MSDN Magazine: Mobile Apps - Getting Started with Windows Phone Development Tools. Like many of you, I’ve spent the past year or so inundated by a slew of post-apocalyptic, Terminator-esque ads telling me what Droid Does.
I’ve hummed along with the T-Mobile My Touch commercials. I’ve read articles about how many apps Apple has sold for the iPhone. Unlike many of you, I’ve also spent the past year repeatedly telling friends and family that, yes, I do in fact work on a mobile phone, but no, none of those are the phone that I work on. So it’s fair to say that I was rather excited when Steve Ballmer and Joe Belfiore announced Windows Phone 7 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.
It was 6 a.m. In an attempt to get you equally excited about the potential for Windows Mobile app development, over the course of this article I’m going to introduce you to the Windows Phone 7 application platform. A Break from the Past With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft acknowledged that there’s been a change in the mobile landscape.
A New World for Developers So why change things up? Compiling Java in Visual Studio. WebSharper platform seeks to broaden F# use. Microsoft's F# language is best suited for financial and scientific applications, but a startup wants to broaden its usage to building mainstream Web applications.
The Truth About Value Types - Fabulous Adventures In Coding. Excelent post, Eric!
By the way, I found your blog while searching for this subject (your older post). I think most of this "local variables are allways stored on the stack" conviction comes from unmanaged world. One time, in an interview, one guy asked my about this, knowing that my primary programming language is C#. I really never cared about this until this situation, just because I choosed for a managed language and I can live with the idea that CLR is there to choose a better way to JIT my code. When I saw your post about "stack/heap storage is an implementation detail", it sounded like music for me. Recently I'm started working with C++ and unmanaged environment. In other words. Anyway, thanks for the precious information and the great content in your blog.
Regards, Eric Lemes. Chained user-defined explicit conversions in C# - Fabulous Adventures In Coding. Reader Niall asked me why the following code compiles but produces an exception at runtime: It should be clear why this produces an exception at runtime; the user-defined operator returns a Base and that is not assignable to a variable of type Derived.
But why does the compiler allow it in the first place? First off, let’s define the difference between an implicit and an explicit conversion. Windows 8 for software developers: the Longhorn dream reborn? Early this month, Microsoft dropped something of a bombshell on Windows developers: the new Windows 8 touch-friendly immersive style would use a developer platform not based on .NET, which Microsoft has been championing for the past decade.