jQuery 1.3.1 and jQuery UI – UPDATE

I reported some problems – but here is my update:

1. first off, make sure if you are using jQuery UI that you get the correct version.  I ended up using the theme roller and that was slick – included everything I needed in a nice package.

Also you can get exactly what you need here: http://ui.jquery.com/download

2. My problem child was the tabs view.  However, it was really linked to the jQuery Validation library.  Luckily, this was quickly updated to support 1.3.  After getting the updated validation library it worked

So… I’m officially upgraded to 1.3.1 and things are flying quickly and without pain points!

jQuery…. rocks!

jQuery 1.3.1 and jQuery UI – UPDATE

I reported some problems – but here is my update:

1. first off, make sure if you are using jQuery UI that you get the correct version.  I ended up using the theme roller and that was slick – included everything I needed in a nice package.

Also you can get exactly what you need here: http://ui.jquery.com/download

2. My problem child was the tabs view.  However, it was really linked to the jQuery Validation library.  Luckily, this was quickly updated to support 1.3.  After getting the updated validation library it worked

So… I’m officially upgraded to 1.3.1 and things are flying quickly and without pain points!

jQuery…. rocks!

Silverlight – Patient Discovery Demonstrator

It’s amazing to see what Silverlight can provide, and this demonstration provides a chance to see what incredible UI can be done with Silverlight.

I must say, when I see something like this, it’s really amazing. 

After working on a rich web javascript application, the pros and cons of javascript vs. the rich programming capability of C# in Silverlight is hard to ignore.  I tried Flex Builder, and loved the UI widgets they have, but I didn’t like the ‘ActionScript’ development environment.

I’ve noticed more and more everyday, free rich Silverlight controls, as well as some great Telerik controls, etc.. that quicken the development of Silverlight apps as well as provide a common control theme. 

I think the key to Silverlight’s acceptance will be the ability for MS to get Silverlight out to the users in the same capacity as what the Flash runtime has. 

There is some benefit in Silverlight vs. just a click once I think – and that is the security model.  Certainly not a big deal for an intranet application, where sticking to full WPF is the better option I would say outside of plugging in little ‘RIA islands’ into the intranet web app (ie. a rich Silverlight upload control, a rich form on a page vs. tons of javascript/ajax calls).  But in terms of an site for the public, knowing that the silverlight app your downloading has limited access to the machine itself does provide some peace of mind. 

But, I’m off track, check out this demo – it’s quite amazing.  To think they shoved enough ‘.net’ into a 4mb sandbox is quite amazing  🙂

Now, if I could only have a dedicated UI designer expert on a project – that would be nice  🙂

I definitely would like to provide the data access and business logic pieces to a designer who is building the rich interface to the user.  In my career- outside of a graphic artist providing me some nice images, I’ve never had the luxury of working with a true designer – ie. someone that really knew how to work a tool like Expression Blend with a great UI presentation layer.

Silverlight – Patient Discovery Demonstrator

It’s amazing to see what Silverlight can provide, and this demonstration provides a chance to see what incredible UI can be done with Silverlight.

I must say, when I see something like this, it’s really amazing. 

After working on a rich web javascript application, the pros and cons of javascript vs. the rich programming capability of C# in Silverlight is hard to ignore.  I tried Flex Builder, and loved the UI widgets they have, but I didn’t like the ‘ActionScript’ development environment.

I’ve noticed more and more everyday, free rich Silverlight controls, as well as some great Telerik controls, etc.. that quicken the development of Silverlight apps as well as provide a common control theme. 

I think the key to Silverlight’s acceptance will be the ability for MS to get Silverlight out to the users in the same capacity as what the Flash runtime has. 

There is some benefit in Silverlight vs. just a click once I think – and that is the security model.  Certainly not a big deal for an intranet application, where sticking to full WPF is the better option I would say outside of plugging in little ‘RIA islands’ into the intranet web app (ie. a rich Silverlight upload control, a rich form on a page vs. tons of javascript/ajax calls).  But in terms of an site for the public, knowing that the silverlight app your downloading has limited access to the machine itself does provide some peace of mind. 

But, I’m off track, check out this demo – it’s quite amazing.  To think they shoved enough ‘.net’ into a 4mb sandbox is quite amazing  🙂

Now, if I could only have a dedicated UI designer expert on a project – that would be nice  🙂

I definitely would like to provide the data access and business logic pieces to a designer who is building the rich interface to the user.  In my career- outside of a graphic artist providing me some nice images, I’ve never had the luxury of working with a true designer – ie. someone that really knew how to work a tool like Expression Blend with a great UI presentation layer.

Rhino Service Bus – Starbucks Example Updated

Ayende has done it again  :)  Now, he has a Service Bus in place – with an example in the repository, the ‘starbucks example’

From his post:

  • There is zero setup necessary, Rhino Service Bus will create the queues if they don’t already exists. Again, the idea of reducing moving parts.
  • All three actors are running in the same process – but each is running in a different AppDomain.
    Note that this is a common deployment choice for development, but not one that I would use for production.
    The idea is that this make it significantly easier to debug & develop a distributed application.
  • There is very little configuration whatsoever. And a lot of conventions about how to figure out what consumers to use and how to build it.
  • The use of sagas & conversations is demoed. The entire buying process is a single conversation composed of several sagas.
  • The customer actor is showing how we can create instance & temporary subscriptions.
  • I really appreciate the setup of Rhino Service Bus, fantastically done!  This is a good ‘simple’ service bus implementation.  Ayende discusses why he created this with NServiceBus/MassTransit around – mostly because he didn’t need all the features of these full blow engines, as well as easier setup, etc… which is where I think most my needs fall as well.

    Ayende has blogged about this service bus, here is the Rhino Service Bus rss feed for more information.