My New Blog

You’re now officially looking at my old blog.  My new blog is at, or more simply,  Along with this switch is a switch in focus.  My new blog will mostly discuss Windows Phone 7 app development.  Enjoy!

Announcing "101 Windows Phone 7 Apps"

As I tweeted the other day, my new Windows Phone 7 book is now available for pre-order.  Here’s the first draft of the cover (with many app icons still needed to be filled in): The title could be a little confusing (and we might still tweak it), so let me be clear that this is…


WPF 4 Unleashed!

I’ve been seriously neglecting my blog, but I just wanted to point out that WPF 4 Unleashed is now available! Maybe someday soon I’ll explain the differences between the two books it in more depth. 🙂  


Silverlight 2 Unleashed Available for Pre-Order

I told someone awhile back, "Don’t worry, there will be a Silverlight 2 Unleashed.  The only real question is whether I’ll be the one writing it." Until a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t make up my mind.  (I know, it was a bit late to decide!)  But finally I did, concluding that life has…


Popfly Games: Now With High Score Tracking!

Yesterday afternoon we updated Popfly with arguably the most fun feature yet for both viewers and game authors.  Popfly games automatically track scores, wins, and losses for the people who play the games.  If you browse to, you can see your stats and find out about popular games you haven’t played yet:   On…


New Game Creator features are now live!

A few hours ago we released our 20th major update to Popfly, which includes our first update to the game creator since it was released just over a month ago.  There are tons of new features for you game creators out there, so I want to highlight them for you: 1. The new “color swapper”…


Popfly Game Creator Sample: Type Type Revolution

I’m here at Maker Faire, getting ready to demo the Popfly Game Creator, and here’s a new game I just created:       You can click “tweak” to see how I created it, make changes, and save it as your own.  But here’s a quick summary of what I did: I made the A, S, D, and F buttons…


Popfly Game Creator! (What I’ve been doing the last 6 months)

At the end of last year, my team was nice enough to let me start working on a Silverlight-based casual game creator for Popfly, one that makes it easy to create a variety of games with no coding experience required.  And here it is!  For the past 2-3 months we’ve had two additional developers, a…


.NET Rocks!

I was fighting off a cold and perhaps not always thinking straight, but here I am on episode #314 of .NET Rocks!


Petzold strikes again!

(Or, rather, struck again last summer.)  I just found Jeff’s post about receiving a book from Petzold complete with witty comments.  I was also a lucky recipient of an autographed book, so I thought I’d share what Petzold had to say to me: Funny stuff!  (He’s referring to this discussion, in case you missed it.)  I…