My Build Event Insights

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

You didn't have to go to //BUILD/ to get the information and knowledge of the new Windows Platform APIs; you could watch all the sessions from the comfort of your home, and I encourage you to do so, however attending the conference helps obtaining a perception about the future of Microsoft and especially the future of Windows technologies and the reaction of the developers that attended the conference. I didn't want to post about the conference before I have a clear picture, and believe me the picture was obscured. According to the first day keynote and the discussions...

Fun With XNA

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I recently played with XNA. There is a game that I have developed many times, on the Commodore 64 as a kid, on the Commodore Amiga, later on Windows 9X with MFC, after that in .NET and Windows Forms, and now with XNA. The development experience in XNA was the best, and I can run my game on the phone, on Windows and on my XBOX. The goal of the game is to have higher score . Each player moves only in a specific direction (vertical or horizontal). In each turn a player move the...
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My Dev Academy Lecture Recording

Monday, April 12, 2010

In the last Dev Academy I have given a lecture in the TDM (R&D Manager) track about Software Porting, The Why, When, and How.  During the lecture I have talked about many different migration scenarios: from VB 6.0 to C#/VB.NET. From VC++ 6.0 to VC 2008/2010, From Unix/Linux to Windows, From old .NET to new .NET etc. I have talked about the porting project, best practices and tools. This is the link to the lecture’s slides. There are many useful links inside it. This is the link to the lecture video recording (sound track in Hebrew).
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To Port or Not… My TDM Track Lecture @ Dev Academy 4

Saturday, March 27, 2010

In the last Dev Academy I have given a lecture in the TDM (R&D Manager) track about Software Porting, The Why, When, and How.  During the lecture I have talked about many different migration scenarios: from VB 6.0 to C#/VB.NET. From VC++ 6.0 to VC 2008/2010, From Unix/Linux to Windows, From old .NET to new .NET etc. I have talked about the porting project, best practices and tools. This is the link to the lecture’s slides. There are many useful links inside it.
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Thanks to the people that came to the first meeting of the Windows Platform Developers User Group

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thanks for all of you that despite the traffic jams, made it and came to the first meeting. And thanks again for your feedbacks, all of them were excellent! Here are the links for the resources that we talked about: Windows 7 Training Kit Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit – The kit contains the MFC labs for the Windows 7 features XP2Win7 – stay tuned for a new release next week, or two. Removing the Kernel Dispatcher lock by Arun Kishan ...

The first meeting of the Windows Platform Developers User Group

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Come and join Pavel and me to the first meeting of the Windows Platform Developers user group. If the Windows platform is interesting you (and it probably does, otherwise you won’t be reading this post) you have to come. This is the chance to influence the spirit of the group. Pavel and I wanted to have a group for people like us. Those who develop for Windows with any needed tool, not just .NET or C++ but both and even more. The first meeting will be about Windows NT 6.1, this is the shortest way to say Windows 7...

Windows 7 – The native developer heaven

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Don't take me wrong, I do love C# and managed code, but often we need to develop in C++ and for good reasons. I have the feeling that we are in the beginning of the Native (C/C++) development renaissance, why do I say so? Here are the signs? Enhanced MFC and new C++ TR1 standard are part of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Visual Studio 2010 has many new tools for the native developers The next version of Visual C++ has C++0x capabilities such as auto and lambda expressions There is a new native Concurrent...
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Teched Eilat – Summary & Thoughts

Thursday, April 10, 2008

TechEd Eilat is over. I am sitting at the train station at Ben-Gurion Airport, there is a wireless connection and not less important an electricity outlet (those who know me, know that my laptop needs a power plant). I have many good things to tell about the TechEd and some not so good. It was fun as always, as opposed to Tamir, I know that most of the lecturers invested so much time in their preparations. I am happy that all the lecturers from Sela did a great job and that the feedbacks that we get from people...