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  • Sep 15 2008
    Controls Contract

    An interesting feature of Silverlight is how the interaction between visuals and logic (this is, between designers and developers) is handled. It uses a so-called Parts and States Model, which is ensured by a contract specified with attributes...

  • There's no straight way of embedding YouTube videos in Silverlight. What you can do, however, is to create a floating div over the Silverlight plugin, whose content will be the YouTube video control. For this purpose, I wrote a simple...

  • As I told you before, performance is something desirable when programming a λ interpreter. The sustitutions we saw are made in one step. I will note the beta step as →β and a substitution step as →. For instance...

  • A couple of days ago we started working on a new visualization for Riff's acitivity. The requirement was to find a way of representing the relationship between items tag with two or more tags, the users who were tagging and the evolution...

  • For those of you not familiar with a treemap, it is simply a bunch of boxes somehow arranged inside a bigger box; each of them also contains its own set of smaller boxes, and so on. Each box has an associated weight that determines its...