Tulsa School of Dev 2012

Tulsa School of Dev 2012   (Please Pick Only One Track)

Friday, April 13th, 2010


Topics include:

  • WCF Web HTML5 Gov2.0
  • ESB /SOA Architecture .NET
  • SQL Server Entity Framework
  • WordPress Javascript
  • Windows Phone Windows 8 Metro
  • Netduino Fez Panda
  • and more…

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Some tracks have prerequisites. Please check the details of your selected track for more information.With the Windows 8 and MicroElectronics tracks you will need to install and/or buy items before coming to conference. Check your tracks at Tulsa School of Dev website for more information.

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Today Microsoft has released a consumer preview of the Windows 8, the next version of the Windows Operating System.  Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview here.


Microsoft Developer Evangelist Jennifer Marsman has posted an awesome list of resources to help you get started developing applications for Windows 8.

I have also gathered some useful links for Windows 8 on http://delicious.com/jay.smith/Win8.

Definitions of Designations

Saw this on Google+ posted by Eric Miao and just had to share it.  I am not sure where he got it but it sure made me laugh.

Definitions of Designations

  • Project Manager is a Person who thinks nine women can deliver a baby in One month.
  • Developer is a Person who thinks it will take 18 months to deliver a Baby.
  • Onsite Coordinator is one who thinks single women can deliver nine babies in one month
  • Client is the one who doesn’t know why he wants a baby.
  • Marketing Manager is a person who thinks he can deliver a baby even if no man or woman are available
  • Resource Optimization Team thinks they don’t need a man or woman; they’ll produce a child with zero resources
  • Documentation Team thinks they don’t care whether the child is delivered, they’ll just document 9 months
  • Quality Auditor is the person who is never happy with the PROCESS to produce a baby
  • Tester is a person who always tells his wife that this is not the Right baby
  • HR Manager is a person who thinks that a donkey can deliver a human baby in given 9 months

First WP7 Application: Dominionizer



Over that last several months Chris Koenig and myself have been working on a Windows Phone 7 application that helps ease the task the picking the kingdom cards for playing the game of Dominion.  Version 1.0 to the market place and received certification in 3 days and it went live over the weekend.

It has been an awesome project to work on and we have a few features we want to add in version 2.0.  Currently supported cards sets: Dominion, Intrigue, Seaside, Alchemy, Prosperity, and Cornucopia, as well as the three promo cards.

I want to thank Chris for all of his support and patience while working with me on the project.  If you are a fan of Dominion please check out.

Description from Windows Phone Market Place

Dominionizer is an application to help ease the task of picking the 10 kingdom cards needed to play the card game Dominion.

Diminionizer supports the following Dominion, Intrigue, Seaside, Alchemy, Prosperity, and Cornucopia, as well as the three promo cards.

Settings allow you to control which sets are included in random selection. Other options allow you to apply rules to how the cards are picked, current rules allow for Require 2-5 Cost Cards and Require Reaction To Attack.

Once the cards are picked you may swap a card out for a different randomly selected card by tap-hold and selecting Swap Card. If you can't remember what a card does you can also tap-hold and select View Card to see the card information.


Dominionizer_Main Dominionizer_Main_Menu

The main screen displays the randomly picked cards along with cost, potion cost, and an icon to indicate which set the cards came from.  If you do not like a card you can use the hold menu to swap the card for a different card, or view an image of the actual card.

Dominionizer_Settings Dominionizer_Rules 

Settings allow you to control which sets are used for the card selection, and rules allow you to control how the cards are picked.  If you want to make sure you have an even spread of cost you can turn on the Require Two to Five Cost Cards rule.  If you don’t want to have an attack card without a way to defend yourself turn on the Require Reaction To Attack rule.

Microsoft MVP: ASP.NET/IIS Awarded; Again!


Microsoft once again has chosen to award me with the MVP Award for ASP.NET/IIS.  Once again I find myself very honored and humbled to be recognized for my efforts in the community.  I have always said that even if I am not an MVP I will continue to go out and foster community wherever I can, and I will, but not just yet.

I want to thank the Northwest Arkansas Technical community, hey they have to put up with me Winking smile.  They have been a great source of ideas and inspiration and I would go to bat for any of you.  Thanks for listening to me rant, and for sometimes telling me to shut up Smile.

Thanks again to Microsoft for the honor of being an MVP and thanks to the community for helping me get there.


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