Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New Book - Google Blogger

I have a new book - Google Blogger, coming up pretty shortly. If you have always wanted to create your own blog and don't know where to start, this book will show you how to get started using Google's free Blogger service.

Here is the synposis of the book:
"Learn how to build your own blog using Google’s free Blogger service. This book covers the basic and the not-so-basic concepts and technologies that you need to know in order to thrive in the blogging world.
With this book, you will learn how to use Blogger’s Post Editor and Dashboard to create sophisticated postings that include images and hyperlinks, and how to change the look and feel of your blog using templates. Other topics include making money using Google’s AdSense and Amazon.com’s Associates program, using photo blogging services, adding a site counter so that you can track your readership, using Blogger Mobile for mobile blogging, and how to archive your blog. For those of you who have your own Web hosting, you will learn how to publish your blog to your own server.
This book takes a rational, no-nonsense approach in a compact guide. The book is written to give you the basics…fast!

Technical accuracy is assured by Biz Stone, Former Senior Specialist on the Google Blogger Team.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Updates to my book

I have posted the updates to ASP.NET 2.0: A Developer's Notebook on O'Reilly web site. To download the updated source code, click the Examples link. To download the list of changes, click the Visual Studio 2005 final release update link.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Sudoku Puzzle 1 - Easy

Here is an easy Sudoku puzzle for you to try your hands on. Beginning today, I will post a Sudoku puzzle every week. Each week, I will select a puzzle of varying levels of difficulty. Once you solve the puzzle, use the comments link at the bottom to let me know how much time you took to solve it. Have fun!

Note. Puzzles posted here only have one solution, unless mentioned otherwise.

Friday, January 06, 2006

free-1 Skype USB phone (from IPEVO)

I just bought the free-1 Skype USB phone (from IPEVO). This is one of the coolest USB phones I have ever seen. While it cost a little more than the rest of the USB Skype-enabled phones in the market, it looks much better. Best of all, the voice quality is crystal clear and works seamlessly with Skype (it is a Skype Certified phone). An added advantage is that it works on Mac OS X.

Hey, if you are using Skype as well, call me at weimenglee. :-)

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2005 Team System

Unit testing is one of the tasks that every programmer worth their salt needs to do. In this article I show you how to use the new Unit Testing feature of Visual Studio 2005 Team System to auto-generate the code needed to test your application.