Dan Fernandez has created the
first article in a series of five all about the new features in Visual Studio Express 2008. In his first article, he talks about Auto-Implemented properties, inferred Data Types, array initializers, LINQ query, custom extension methods and XML literals.
out about a game that was done at Microsoft's Puzzle day involving everyone's favorite book, Harry Potter and his wand. All wand jokes aside,
Nathan Pooley, appears to have created the wand and shows how to build a Harry Potter Point of View (PoV) wand. It detects if you did the correct…
Coding4Fun has released the 2008 Developer Kit. What is included in this kit? Three different ways to use Bluetooth, easy ways to do emailing, power management examples, Windows Desktop Search, a P2P picture sharing example, a RSS Reader Screen saver
At Maker's Faire
2007, Trossen Robotics had some cool toys at their booth. One system was the
Magic Air Tubes. They have a video along with a list of the hardware they used for the project.
Trossen Robotics used IR sensors to detect how far your hand was from the sensor. From there, that…
Today Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions Beta 2. This release continues the Microsoft tradition of offering simple, fun and easy to learn tool suite for causal developer, hobbyist, gamer and students for free.
Get started by downloading this new release.
If you like WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)
and programming in Ruby, check out an
example Scott Hanselman did with IronRuby. Scott uses
Notepad2 with Ruby support to do his coding for this example. Scott talks about some of the issues coding with this alpha release of IronRuby but then…
really needs to create the next Tetris since there are only so many variants I can play. DigiPen has an 8-part webcast series on creating a video game to help aid
in just doing that. Their game doesn't use XNA but uses DirectX 9.0. Their series covers sound effects, sprites, sprite…
The final version of Windows Home Server (WHS) has shipped! There are already
multiple add-in's for WHS and there is the
Code2Fame contest out there too. The Code2Fame contest must be postmarked by August 25th to count too.
So what is so cool about WHS? It helps protect your home. It helps…
John Kennedy has created a
very nice diagram for aiding in Windows Mobile development. You want
GPS, VOIP, device emulators,
the Home screen,
Telephone API, ... list goes on and on.
If you're making a Windows Mobile application, I highly suggest checking out John's cheat sheet.
If you're a premium member of the XNA's Creator's Club, you now have access to
Garage Game's Torque X and Torque X Builder for free! Previously, this cost $100!
What is Torque X? It is c# based game engine that allows 2D drag and drop game creation! It allows you to make use of physics and…