TweetCraft – A World of Warcraft Twitter client
Jul 02, 2009
After much ado, we finally launched TweetCraft, one of our new Coding4Fun applications. Shout-outs to the other members of the TweetCraft team - Gabor Ratky, Mike Sampson and Lincoln Anderson for building a kick-ass v1. TweetCraft Overview TweetCraft is an in-game Twitter client for World of Warcraft. TweetCraft has two major components: Windows client - A Windows client utility that sends/receives messages from Twitter & TwitPic Warcraft Addon - A Warcraft AddOn that sends/receives messages from Twitter Key Features…more
Coding4Fun Book: The people and the projects
Dec 10, 2008
Available now on Amazon.com for $26 (34% off!) Our Coding4Fun book, _Coding4Fun 10 .NET Programming Projects for Wiimote, World of Warcraft, YouTube, and More _officially released to the world last week. Unlike your typical .NET development book, Coding4Fun is about learning how to use your developer skills to do fun, cool projects (see below for the full list). All of the .NET projects are in VB and C#, with the exception of the XNA chapter as XNA only supports C# at this time.…more
Nov 10, 2008
With PDC just about a week over, it’s about time I finally got around to blogging about it. Here’s the random list Windows Azure: Ray Ozzie launched Windows Azure and Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy (video here). Charles on Channel 9 did a bunch of videos on our Cloud services. If you want a no nonsense explanation of Windows Azure, check out the interview with Manuvir. Manuvir Das: Introducing Windows Azure For a great recap on the Windows Azure, check out Dare Obasanjo’s blog.…more
Coding4Fun Talk at TechEd
Jun 11, 2008
At TechEd this year, I gave what can only be described as an overly ambitious talk given I only had 45 minutes: **Coding4Fun: **The Secrets to Programming YouTube, iTunes, Microsoft Zune, Windows Vista Peer-to-Peer APIs, and Even World of Warcraft I say overly ambitious as YouTube, Vista P2P, and Warcraft could easily have been dedicated 75 minute sessions so covering all of them enough to be meaningful in 45 minutes was….…more
Popfly Game Creator Alpha Launches!
May 02, 2008
Popfly Game Creator Alpha launches today and It’s amazing. Kudos to Adam Nathan as he’s really shown how Silverlight can build incredibly rich applications. I can only imagine what he’ll do when Popfly moves to Silverlight 2! Here’s the Channel 9 interview with Adam building three Popfly games from scratch * Here’s how difficult it was to make games before Popfly While Popfly Game Creator is designed for non-developers, I’m sure many developers will also want to have fun with it, so here’s my quick explanation of Popfly for .…more
AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft now available!
Dec 14, 2007
I’m proud to announce that AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft is now available to download from CodePlex! This was one of those personal projects done in my “free” time, but its amazing to see how well it turned out, kudos to our extensibility team and to the amazing folks at EPAM for building a kick-ass IDE experience! **Video Demo **You can watch a video demo from TechEd Europe with me building a custom addon that uses Halo 3 game sounds into World of Warcraft here.…more
Scott Hanselman and Clint Rutkas join the Big House
Aug 08, 2007
In just the last couple of weeks, 2 of our Coding4Fun authors became official Microsoft employees. Congratulations to Scott and Clint and welcome to the borg!! * Scott’s blog post: Blue Badge * Clint blog post: sell_out(Clint, Microsoft) The good news is that both will continue to contribute articles to Coding4Fun in the future and Clint will continue running the Coding4Fun blog :) Kudos to the ASP.NET (Scott) and the Academic Evangelism (Clint) teams for hiring such smart guys.…more
Not all Facebook data is in a "Walled Garden"
Aug 02, 2007
The Facebook is a “Walled Garden” meme continues today with a post from pal Robert Scoble that continues the assumption that all Facebook data is somehow “locked” into Facebook. Here’s a quick snippet: _First, let’s go back to Facebook. Why does everyone say it’s a “walled garden?” Because you can’t get to data stored on Facebook unless you’re a Facebook member. Two days ago I did a video for Chris Pirillo on Facebook.…more
April Fool's Day on Coding4Fun
Apr 02, 2007
**Rubber Hail **Check out Clint’s video where he drops 1,000 bouncy balls on his CTO and how-to article **Rotating Monitor **Check out Brian Peeks’ rotating monitor prank…I can only imagine the hilarity that ensues with Tech Support calls on this one!!
Wiimote Library for Developers on Coding4Fun
Mar 14, 2007
Brian Peek just published his latest article, a .NET library for easy programming of a Nintendo Wiimote controller. His article and project on Channel9 includes the full source code for the library and how he built everything. The cool part is of course how easy it is to use the library as shown below… **Create a Wiimote class ** VB: Dim WithEvents wm As Wiimote = New Wiimote()…more