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  • Blog Post: Emotiv Engine Client Library is posted at CodePlex

    I finally got my act together and posted the code for my EmoEngineClientLibrary , which is a C# wrapper around the DotNetEmotivSDK.dll assembly that ships with the Emotiv SDK . Browse the source code Browse the documentation overview You may recall this code library from such blog posts as: Kinect-Emotiv...
  • Blog Post: Kinect For Windows SDK beta is posted

    Download Kinect for Windows SDK beta . NUI geeks rejoice! The noncommercial Kinect SDK beta is available from Microsoft Research.  Skeleton-tracking provided by the Kinect For Windows SDK beta. Get documentation here . Here are the code samples that you get: Sample code files are included in the...
  • Blog Post: Again with the brainwaves

    I’m still playing around with the EPOC neuroheadset by Emotiv , as described in previous posts, such as Realtime Brainwave Data with WPF and Fun with brainwaves, part 3: Here’s some code . This time, I’m converting brainwaves into soundwaves in realtime (well, near -realtime). I’ve built a simple signal...
  • Blog Post: Don Burnett compares iPhone development to Phone 7

    Providing a nice follow-up to my recent post on modern programming environments , Don Burnett compares the developer experience for Apple’s iPhone to Microsoft’s Phone 7. Windows Phone comes out on top, as Don explains in this nice slide deck. iPhone versus windows phone 7 coding View more presentations...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 4 now available for download

    Expression Blend 4 makes it easier than ever to design your WPF and Silverlight apps. Here are the official bullet points: Create rich web experiences, games, desktop apps, and more. Design apps that use the full power of Silverlight. Take your ideas from concept to finished project. Work effectively...
  • Blog Post: COM Is Love

    New job! I’ve hopped over from the excellent Developer Division User Education org to the cool Windows Server Information Experience group, ‘way on the other side of the Server & Tools business unit , where I’ll be providing sample code and docs for some of the intriguing new Microsoft features....
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 is live

    And it’s good. Download the full trial version here: Visual Studio 2010 Downloads . Technorati Tags: Visual Studio , .NET Framework , Silverlight , WPF Designer
  • Blog Post: Fun with brainwaves, part 3: Here’s some code

    The story so far: Realtime Brainwave Data with WPF and Fun with brainwaves, part 2 . So the code is finally somewhat presentable for public consumption. You can download it from here: Realtime Neurodata Display . If you have the Research Edition of the Emotiv SDK , this is what you’ll see: EmoEngineClientLibrary...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidates are posted

    Go grab your copy of Visual Studio 2010 RC here . Rewritten in WPF, this is the slickest version of VS yet. Too many features to go into now, but here are a couple of my favorites. The WPF and Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio now has complete parity with the beloved Windows Forms designer, and...
  • Blog Post: Realtime Brainwave Data with WPF

    Update: Code is posted here . A wonderful thing happened since my last post on this project. The friendly folks at Emotiv listened to their devoted users and opened up the raw electrode data from their amazing EPOC neuroheadset ( just $299 ). That’s a 14-channel fire hose of brainwave data, streaming...
  • Blog Post: WPF and Bling

    Here is one of the coolest applications of WPF ever: Bling . It’s a completely new way to leverage the WPF platform for high-performance graphics development. Bling experiments with a programming model that combines the ease of programming provided by a retained graphics model with the flexibility and...
  • Blog Post: WPF samples now available at Code Gallery

    In past versions of our Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation, you may have experienced frustration when you tried to access our WPF sample code. No more. We’ve picked the best samples, hoisted them out of the docs, updated them for Visual Studio 2010, and uploaded them to Code Gallery: WPF...
  • Blog Post: WPF Designer sample code is posted

    If you want to author custom design-time experiences for your WPF controls, this is a good place to start. We have samples for custom adorners, context menus, property value editors, and advanced scenarios. This code is written for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, but you should have luck with the Beta 1 bits...
  • Blog Post: TestApi v0.3 Posted

    Ever wondered how to test your WPF, Windows Forms, .Net Framework, and Win32 applications programmatically? Of course you have. Now there’s the TestApi , a library of test and utility APIs that enables developers and testers to create automated tests for .NET and Win32 applications. TestApi provides...
  • Blog Post: WPF and the Parallel Extensions, Updated

    At the request of the Parallel .NET team, I’ve cleaned up the code from my earlier post, WPF and the Parallel Extensions . Reaction-diffusion visualization You can download the code from here: WPF and Parallel .NET . Have fun! Technorati Tags: .NET Framework , Parallel , WPF , Chaos , Fractal
  • Blog Post: WPF and the Parallel Extensions

    It’s been over six months since the Parallel Extensions to .NET Framework 3.5, June 2008 CTP release, and I’ve been wanting to play around with that stuff for awhile. It’s all shipping in .NET Framework 4.0 and is considered by Soma to be a key cloud-enabling technology. So I finally jumped in and decided...
  • Blog Post: Using WriteableBitmap to Display a Procedural Texture

    A long time ago, back in the Java days, I wrote some code to simulate a particular kind of autocatalytic chemical reaction. A chaos theory researcher named Vladimir Gontar was doing some interesting work,  adapting cellular automata to more closely resemble real physical systems. He presented a...
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