Experience Visual Studio’s WCF Tooling support in the next CTP!

Just a quick status update on the WCF side of things. We are currently finishing up some development work and then driving to stabilize our bits. We will make it into the next Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio code named ‘Orcas’, due out ‘sometime’ in the future.


Interactions between objects – Attributes and Interfaces

One of the greatest features of NetHack was the ability to achieve a rich interaction between objects.  ·         What happens if you use a candle on a scroll?  It should start on fire.  ·         What if you throw a potion on the ground?  The potion shatters. ·         What if you dip a flaming long sword…


Unleash the power of .NetHack!

In the beginning there was Rogue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_(computer_game)), then Hack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hack_(computer_game)), and then a networked-king-daddy-of-all-text-based-RPGs NetHack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetHack).  An idea I have had in the back of my mind for quite some time was to make a NetHack clone taking advantage of .Net; and I don’t mean just a managed version of NetHack – I mean using…


Authenticode signing Bootstrappers produced from Setup Projects

Mike Wade, VS2005 Bootstrapper author and all-around nice guy wrote a blog entry about authenticode signing Bootstrappers produced from Setup Projects.  It’s almost magical what you can do with MSBuild and a little time. I would encourage you to read his post over at Re-inventing the Wheel:http://blogs.msdn.com/mwade/archive/2006/10/03/A-PostBuild-Step-that-Does-Something.aspx


JavaScript OS

For one reason or another it would be awesome to write an Operating System in X, where X is some specific language or environment with some specific property.  I’m really excited about the work from Microsoft Research about an OS written entirely in managed code: https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=227259 But wouldn’t it be awesome if there were an…