Cipher Suite for webOS

My son turns 14 this month, but we still have bedtime stories. Currently, the bedtime story is Simon Singh’s The Code Book. While reading the description of the Vigenére cipher, I started to think about how I’d code up an implementation, and that led to my first webOS application. Cipher Suite is a small collection of classic ciphers, and is currently in the Palm beta feed. Hopefully a few people will give it a try and let me know if it sets their phone on fire or drowns some kittens or anything. Having gotten it that far, I thought I’d share a little bit about how the app was developed.
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Silverlight Localization

The official Silverlight documentation about localization gives lots of information about working with resource files, but it is kind of scant on how to actually get localized strings to show up in the UI in a reasonable way. For example, an unreasonable way would be to set the text/content properties of all the controls in a page’s code-behind file. A reasonable way is to use data binding.

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