Professional Parallel Programming with C# – Master Parallel Extensions with .NET 4.0

Gastón Hillar, a fellow Intel Black Belt Developer, without a doubt knows what he is talking about when it comes to parallel programming. Professional Parallel Programming with C# is an excellent book for anyone looking to optimize their code for the latest generation of multi-core and many-core systems. As I write this blog post there…

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StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets January 2011 Release

Visual Studio Snippets is an open source collection of code snippets for the C# programming language, providing StyleCop compliant versions of the 38 code snippets that ship within Visual Studio along with 44 additional StyleCop compliant snippets. You can download an Excel spreadsheet containing details of all 82 code snippets here. As mentioned in my…

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1.5 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices Shipped!

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Achim Berg discusses the momentum, strengths and challenges of the company’s newly launched Windows Phone 7 and gives us some insight into just how successful Windows Phone 7 has been since it’s launch. You can read the article, Windows Phone 7 Sales Off to a Promising Start, First Step in a…

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Windows Phone 7 Christmas Countdown Application

If you have ever been asked by someone, especially a child, how long is it until Christmas then this is the Windows Phone 7 application for you. Christmas Time will tell you exactly how many days, hours, minutes, seconds, and even milliseconds remain until the next Christmas Day. At midnight on Christmas Eve the clock…

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Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners

Want to build some exiting applications for Windows Phone 7 although you’re an absolute beginner when it comes to software development on mobile devices? No problem! MSDN’s Channel 9 has a new series of videos, entitled Windows Phone 7 development for absolute beginners, designed just for absolute beginners and you’ll be submitting your first application…

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Weird Hole-Punch Cloud Today

Since the beginning of flight school I have been a little bit of a weather nerd and so as soon as I saw this weather phenomenon from my backyard today I had to run back inside and get the camera, hopefully you’ll agree that this is one cool cloud. I initially reached for Jeppesen Aviation…

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Programming WCF Services

If you are an architect or developer and are using the WCF today or considering the use of WCF on a future project I would highly suggest that you purchase a copy of Programming WCF Services by Juval Lowy. In the new edition of Programming WCF Services there is a new chapter on the Windows…

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Future of Silverlight Starts Now!

On December 2nd join us in Redmond, WA at the Microsoft Campus or watch the event live online and see the future of Silverlight. Learn more about the Future of Silverlight from Scott Guthrie, get training, labs, and swag. It’s just like an extra day of the PDC, dedicated completely to Silverlight. Register – Attend…

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StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets November Release

Visual Studio Snippets is an open source collection of code snippets for the C# programming language, providing StyleCop compliant versions of the 38 code snippets that ship within Visual Studio along with 40 additional StyleCop compliant snippets. You can download an Excel spreadsheet containing details of all 78 code snippets here. As mentioned in my…

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C# Programming Language (Covering C# 4.0), The (4th Edition)

I have been using the C# programming language since before its initial release and there have been a few books that have remained by my side almost that entire time, one such book is the the C# Programming Language, Fourth Edition by Anders Hejlsberg, Mads Torgersen, Scott Wiltamuth, and Peter Golde. While you can find…

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