Updates to ORM and IoC projects

We’ve shipped a first version of a customer project.  That’s always good news, but the benefit to the community at large is that updates, improvements and fixes to both the ORM and IoC projects from that project have now propagated to the public code bases. The IoC changes are pretty minor, which tells me that …

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Padarn Host implementation for MTConnect Agent SDK

The MTConnect Agent SDK I published last week is really only useful if you implement a Host to actually serve up the data.  The IHost interface isn’t complex, but if you don’t have an example, it’s a bit difficult to understand my intent.  I’ve published a desktop implementation that uses Padarn as the web server.  In theory …

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Padarn for XPe/Desktop Windows

IIS is a robust web server.  I’d never try to argue that it isn’t or that Padarn could in any way try to replace it.  There are instances, however, where IIS just isn’t a very good fit, and Padarn really is.  Some examples might be: You want a simple web-based configuration interface for an embedded …

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MTConnect Agent SDK for .NET

I do quite a bit of my work in the area of industrial automation, and one of the more interesting initiatives to come along in a while is called MTConnect (“MT” presumably for “Machine Tool”).  MTConnect is an open standard for communicating with a machine tool to retrieve information about its current or past status …

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AppleNETCF.IoC? An IoC container for MonoTouch

Recently, over on the IoC Project Discussions, someone asked if the library supported Mono/MonoTouch. Well it really hadn’t occurred to me to even try, since I didn’t own a Mac and the only Linux box in the house is too small a weak to even attempt development on.  In theory, however, it should work, right?  I mean it’s …

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New ORM Release

I’ve published a new release of the OpenNETCF.ORM library.  Some notable additions are: The ORM can now detect added Entity fields and automatically add the underlying columns to the store A new Select override can now filter result sets by multiple fields I’ve added a skeleton for a SQLite/Windows Phone 7 project with some implementation If …

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Loading parts of large images in the Compact Framework

Even at version 3.5, the image manipulation capabilities of the Compact Framework are seriously crappy lacking.  I’ve had all sorts of challenges over the years getting apps to do exactly what I want.  Fortuantely the CF also allows you to do just about anything you can imagine as long as you’re willing to roll up your sleeves …

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Don’t have non-technical people make technical sales calls

So I just got off the phone with a Comcast sales person.  I use Comcast for my business internet connection and they wanted to sell me their phone service as well.  Fair enough, but their prices are still higher than what I pay Vonage, and I’m an “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” kind …

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Getting Native File Info in the Compact Framework

Getting file version info in the Compact Framework is pretty simple – provided the file you want info on is a managed assembly.  But what if you want to get the version info for a native file?  Well it’s not quite so nice.  As usual, you have to drop down and P/Invoke several Win32 APIs.  …

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