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    Wednesday, November 28, 2007

    Photos from Barcelona

    Here's a sideshow of the best photos from my recent trip to Barcelona, Spain.

    viva Barca

    Barcelona

    2008 ESRI Developer Summit

    The ESRI Dev Summit is 110 days away and planning is going strong.  Check out the official Summit site for registration information and for an early list of some of the sessions being planned for 2008.

    See you all in Palm Springs March 17th-20th, 2008

    ESRI's New Director of Product Management to Expand Enterprise GIS Strategies

    Press Release -- ESRI's New Director of Product Management to Expand Enterprise GIS Strategies

    Changes happens...

    I've worked in Product Management at ESRI since 1998 under the leadership of David Maguire.  David is still with ESRI as a Senior Executive and the new Director of Product Management is Dirk Gorter.

    Monday, November 26, 2007

    Nice Break

    Had a nice break last week in Arizona. That makes 10 years in a row of enjoying Thanksgiving with my in-laws in Arizona.  Went hiking with the kids, kicked the ball around with family, and eat some great food. 

    But one of the highlights of the holiday was watching BYU beat Utah in college football.  That makes BYU back to back conference champions. 

    Rise and Shout the Cougars are out!

    Max Throws

    Useful ArcGIS Server script on EDN ArcScripts

    Checkout this useful batch script "Service Monitor" for use with ArcGIS Server.

    Sydney

    Over the Thanksgiving break, I final organized the best of my photos from Sydney.  It was a great trip, I didn't make it out of the Sydney area but it fun to see the sets of the city and local beaches.

    See my flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/relkins/sets/72157602459641378

    Sydney Harbor

    VB6 to VB.Net migration tool

    For those that still have code in VB6 and are planning to migrate VB.Net 2005. Code Architects are in process of releasing VB Migration Partner tool. The tool can convert VB6 applications to VB.NET. It offers tons of improvements over other migration utilities on the market. It can convert nearly all the 60+ controls in the VB6 toolbox and can handle challenging features such as Gosubs, arrays with nonzero lower index, graphic and print methods, auto-instancing variables, deterministic finalization, As Any parameters, window subclassing, databinding, and drag-and-drop. It includes a sophisticated code analysis engine, advanced refactoring techniques, assessment reports, and the migration process can be customized by means of pragmas and plug-ins.

    You can find good documentation, including many details that haven’t been published anywhere yet- http://www.vbmigration.com/overview.aspx

    Friday, November 23, 2007

    With persistence, picky kids eat well

    Just found this interesting article that is all about my sister in law Melinda Pugh.

    All my wife's sisters are all into blogging now and here is her family blog.

    This post is to show here how I post using Windows Live Writer.


    Quote of the Day:
    In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
    --Charles Buxton

    Friday, November 16, 2007

    ASP.Net AJAX controls with Visual Studio videos

    If you are an ASP.NET developer with Visual Studio 2005 and want to learn how to build web applications using AJAX, then this is the site for you. The Microsoft ASP.NET team has made available about 30 videos (ranging from 3 minutes to 30 minutes) that show to use most if not all of the ASP.NET AJAX controls.

    Here's a link to the full list of videos: (Click here to view them)

    Here's a sample of a few of them (see below):

    #1 How Do I:
    Get Started with ASP.NET AJAX?

    7 minutes, 51 seconds

    #2 How Do I:
    Get Started with the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit?

    11 minutes, 15 seconds

    #3 How Do I:
    Use the ASP.NET AJAX CascadingDropDown Control Extender?

    27 minutes, 56 seconds

    #4 How Do I:
    Implement Dynamic Partial-Page Updates with ASP.NET AJAX?

    12 minutes, 7 seconds

    #5 How Do I:
    Make Client-Side Network Callbacks with ASP.NET AJAX?

    15 minutes, 26 seconds

    #6 How Do I:
    Add ASP.NET AJAX Features to an Existing Web Application?

    7 minutes, 20 seconds

    Nice Touchtable Demo

    Wired Science has posted a nice video demo of the famous Touchtable - http://www.pbs.org/kcet/wiredscience/story/77-touchtable.html

    During the demo you see a few examples of ESRI based GIS solutions.


    Quote of the Day:
    It takes a steady hand to carry a full cup.
    --Anonymous