Random links for December 2010

Published on Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year! I hope that 2011 brings you good health, happiness and prosperity. Here are the last of my random links for 2010, but there will be plenty more to come in 2011.

  • Windows Enabler

    It allows the user to enable disabled windows and controls such as buttons and tick boxes and choose menu options that would normally be disabled.

  • BindingHub for WPF and ViewModels

    Component to extend WPF binding functionality and to use binding in ViewModels not inherited from DependencyObject.

  • Socket.IO: the cross-browser WebSocket for realtime apps.

    Socket.IO aims to make realtime apps possible in every browser and mobile device, blurring the differences between the different transport mechanisms.

  • In-the-Lab: Windows Server 2008 R2 Template for VMware « SolutionOriented Blog

    Here’s my quick recipe to build a custom image of Windows Server 2008 R2 that has been tested with Standard, Enterprise and Foundation editions.

  • How to Sysprep in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 : Brian Desmond's Blog

    If you never had the need to look at Sysprep in Windows Vista/2008, you'll find that it's nothing like what you're used to on Windows Server 2003, XP, etc.

  • StyleCop for ReSharper

    StyleCop for ReSharper is a ReSharper plugin that allows Microsoft StyleCop to be run as you type, generating real-time syntax highlighting of violations and automatic fixing of StyleCop issues during ReSharper Code CleanUp (silent mode).

  • IKVM.NET Home Page

    IKVM.NET is an implementation of Java for Mono and the Microsoft .NET Framework.

  • Tessnet2 a .NET 2.0 Open Source OCR assembly using Tesseract engine

    Tesseract is a C open source OCR engine. Tessnet2 is .NET assembly that expose very simple methods to do OCR. Tessnet2 is multi threaded. It uses the engine the same way Tesseract.exe does. Tessdll uses another method (no thresholding).

  • FreeTextBox - ASP.NET Rich HTML editor

    The most-used free ASP.NET WYSIWYG HTML editor featured in open source and commerical projects. Just drop FreeTextbox.dll in your /bin/ folder, change to , and you're done.

  • Grub | Help crawl it all

    Grub Next Generation is distributed web crawling system (clients/servers) which helps to build and maintain index of the Web. It is client-server architecture where client crawls the web and updates the server. The peer-to-peer grubclient software crawls

  • Best Open Source

    There is a certain need to identify the best and help the Users to locate it easily. We constantly monitor all the products and its development and will help you and guide you to identify the best.

  • Azure Blob Studio 2011

    A WPF client for managing files on your Windows Azure Blob Storage account available as a stand-alone application and as an extension for Visual Studio 2010.

  • Windows Live Plug-ins

    The Windows Live Team has launched a new website showcasing and organizing plugins for Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer.

  • Preview Shortened URLs and Avoid Security Threats - TechSpot

    Fortunately, there are several ways to peek behind a shortened URL to see exactly where the link will take you before clicking it, so let's take a quick look at a few of them.

  • SQL Scripts Manager – Powerful, reliable, automated scripting by SQL Server experts, for the community

    SQL Scripts Manager is a free tool that brings together must–have scripts from expert DBAs, SQL Server MVPs, and Red Gate developers to enable you to automate common troubleshooting, diagnostic, and maintenance tasks.

  • Centage – The Smart and Fluid CSS/LESS Framework

    Centage! is my five cents in defining a good fluid css framework. Every framework has its shortcomings – as has Centage! too – but it also solves some major issues in existing ones.

  • CodeMirror

    CodeMirror is a JavaScript library that can be used to create a relatively pleasant editor interface for code-like content ― computer programs, HTML markup, and similar.

  • zLayer jQuery Plugin - Orientate Elements | Devin R. Olsen Web Developer

    zLayers is a jQuery plugin that allows you to orientate an element based on the position of your mouse to the page’s window, or element’s parent.

  • DHTMLX - JavaScript Ajax Library - Components for Rich Web UI - Complete Suite of Ajax Controls, File Uploader, Scheduler, Gantt

    DHTMLX is a JavaScript library that provides essential functionality for building cross-browser, Ajax-based user interfaces. Develop impressive web applications faster with a set of ready-to-use UI widgets.

  • Boxtuffs - The Box of free psd Stuff and HTML5/CSS3 things.

    Boxtuffs came from the idea of designing cool web and graphics elements, but not just you will find nice psd graphics, also you will be able to download the cool sliced elements using the new css3 and html5.

  • CSS3 Please! The Cross-Browser CSS3 Rule Generator

    Another really popular option, this one allows you to edit the code just like you’d see it in a code editor. The changes are reflected on a graphic in the upper right.

  • CSS3 Generator

    Definitely one of the most popular options. All the effects are fully customizable and you can choose from all the popular CSS3 properties.

  • Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator - ColorZilla.com

    A powerful Photoshop-like CSS gradient editor from ColorZilla.

  • Pure CSS speech bubbles – Nicolas Gallagher – Blog

    This tutorial contains various forms of speech bubble effect created with CSS 2.1 and enhanced with CSS3. No images, no JavaScript and it can be applied to your existing semantic HTML.

  • Free overlapped CSS menu using CSS Sprites

    Here I am presenting a cool overlapped pure CSS menu created using CSS sprites. This is an initial draft version, so far I have checked it only in Firefox 3.5, IE 7, Chrome 3.0

  • Super Awesome Buttons with CSS3 and RGBA

    It’s a simple button made possible by a transparent PNG overlay (for the gradient), border, border-radius, box-shadow, and text-shadow.

  • Regex Hero - The Online .NET Regular Expression Tester

    Silverlight tool built specifically to test .NET regular expression.

  • Head JS :: The only script in your HEAD

    Load scripts like images. Use HTML5 and CSS3 safely. Target CSS for different screens, paths, states and browsers. Make it the only script in your HEAD. A concise solution to universal issues.

  • NounProject

    The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.

  • Boozle.com.au : Search for Australia's cheapest alcohol prices

    Boozle searches 1000's of liquor stores in Australia to find your favourite beer, spirits and premixed drinks at the cheapest price, and at your closest outlets.

  • TFS Integration Platform

    The TFS Integration Platform is a project developed by the Team Foundation Server (TFS) product group and the Visual Studio ALM Rangers to facilitate the development of tools that integrate TFS with other systems.

  • Universal Extractor | LegRoom.net

    Universal Extractor is a program designed to decompress and extract files from any type of archive or installer, such as ZIP or RAR files, self-extracting EXE files, application installers, etc.

  • Cinch

    Cinch is a fully featured WPF MVVM framework that makes it easier to develop rich MVVM WPF applications. It also provides UI services/threading/unit tests helpers and much more.

  • MVVM Light Toolkit

    The MVVM Light Toolkit is a set of components helping people to get started in the Model - View - ViewModel pattern in Silverlight and WPF. It is a light and pragmatic framework that contains only the essential components needed.

  • Caliburn Micro: A Micro-Framework for WPF, Silverlight and WP7

    A small, yet powerful implementation of Caliburn designed for WPF, Silverlight and WP7. The framework implements a variety of UI patterns for solving real-world problems.

  • AvalonDock

    AvalonDock is a WPF controls library which can be used to create a docking layout system like that is present in VisualStudio.

  • XamlQuery - The Write Less, Do More, Silverlight Library

    It simplifies several tasks like page/document traversing; finding controls by name, type, style, property value or position in control tree; event handling; animating and much more.

  • xpaulbettsx/ReactiveXaml - GitHub

    An MVVM framework for Silverlight 4 and WPF that integrates the Reactive Extensions (Rx) framework.

  • Artefact Animator

    Artefact Animator provides an easy to use framework for procedural time-based animations in Silverlight and WPF.

  • nRoute Framework

    nRoute is a composite application framework for creating MVVM-style applications in Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone 7.

  • agatha-rrsl - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Implementation of the Request/Response Service Layer for .NET.

  • Vagrant

    Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing virtualized development environments.

  • Damn You Auto Correct! - Funny iPhone Fails and Autocorrect Horror Stories

    This site is dedicated to all the embarrassing, questionable, hilarious, and just plain WTF auto correct moments. If you’ve been screwed by predictive text, we want to know about it.

  • Oversharers

    People who twitter or post embarrassingly intimate details, or gross and disgusting habits, or their unfortunate social awkwardness, for all to see. As if we care.

  • restfulie - rest from scratch

    CRUD through HTTP is a good step forward to using resources and becoming RESTful, another step further is to make use of hypermedia aware resources and Restfulie allows you to do it in Java, Ruby and C#.

  • Xtranormal | Text-to-Movie

    Our revolutionary approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something; we turn it into a movie. On the web and on the desktop.

  • Executor

    This is a multi purpose launcher and a more advanced and customizable version of windows run.

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