A code monkey in Research

One developer's view of (a little bit of) Microsoft Research, Cambridge

November, 2011

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    Connecting with Facebook

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    There are several ways to integrate your application with Facebook: you can have a standalone application (which uses Facebook for authentication but has a UI totally separate from Facebook apart from login), and there can be two flavours of that, a ...
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    NoReplyAll Add-In 2.4.0

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    A new version of the add-in is now available - head to http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/60860f41-88ab-4bb4-8104-765feca9cfed/default.aspx to get hold of it. Only two changes since 2.3.3: yet another button rearrangement, since the dropdown...
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    The core of the game service

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    Last time , I gave an outline of our Facebook game : now I'm going to take a look at the "game engine." The game logic is pretty straightforward: Player one initiates a game by selecting an opponent and specifying the five allocations Player...
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    Introduction to Project Waterloo

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    As I hinted earlier , I'm finally getting round to describing how we implemented our first Facebook game, Microsoft Research Project Waterloo . The game is between two players, each having one turn. The game board is a number of fields of play - in our...
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