Using the Live Writer Community Version

Well open source is the big thing these days.  Ok, good enough.  But after rebuilding my machine, I am installing Visual Studio and Visual Code first.  Of course if you build your JTEAM correctly you don’t have to do an install, just pop into a USB, Dropbox or Azure and all it is a download. …

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Game Design: Introduction to C++ and DirectX Game Development Jump Start

Although I am not sure that the Introduction to C++ and DirectX Game Development Jump Start is really a 100 level course, but it isn’t a 200 class either, so I would say it’s a 150 level.  The nice thing about the training at the Microsoft Virtual Academy is that it doesn’t have click traps…

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Game Design: XAML/DirectX/C++ Game Design Links that I have reviewed

Yeah, I know that I need to be focused on one thing, but I see the linkage between game design and the Internet of Things.  For instance at a conference I attended last week, one of the teams had designed a air launched projectile that responded to Tweets.  Now this was basically a creative and…

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IOT: Thinking about the Hardware for the Pumpkinduino, part 3

Previous: IOT: Pumpkinduino UML, part 2 Next: IOT Pumpkinduino Part 4 So what embedded device should I use in the Pumpkinduino?  (The pumpkin is shown to the right, lights not shown because they are weak little things and I used a flash.) An Arduino Nano with a radio? An UNO with a Bluetooth Shield or…

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C# Specifications: Using Visual Studio 2013 to compile a DLL and EXE

To see how to use Raspberry Pi with C#, go to the link at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brunoterkaly/archive/2014/06/11/mono-how-to-install-on-a-raspberry-pi.aspx Bruno is a much better blogger than me, but you are always invited to come back sometime. Now on to Visual Studio 2013 and compiling Using Visual Studio 2013 to compile your DLL and EXE is pretty easy when you…

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Free eBook on Model View View Model design pattern

Well, I give up for now on trying to explain MVVM to myself, I am just going to read the Free eBook you can find at the site links listed below.  I have struggled with the reason to use MVVM for Arduino/Netduino applications, but after viewing the Robert Green videos, it is pretty clear that…

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Why are specifications important for software and design?

If you are in a rapidly evolving small company and the main concern is to make payroll, writing specifications are not at the top your todo list.  But building code against specifications are usually what you do, the specifications might be the work order that your customer agrees to pay you for your work effort. …

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No “Hello World” but there is an “Eh?” example in the C ISO/IEC 9899:2011

Eh? You say.  No “Hello World” example in the C specification?  Yes, Surf4Fun says you are right!  But there is an “Eh?” printf example. In paragraph 5.2.1.1 page 23, Example 2, the C-specification has the following: EXAMPLE 2 The following source line printf("Eh???/n"); becomes (after replacement of the trigraph sequence ??/) printf("Eh?\n"); This is not…

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Hello World in the C++ standard ISO/IEC 14882:2011(E)

In a previous post, I talked about the “Hello World” example in the C# standard.  The C++ mention of the Hello World is brief and not really a code example, to demonstrate the Function and specifically the  parameter-declaration-clause from page 192 (page number at the bottom of the page, not the pdf defined page) or…

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C++: Compiling your C++ app source and header file without using the VS IDE

Just like in an earlier blog where I showed you how to compile C# without using the VS IDE, you can do the same thing with C++, with a few differences.  You might want to take a look at the walkthrough article at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ms235639(v=vs.120).aspx, where it shows you how to build an executable. To get…

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