Intel just open sourced Stephen Hawking’s speech system and it’s a .NET 4.5 WinForms app that you can try for yourself

Disclaimer: This post does not constitute an endorsement of any Microsoft service, technology or product by Stephen Hawking. The purpose of this post is to discuss Intel’s communication platform for individuals with disabilities and it’s technical details. Pictures are used purely for informational and demonstrational purposes. I’m typing this sentence with my face. And no,…

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Kate Gregory on Channel 9!

Kate Gregory (@gregcons) is a developer’s developer. (And, she’s Canadian too!) She’s smart, funny and incredibly talented. So, it’s no surprise to me when she’s featured on Channel 9. Recently, she was interviewed by Charles Torre about C++:   You may remember that last year, she and Richard Campbell hosted a series of events called…


Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL)

If you’re building an application for the Windows platform, you’re probably aware of the new capabilities of Windows 7. Features like the new Windows Taskbar with Jump Lists, the Windows Sensor and Location platform, and, of course, support for rich user interactions through touch – these are just a few of the awesome capabilities of…


Q&A with Kenny Kerr on C++, Window Clippings and Micro-ISVs

Kenny Kerr is a software developer and entrepreneur. He is passionate about software and getting it done right. His new company recently launched Window Clippings 3, a screen capture tool designed to produce the highest quality screenshots. You can follow Kenny on Twitter at @kennykerr. 1. Who are you? I am a husband and father…


“The new C++ for the new Windows / Part 0 / Putting bugs into buckets” by Kenny Kerr

Kenny Kerr is a software developer and entrepreneur. He is passionate about software and getting it done right. His new company recently launched Window Clippings 3, a screen capture tool designed to produce the highest quality screenshots. This is the first article in a new series about C++ for Windows. I would have liked to…


“The new C++ for the new Windows” by Kenny Kerr

Kenny Kerr is a software developer and entrepreneur. He is passionate about software and getting it done right. His new company recently launched Window Clippings 3, a screen capture tool designed to produce the highest quality screenshots. This is the start of a new series of articles that I’m writing about C++ for Windows. I…


Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Quality Cookbook

When developers target a new platform, they often face the challenge of targeting the “what’s new” or “what’s different” when building applications. The reason for this is simple: things change. Often, features are added or improved and – in some cases – certain features removed entirely. It is the way platforms evolve over time and…


Building Awesome Apps for Windows 7 Simulcast with Kate Gregory

Are you building applications for Windows 7? And, more importantly, are they awesome? If you’re looking to improve your Windows 7 application development skills or you’re looking to get the latest information on building applications for Windows 7 in managed code then I would strongly urge you to REGISTER NOW FOR THE BUILDING AWESOME APPS…


Building Awesome Apps for Windows 7 Community Tour

As a developer, I’ll admit that I have built a number of applications that didn’t integrate as well as they could have with Windows. In these scenarios, the user’s experience was non-optimal because they would be left wanting for particular capabilities or features. For example, integration with the Windows shell or support auto-recovery in the…


Mark Relph on Windows Development for .NET Rocks!

Over the past number of years, I’ve listened to quite a number of podcasts. As I’ve said many times before, in terms of “learning on-the-go”, podcasts provide one of the best means of exercising your brain. Got a 45-minute commute? Why not educate yourself at the same time? On a long walk with the dog?…