Category: Release

Just Released: Silverlight 4 Tools for VS 2010, new SL themes and WCF RIA Services

Just in case you missed it, Tim Heuer has announced that Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010, WCF RIA Services and 3 new SL themes have been released today. This is an exciting news for Silverlight aficionados who have been waiting for the RTM version of SL4 Tools since the last RC who are itching to put their hands on this new set of goodies.

If you want to learn more about SL, the best place to start is to go to and checkout the Getting Started section. I would also suggest you follow Tim’s blog and subscribe to his updates and also as follow Silverlight Cream for the latest stream of info from SL developers.

If you are looking for Silverlight books for beginners my suggestion would be to get Laurent’s book (a SL4 edition will come out in September) and start from there. You should also checkout Jeff Pairies mind boggling book about Silverlight animation and also John Papa’s classic SL book that talks about data-driven services with Silverlight. Although some of these books are 1-2 versions behind I still believe that there are a lot of value in them that you can still apply with your Silverlight 4 projects.

I’ve just downloaded the package via the WPI
and I can’t tell you how much excited I am to see SL4T-4-VS2010 RTMed.
This will surely be a fun week.

Nice, time to rock this ship!

dasblog 2.3 released and my urge to make a new theme

dasBlog 2.3 was released last Monday March 16, 2009. It’s a minor release that fixes a few bugs in the code base. Congrats dasBlog team for this release.

Below is the list of changes for this release:

New version of dotNetOpenId
Small bug fixes
Several small JavaScript errors
Captcha now works more reliably
Better Time handling in timeline
New 32/64 bit version of the Basic DatePicker
Centralized handling of binary files to a BinaryDataService

On a side note, I’ve been thinking for the past few months now about updating my site theme. I think I’ve been using this theme for the past 2 years and it’s starting to look bland. I think this new release of dasBlog will give me the chance to upgrade my site theme. I don’t know how  it’s gonna look yet but i’m sure its going to be better than what it is today (Hopefully!). 😉