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    Silverlight Recruiting Application Part 3.5 - Prism Background and WCF RIA [Series Intermission]

    Taking a step back before I dive into the details and full-on coding fun, I wanted to once again respond to a comment on my last post to clear up some things in regards to how I'm setting up my project and some of the choices I've made.  Aka, thanks Ben. :) Prism Project Setup For starters, I'm not the ideal use case for a Prism application.  In most cases where you've got a one-man team, Prism can be overkill as it is more intended for large teams who are geographically dispersed or in applications that have a larger scale than my Recruiting...
    March 05, 2010
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    Silverlight Recruiting Application Part 3 - Creating our Prism Shell and Code-Behind Project Setup

    Now we're starting to dive into the world of Prism and modular development as well as a very standard, event driven, code-behind way of handling this project- meaning now we finally get to see some code!  To start things off, we'll look at the slightly more in-depth approach of beginning an application using Prism/MVVM and what it entails.  Also, to make one distinction early on, since I'm using the same database and WCF RIA Services to handle my data transfer, I've created the code-behind project within the same solution, so when I am in the Recruit project or any module, I'm...
    March 03, 2010
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    Oh Canada - The Canadian Mini-Speaking Tour

    Hey everyone!  This past week/weekend I was in Canada to speak at two user groups and a code camp (could be a sitcom title) on some Silverlight related topics.  It was very exciting to be heading to the country where the Winter Olympics were happening.  Above and beyond that, according to my community manager (a Canadian) I was going to get to experience the rich culture that Canada has to offer and get a lifetime of experiences in my short time there.  So what did I show up to? Canada is cold!!!  Late February in Saskatchewan is not the balmy beach...
    March 01, 2010
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    Silverlight Recruiting Application Part 2 - Prism, MVVM, and the Challenge

    For anyone who tuned into part 1 of this series, there was an interesting comment from Ben (one of the Telerik MVPs who also shows up quite often with intelligent commentary in a variety of locations) about the idea of using Prism, MVVM, and WCF RIA together in their current state.  This actually fell in line with a number of other conversations I have had with developers over the last few weeks and I realized something very important- he's quite right about the state of things.  Much like 7 is the magic number for Windows, 4 is going to be the magic...
    February 25, 2010
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    Real-World Recruiting Application using RadControls for Silverlight 3 [part 1]

    As in any business, with prosperity comes the need to bring in more people to handle the workload.  Telerik is no stranger to that, but here in the US office this has previously been a process heavy with Excel files, carefully tagging emails in Outlook, and relying on the Outlook calendar to ensure that interviews and the like are all in synch.  This worked when the US office was working out of someone's house a few years back, but with two offices, multiple brand new and open positions, and more on the way, we realized we'd need to figure out some...
    February 22, 2010