Chris Bennett

11 articles

Android Development 101: Tools Review of Android SDK

In this episode of Android Development 101, we delve into the development tools Google provides by with the Android SDK. In a matter of...

Android Development 101: ‘Hello World’ in Four Minutes Flat

Start learning how to develop for the Android platform with the Android Development 101 video series. In this first episode, Chris L. Bennett demonstrates...

Spruce up your next application with the WPF Ribbon

Introduction Microsoft Office 2007 delivered a bold replacement for the tired menu bar known simply as the Ribbon.  Up until recently, the Ribbon was exclusive to Microsoft applications;...

Take advantage of the Windows 7 TaskBar in your next project

Introduction Windows 7 provides many new features, the most visible of these features is the new TaskBar. Just as the TaskBar has a new look...

Performance Impact of Using Spring.NET Dependency Injection

Spring.NET provides Dependency Injection (DI)/Inversion of Control (IoC) as well as several other capabilities including Data, Messaging, etc. While DI provides a lot of flexibility, it comes...

Getting started with Apache NMS Framework and Apache ActiveMQ

Apache ActiveMQ is a very powerful Java-based message queue system with publish/subscribe capabilities that conforms to the Java Message Service (JMS) specification, and also...

Using ASP.NET ScriptServices with Popular JavaScript Frameworks

ASP.NET 3.5 introduces a new attribute called "ScriptService" in the System.Web.Script.Services namespace. A ScriptService makes it easy to call a web service decorated with...

Improve the Speed of Your Site by Using CSS Sprites

Reducing the number of HTTP requests and the bandwidth used is and will continue to be a challenge as designers build ever more elaborate...

Take the Pain out of Creating Word Documents by Using C# and XML

In today's web applications, quite often you run into the need to create a Word document that user can download. The two most common...

Adding Standard Deviation to LINQ

If you have performed much in the way of basic data analysis using LINQ (Language Integrated Query), you probably have noticed that standard deviation...

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