Angry Birds

This game caught my attention while reading Wired Magazine.  I guess I’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 months as this game is a real winner.

To play it, I had to first update my iOS on my iPod Touch, then download the app.

Well worth the money, if you’ve been hiding like I have, go here to download it.  You won’t regret it!


ASP.NET 4 Learning Week 7

This week I learnt the following:

  • Working with data – formatting of various data-bound controls, handle events, and caching 
  • Security

ASP.NET 4 Learning Week 6

This week I got down and learnt the following:

  • Display, edit, delete data using controls (GridView, DetailsView, SqlDataSource)
  • LINQ and the ADO.NET Entity Framework

Quite a learning leap from my ASP.NET 1.1 days of using Stored Procedures and DataGrids.

Also this week I’ve been working on getting TortoiseSVN running on my laptop.  With help from a few Devs on Twitter I’ve started to get things running.  Still need to read up a bit more on it.

Will I stick with TortoiseSVN or go back to VisualSVN, I cannot answer until I get a few personal projects up and running.

ASP.NET 4 Learning Week 5

This week I seemed be concentrating more on getting SQL Server 2008 r2 to work with the demo database in the book.

So I just went through 1 chapter this week:

  • All about databases and using Visual Studio Server Explorer and CRUD.

Tomorrow I start using GridView, DetailsView etc.  This is really the heart of programming with ASP.NET.

ASP.NET 4 Learning Week 4

This week has been a bit up and down.  I haven’t been feeling well all week, so my learning using Beginning ASP.NET 4 In C# and VB was limited to this:

  • Validating data
  • ASP.NET Ajax (UpdatePanel, ScriptManager, UpdateProgress, Web Services)
    This weekend I’ll try and pick myself up and get back on track for Monday.