Tech Challenge

A number of Teen Centers, including the Boys and Girls Clubs in Southern California are participating in a contest called the Tech Challenges.  For the next few weeks this Web Blog will be utilized for instructions and as a center for the contest.  Keep an eye out on what is happening, along with the links. …

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Using Silverlight: Popfly games

One way to consume Silverlight is to create Popfly Games, I have made a series of silent videos that show how to utilize the Popfly Game Creator site.  http://www.popfly.com I used the community clips that is a free download from Microsoft and VERY easy to use.   This will take you through the entire process, from…

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Using Expressions Blend with Visual Studio 2008

Expressions and Visual Studio 2008 are tightly connected, you use Expressions Blend to modify the appearance of the project and then you are able to open the XAML in Visual Studio 2008.  This allows you to work with the XAML code directly within the programming environment.  Take a look this brief video to see just…

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JavaFX

Check out this post on JavaFX, it is pretty good short article about JavaFX and how it compares to Silverlight. http://joel.neubeck.net/2008/08/technology-saves-usa-gold-in-100-m-butterfly/ However, I do think that Silverlight has the momentum and since it will work in the Compact CE O/S, which even though Google is talking about how their phone is a “clean” O/S, Compact…

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My post for today really sucked

I didn’t post it, it was to complicated and long.  I spent 5 hours on it yesterday and realized that it just sucked.  Big time. For now, could you go to http://blogs.msdn.com/devschool and make sure you have all of those downloads done, although you don’t need the Softimage for this blog, but will need the XNA…

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Learning how to use the FarSeer physics engine with Silverlight

The FarSeer guru has posted some simple examples of how to use the excellent FarSeer Physics Engine at CodePlex, http://www.codeplex.com/Farseersimplesamples.  Use the comments in the code to figure out how to use the samples. If you are a student you can get Visual Studio Team Systems or VS 2008 through Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance…

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