E and Flash Integration Madness!

I found again a very nice example on how WPF/E and Flash are working together. Lee [1] has written an example where you will see WPF/E and Flash side-by-side, you don't see the difference.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, December 6, 2006


Rules you need for Fiddler

From time to time I install Fiddler [1] on new PCs and everytime I have the same problem: which rules do I need to get most from Fiddler. Here are my top 5 rules [2] I use:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, December 5, 2006


POST vs. GET

I'm reading a lot of performance issues when using POST instead of GET in AJAX enabled web applications. What are the key benefits of each http method? And is POST really slower than GET?

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, December 4, 2006


Pending Members - Google Groups XSS Bug [Part 1]

During the weekend I found an script error on the Google pending members web page. Because I was using the new Google groups beta interface I didn't looked on it. But today the script error still occurs and I noticed the same error on the older version, too. I had a look inside the generated html output and found that there was a script tag that was not closed, ah, it was a membership request message.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, December 4, 2006


IE6 and IE7 Running on a Single Machine

Brian is writing on his blog [1] that Microsoft offers a free Windows XP including Internet Explorer 6 as a VPC image to test web sites with IE6:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Saturday, December 2, 2006