Getting Started with Direct3D 11

So you’ve downloaded the latest DirectX SDKWindows SDK and start digging through the various tutorials, samples, and documentation, and you are trying to get a handle on where to start learning Direct3D 11… The DirectX Tool Kit tutorials and the Direct3D Game VS Templates are a good place to start. You should also take a…


JavaScript のクロス ドメイン (Cross-Domain) 問題の回避と諸注意

REST サービス / Web Api の実践 Web Api (REST サービス) におけるクロス ドメイン接続 (JSONP, CORS 等) と諸注意 Web Api (REST サービス) で Custom Basic 認証を使用してクラウド (Azure) に配置する Web Api (REST サービス) の Custom HTTP Header (HTTP ヘッダー) Web Api (REST サービス) における同時実行制御 (Concurrency Management) Web Api (REST サービス) で Custom MIME タイプを処理する Web Api (REST サービス)…


Collect network trace data within your ASP.NET application

If you read one of my previous posts about reverse engineering of a shortened URL, then you probably saw the comment from Richard Deeming, saying that there is a better approach to achieve the task. The comment was about to avoid unnecessary trip between the client and the server and I have added an update…


A Lesson in Farming

Take my advice.  Don’t get in a round bale ring with a cow. It’s been a while since I’ve written about my alter-ego – farmer Brian.  I’ve been meaning to write a general farm update post and still hope to in the next couple of weeks (with pictures and all).  But something happened this last…


"Who moved my [Windows Media] Cheese"?

Since the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2, support for the Windows Media codec (WMV) has been built into the OS, so developers have come to rely on it being there particularly for DirectShow playback of cutscenes or video textures. On Windows Vista, we introduced the Windows Media Foundation APIs as well. Much like…


RTM’d today: Microsoft Office 2010 Plain & Simple

We’re happy to announce Microsoft Office 2010 Plain & Simple has been shipped to the printer! This book can be in your own hands, either in print or as an eBook, by the end of this month. In the meantime, here’s a quick overview of this practical how-to guide to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,…

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Unsolicited business proposals to Microsoft: there is a way

My friend, Sean, has a post from January on how he’s not feelin’ the love so much from McDonald’s, specifically how the company doesn’t accept unsolicited proposals. This was sent to me today: http://www.mcdonalds.com/contact/contact_us/unsolicited_ideas.html Not clear if he was offering a new spin on the Filet-O-Fish® or what… (and who knew that the bun has…


Break on dll load in Visual Studio

Thanks to Kara Ottowell (I think I relearn this trick every two or three years, posting here so I have a chance to remember it): In VS add a breakpoint and specify the location as, for example {,,compluslm.dll}DllMain if you wanted to break when the compluslm.dll was loaded. For a specific function use the same syntax…