How to Integrate with Facebook Connect


How to Integrate with Facebook Connect

Bill Konrad

This article demonstrates how to integrate Facebook Connect into your existing site in just a few simple steps. It teaches the basics of integration with full sample code included for download.


Facebook Connect is the newest offering from the Facebook team in their efforts to socially connect the web as we know it. The platform provides ‘social context’ to existing sites, allowing for Facebook notification of events that occur in third party platforms / sites. This is in contrast to the existing Facebook Application platform which focuses on internal applications rendered directly within the platform itself.

Via How to Integrate with Facebook Connect – Devtacular

Silverlight Spy

Silverlight Spy provides detailed inspection of any Silverlight application. Use the built-in browser to navigate to a web page. Silverlight Spy will automatically pick up any Silverlight application embedded in the page and display the structure of the application in the Explorer. The Explorer presents XAP Package, Isolated Storage, Application Styles, the UI Automation tree and the UI element structure of a Silverlight application. Explore the structure and view and edit the details of the selected UI element in the Details pane. Silverlight Spy works with any web page hosting Silverlight 2 content, just point the browser to the page and let the Spy figure it out.

Download the latest version of Silverlight Spy here. Have a question or comment? Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section

Via Introduction : First Floor Software

So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur – First, answer these questions to see if you have what it takes


    1. Are you willing and able to bear great financial risk?
    2. Are you willing to sacrifice your lifestyle for potentially many years?
    3. Is your significant other on board?
    4. Do you like all aspects of running a business?
    5. Are you comfortable making decisions on the fly with no playbook?
    6. What’s your track record of executing your ideas?
    7. How persuasive and well-spoken are you?
    8. Do you have a concept you’re passionate about?
    9. Are you a self-starter?
    10. Do you have a business partner?

Via So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur –

Fluent DateTime for .NET


A set of (Ruby inspired) C# Extension Methods for easier and more natural DateTime handling and operations in .NET.
Allows you to write code like this: Alpha

DateTime.Now + 1.Week() + 3.Days + 14.Minutes();
5.Days().After(new DateTime(2000, 1, 1));
DateTime.Now.SetTime(11, 55, 0);

Fluent DateTime – Home

Creating and consuming Rss/Atom syndication feed using WCF 3.5


The .NET Framework did not provide any built-in functionality for creating or consuming syndication feeds until version 3.5 with the introduction of the System.ServiceModel.Syndication namespace. The most germane class in this namespace is SyndicationFeed. As you can probably guess from its name, this class represents a syndication feed. It has properties like Title, Description, Links, and Copyright, which provide details about the feed. The content items that make up the feed are specified via the Items property, which is a collection of SyndicationItem objects. The SyndicationFeed class also has a static Load method that parses and loads the information from a specified RSS 2.0 or Atom 1.0 syndication feed.

In addition to the SyndicationFeed and SyndicationItem classes, the System.ServiceModel.Syndication namespace also includes two formatter classes, Atom10FeedFormatter and Rss20FeedFormatter. These classes take a SyndicationFeed object and generate the corresponding XML content that conforms to either the Atom 1.0 or RSS 2.0 specificiations.

More… How to create a syndication feed for your website