Professional Windows 8 Programming

Updated 10/24 with final book cover design. “Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren /via @verge Windows 8 Review It is an exciting time to be a Windows developer.  The arrival of Windows 8 is a complete game changer.  The operating system and…

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Windows Developer Event – Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA

Windows Developer Event – Windows Reimagined Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows today at our free, full-day Windows Developer Event. We’ll show you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive and beautiful Metro-style applications in HTML5/JavaScript, XAML/C# and C/C++. Your investments in these languages carry forward, making…

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KINECT for Windows

KINECT for Windows is coming to a PC near you beginning February 1, 2012! How will you change the world with KINECT on your PC? According to the KINECT for Windows blog, the KINECT for Windows hardware will be available in limited quantities at first, through a variety of resellers and suppliers at the suggested…

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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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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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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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StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets & Templates

Visual Studio 2010 provides 38 code snippets for the C# developer, while Visual Studio Snippets provides enhanced versions of those base snippets along with 31 additional code snippets in the October 2010 Visual Studio Snippets Release. Within the Visual Studio Snippets collection all of the code snippets are compliant with StyleCop rand static code analysis…

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Silicon Valley Code Camp – Code Generation Presentation Downloads

I attended the Silicon Valley Code Camp this past weekend and presented a session on Code Generation techniques using Visual Studio 2010. I’d like to thank everyone that attended the session and as promised you can download the presentation and code from Windows Live SkyDrive. Within the Visual Studio 2010 solution you’ll find sample code…

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