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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: So you wanna make a Zune Game?

    While many have had the chance to play the N.A.M.E game, some creative seeds have been sewn.  I'm getting several questions coming through about how to create a Zune game. To build your own Zune game, there are several points of optimization unique to developing for the Zune device itself (limited...
  • Blog Post: N.A.M.E Zune Game Featured on GameGirl Blog!

    Recently N.A.M.E hit the front page of the GameGirl Blog !  GameGirl is a HUGE gaming blog with an all female cast of contributors - providing a fresh take on the world of video gaming.  The article - written by Chastity (aka NuyoRiquena ) contains a great overview of the game and process Legendary...
  • 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: Rejected launch Marketing

    Not every idea can be a winner...   This video is from The Code Trip - a bunch of developers hit the road in a tour bus, geek out, and journey across the land. It's a good good time.  For more check our their Travel Log .
  • Blog Post: Sooo....how do we get students interested in technology?

        The age old question of "how do we get more students interested in STEM (science tech engineering math) has come up one too many times.  It's time for me to write what I know (so here you go!):     A couple programs Microsoft created to help students get interested in...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Student Blogs

    As some of you know, Microsoft is hosting a HUGE student competition called the Imagine Cup - design software, travel the world, win some money: A team in New Jersey has started their blog about their experiance - very interesting - especially if you're thinking baout joining in on the fun... ...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Data Mining Addins for Excel

    You can now use excel for advanced analysis and data mining! Now, in addition to being able to import data directly from SQL Server, Excel can access the mining and analysis tools in sql server. The Analyze Key Influencers is one of the coolest features in this package - find correlations in any table...
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