Posts for May, 2007

Internet hype technology of the week: Silverlight

Microsoft is amazing. WPF/E has been around for ages. They give it a fancy name and run a keynote about it at MIX and suddenly it’s the biggest thing to hit (Microsoft) web development since someone came up with a catchy name for ajax. This week it seems like its the only thing that anyone […]
Published in Web development on Saturday, May 19th, 2007

IE bug logging database not being reopened

I was a bit disappointed when I read that public IE bug database isn’t being reopened. The reason given was that the volume of unusable bug reports submitted far outweighed the useful stuff. Apparently some people used it to tell the team how much they hate IE. :) I can understand that being a problem […]
Published in Browsers on Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Spanning javascript strings across multiple lines

I came across a weird feature of javascript last week, a way of spanning javascript strings over multiple lines. To do it you put a ‘\’ character just before the line break and javascript knows it should keep going on the next line: var mystring = "hello \               […]
Published in Javascript on Sunday, May 13th, 2007

DIY javascript stack trace

How to use arguments.callee to walk up the javascript call stack when you're doing something that a debugger can't help you with.
Published in Javascript on Saturday, May 12th, 2007

What type are you really?

I had an interesting problem the other day. I had a situation where someone could pass a type to my method which could be potentially be a nullable type and I needed to know what the real type actually was. It turned out to be pretty easy to find out. The Type type has a […]
Published in .NET on Friday, May 4th, 2007