Blake.NUI is a new open-source library for multi-touch NUI (Natural User Interface) development. It can be found at
blakenui.codeplex.com and is under a MS-PL license.
The library is still in undergoing changes but here are some of the things currently included in Blake.NUI:
WebMatrix was recently released and helps make creating websites super easy. WebMatrix is everything you need to build Web sites using Windows. It includes IIS Developer Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET (a Web framework), and SQL Server Compact
(an embedded database). It streamlines…
Clint Pearson created a flat database project over at CodePlex. Initially I wasn't sold on this but then after a few pokes at the source code, I realized it is actually fairly powerful. Clint implemented a table
solution for FlatDB which makes it far more powerful than a typical single…
The .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) team has a great example of using low cost, embedded computing to improve their biking experience.
All the source code can be found at
http://netmfbikecomputer.codeplex.com/ and just a reminder, the NETMF is 100% open source as well!
WEI Share ("We Share") is a
Coding4Fun code sample that takes your
Windows Experience Index score and shares it with the world (anonymously) to an Azure website with a Silverlight front end and lets you post your WEI score to Facebook for bragging rights.
new episode of the
Coding4Fun Show has been posted over at
Channel 9. This time around,
Brian Peek discusses Natural User Interfaces (NUI) and multitouch programming with
Josh Blake. You'll see how Josh used multitouch and NUI principles to build his NaturalShow application, a PowerPoint…
Donn Morse created a slightly modified
version of the XNA Racing Game Starter Kit to work with a custom game controller that has an accelerometer!
The sample driver supports communication between a Windows 7 application and the sensor. (Note that in addition to a dual axis accelerometer, the…
Visual Studio 2010 Express Editions are released to the web! What
is even better is they are free! There are currently 4 Visual Studio editions.
Visual Basic 2010 Visual C# 2010 Visual C++ 2010 Visual Web Developer 2010
You can start downloading at…
Kevin Moore's WPF bag of tricks has been updated! While it hasn't been updated in a few years yet was my default control kit I would use. The updated the bag of tricks to also includes Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight controls! One interesting thing
was he removed the date control since he…
Rick Barraza has a great example on how to do page flipping. He explains the math and talks about the different steps to make it go from just a basic example
to the extra polish needed to make it over the top.