Data Structures using Windows 8 Modern UI design, part deux: Students Excited

Data Structures in Windows 8 have changed, but the really cool thing is that the Modern UI allows the data structure classes to also have UX!  Wow! Let’s say you are running a data structures class, there are few students who are “engine designers” and they LOVE the hard problems, live to solve that next…

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Free Professional Grade Database tool: LightSwitch

LightSwitch is a free professional grade database tool.  It is an awesome way to get to your data whether it is on a client machine, on an Enterprise server, private cloud, Azure, Amazon or Google.  It’s pretty amazing.  Kick back and view the video! Try it for 90 Days from http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/lightswitch/try I like it, and…

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Anticryptography

I just got my aluminum hat tuned up. Communicating with an unknown recipient is something fasinates me.  Strangely enough, there are a number of early branches of computer language design in developing artificial intelligence, as well as communication theory. One of the early articles, and it reads like one of the X-files can be found…

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Part 5-Data Structures and PathFinder app: List<T>, structs and AI

As a reader, I want to share with you my view of a blog as a type of practice writing.  That is: nothing is absolute, and you should always question anything that I write, make sure to test the ideas by writing code, talking to others or simply commenting on my blog.  Unlike many writers…

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Data Structure: Part 4, Even More on List<T>, WRT Generics

In the code example in my previous blogs, I discussed how to use a List<T> to store data strings.  To use our list in Windows Phone 7, we need to determine how to utilize the List<T> to store our data, AND put data into the List<T>.  List<T> is a type of programming object referred to…

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What you need to get to start on Web and Video/Console Game Design

Here are the items you will need to have to follow along with this blog, for college students attending an accredited college in the US, all of the following are free, except for the Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), if you attend a school that has MSDNAA you have access to that version of: If…

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Code Snippets: Again with the code snippets

Well the space aliens were asking me about code snippets again, and they were curious if they had to create a separate file for each of the code snippets and put them in the same folder, or could they put them all in the same file.  Then again, if you think that these space aliens…

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Building an XNA Game that will run on XBox, part 4 of gazillion

Well, let’s take a look at our next component, we got the Blue Screen Game (that is: A cornflower blue screen is shown on the screen).  You might be asking yourself: “I am a java developer, this C# stuff confuses me”, or you might be new to the game design and programming.  Today, I am…

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The Imagine Cup: Imagine That!

As I write about communications with aliens, I have found out about the Imagine Cup, and my discussion about game design can certainly be used to win some very large coinage!  Like 15,000 dollars in coinage! Imagine that you, a friend or relative could win $8,000 for taking some pictures about the environment?  Imagine that…

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