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Path Notes of a Kodefu Master blog September 2009 Entries
Inane Generic Usage
in·ane (ĭn-ān') adj. in·an·er, in·an·est One that lacks sense or substance. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. One of the first signs that code needs to be refactored is that it looks complex. Complex solutions are rather easy to come by, but are far less maintainable than their harder to write, easier to read brethren. Like any well-crafted sculpture, it ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 6:05 PM

Prototype Cobwebs
I was tasked with taking this small project stored in TFS and compiling it for delivery to a stakeholder. It’s really nothing more than a prototype, and I will be building the full-fledged product. Of course, it didn’t compile… when the task is that simple, something is bound to go wrong. In this case, the app.config was just missing. I checked source control, and it was like it was never added. I decided to add one myself and deal with and configuration issues as I came across them. I then came ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 15, 2009 5:44 PM

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.1 Zune Extensions
Microsoft has released extensions to the XNA Game Studio 3.1 for the Zune HD. The add-on will allow you to take advantage of the Touch APIs and the new Accelerometer. Included in the download are documentation and examples on how to leverage the new APIs.Note: Cross posted from KodefuGuru. Permalink ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 15, 2009 5:04 PM

SyndicationFeed and Beating FeedProxy
Reading in a series of blog posts is made easy utilizing classes that came in the .NET Framework 3.5. As long as the feed is in the Atom 1.0 or RSS 2.0 formats, you easily build your own aggregator service. SyndicationFeed feed = null; using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(feedUrl)) { feed = SyndicationFeed.Load(reader); } foreach (SyndicationItem item in feed.Items) { } Off of the item, you will probably want to grab the Title.Text and the Summary.Text. Be sure to HtmlDecode them! Another important ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 3:06 PM

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