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  • Blog Post: Kinect With Me Part 1 - Setting Up Your Machine

    This Kinect for Windows v2 tutorial series will help you build an interactive Kinect app using Visual Studio and C#. You are expected to have basic experience with C# and know your way around Visual Studio. Throughout the series, you will learn how to set up your Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and dev...
  • Blog Post: The Power of Speech in Your Windows Phone 8.1 Apps

    I had the opportunity to present a session on Speech Recognition for Windows Phone while at That Conference in Wisconsin Dells in early August. The session was well received and there was a lot of excitement among those that attended, so I promised them that I would provide an online walk through of...
  • Blog Post: Using Visual Studio 2013 for analyzing memory issues in WPF applications

    The concept of memory leakage in .NET applications is slightly different from native application memory leaks, but the problem of leaking code still exists in managed world. .NET applications can leak memory and run out of resources when unused objects are still referenced by other objects and cannot...
  • Blog Post: Evolving ASP.NET Apps–Updating Search

    This post is a continuation of the Evolving ASP.NET series: Evolving ASP.NET Apps - Introduction Evolving ASP.NET Apps – Evaluating the Code Evolving ASP.NET Apps – Moving to a Web Application Evolving ASP.NET Apps – Dealing with Dependencies In our last post, we started updating 3rd party components...
  • Blog Post: BREAKPOINT: Get Your Data On with SQL Server and Visual Studio

    When data is transformed into information it becomes a powerful and actionable tool for decision-making. But data doesn't exist in a vacuum. Some of the best SQL server tools for data development run within Visual Studio. Paul Laberge and Jonathan Rozenblit show you how to harness the power of SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: TIP: Where Does the Open Brace Go?

    Want to start a fight between two coders? Ask them if the open brace goes on a new line or at the end of the method declaration! Luckily you can set up Visual Studio to put the brace in whichever location YOU prefer. Go to Quick Launch and type in "format" you will find lots of great options to control...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 6 – The Finale and Debugging Remote Node Apps

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook Creating Mobile apps with Xamarin

    Download the free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, by Charles Petzold. You can download PDF and Mobi formats at Microsoft Virtual Academy . Released Monday to help celebrate the Xamarin Evolve conference...
  • Blog Post: Programming Arduino in Visual Studio with Visual Micro

    Instead of using the out-of-the-box Arduino IDE, why not use Visual Studio to program your boards? Visual Micro is a free Arduino programming tool for Visual Studio that supports all Arduino versions and the Intel Galileo in a single IDE. Since the dawn of Arduino , geekdom has been raving about...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 5 - Connecting the Chatroom with WebSockets

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 4 – Building a Chatroom UI with Bootstrap

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 3 - Building a Backend with Node, Mongo and Socket.IO

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: Whoops! I deleted the data! My DevOps disaster and how you can avoid your own

      When you migrate your code or data from one environment to another, things can go wrong, with potentially disastrous consequences. In this post I share my disaster story and three things I learned to help reduce the chance of future migration disasters! I remember it clearly. We were migrating...
  • Blog Post: Part 2: Get Started with Python

    This is a tutorial series which will teach you how to code in Python. We will start with the absolute basics of installation of Python in Windows and Python Tools in Visual Studio. We will then go through basic constructs in Python and write a couple of programs to summarize what we have learned. We...
  • Blog Post: TIP: Lazy Code Snippets in Visual Studio

    You’ve probably discovered code snippets and you may even know you can create your own code snippets. But, Susan has a confession to make – she’s lazy. According to her, she usually can't be bothered to define the xml to create her own snippets. That's why she loves using the Toolbox! You can just drag...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 2 – Welcome to Express with Node.js and Azure

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: What’s new with Unity

    There has been a lot of announcements around Unity lately, and a lot of them have been about some really cool stuff. The problem is with all these announcements its hard to keep up to speed. So I thought I would put together a sort of summary to highlight some of the stuff that I have heard or seen that...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 1 - Introduction to Node.js

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: What does Back to School mean for coders?

    If you are a student, or you know a student, do let them know about the programs we have in Canada just for students! Did you know DreamSpark gives students access to Microsoft developer software for free? That includes Visual Studio. Since not all schools teach .NET languages, it’s important to know...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio and the Role of the Architect

    Application Architects are a vital part of any custom development project. They create the design of the software to be built, guide Development teams through the process of implementation , help the Quality Enablement teams understand the system and how to interpret test results , provide context on...
  • Blog Post: Working with Class Diagrams? Let Visual Studio 2013 do the work

    Designing a new feature? Trying to figure out someone else’s code? Got a class diagram completed and need to start coding? Take advantage of the modelling features in Visual Studio to save yourself some time! Using an agile methodology doesn’t mean you never document or design anything. The class diagram...
  • Blog Post: Shiny New Toys (in Visual Studio)

    If you are an avid user of Visual Studio, you may already know that the VS product team is now releasing quarterly updates on the tooling and this Spring is no different.  Earlier this spring, the Visual Studio team released Update 2 (Spring Update) for Visual Studio 2013.  What was also announced...
  • Blog Post: On the Next Breakpoint: Shiny Toys, Spring 2014

    Shiny Toys Edition, Spring 2014 If you are an avid user of Visual Studio, you may already know that the VS product team is now releasing quarterly updates on the tooling and this Spring is no different.  Earlier this spring, the Visual Studio team released Update 2 (Spring Update) for Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: 30 Days of Bootstrap with the MVC Framework–Week 2

    Last week I shared here on the Developer Connection that I've started on this adventure of blogging 30 days in a row, all with the intent of giving you, the readers, exercises in the neighborhood of 10-15 minutes a day. It's shaping up to be a good introductory lesson plan that you can consume at your...
  • Blog Post: Using Portable Class Libraries

    Continuation of Windows First- A New Strategy for Mobile Development and Beyond With a working application in place, we then demonstrated how to refactor the project code in preparation for supporting additional platforms. We decided to create a Portable Class Library to share code across platforms....
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