Thanks to everyone who attended my “Azure as the backbone” web-api based talk today @DevTeachConfere in Montreal.
Demo code can be found on my sky-drive here.
See how easy it is to create a web-api based app using the Visual Studio 2012 wizard, deploy it to Azure and then create Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps that uses the service from within Azure.
Going through these examples you’ll see that there was very little code required in order to get these Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 apps connected to the web-api based Azure app.
Please note that the web-api MVC 4 project uses a bunch of NuGet packages, automatically installed by the wizard within my project.
Write me or comment for questions!
Thanks to everybody who attended my session about practical kinect at the Dev-Teach conference (@devteachconfere) today, to hear about the Kinect SDK, the different types of interactions and the way to implement them in Windows.
The demo code can be downloaded from my SkyDrive: here
The demo code includes two solutions:
KinectPointers: demonstrating how to react to hand movement by moving the mouse and generating a mouse click upon a 1 second hover at a certain position
KinectWPFDemo: demonstrating how to create a media-player that uses postures to play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and alter the playback volume.
I’d love to hear your suggestions for practicle apps using the Kinect SDK!
Lecturing “Creating Powerful Windows 8 Applications with C++/CX for WinRT” at the North Toronto User Group, June 4th, 2012
In addition to the lecture I’m giving at the “East of Toronto .Net User-Group”, of-which I wrote here a few days ago, I’ll be giving another lecture on June 4th, 6:30pm, at the “North Toronto .NET User Group” in the North York Central Library, Ontario @NorthTorontoUG, labeled: “Creating Powerful Windows 8 Applications with C++/CX for WinRT”.
C++ has been receiving new attention from Microsoft during the last few years.
Based on the newer C++ 11, the non-standard extension: C++/CX, is the language extensions used for WinRT development on the Windows 8.
C++/CX and C++ 11 new language features adopt many of the features we learned to appreciate on the C# language over the years, but has the full power of the C++ language.
In this session we will get to know the newer Visual Studio 2011 (Beta), go over C++ 11 language features and see how to build WinRT applications with C++/CX.
If programming in C++/CX for Windows 8 interests you, I’ll be glad to see you in the session.
For more details, please see the event information here.
See you there!