BackgroundMotion is live

Following up from the Microsoft Technical Briefings earlier this year BackgroundMotion is now live for everyone to use. While the site has been created for people to use a production manner one of the important aspects of BackgroundMotion was enabling developers to see how to develop modern solutions using Microsoft technologies.

Due to wanting to educate people we have provided the source code on Codeplex (download link below). We are also continuing to make updates and fixes as they’re needed and will upload any new changes we make. The source code and site aims to teach you how to:

  • Develop with modern patterns such as the Model View Presenter (MVP)
  • Use LINQ for SQL
  • Write a simple Windows Vista Gadget
  • Write a WCF secured Windows Vista Gadget
  • Use Microsoft AJAX Extensions
  • Integrate Microsoft Virtual Earth
  • Leverage third party providers (Flickr, Live Spaces, SilverLight)
  • And much more! :)

You can download the source off Codeplex

The live site has videos of our presentations relating to aspects of the site as well as “nugget” style videos covering a variety of topics such as our development methodology and how some of the patterns we use worked.

Nigel Parker has also create a video tutorial on how you can upload content and have it accessible in BackgroundMotion.

As with anything we do, feel free to provide feedback (on this blog or via email).

John-Daniel Trask

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2 Responses to “BackgroundMotion is live”

  • […] to use and learn from. If you would like to know more about BackgroundMotion you can read our earlier blog posts about the release or visit the site itself at […]

  • Dear Mr. Trask, do you know of someone who is using the core code of the BackgroundMotion project? There is only one question on the codeplex site and its been kept unanswered and I can’t seem to find someone who is using the repository code. I am starting a new project and I am tempted to use of your code, but I can’t find any simple project that uses Core.dll, to start learning from it.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Jesús Garza

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