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  • Blog Post: How to REST in a nutshell

    If you hang out with the web 2.0 kids long enough you'll inevitably hear the word REST/RESTful. I've gotten this question enough from the CS students I work with to create a little knowledge nut right here: REST = Representational State Transfer In a canonical desktop application we have objects (ie...
  • Blog Post: On C++ and being a "real" programmer

    One of my unnamed developer damsels linked me to a GREAT article from good ol Dr. Dobbs.  The article consists primarily of an interview with Bjarne Stoutstrap - engineering chair at Texas A&M regarding the applicability of C++ in education.  Quite an interesting question in computer science...
  • Blog Post: Getting starting with Game Development from Ground Zero

    I'm currently at Wheaton HIgh School recieving the age old "I want to make a game, but how?" question. 1. Get it installed: http://creators.xna.com/Education/newtoxna.aspx 2. Make Pong in 5 Minutes: http://blogs.msdn.com/devschool/archive/2008/02/03/pong-in-5-minutes.aspx 3. Get Rolling wtih...
  • Blog Post: Texas

    Last week I was hanging out in Texas doing some training on Silverlight/Evangelism training. I was staying in Irving - a huge tech center - more or less just like any other suburban tech city (Redmond/San Jose/Reston). But at some point, I had a sudden need for a new firewire cable, so I ran down to...
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