Nikolai Tillmann's Blog

Nikolai works at Microsoft Research on TouchDevelop, Pex, and Spur

130,000+ TouchDevelop Participants in the Hour of Code

Congratulations to all participants! As you can see on code.org/learn, the TouchDevelop Hour of Code...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 12/19/2013

Releasing TouchDevelop for Android: a companion app to receive notifications

Today, the TouchDevelop team is excited to announce the first release of a TouchDevelop app for...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 12/05/2013

cloud data for TouchDevelop released today

What makes some of the best mobile apps great is the ability to share data, game progress, or to...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 10/28/2013

Microsoft Touch of Summer 2013 Contest

We received many TouchDevelop script submissions for the August/September period of the Microsoft...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 10/17/2013

help us make TouchDevelop scripts run faster

As a development platform, TouchDevelop is committed to running your scripts in a way that is fast...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 08/05/2013

Debugging TouchDevelop scripts

You might already know that you can try out upcoming features of the mobile application development...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 07/10/2013

Announcing TouchDevelop v3.0 for Windows Phone 8: unified experience, new language features, NFC, speech and tile APIs

The TouchDevelop Team is thrilled to announce a major update of the TouchDevelop app for Windows...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 06/28/2013

TouchDevelop v3.0 beta for Windows Phone 8

We are looking for adventurous mobile app creators. Do you have a device running the latest Windows...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 05/14/2013

Introducing: Code Digger, an extension for VS2012

// Today, the Pex team at Microsoft Research (Nikolai Tillmann and Peli de Halleux) is happy to...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 04/23/2013

TouchDevelop: create apps ON iPad, iPhone, Android in addition to PC, Mac, Windows Phone

One month ago we released the Web App Preview of TouchDevelop, the mobile programming environment....

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 11/27/2012

Announcing TouchDevelop Web App Preview

// Today we are announcing the TouchDevelop Web App Preview, available at touchdevelop.com/app: a...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 10/22/2012

Announcing TouchDevelop v2.10: tutorial videos, code synthesis, trace+replay, and more!

// The TouchDevelop team is excited to announce a new app update. The growing TouchDevelop team got...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 08/28/2012

// After v2.7, which was just bug fixes and updates to the license agreement, the TouchDevelop team...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 05/26/2012

turn TouchDevelop scripts into apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace

// The TouchDevelop app is a great environment to create, share, run and discuss scripts, and if are...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 03/02/2012

TouchDevelop book and slides - now available online

Until recently, there wasn’t much documentation available around the TouchDevelop programming...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 02/24/2012

TouchDevelop v2.6: enhanced user profiles, libraries, access devices in your home network, and more

// Today, the TouchDevelop team is excited to announce the release of the latest app update for...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 02/21/2012

TouchDevelop v2.5: new tutorial, artwork, forum, and more

// Today, the TouchDevelop team releases the latest app update for Windows Phone 7: learn how to...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 12/20/2011

TouchDevelop v2.4: push notifications, updates, discussions, …

// We have been amazed by all the great scripts that you have published over the past months –...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 11/11/2011

TouchDevelop v2.3 for Mango: Pin to start for scripts

// Today, the TouchDevelop team is excited to announce the first version of TouchDevelop that was...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 10/07/2011

TouchDevelop v2.2: tutorial mode, improved code editor, events

// The TouchDevelop team is really happy to see all the scripts that you published on the script...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 09/13/2011

TouchDevelop v2.1: integrated script bazaar

// The TouchDevelop team is happy to release this incremental update to TouchDevelop. After we...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 08/18/2011

Announcing TouchDevelop v2.0 beta: script sharing in the cloud

Today, the TouchDevelop team is thrilled to announce a big step forward in mobile programming:...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 08/02/2011

Announcing TouchStudio v1.2 beta: fast game and physics engine, pin actions in TouchStudio, post to Facebook, and much more…

On 5/27/2011, the TouchStudio team is excited to announce the second update of the TouchStudio app...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 05/19/2011

TouchStudio Update v1.1 beta: accelerometer, location, maps, charting, screenshots, …

Today, the TouchStudio team is happy to announce the first update of the TouchStudio app for Windows...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 05/02/2011

Announcing TouchStudio

Today, we are excited to announce a new project from the Research in Software Engineering group at...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 04/09/2011

pexforfun.com: IntelliSense, High Score List, Publishing, Dynamic Ranking, Live Feed

Today, the Pex team is thrilled to announce a great makeover for pexforfun.com, adding several new...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 09/14/2010

Sign in on pexforfun.com, start earning medals

Using Windows Live™ ID, you can now sign in to pexforfun.com and get a personalized...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 08/30/2010

Coding Duels on www.pexforfun.com

When we showed an earlier version of www.pexforfun.com to our long-term collaborator Tao Xie,...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 07/12/2010

Share more puzzles on www.pexforfun.com

A few days ago we announced our new website, www.pexforfun.com. We had a tremendous response, and...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 07/01/2010

Announcing www.pexforfun.com

Today, the Pex team is thrilled to announce www.pexforfun.com, a web site that brings code to life....

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 06/26/2010

SPUR: A Trace-Based JIT Compiler for CIL

Besides working on Pex, for the last year I have been driving forward a new research project, SPUR....

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 03/28/2010

Pex and Moles become Visual Studio 2010 Power Tools

After more than a year of community feedback on DevLabs, Pex and Moles have taken the next step and...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 03/05/2010

Moles - Replace any .NET method with a delegate

I just shot a short video giving a short demo of Moles, a new framework that allows replacing any...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 01/30/2010

Pex 0.18 Released: New Tutorials, Moles work with Visual Studio 2010

We just released a maintenance update of Pex. Together with this release come new tutorials, and...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 10/15/2009

How do you use Pex in Visual Studio? Your Input Is Needed!

Since it’s been almost a year that we’ve released Pex, we have started a little survey on our...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 09/09/2009

Pex 0.13 Released: Unit Tests as Inputs, Fuzzing and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, F# Beta 1 support

We just released an update of Pex that brings a very cool new feature, Unit Tests as Inputs and...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 05/28/2009

Pex 0.12 Released: Exploration Tree View, Partial Stubs…

Peli just announced the latest Pex Release,version 0.12.40430.3. Get all the details on his blog.

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 05/01/2009

Pex 0.11 Released: Delegates, Exception Trees, and Stubs

We just released Pex v0.11.40421.0, which you can download here. This release brings support for...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 04/21/2009

Pex 0.10 Released / ICSE Tutorial on Parameterized Unit Testing

Peli just announced that we have released Pex version 0.10. (You didn’t think that after version 0.9...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 04/10/2009

Pex now a DevLabs project

Soma just announced DevLabs (http://msdn.microsoft.com/DevLabs), "a site dedicated to [...] software...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 10/24/2008

Pex 0.8 Released, featuring Code Digger and Stubs

We just released the most exciting iteration of Pex to this date: version 0.8. Update: Pex is now a...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 10/22/2008

Sneak Preview: Code Digger — The New Pex Experience

NEW: Code Digger now available for Visual Studio 2012 Download it now from the Visual Studio...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 10/21/2008

Pex at PDC2008

We are very excited to announce that Pex has a session at PDC 2008. The session combines two topics:...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 10/04/2008

Pex 0.7 Released

We just published Pex 0.7. This update is mainly a maintenance release. We have been working on...

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 09/22/2008

Pex 0.6 Released

We just released another milestone for Pex: version 0.6, still under the Microsoft Research License....

Author: Nikolai Tillmann Date: 08/06/2008

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