Introduction to Microsoft Popfly, No Programming Required

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Lotontech Limited, 2008 - Computers - 127 pages
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Microsoft Popfly is a web site comprising a social network (the Popfly Space), a tool (the Popfly Creator), and an optional Visual Studio plug-in (the Popfly Explorer), which together allow you to create and combine web content for sharing with others. This book introduces Popfly and shows how you can use it to: Create web content mashups by connecting predefined building blocks on a design surface; no programming required. Create a Popfly hosted web page incorporating one or more mashups. Include mashups in your social network profiles, as sidebar gadgets on your Windows Vista desktop, and more. Make Popfly friends, share content with them, and rate their projects. Use Popfly Explorer to share Visual Studio projects and make them accessible from anywhere. And just for fun: the book concludes with an example of how Microsoft Popfly may be combined with another mashup technology, Yahoo! Pipes, to create even more innovative web content.

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Jean-Luc David is a current Team System MVP and a Toronto-based trainer, consultant, and author. He is also the CEO/Lead Developer for Stormpixel Solutions, a company focused on developing .NET solutions for the desktop, mobile devices, and the web. He has published numerous technical articles on ASPToday.com, C]NET, Builder.com, and XML.COM. He also co-authored "Professional Javascript, Second Edition" and "Professional WinFX Beta" for WROX Press and Wiley Publishing. Jean-Luc has the distinction of being the first Canadian to receive the Microsoft Visual Developer-.NET Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. His recent activities include presiding over the Toronto Windows Server User Group, a collective of over 853 IT Professionals in the greater Toronto Area. He is also part of the administrative team of the East of Toronto .NET User Group and is a speaker in the MSDN/INETA Canada Speakers Bureau.

Erik Gunvaldson is the Technology Development Manager in the Microsoft Enterprise Partners Group where he is currently focused on process methodologies and driving the Software Factories vision across Microsoft partners. Prior to the fall of 2005, Erik was the first Microsoft Technical Evangelist for Visual Studio 2005 Team System. In this role, Erik was responsible for the Team System Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for partners and enterprise customers. Before coming to Microsoft, Erik worked for several large enterprises in roles ranging from C++ developer and software manager to distributed application architect. Erik's professional goal is to automate the building of software solutions to the point where it is 90 percent inspiration and 10 percent perspiration. When not spendingtime thinking about software, Erik enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Anna, their beautiful daughter, Katrina, and their big black lab, Joe.

Noah Coad is currently a Program Manager in the Developer and Test Tools product unit of Visual Studio Team System. His focus is on developer-driven testing, including unit testing and code coverage. As a community lead for Team System, Noah is responsible for engaging with MVPs, regional directors, and other key influencers. He is a former C# MVP and a developer at heart. While obtaining a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, Noah worked as a contract programmer, taught .NET, and helped lead the initial C# online community. He enjoys mountain biking, hard-core coding, creating gizmos with microcontrollers, and spending time with his beloved wife, Dawn.

Darren Jefford is an Application Development Consultant working for Microsoft in the U.K. In his spare time (of which there isn't much), he likes to be with his young family, follow Formula 1, play the guitar, and tinker with digital photography.

Tony Loton is a Microsoft Certified Professional for .NET Solution Architectures and MSF 3.0. He works through his company, LOTONtech Limited (www.lotontech.com) as an independent consultant, instructor, and freelance author in addition to holding an appointment as Associate Lecturer for the United Kingdom's Open University. Tony graduated in 1991 with an honors degree in Computer Science with Management, and has authored many published works, including the book "Professional UML with Visual Studio .NET" and a Visual Studio 2005 article series for the MSDN Developer Center.

Christopher Bowen is the LeadApplications Architect at Monster.com in Maynard, Massachusetts, where he works on the design, implementation, and optimization of Monster's applications. Chris is highly involved in the .NET development community, contributes to running the Boston .NET User Group, and speaks on a variety of subjects at area developer events. He is a member of Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Customer Advisory Board and the Microsoft East Region Architect Council. Christopher holds a masters of science in Computer Science and a bachelors of science in Management Information Systems from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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