Microsoft have done a really good job by giving developers a great environment to do their work in; namely the Visual Studio suite with all its variants. This IDE’s intellisense is one of its strongest points, but anyone that’s tried to write javascript code has probably felt a bit lost. Intellisense, brace-highlighting, current variable highlighting, code comments…all gone….until now! Microsoft Corp has just released JScript Editor Extensions, a Visual Studio extension that enables all of the above, along with code outlines.

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Interactive jQuery tester I dug this link up the other day, and thought I’d spread the love :) If you’ve ever had debugging issues with your jQuery selectors. Or would like to experiment a bit then the Interactive jQuery tester is a great solution. You paste your HTML, then type in the selectors. The elements that are actually selected are then highlighted, which gives instant feedback. Hope you find this as useful as I have in the past.

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Microsoft PDC 09 Videos

Some of you might know that Microsoft recently held its yearly Professional Developer Conference (PDC) in LA. They had an awesome lineup of “stars” lined up to talk about the latest microsft technologies, as well as shedding some light as to the direction in which the technology is progressing. I wasn’t one of the lucky to be there, but I got to watch the live-stream of the keynotes and some of the Channel 9 live stuff.

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The Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform has reached version 3.0 and is now officially supported by the Facebook Development Team. The team recently announced this on their dev-blog, which is great news for all .NET developers wanting to develop applications against the Facebook Platform. ..This SDK contains rich social features and offers something for almost any kind of Facebook developer who is building with Microsoft technology, whether you’re implementing Facebook Connect or are building a Web-based or desktop application… Microsoft has also supplied a great SDK Overview that will get you started with facebook development in technologies like Silverlight, WinForms, WebForms /ASP.

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So, you’ve written that great article, you’ve shared it to your friends on facebook, and you’re looking to spread the word even further. Through Twittter, your url can reach entire diffrent audiences than Facebook sharing. Getting those first few important re-tweets on Twitter will start to spread your new blogpost like wildfire. If Twitter is still a great mystery to you, I’d recommend Scott Hanselman’s introduction to twitter. You may also be interested in reading Twitter’s own brief “about us” page.

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Need to spread the word on your latest blog-post or article? Look no further than the Facebook sharer! Facebook has over 300 million users world-wide, and the chances are good that you can recruit readers. Adding a “share to facebook” icon easily allows your readers to spread YOUR word. This can be accomplished by using plugins for your blog-service, or “share-all” widgets like AddThis or ShareThis. The problem with these services, are that they over-complicate the simple share functionality that’s often wanted.

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moved!

So, we’ve moved! Seems our cable-provider doesnt really have much control over its system, so we don’t have Internet access. buuhuu etc. So 4-6 weeks of waiting for“the cable guy”. Will be back with more posts / updates some time after that.

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Devcasts

Podcasts I haven’t really been much of a podcast-subscriber, but since getting an Ipod nano, I found them entertaining and practical. I tried subscribing to a couple of radio-podcasts (RadioResepsjonen, Pyro, Tinitus) from a few Norwegian station. This worked out pretty nicely while I was at work, but seeing that I’m now on paternal leave, I have no time to listen to them. The Space-Time Continuum Paternal leave gives me tons of time with my 10 month old son, but it exhausts me totally.

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I’ve been otherwise engaged with life it seems. We’ve been in a hectic proccess of selling our apartment and buying a new place, and moving day is near! We’re gonna be moving from Porsgrunn to a city called Larvik. It’s about 20-30 minutes drive from Porsgrunn, and abt 1,5 hrs drive from Oslo.

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Pavneet Singh Saund

đź‘‹ I’m Pav. A father, husband and product developer. I care about attending to needs by building better user experiences and finding better ways of working.
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