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Coding4Fun
By Dan Fernandez

Coding4Fun

10 .NET Programming Projects for Wiimote, YouTube, World of Warcraft, and More

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Coding4Fun by Dan Fernandez

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How would you like to build an Xbox game, use your Nintendo Wiimote to project a white board, or build your own peer-to-peer application? "Coding4Fun: 10 .NET Programming Projects for Wiimote, YouTube, World of Warcraft, and More" helps you tackle some cool software and hardware projects using a range of free Microsoft software. Now you can code for fun with ASP.NET, C#, VB, WPF, WCF, the XNA Framework, Popfly, and Lua. If you love to tinker, but don't have time to figure it all out, this book gives you clear, step-by-step instructions for building ten creative projects, including: Alien Attack: Create a 2D clone of Space Invaders with XNA for the PC, Xbox 360, and Zune; LEGO Soldier: Create an action game using Popfly with a custom-built virtual LEGO character; World of Warcraft RSS feed: Use WoW's customizable interface to make feeds pop up while you're gaming; InnerTubes: Download YouTube videos automatically and convert them to a file format for off-line viewing; PeerCast: Stream video files from any PC; TwitterVote: Create custom online polls on Twitter; and, Outlook WHS: Build a website with ASP.N ET for Windows Home Server that lets you view the messages stored on a computer with Outlook. It also includes: Wiimote Remote Control car: Steer your Wiimote-controlled car by tilting the controller left and right; Wiimote white board: Create a multi-touch interactive white board; and, Holiday Lights: Synchronize your holiday light display with music to create your own light show. The perfect gift for any developer, "Coding4Fun: 10 .NET Programming Projects for Wiimote, YouTube, World of Warcraft, and More" shows you how to use your programming skills in new and fun ways.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596520748
ISBN-10: 0596520743
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 178mm x 31mm)
Pages: 487
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dan Fernandez

Dan Fernandez started the Coding4Fun Web site in 2004 and built it into a powerhouse, with over 1 million page views per month and viral YouTube videos seen by millions. Dan was also the Lead Product Manager for Visual Studio Express and Popfly.Brian Peek is a Microsoft C# MVP who's developed in .NET since its beta in November 2000. Brian is also skilled in C, C++ and assembly language for a variety of CPUs.

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