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Niner since 2012



  • 7. Integration with Unity3d

    would be nice to see Visual Studio Tools for Unity support 'code' :)


    I've been using it for a while now and it is a huge boost to all kinds of productivity (especially debugger)

    Any chance you could take up a chat w/ them and get a port for OSX and Linux of it :)

  • Duality and the End of Reactive

    I think just based on the general definition of "reactive" that the push idea of observer is more accurate than side-effect.  I can understand that Erik may have other ideas to it and prefer a change, but I'm not so sure "side-effect" is better.

    Both definitions carry a negative connotation in context; however, "side-effect" has a greater negative weight then "reactive".

    If I had any opinion that mattered, as if... I would say some mathematical terms could be more relevant to describe this evolving pattern, sort of like "state functions" and "integrals"... but, for me.. reactive is fine.

    well, I really enjoyed watching this...



  • Prism for Windows Store Apps

    great work... looking forward to working with this and to the windows phone 8 version in the future!

  • Part 1: Series Introduction

    ok, I realize now that the preference controls are all white on a white background.. >.<


    so, lab 6 was working, just couldn't see any of it.. no way to change the control colors very easily.  I guess this has something to do with Callisto.. dunno.

  • Part 1: Series Introduction

    ok, so created a fresh grid app, suspend/shutdown and f5 restart works as expected...  not sure what's up with the lab 5 PLM example then..   /shrug.

    just fyi, also had problems in lab 6 with the 'remember' state stuff.. i'll try a fresh grid app for that as well and see if it is just something broken in the labs here.

  • Part 1: Series Introduction

    I'll give that a try today and let you know.. been watching the /build stuff here Wink

  • Part 1: Series Introduction

    hello, I've been going through the training kit (HOL) that is provided here.. been very helpful so far.  However, on lab 5 dealing with PLM.. i get an error after suspending/shutting down the simulator of the cookbook app and attempting to restart the simulator, and just a blank screen if launching the application directly within the simulator.

    the is the error:

     System.NullReferenceException was unhandled by user code
      Message=Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
           at ContosoCookbook.ItemDetailPage.LoadState(Object navigationParameter, Dictionary`2 pageState) in f:\Development\Win8CS_Lab\Labs\05 - PlmCS\Source\ContosoCookbook\ItemDetailPage.xaml.cs:line 79
           at ContosoCookbook.Common.LayoutAwarePage.OnNavigatedTo(NavigationEventArgs e) in f:\Development\Win8CS_Lab\Labs\05 - PlmCS\Source\ContosoCookbook\Common\LayoutAwarePage.cs:line 375


    line 79 is:  this.DefaultViewModel["Group"] = item.Group;


    I'm fairly new to all of this, and imagine that during the applications OnLaunched, it verifies if the rootFrame exists (which is doesn't after termination and a deferal had been created?), but to our demise, the LoadState method is failing because it does not have the context or handle to the data?  I'm not even sure I have a clue what I'm talking about here...

    I will try to set a breakpoint to the LoadState entry and watch what is happening there, but I really do not know what is wrong and especially how to fix it.

    any direction would be helpful to me understanding this... thanks!

  • Grid Computing with 256 Windows Azure Worker Roles

    would be nice to see the jobs parallelized, but may be limited by the renderer you're using.

    eventhough this example (256 worker roles, ~1 hour) would only equate to about 30$USD cost... any size studio would and does run 24/7 at times... this could be very cost prohibitive.  I estimated this to be around 22K$ USD/mo. (?)  that's really expensive.

  • GoingNative 11: Inside Fresh Paint - A C++ + XAML + DirectX Windows Store App

    is it possible to download the project source to learn from.. perhaps on CodePlex?

  • GoingNative 11: Inside Fresh Paint - A C++ + XAML + DirectX Windows Store App

    the camera zooming in and out is nauseating....   >.<