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Demo code from my “Azure as the backbone” talk @DevTeachConfere

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!


Demo code from my Practical Kinect session @DevTeachConfere

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!