JSON in/out in C# not anymore rigid

Very nice and concise summary of the using dynamics, ExpandoObject and JSON.net for easy serialization/deserialization of JSON in C# – finally using JavaScript-like (dynamic)  access to JSON members. http://thewayofcode.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/c-dynamic-object-and-json-serialization-with-json-net/


Tiled WMS overlay in Windows Phone 8

WP8WMSUpdate May 2014: version for Windows Phone 8.1 is here: https://blog.sumbera.com/2014/05/23/wms-overlay-on-windows-8-1-and-windows-phone-8-1/ 

Looking on Windows Phone 8 Map SDK, I have tried to migrate a simple WMS overlay from Windows   Phone 7 (Bing map) – blogged here : https://blog.sumbera.com/2010/11/07/tiled-wms-overlay-in-windows-phone-7/

Changes :

– for migration you have to add before migration System.Core into the project (had to edit manualy proj file and add it there)

-Change from *.Controls.Map to *Map.Controls

– XAML definition

 <maps:Map x:Name="sampleMap"
 ZoomLevel="14" />

Loading TileSource:

private void sampleMap_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
MapsSettings.ApplicationContext.ApplicationId = "<applicationid>";
MapsSettings.ApplicationContext.AuthenticationToken = "<authenticationtoken>";
TileSource wmsTileSource = new WMSTile();

..then in your TileSource you can use as usual your method GetUri.

Sample code based on Microsoft Sample can be downloaded here: www.sumbera.com/lab/WP8/WMSonWP8.zip

back to feature phones

Back to the feature phone



reverted to feature phone after 5 years of iPhone addiction. Here is my new phone. Great features:

– no more reading and responding to  emails in my  private time

– no more reading flipboard (tech crunch, CNET..)

– looking forward for the next day email surprises

– smaller and lighter than iPhone 5 or 6 :)

-no more twitter (btw. I have removed all my tweets and followers, sorry my flowers…, left only linkedIn and wordpress)

– killing feature : battery life up to several days

– very fast, focus on 3 single tasks done: phone  , sms , alarm

– absolute differentiation from all touch-based phones

– 5 Mpix camera as on my last iPhone (4) with autofocus

-supports USB mass storage and microSD card

– price : 90 USD


nice article back to feature phones