Slides and Code for NoVA Code Camp – Building Services with Web API

My thanks to everyone who attended my session at NoVA Code Camp 2015, “Building Services with ASP.NET Web API”. Below you’ll find my slides, as well as a link to the Github repository containing my demo code. Please note that the demo code contains many non-standard naming practices, so I would advise against using it … Continue reading Slides and Code for NoVA Code Camp – Building Services with Web API

FREE Download – Windows Phone 8 Book

Paul Thurrott, of Supersite for Windows fame, has finished the first edition of his Windows Phone 8 book, which he’s making available for FREE download via his WindowsPhoneBook.com website. Better still, you can influence future editions of the book by sharing your feedback. Just download the PDF, and drop Paul an email via his About … Continue reading FREE Download – Windows Phone 8 Book

HTML5 Game Camp Resources

I wanted to take a moment to thank all the folks who came out to Columbia University for last Friday’s HTML5 Game Camp event that I presented with my colleague Lindsay Lindstrom. It was great to see so many folks interested in HTML5 and gaming, and in particular how many folks stuck around on a … Continue reading HTML5 Game Camp Resources

Kinect Resources and News

Last week, it was my pleasure to present at the Roanoke .NET User Group on the Kinect SDK for Windows beta. In the presentation, I demonstrated the application I created for last summer’s Mid Atlantic Developer Expo, which used the Kinect to provide both skeletal tracking to move the mouse and select items, and also … Continue reading Kinect Resources and News

jWorldmaps: Anatomy of a jQuery Plugin

I just found out that my first article for the Script Junkie website is now live! The article, which can be found here, walks through the fundamentals of authoring a jQuery plugin, and then walks through the example code from the jWorldmaps plugin itself, which I wrote to provide an easy way to implement animated … Continue reading jWorldmaps: Anatomy of a jQuery Plugin

Source Code Available for the Kinect Mouse Cursor Project

Getting the Code Last week, I noted the release of the Kinect SDK for Windows beta, and at the end of the post pointed to some cool projects put together by the folks over at Coding4Fun on Channel9. One of the projects I’ve been playing with a bit is the Kinect Mouse Cursor project, which … Continue reading Source Code Available for the Kinect Mouse Cursor Project

Kinect SDK for Windows beta Now Available

In case you missed the big announcement yesterday, the wait is over and those of you itching to try your hand at some NUI goodness on Windows with an official SDK can go grab the bits for the Kinect SDK for Windows beta. I downloaded the beta SDK yesterday during the all-day Channel 9 Live … Continue reading Kinect SDK for Windows beta Now Available

New Features in Windows Phone "Mango" – with Video!

I just finished watching the press conference announcing many of the new features that will be coming with the next release of Windows Phone, codenamed Mango, this fall. I have to say that even as a somewhat jaded insider, I am very excited about some of these features, and several of them were a complete … Continue reading New Features in Windows Phone "Mango" – with Video!