Friday, January 22, 2010

GenCode...Ed Scott

UPDATE: New Facebook app

Yep, I just wrote a facebook app you can share out with your friends, I will be adding more later

Ed Scott, Sr. C# Software Developer/Architect based in Florida.

Specializing in Microsoft Development
.NET 3.5 Framework, C#, ASP.NET, WPF, WCF, LINQ.

Places I have worked
Fortune 500 Companies: such as CitiGroup/JPMorgan/Techdata
Small companies: 20-30 people such as Motivano/Geonex/Nextrade
Companies I have worked with to help with a solution, Weather Channel

What have I done in my spare time, I love coding so I code in my spare a lot of us geeks.

....Well back then

C++, DSL
Back when I started working in the 90's I wanted to create a Hurricane Tracking Application, at the time pretty much VB was fast to develop and simple to code, but I wanted more, I wanted it also to be fast to run and develop, a new library came along called
MFC, it made C++ simpler to make Windows apps so I started to work.

.....This Is Now

C#, .NET, WPF, WCF, SOA and iPhone, Objective C.

Working on my own time, late nights and weekends the app has evolved over the years, and so have I COMPLETELY rewrote the app, Tracking The Eye, into a full .NET application...but to support it HTML
would no longer do, I needed a real time SOA architecture, so I created a set of web services to run the application. well that was not enough iPhone, and Windows Gadgets were coming into focus, so REST support was added. currently holds the top spot with Google, Bing and Yahoo for the keywords "Hurricane Software"

Example of UI

Silverlight, LINQ, WPF, WCF, iPhone, Android...the world is changing FAST...what was new is old....just knowing OO and threading is not enough anymore.

Well good news this all goes toward
So added an alternate map that can be reused and ran on a Macbook if needed

Here's an example of the Silverlight portion of the app, it is embedded into a Windows form application and uses the Silverlight Bing Map Control and a pop UserControl that shows a realtime radar map over the location you hover over.
Embedded Satellite Imagery

Apple is Back...WOW after a slump, Apple is Back! Good for the consumer, for the dev, well you will need to know Objective C, Based on Smalltalk its not my "personal" favorite....but its Apples solution. I like the separation of GUI vs Business concept like Microsoft's WPF and Google's XML based layouts for the Android.

Here are some screenshots of the iPhone app I developed for my followers
This iPhone app supports Multi Touch, Geo Locations fully interactive map and Google map
SDK. It can give your distance to the storm from your location. It communicates via the same SOA web services the Windows and Windows Gadget and Silverlight apps do.

Interactive Tracking Map

Main Menu

My App is one of the Top 20 Weather downloaded applications.

If you'd like to check it out and have
iTunes you can get it here:

Pay Version (Its only 99 cents)

Free Version

You can follow my tweets on

...Thanks to all my developer friends and especially to my wife for supporting me on those long nights and weekends.

Heres a little lifesaving PDF that makes your life a lot easier.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Taken by Ed Scott, this is a full lunar eclipse.

Photo shows before and during. Sunflare was created by Photoshop.

This was a series a 5 images, using the stacking technique to capture this moment in time of Jupiter and its moons.

These next couple you will need to click on to see them better

This Pic is of our closest Galaxy, Andromeda, I took this through a regular Digital Camera piggybacked on the back of a Telescope, the photo was NOT taken through the telescope, simply through the regular camera lens.

This is the Orion Nebula, taken through a normal digital SLR camera again, click on it and see its beauty! Watch stars being born.