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Jeremy Likness: “Next comes the fun part. There may be a case for an inversion of control container here, but I’m going to follow a fairly common pattern but instead of shoving a bunch of variables into the App object, I’ll create a GlobalManager class for the MVVM concerns. Now this is a static class and of course that concerns some people for becoming problematic down the road because the views will be tightly bound (plus it’s one of those hated singletons). In this case it just doesn’t bother me. I unit test the view models, not necessarily the views, and use design-time data in the views. Therefore, the binding for me doesn’t pose a threat as I can still grab the view models and run them in isolation while mocking the interfaces.”

Also: “C#er : IMage: A Silverlight MVVM Feed Reader from Scratch in 30 Minutes

“Navigation in a #WP7 application with MVVM Light”

Laurent Bugnion: “In his excellent series ‘MVVM Light Toolkit soup to nuts’, Jesse Liberty proposes one approach using the MVVM Light messaging infrastructure. While this works fine, I would like to show here another approach using what I call a ‘view service’, i.e. an abstracted service that is invoked from the viewmodel, and implemented on the view.”

“Coding4Fun Windows Phone Toolkit”

Greg Duncan: “Need an ‘About’ for your Windows Phone 7 app? Toggle button? TimeSpan Picker? A number of value to visibility converters? Why re-invent the wheel, when the Coding4Fun team, having run into their own challenges in building Windows Phone 7 app’s, have built them for you?”

“Windows Azure Emulators On Your Desktop”

Buck Woody: “Many people feel they have to set up a full Azure subscription online to try out and develop on Windows Azure. But you don’t have to do that right away. In fact, you can download the Windows Azure Compute Emulator – a ‘cloud development environment’ – right on your desktop.”

“Microsoft: ‘over 2 million’ Windows Phone 7 licenses sold to manufacturers so far”

Chris Ziegler: “What does that tell us? Well, let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way: the iPhone 4 sold 3 million units in a little under a month after its launch, so Microsoft clearly has plenty of room to catch up—but that comes as no surprise to us, analysts, or Microsoft itself. Furthermore, selling a license to an OEM isn’t the same as selling a phone to a customer, since many of these manufactured devices are sitting on store shelves; it’s unclear exactly how many WP7 devices are actually in users’ pockets right now, but the number is certainly less than ‘over 2 million.’”