Project Euler What is XAML? Extensible Application Markup Language, or XAML (pronounced "zammel"), is an XML-based markup language developed by Microsoft. XAML is the language behind the visual presentation of an application that you develop in Microsoft Expression Blend, just as HTML is the language behind the visual presentation of a Web page. Creating an application in Expression Blend means writing XAML code, either by hand or visually by working in the Design view of Expression Blend. XAML is part of the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). WPF is the category of features in the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 that deal with the visual presentation of Windows-based applications and Web browser-based client applications. WPF-based applications can run on Windows Vista, or on earlier versions of Windows if Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (and Internet Explorer 7.0 in the case of Web browser-based client applications) is installed. What is WPF? Back to top
How to Learn a Programming Language: 7 steps Edit Article Edited by Bourkas, Tom Viren, Ben Rubenstein, Compmod129 and 77 others Whether you want to design a video game, develop some cool apps for iPhone or Android or just want to do it for fun, programming is the way to go. There are countless programming languages for all sorts of uses, but learning them is easy once you learn how to use one. As a beginner, you'll probably start with Java or HTML. Once you become proficient in a language, you'll be able to create all sorts of new programs and really let your creativity show through! Ad Steps 1Decide your goal. 10Have a lot of practice. Tips When you learn something new, it is often helpful to implement it yourself and then tweak the design, predicting the results, to make sure you understand the concept.For practice, try to teach others. Sources and Citations How To Become A Hacker, an essay by Eric S.
What You Should Know About Rooting Your Kindle Fire Like any Android-based tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire can be rooted. This in turn offers several advantages to the user, such as an increase in functionality via previously restricted apps. Unfortunately, the process of rooting isn’t as simple as it is with other Android devices. While apps such as Z4root can be used with phones and some tablets, the process involved in rooting a Kindle Fire at is a little more complicated. Thanks to a useful tool – Kindle Fire Utility – the Kindle Fire can be easily rooted. A Warning About Rooting the Kindle Fire You should be aware before you skip down to the next section the consequences of rooting. Put simply, rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a term you may have heard in connection with iPhones. More crucially, however, is the fact that Amazon regularly forces updates onto the Kindle Fire. Remember that rooting will affect your warranty. Getting Started We’re starting this process with the Kindle Fire at version 6.3.1. Conclusion
RechargeIT.org RechargeIT was launched in 2007 as an effort within Google.org to demonstrate plug-in electric vehicle (EV) technology and accelerate its adoption. With several new EV’s now available in the marketplace, we’ve retired the RechargeIT initiative. In fact, we’ve updated our EV infrastructure to include more than 30 of the newest plug-in vehicles as part of our employee car sharing service, Gfleet. We’ve started with the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf and we’ll be adding new models as they become available. We’ve also been busy creating the largest corporate EV charging infrastructure in the country, with over 200 chargers currently in place, with the goal of electrifying 5% of our parking spaces at our Mountain View headquarters. When we launched RechargeIT in 2007, there were no commercially available plug-in hybrid EV’s available in the market. The RechargeIT Demonstration Fleet During charging, the system monitored and recorded the AC charge power. The driving experiment
Forums • FreeGameDev Forums - Open Source Game Development Projects - Technology-Driven Solutions that Address Global Challenges Solutions to help the world live and work more sustainably We developed the Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE<C) initiative to drive down the cost of renewable energy. We’ve published our results to help others in the field continue to advance the state of concentrating solar technologies. Go to RE<C Google Earth Engine Google Earth Engine, now part of Google Geo, makes decades of satellite imagery archives, data and tools available to scientists and governments around the world so they can monitor and measure changes in the Earth’s environment. Go to Google Earth Engine RechargeIT RechargeIT was launched to demonstrate plug-in electric vehicle (EV) technology and accelerate its adoption. Go to RechargeIT PowerMeter We developed Google PowerMeter as a free energy monitoring tool to raise awareness about the importance of giving people access to their energy information. Go to PowerMeter Investments and grants Informing health policies and providing early warning systems for disease outbreaks
Hello, World! - Microsoft Visual Basic The following console program is the Visual Basic version of the traditional "Hello, World!" program, which displays the string "Hello, World!". ' A "Hello, World!" The important points of this program are the following: Comments The Main procedure Input and output Compilation and execution The first line of the example contains a comment: ' A "Hello, World!" The single quotation mark (') means that the rest of the line is a comment and will be ignored by the compiler. MsgBox("Hello, World!") Every Visual Basic application must contain a procedure called Main. There are four varieties of Main: Sub Main() Sub Main(ByVal cmdArgs() As String) Function Main() As Integer Function Main(ByVal cmdArgs() As String) As Integer You can compile the "Hello, World!" To compile and run the program from the command line You can optionally include the /main command-line compiler option in the vbc command to specify the namespace and module supplying Main. Reference Concepts Other Resources
RE<C - A Google.org Project to Develop Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources Our approach to RE<C Through RE<C, we made several investments in companies working on potentially breakthrough technologies. For instance, we invested in companies like Brightsource Energy and eSolar to help expand their work on concentrating solar power technology, and in Potter Drilling to advance its innovative geothermal drilling technology. The solar power tower is an exciting technology that works by using a field of mirrors, called heliostats, to concentrate the sun’s rays onto a solar receiver on top of a tower. Our RE<C engineering team focused their research on two areas of solar power technology: reducing the costs associated with heliostats, and reducing the cost and water consumption of the system. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a lot of progress in clean energy. In addition, we’ve reached a point in our engineering projects where we’re facing new challenges related to our solar receiver design. What we’ve learned Brayton project overview
OpenCity, another 3D city simulator