New Year’s Greetings and Silverlight Greeting Card

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Happy New Year to all. 2008 has been an amazing year, with many changes in my professional life (joining IdentityMine, publishing my first book Silverlight 2 Unleashed, etc…). It was a real pleasure to be in company of some of the brightest minds on this planet and to do my best to not seem to ridiculous next to them :) Privately, the highlight of this year has been our trip to Asia (Malaysia, Hong Kong) which will remain in our minds forever.

To celebrate the year ending today, I published a Silverlight greeting card. In fact it’s more of a slideshow, a reminder of all the good things that happened to us in this fantastic year. Simply point your Silverlight-enabled browser to the following link:

https://galasoft.ch/NewYear

I will try and write more about this application next year :) It was really fun to program, and I attempted to follow the principles of Model-View-ViewModel pattern applied to Silverlight as well as I could. There are a couple of things I could have done even cleaner (for example using my friend Josh Smith’s Silverlight RelayCommand class which I totally love) but I didn’t have time.

I also learned a lot in the process of writing this application, so it’s only natural that I share the code with you now. I am always really interested in any comments you might have, don’t hesitate!! Note that this application uses the WPF Toolkit and the Silverlight Toolkit.

Thank you all for your friendship and your support. 2009 is going to be awesome.

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