Looks like XNA Gaming Studio Express is
holding a contest that starts in January. I got the link off
Blues News so I don't know that much more. However, in the spirit of unsportsmen like conduct, I suggest cheating by starting now.
The holidays are fast approaching and Coding4Fun has whipped up two great holiday related coding examples. First one is written by
Arian Kulp who wrote an application that
parses your blog and finds if you've been naughty or nice based on what you said. It uses Regular Expressions, a background…
Mark Harris has an example about using his
joystick in c#. Mark used Managed DirectX 1.1 which he mentions can be found at the
DirectX SDK website. His example is set for a 6-axis, 20+ buttoned joystick which reminds me of Steel Battalion's controller.
He goes on how to get additional axis…
The Microsoft Robotic Studio just got released. Coding4Fun will have new and cool robotic content shortly too! Visit their download section to get started on your own.
Using the Visual Programming Language, beginner programmers along with advanced developers can use the VPL to develop complex…
Today Microsoft XNA Gaming Studio Express was just released. What does that mean? It means the software is no longer beta and now has Xbox 360 support! To deploy your Xbox 360, you do need
to be part of the
XNA Creators Club which is available on Xbox Live Marketplace for $49 (U.S.) for a…
Ever want to have your
Christmas lights rock out?
Brian Peek has written a great article showing off how to
animate your Christmas lights for Coding 4 Fun using some Phidget Relays, some code, and some electrical parts.
With enough time and effort, you'll be able to rock them out in sync with…
Ok, what is Mono? Mono is an open development initiative that is attempting to develop an open source version of
Microsoft.Net. At this this point, the API coverage is limited to .Net 1.1 with limited support for 2.0.
So why care? If you want your application to be a bit more platform…
Meng Wang shows how to have your computer make calls with your GSM cell phone
in VB.Net. If you're interested in how this works, he has 3 articles on Code Project.
Part I - Retrieve Phone Settings
Part II - Send SMS (link dead 7/8/2008) Part III - Dial, Answer, Reject (link dead 7/8/2008)
Wondering what you can get your favorite coder? Have no idea what to ask for? Check out the guide, there
are a bunch of ideas in there that may interest you.
Holiday Gift Guide for Coding4Fun 2006 Edition is now up so look no farther! The holiday guide is broken down into 5 sections:
Tired of giving socks every year to your favorite engineer or technology elitist? Coding4Fun has come up with a holiday gift guide of items that are sure to make them glee with joy. We've cranked up the geek-factor and have tried to come up with the biggest
list of programmable presents on the…