Doug Holland - An Architects Perspective

Sr. Architect Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Silicon Valley

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  • Blog Post: Professional Windows 8 Programming

    Updated 10/24 with final book cover design. “Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren /via @verge Windows 8 Review It is an exciting time to be a Windows developer.  The arrival of Windows 8 is a complete game changer.  The operating system...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Event – Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA

    Windows Developer Event - Windows Reimagined Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows today at our free, full-day Windows Developer Event. We’ll show you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive and beautiful Metro-style applications in HTML5/JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: KINECT for Windows

    KINECT for Windows is coming to a PC near you beginning February 1, 2012! How will you change the world with KINECT on your PC? According to the KINECT for Windows blog , the KINECT for Windows hardware will be available in limited quantities at first, through a variety of resellers and suppliers at...
  • Blog Post: Professional Parallel Programming with C# - Master Parallel Extensions with .NET 4.0

    Gastón Hillar, a fellow Intel Black Belt Developer, without a doubt knows what he is talking about when it comes to parallel programming. Professional Parallel Programming with C# is an excellent book for anyone looking to optimize their code for the latest generation of multi-core and many-core systems...
  • Blog Post: StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets January 2011 Release

    Visual Studio Snippets is an open source collection of code snippets for the C# programming language, providing StyleCop compliant versions of the 38 code snippets that ship within Visual Studio along with 44 additional StyleCop compliant snippets. You can download an Excel spreadsheet containing details...
  • Blog Post: Programming WCF Services

    If you are an architect or developer and are using the WCF today or considering the use of WCF on a future project I would highly suggest that you purchase a copy of Programming WCF Services by Juval Lowy. In the new edition of Programming WCF Services there is a new chapter on the Windows Azure AppFabric...
  • Blog Post: StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets November Release

    Visual Studio Snippets is an open source collection of code snippets for the C# programming language, providing StyleCop compliant versions of the 38 code snippets that ship within Visual Studio along with 40 additional StyleCop compliant snippets. You can download an Excel spreadsheet containing details...
  • Blog Post: C# Programming Language (Covering C# 4.0), The (4th Edition)

    I have been using the C# programming language since before its initial release and there have been a few books that have remained by my side almost that entire time, one such book is the the C# Programming Language, Fourth Edition by Anders Hejlsberg , Mads Torgersen, Scott Wiltamuth , and Peter Golde...
  • Blog Post: StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets & Templates

    Visual Studio 2010 provides 38 code snippets for the C# developer, while Visual Studio Snippets provides enhanced versions of those base snippets along with 31 additional code snippets in the October 2010 Visual Studio Snippets Release . Within the Visual Studio Snippets collection all of the code snippets...
  • Blog Post: Silicon Valley Code Camp - Code Generation Presentation Downloads

    I attended the Silicon Valley Code Camp this past weekend and presented a session on Code Generation techniques using Visual Studio 2010. I’d like to thank everyone that attended the session and as promised you can download the presentation and code from Windows Live SkyDrive. Within the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Anatomy of the T4 Text Template

    Visual Studio 2010 uses T4 text templates for code generation and within this blog post we’ll examine the anatomy of a text template and see how easily code and other text can be generated. Let’s take a look at an example in Visual Studio, we’ll create a new Visual C# empty project and add two new text...
  • Blog Post: Programmatically Invoke the C# Compiler

    Imagine you have just generated some code using a code generation technique, wouldn’t it be really cool to then programmatically call the C# language compiler and generate assemblies from the generated code? Let’s imagine we used an Xslt transformation to generate some code:     XslCompiledTransform...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex.Snippets 4.0 - Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets for C# Developers

    CodePlex.Snippets is a collection of code snippets for C# developers that enhances the core code snippets developers use today to ensure that they conform, where appropriate, to static code analysis and StyleCop rules. CodePlex.Snippets also provides 28 additional code snippets in the beta release to...
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