Books, books, books

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Seems like today is “books” day. Working really hard for last few months, I completely forgot to blog about the book which I took part in! Announcing: Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight: Indispensible Experiences from 15 MVPs Few months ago, 15 MVPs from around the globe joined together to write an ultimate resource book for discovering and understanding the C#, .NET 4 Framework and Windows Phone 7.5. Today the book is published, and available at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Real-World-NET-Silverlight-Indispensible/dp/1118021967/ Whole book is very good but I especially recommend Chapter 8, written by...

My Session at UNETAPlus

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Few hours ago I delivered a session about creating Silverlight/XNA hybrid applications for Windows Phone Mango. I like to thank all the participants – you were great and I had a great pleasure to present for such quality audience. I loved the questions and the conversation after the session. The slides deck I used for presentation can be download from the here.   As promised, the demo applications also published and can be downloaded from the following locations: Demo #1 is here. Demo #2...

Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) Developer Tools–RC Release!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Microsoft just released a new refresh of Windows Phone Mango developer tools (WPDT) – the RC. This release includes “Go Live” license that permits registered developers to publish Mango applications to the Marketplace! What changed/added: The profiler has been improved, and now provide memory profiling as well The emulator has a couple improvements to make development and testing better: The RTM build (build 7720) is used by the emulator, providing you with confidence that the code you write will work on Windows Phone...

Windows Phone Mango–What’s New? (“Silverlight/XNA Interoperability” – Part 7 of 8)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Windows Phone RTM didn’t allowed to mix Silverlight and XNA content. Mango enables the scenarios where Silverlight content can be rendered along with XNA content. In the sample presented in this post we will build 2-pager Silverlight application with pure Silverlight page (1st page) and mixed 3D XNA & Silverlight page (2nd page). Final application looks like the following: In order to ease on the developers, after installing Mango developer tools, Visual Studio provides us with two templates – one in Silverlight for Windows Phone area and one in XNA Game Studio 4.0 area: and The templates are almost identical. The first one...

Windows Phone Mango–What’s New? (“Overview” – Part 0 of 8)

The Beta version of “Windows Phone Mango” tools release and it is a time to see what is expected from developers point of view. This post is a first part of multi-part “What’s new” series which focuses on new features of “Windows Phone Mango” (or shortly Mango from this point). The Mango brings to the developer many features which we missed from initial release of Windows Phone 7 (or shortly RTM from this point). The “formal” features list includes the following features: Multi-tasking ...

WP7 Acceleration Week in Microsoft Israel R&D Center

Monday, May 16, 2011

Seems this week dedicated to announcements because I have additional announcement to made! Next week I will deliver many Windows Phone 7 & Windows Phone “Mango” sessions as a part of “WP7 Acceleration Week”.   The week agenda is as follows: Sunday, May 22nd 09:00-13:30 · Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp and Demo – An overview of the Windows Phone 7 platform and its abilities. Presented by Sela. · Mobile Application UI – Principles of good mobile UI. Presented by Balora. · Introduction to WP7 Metro UI – An in-depth...

MIX11

Thursday, March 24, 2011

This year (3rd or 4th time in row) I’m attending MIX11 conference in Las Vegas. The conference takes place at Mandaly Bay Hotel April 12-14, 2011. The pre-conference boot camps are taking place April 11. If you want to meet and/or ask some Silverlight, XNA and Windows Phone 7 related questions I will be around from April 11. Also, 11 more colleagues from Sela (top rated senior .NET consultants) will be around – I could connect you with them! Drop me a message via Contact Form or tweet me @DevCorner.    ...

TechEd Israel 2010 – “XNA Game Studio 4.0: Code Once, Play Everywhere”– Session Slides and Code

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yesterday I presented a session dedicated to games in Dev Track of TechEd Israel 2010. Thanks for all participants – it was a great honor to present for you! The session slides hosted here. The sample I wrote hosted here. Hope you enjoyed the session, will be glad for your feedback Alex

PDC10–thoughts a minute after it finished

Sunday, October 31, 2010

PDC10 is over. Now it is a time to think about how it was and summarize the experience. For me it was very special PDC. It was very special because of two things: First – I delivered a session during the PDC Workshop! My session was about XNA Game Development for Windows Phone 7. Thanks for all participants – it was a great honor to present for you. The sample I’ve presented during the demo hosted here. The samples I’ve presented from the phone are the part of XNA Creators Club Education Content. They could be...

PDC10 Workshop Session

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tomorrow I’m flying to Redmond, WA to take a part at PDC10. I believe it will be very special PDC and not only because of its location.   PDC10 Workshop taking place on October 30th, the day after PDC10. During this day I’ll present at “Beginning XNA Development for Windows Phone 7” session. My session slot is from 14:00-15:00, right after the lunch :)   If you lucky to be at PDC10, staying a day after it ends and want to learn how to start XNA development, when use XNA and when Silverlight on Windows...