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Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 10/31/2010

Announcing "101 Windows Phone 7 Apps"

As I tweeted the other day, my new Windows Phone 7 book is now available for pre-order. Here's the...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 10/31/2010

WPF 4 Unleashed!

I've been seriously neglecting my blog, but I just wanted to point out that WPF 4 Unleashed is now...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 07/20/2010

Silverlight 2 Unleashed Available for Pre-Order

I told someone awhile back, "Don’t worry, there will be a Silverlight 2 Unleashed.  The...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/16/2008

Popfly Games: Now With High Score Tracking!

Yesterday afternoon we updated Popfly with arguably the most fun feature yet for both viewers and...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 07/18/2008

New Game Creator features are now live!

A few hours ago we released our 20th major update to Popfly, which includes our first update to the...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 06/13/2008

Popfly Game Creator Sample: Type Type Revolution

I'm here at Maker Faire, getting ready to demo the Popfly Game Creator, and here's a new game I just...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 05/03/2008

Popfly Game Creator! (What I've been doing the last 6 months)

At the end of last year, my team was nice enough to let me start working on a Silverlight-based...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 05/02/2008

.NET Rocks!

I was fighting off a cold and perhaps not always thinking straight, but here I am on episode #314 of...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 02/07/2008

Petzold strikes again!

(Or, rather, struck again last summer.) I just found Jeff's post about receiving a book from Petzold...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 12/29/2007

Today's ego boosts

PC World has just named Popfly one of the "25 Most Innovative Products of the Year" WPF Unleashed...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 12/28/2007

Popfly public beta!

As Steve Ballmer announced this morning, Popfly (my day job) is now open to the public! All you need...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 10/18/2007

View and Edit Live Silverlight Examples

Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed is days away from shipping. To celebrate, you can (1) pre-order your copy...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 10/09/2007

Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed is now available (sort of)

I'm going through the very last revisions, but in parallel the book has now appeared on Safari as a...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/07/2007

Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed!

It's now official and on Amazon! As indicated by the (temporary) cover, it will be in full color,...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 07/30/2007

WPF Unleashed, with Yaks!

I got the following email this morning that astounded me. I thought I'd share (with the author's...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 06/27/2007

A guessing game created with Popfly

The credit for this idea goes to Tim Rice, a superstar developer I have the pleasure of working with...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 05/18/2007

Yes, I'm on the Microsoft Popfly Team!

It's been an exciting year! As John sums up, I joined him almost a year ago (when he was a team of...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 05/18/2007

Petzold vs. Nathan? Books Like PowerPoint Presentations? Books Like Blogs?

Last week a coworker brought this article by Jeff Atwood to my attention: Coding Horror: How Not To...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 04/30/2007

The WPF Challenge

Check it out. From the man who thinks I use too many exclamation points! (It's true. I like...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 02/14/2007

WPF Unleashed is flying off the shelves... even the shelf in my office!

I suppose I should be flattered. It seems that someone swiped my copy of WPF Unleashed out of my...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 02/05/2007

WPF Unleashed is now available!

I got my hands on two copies while on vacation and gave them to family members, but now that I'm...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 01/05/2007

Thoughts from the author of cards.dll

I got an email the other day that I thought I'd share (with permission from the author and with...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 12/04/2006

WPF Unleashed: The perfect stocking stuffer!

This weekend I entered the final phase of tweaking and reviewing, so WPF Unleashed is on the verge...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 11/13/2006

This one's for John...

John said I need to update my blog. Since he's currently my manager, I guess I should listen to him....

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/01/2006

A new job... and we're hiring!

I'm happy to report that I've recently joined a new team at Microsoft: John Montgomery's...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 06/23/2006

WPF Unleashed!

It's official... my WPF book now has a title, a temporary cover, and is listed on Amazon: The...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 05/17/2006

.NET and COM: Available once again in non-electronic form

As I mentioned in my earlier post, my .NET and COM book is now being printed on-demand and can be...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 05/15/2006

Aero Glass inside a WPF Window

Recently Tim shared some code for extending Windows Vista Aero "Glass" inside a Windows Forms...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 05/04/2006

My encounter with another Adam Nathan

I felt a bit like Dave Gorman when I recently got an e-mail out of the blue from another Adam...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 05/02/2006

This just in: .NET and COM is coming back in print!

A few months ago I mentioned that my .NET and COM book went out of print. Well, after getting...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 04/20/2006

WPF Book Update (and SD West 2006)

Long time no blog, but I’ve got a good excuse. Since my last post, I’ve become a father! This event,...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 03/16/2006

Windows Vista: More little things in the December CTP

In August I mentioned some of the little improvements in Windows Vista Beta 1 that made using my...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 12/20/2005

The passing of one book and the birth of another

It's official... I got a letter informing me that .NET and COM, almost four years after its release,...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 12/12/2005

WPF developer/designer cooperation in action!

Nate Dunlap is an awesome designer. Check out what he did with the Windows Media Player...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 11/02/2005

Using COM Interop to Create a WPF Visualization for Windows Media Player

It had been awhile since I've given a talk on COM Interop & PInvoke, but last week I did just...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 10/24/2005

XAML Video Playing Cards

On XAMLshare I just put the source for the video playing cards I showed in my PDC talk and on the...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/16/2005

That mysterious "proprietary" blackout in the PDC keynote webcast...

...was a parody video with Napoleon Dynamite and Bill Gates. It's too bad it couldn't be broadcast,...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2005

Light up with WPF: The Video

Now playing on Channel 9: https://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=114690 This covers one item...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2005

The best screenshots from the PDC...

...come from Mike Hall: this and this. Tags: PDC, PDC05

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2005

Light up on Windows Vista: The "Top 10" List

PDC attendees got a "top 10" poster, but the details are now live on MSDN: "10 things you can do to...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2005

Where I'll be @ PDC

I don't know my entire schedule yet, but the following are some definite places & times where...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/11/2005

The artwork of PDCs through the years

As you might now, this PDC will be the 11th one. I've put together the logos from PDCs past...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/09/2005

There goes my dream of being a rock star...

For anyone that was wondering about the fate of my audition, I got the following response today:...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/09/2005

Announcing www.winfxhearts.com!

To correspond with my PDC talk about making an application "light up" on Windows Vista, I've created...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/08/2005

Testing...1...2...3...

This is a test.

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/07/2005

SLAR v2 is out!

Volume 2 of the book that Brad affectionately calls the "SLAR" has been published! He stopped by my...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/06/2005

Could YOU be the next Microsoft Idol?

Every year that I've been at Microsoft (except last year!) we've had a huge company meeting in...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/06/2005

The transformation of Jim Miller

Jim Miller, one of the CLR's brilliant architects, has been known to go months being clean shaven...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 09/02/2005

GooglePark

I came across this on Channel9 and couldn't resist linking to it:...

Author: Adam Nathan [MSFT] Date: 08/28/2005

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