I had a great time presenting at the GSP Developers Guild last night. Thanks to everyone for letting me go a little long on the presentation! There was so much to cover and I still didn’t show everything that is new and exciting.
Here is a link to my presentation.
Thanks to everyone for coming out….
I had a great time presenting with Brian Hitney over Windows 8 at the Charlotte ALT.NET user group this past Tuesday night. We had some very good discussions concerning developing applications using XAML and HTML.
Here is a link to the slides.
Thanks to all who came out!
I am happy to announce that I have finally updated my extension for BrightScript. It previously only supported Visual Studio 2010 but I have finally had enough time to make the modifications and get it working for Visual Studio 2012.
You can get it here or through Visual Studio using Tools | Extensions and Updates. Then all you need to do is simply do a search online for “BrightScript”.
For those of you who develop for the Roku or BrightSign devices, here is what your code will look like now in Visual Studio:
Hope this helps…
I am happy to announce that the book, Mastering Ninject for Dependency Injection has been published. I worked on the project as a technical reviewer and had a lot of fun.
If you are interest in a great reference for Dependency Injection (DI), this is a good one. It goes deep for those of you who really want to take full advantage of a mature DI container.
I would like to thank Packt Publishing for reaching out to work on this title.
I have been developing on the Microsoft stack for most of my career and I must say that I have been thoroughly impressed with Steve Ballmer. I have seen him in person at Microsoft for the MVP summits and he is always so positive and energetic. I must say that Microsoft is certainly going to miss him and especially his charismatic personality.
If you haven’t seen this video, I recommend you watch it now.
I know that Microsoft, as a company, sometimes leaves a bad connotation for some people but for the most part, I am very glad they are around and still alive and kicking!
I had a great time talking Monday night on Game Design and Unity. Here is a quick synopsis of what I covered:
Probably the hardest part of game development is just getting started. We will take a look at focusing on creating your own Game Design Document.
Once we review the general concepts of our document, we will jump into a live session of building a quick app as well as using 2D Toolkit. We will cover the following topics:
• Input: Touch and Keyboard/Controller
• Particle System
• Collision Detection
• Finite State Machines (FSM)
• Sprite Collections and Animations
• Dicing your sprite sheets
• Sprite Batching
Thank you to everyone who came out and attended! We had a full house and that is always nice.
I also wanted to post the link to my slides documents and source code made during the talk.
Until next time…
I am happy to announce that I will be speaking with Brian Hitney covering Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013. This event is sponsored by the Charlotte Windows App Developers group. Here is a summary of the session:
This presentation will dive into the latest changes and updates to VS2013 and Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 will be a free update to Windows 8, and there are a number of new features to take advantage of or plan for.
Here is a link to the event for you to register for free : Register
This should be a great in-depth session to help you get ready using Visual Studio 2013 and the free upgrade for Windows 8
Hope to see you there!