Announcing .NET Core 1.0 for OS X, Linux, and Windows

Here’s the most exciting news in cross-platform development since Microsoft acquired Xamarin: .NET Core 1.0: We are excited to announce the release of .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0, available on Windows, OS X, and Linux! .NET Core is a cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform for creating modern…


Blog reboot

It’s been exactly two years since my last post, so it’s about time to reboot the blog. After two discreet years on the amazing HoloLens project, I’ve moved to the Learning eXperiences (LeX) team as a Developer Learning Evangelist. The blog’s focus will expand from Windows programming to include code and discussions around more technologies…


Visual Studio “14” CTP is available

Download here. Remember that this is a CTP and isn’t meant for production environments; please install in a test environment with no earlier versions of Visual Studio installed. Eric Battalio says: Here are some resources which may be useful as you try out the Visual Studio “14” CTP, released yesterday: Downloads: Download the Visual Studio…


Emotiv Engine Client Library is posted at CodePlex

I finally got my act together and posted the code for my EmoEngineClientLibrary, which is a C# wrapper around the DotNetEmotivSDK.dll assembly that ships with the Emotiv SDK. Browse the source code Browse the documentation overview You may recall this code library from such blog posts as: Kinect-Emotiv mashup prototype Realtime Brainwave Data with WPF…


Kinect For Windows SDK beta is posted

Download Kinect for Windows SDK beta. NUI geeks rejoice! The noncommercial Kinect SDK beta is available from Microsoft Research.  Skeleton-tracking provided by the Kinect For Windows SDK beta. Get documentation here. Here are the code samples that you get: Sample code files are included in the Kinect for Windows SDK beta download and are installed…


Again with the brainwaves

I’m still playing around with the EPOC neuroheadset by Emotiv, as described in previous posts, such as Realtime Brainwave Data with WPF and Fun with brainwaves, part 3: Here’s some code. This time, I’m converting brainwaves into soundwaves in realtime (well, near-realtime). I’ve built a simple signal processing pipeline, and I feed it signals from…


Don Burnett compares iPhone development to Phone 7

Providing a nice follow-up to my recent post on modern programming environments, Don Burnett compares the developer experience for Apple’s iPhone to Microsoft’s Phone 7. Windows Phone comes out on top, as Don explains in this nice slide deck. iPhone versus windows phone 7 coding View more presentations from More evidence that MSFT can…


Expression Blend 4 now available for download

Expression Blend 4 makes it easier than ever to design your WPF and Silverlight apps. Here are the official bullet points: Create rich web experiences, games, desktop apps, and more. Design apps that use the full power of Silverlight. Take your ideas from concept to finished project. Work effectively with design tools, Expression Studio, and…


COM Is Love

New job! I’ve hopped over from the excellent Developer Division User Education org to the cool Windows Server Information Experience group, ‘way on the other side of the Server & Tools business unit, where I’ll be providing sample code and docs for some of the intriguing new Microsoft features. What that means for this blog:…


Visual Studio 2010 is live

And it’s good. Download the full trial version here: Visual Studio 2010 Downloads. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio,.NET Framework,Silverlight,WPF Designer