@bruce: Thanks Bruce, glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully, another show coming next week.
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Mike Taulty works in the Developer and Platform Group at Microsoft in the UK.
Thanks Ian - we will come back and talk about Cortana in a follow-on show but you can (to some extent) mix and match Cortana with speech recognition and synthesis. Generally, Cortana is about the Windows shell either launching your application with some parameters OR it can be about the Windows shell interacting with your application via calling your background tasks without your UI.
The speech bits that we look at here are about what happens INSIDE your app.
We'll look into the video problem ASAP but I've noticed that the HIGH quality is fine, the LOW quality is fine but the MEDIUM quality is missing the last 5 minutes of video or so.
I need to flag that there's a 'bug' in this video :) I goofed on the day and forgot to include a piece of code that's really quite critical.
At 12 minutes 43 seconds into this video I say "All you have to do is make a runtime check to make sure that it's ok to use the APIs that you want on a particular device family".
At around 28 minutes into the video, I forget to actually do that. When I'm writing a function called DoSomeGpioWork() I should actually be wrapping all of that code in an IF statement that checks that it's ok to use the GPIO APIs. I could do that by checking at the API level or the Contract level and I'd usually use the contract level with some code like;
// Do GPIO Work
I got away with this in the talk but it's important to flag that it was my mistake on the day and so I thought that I'd add it here to make sure it was clear.
Great session as always from Laurent!
At around 2mins in to the video I think there's a bit of a mixup between type converters and value converters. The 2 converters in the project are value converters (IValueConverter) rather than type converters - apologies if I've got that mixed up.
I've added the source code for the library that I use in the later part of the session on to the end of this blog post on my site;
@Aaron:Aaron, that's really useful feedback - thanks a lot for that because I hadn't really thought about it.
I used var here mostly because it gives me less typing to do and less thinking about what type is actually coming back from some of those methods but, you're right, it helps me whereas it might not help the viewer so much so I'll definitely keep that in mind.
Just a quick note - you can find a walkthrough of all the code in this talk over on my blog site;
which should help in following along. That code has also been updated for the latest drop of Rx.