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Niner since 2010


  • Visual Studio Toolbox: Entity Framework Part 1

    , rogreen wrote

    Everyone. Let me know if this is too long. Would you prefer fewer demos? Would you prefer this was broken out into multiple episodes? If so, should they be posted one a week or more frequently? Or is this length fine from time to time?


    @rogreen: I like having single long videos.  I really dislike shorter videos spaced out over time.  I often want to absorb and apply as much as I can when I'm looking at something new.  The number of demos was fine, it showed a cross section of major features in an approachable way. I found the brief coverage of the generated code differences to be very useful. The only thing I can think of that would add a lot of convenience would be to list the times of the demos/subject coverage to the description so we can skip to what we're interested in.  I was most interested in the two demos on CF but had to watch the other two in the middle.  I had no idea that the last demo was even going to happen.  A table of contents with times would resolve that wonder, especially in longer videos.

    Thanks for the great content.

  • Kodu Now Available for PC

    I think this is a fantastic idea! I was completely uninterested in programming when I first started using a WYSIWYG web editor.  I was just making neat looking stuff I could show other people over good old Prodigy dialup interenet on my angelfire website.  It didn't take terribly long to realize there were things that could be done that I couldn't do in my WYSIWYG editor and I started looking up tutorials on neat stuff to do.  At about the same time I was playing this game called RPG Maker or something similar.  No coding but there was a lot of figuring out logic and such, much of what I learned there I still use today.  Here I am 10 years later and working on with a health information system company as developer.  I had seen programming before all that, but never been interested.  I think it's important to give people as many methods as practically possible so that they can find an interest. -Max