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Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE. Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.
Many post little more than harsh criticism of Microsoft's Metro Interface in Windows 8. Traenk thinks there is a middle path that can get people talking about the powerful Operating System instead of the interface.
Software developers know the thing you can count on in your career is change. Microsoft is redefining the way apps are developed -- are you ready to get on board?
Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through
the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week
has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!
These days, what CAN'T a smartphone do? Microsoft is putting their own spin on things to help you experience "life in motion" when using your device. Instead of containing static application icons, the re-imagined Start screen features live Tiles showing real-time content updates.
Want a simplified self-service tool to help you build
business applications for the desktop and beyond? Microsoft programmers… meet
Visual Studio LightSwitch.
Windows CE is a tough computer to outfit!
Traenk is still upset by his recent dive into Windows security. So much more was promised when the merger of Windows 9x and NT lines was announced, so long ago.
After the discussion on client configurations betraying your infrastructure choices, my talk with Sim Pul Simon (my corrected spelling) turned to other server examples.
Planning a User Group or community gathering for developers? Community Megaphone, built by Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie aka @devhammer, provides a simple way to share and discover all kinds of events relating to software development.
One of my programs crashed the other day in a very unexpected place. A call to System.Threading.ConcurrentQueue.TryDequeue (from the Parallel Extensions to .NET) resulted in an OverflowException being thrown. Investigation revealed a pretty serious bug in the System.Random constructor.
In the last blog in this series, Traenk relates his first experiences with computers and with coding. But now, some years have passed. . .