Archive for January, 2009
Yesterday we covered issues surrounding using Response.Redirect in server side code. We noted that not handing it correctly could prevent code from running on the server that we want to run.
Let’s start with the easy one: server side code.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had built a tooltip using jQuery. We focused mostly on the positioning of the tooltip at the time because, historically, that’s where most of the work has been.
But there are other time-saving features that also make the tooltip code I wrote a lot more flexible.
I recently started using a product called Clear Context that does a much better job of integrating Outlook’s email with Outlook’s calendar. The two things I like best about it are that it allows me to schedule follow-ups on my email.
I’m sure many of you have been in both of the following situations. 1) You send out an email asking for information so that you can continue your project and you never get an answer because you forgot to follow up and the person never responded. 2) You get an email that you really don’t want to deal with right now, but if you don’t deal with it now, you’ll forget about it.
Clear Context deals with both of these by letting you schedule a follow-up when you send the mail and by scheduling when you want to deal with the incoming email.
I also have a need to view my new email from my phone and my desktop. Up until I discovered Clear Context, I used IMAP to view my mail in both locations. I would retrieve everything via IMAP and file my mail into a PST file in outlook. This way I only had a minimum of email that I needed.
However, Clear Context doesn’t play nicely with IMAP. You get some of the features, but not all of the features. However, it does play nicely with Exchange.
So here’s what I did:
Microsoft describes Silverlight as a "cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web." That’s a really boring description for a really exciting new technology. Anyone who has looked at the demos and gotten a taste of what Silverlight can do knows that Silverlight represents an entirely new level of rich web interface technology for Microsoft developers.