Archive for November, 2010

Free ebook from Microsoft: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

November 23, 2010

I’m a bit late, but … material has been updated in the meanwhile.

Pasted from the source:


This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.

Yes, Programming Windows Phone 7 is truly a free download, but for those readers who still love paper—as I certainly do—this book will also be available (for sale) divided into two fully-indexed print editions: Microsoft Silverlight Programming for Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft XNA Framework Programming for Windows Phone 7. [Note from Devon: we should have these ready for order in December 2010.] …

ps: not yet read!

Technorati tags: Windows Phone 7

Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF)

November 21, 2010

Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF) by Adam Nathan

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is a key component of the .NET Framework 3.0, giving you the power to create richer and more compelling applications than you dreamed possible. Whether you want to develop traditional user interfaces or integrate 3D graphics, audio/video, animation, dynamic skinning, rich document support, speech recognition, or more, WPF enables you to do so in a seamless, resolution-independent manner. Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers it all, in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by .NET guru and Microsoft developer Adam Nathan.
· Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
· Examines the WPF feature areas in incredible depth: controls, layout, resources, data binding, styling, graphics, animation, and more
· Features a chapter on 3D graphics by Daniel Lehenbauer, lead developer responsible for WPF 3D
· Delves into non-mainstream topics: speech, audio/video, documents, bitmap effects, and more
· Shows how to create popular UI elements, such as features introduced in the 2007 Microsoft Office System: Galleries, ScreenTips, custom control layouts, and more
· Demonstrates how to create sophisticated UI mechanisms, such as Visual Studio-like collapsible/dockable panes
· Explains how to develop and deploy all types of applications, including navigation-based applications, applications hosted in a Web browser, and applications with great-looking non-rectangular windows
· Explains how to create first-class custom controls for WPF
· Demonstrates how to create hybrid WPF software that leverages Windows Forms, ActiveX, or other non-WPF technologies
· Explains how to exploit new Windows Vista features in WPF applications

Technorati tags: WPF, Book

La pentola 2

November 12, 2010

La signora della storia precedente ha mancato di partecipazione,
cioè non ha comunicato i suoi desideri (avrebbe potuto chiedere ai commercianti),
ed ha mancato di curiosità, (avrebbe potuto “interagire” con gli esemplari in esposizione).

ps: forse la signora ha anche mancato un tanticchio di spirito di adattamento ?!?! 😛

Technorati tags: Agile

La pentola

November 10, 2010

Tanto tepo fa,
una signora andò al mercato,
per comperare una nuova pentola.

Tornò a casa scontenta,
perchè senza la pentola desiderata.

Motivo: cercava una pentola col manico a destra, mentre c’erano solo pentole col manico a sinistra.