Matt Gertz is showing how to code Eucher in VB.net. What is Eucher? It is a trump style card game with 2 teams of 2 people. Wikipedia
has more history and the rules if you care.
Currently there are six parts on line and you can hit up the
VB Team blog and see if more are released.
Need a way to tell your friends that you're snowboarding this weekend and they should hit the slopes with
you? Don't worry, Paul-Valentin Borza has created an
event agent with Windows Live Messenger and Sharepoint.
With some API digging, clever ways of overriding security, and some XML, you…
Brian Peek has done something rather awesome, he built an
easy-to-use managed API for the wiimote.
He provides the full source along with a sample application on how to use the API.
Well, what does the API actually support? The classic controller, the state of the IR and acceleration, button…
Stephen Walters from SuperExpert has created an
example website on using the Windows Live SDK.
While a quick demo on how to use it, it shows how quickly and easily one can embed a search engine into their own site.
One big thing to remember about non-asynchronous webservice calls is your page's…
Ok, you're new to programming? Don't fully understand Object-Oriented programming?
Don't worry, Microsoft just launched the
Beginner Developer Learning Center. They have 2 different tracks, web and windows development. Each track has 3 tiers. Tier 1 provides a foundation to help ground…
Scott Hanselman hacks up some more hardware, this time the
CueCat to get more info about the books he is reading onto his blog.
Scott decodes the barcode information, changes the UPC into ISBN, then call Amazon's Web Service via REST and finally wraps everything up into a Live Writer plug-in. …
Microsoft has sponsored a 4 day
XNA game building contest at the Game Developer Conference. Joystiq has some excellent converage of the individual teams. So far Joystiq has posted articles about
Dungeon Quest, and
Scott Hanselman has created a
Fingerprint Manager that interfaces with the Microsoft Fingerprint reader and the GrFinger SDK.
Scott uses suprisingly an XML file to store the images in a byte array. While big and even bigger since it is converted to base64 converted, it is cool way to create a…
Tyler Schlegel has created a
basic browser-based chat application using ASP.NET and ASP.NET AJAX. For those who don't know what
ASP.NET AJAX is, it was formally known as Atlas and is Microsoft's framework to provide Ajax calls. It works on other frameworks such as PHP and ColdFusion.
Jeff Hans and Yann Lecon last year made a
muli-touch screen application. A year later the guys over at Tinker.it created a
touch screen too. With some plexiglass, 36 LED, and some other parts, they managed to recreate the the touch screen. They explain the principles behind it and roughtly tell…