The Geek Girl: Tara's Developer Ramblings from the Dorm

Tara is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist formerly know as Developer Evangelist. Currently focusing on Windows 8 & Mobile Cross-Platform development with C# working with Professional & Student/Academic developers. Dabbling with JavaScript, WinJS,

Windows 8 Game Development using C#, XNA and MonoGame 3.0: Building a Shooter Game Walkthrough – Part 6: Creating Enemies and Detecting Collisions

Overview Last time we met in Part 5 of this blog series, we created an animation to bring the ship...

Author: T E W Date: 08/25/2013

Honeycomb Rush Tutorial for Windows 8 (Presentation/Code from MonkeySpace Conference)

Overview This tutorial will introduce you to game development on Windows 8 by using the MonoGame...

Author: T E W Date: 08/16/2013

Public Service Announcement: Blog Update

Hi All:      As I finalize two great blog posts, I wanted to announce my new blog:...

Author: T E W Date: 08/16/2013

Windows 8 Game Development using C#, XNA and MonoGame 3.0: Building a Shooter Game Walkthrough – Part 5: Animating the Player/Ship and Creating a Parallaxing Background

Overview In Part 4 of this blog series, we added the ability for the user to interact with the game...

Author: T E W Date: 04/12/2013

Windows 8 Game Development using C#, XNA and MonoGame 3.0: Building a Shooter Game Walkthrough – Part 4: Adding and Processing Player (User) Input

Before we get into adding the code to receive and processing input from the player (user) of the...

Author: T E W Date: 02/23/2013

Windows 8 Game Development using C#, XNA and MonoGame 3.0: Building a Shooter Game Walkthrough – Part 3: Updating Graphics using Content Pipeline with MonoGame

Overview MonoGame currently does not have a Content Pipeline as a part of the framework therefore we...

Author: T E W Date: 01/04/2013

Home for the Holidays? How about a Holiday App Challenge to Pad those Worn Pockets..

Want to Have a Very Appy (yes Appy) Holiday? Looking for a way to make some Extra Money ($$) over...

Author: T E W Date: 12/14/2012

Windows 8 Game Development using C#, XNA and MonoGame 3.0: Building a Shooter Game Walkthrough – Part 2: Creating the Shooter/Player Asset of the Game

Overview The Shooter game from the XNA Game tutorial is a particular type of game with a set of...

Author: T E W Date: 12/10/2012

Windows 8 Game Development using C#, XNA and MonoGame 3.0: Building a Shooter Game Walkthrough – Part 1: Overview, Installation, MonoGame 3.0 Project Creation

Overview Casual game developers have been using XNA since 2004 for ease of create games for Windows,...

Author: T E W Date: 12/04/2012

Get Appy: The Windows Store is Open For Developers

Are you ready for the good news? Ready to Get Appy?  Well here it is, the Windows Store is open...

Author: T E W Date: 09/13/2012

Windows 8 Developer Camps – Coming Soon!

Ready to dive in and learn more about Windows 8 and the developer opportunity it represents? ...

Author: T E W Date: 03/08/2012

Students Vying to Be the Big App on Campus: You Can Help!

This year has been exciting to be a Developer Evangelist covering the Academic space.  It’s...

Author: T E W Date: 02/24/2012

Want to Get and Keep a Job…Coding Seems to be the Key

  Today I read a commentary out of the San Francisco Bay Area, that discussed the fact that in...

Author: T E W Date: 02/17/2012

Want Fame? The Big Apps On Campus is the Way

Hopefully by now if you are a student at any College or University, You have heard about the Big...

Author: T E W Date: 01/20/2012

Been Camping Lately? Get resources from the HTML5 and Windows Phone 7 Developer Camps

Many of you have attended a HTML5 and JavaScript Web/Game Camps we’ve conducted in the East Region...

Author: T E W Date: 12/16/2011

Never Too Young or Too Old to Be a Developer or a College Student: Meet 15-year old JUNIOR at Morehouse College – Stephen Stafford

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for the great experiences of being an...

Author: T E W Date: 11/25/2011

Calling All Windows Phone Student Developers: Get Started Building your WP7 Apps & Games and WIN BIG

For those of you interested in building an Windows Phone app or putting the finishing touches on...

Author: T E W Date: 11/19/2011

Windows Phone Student Developers: Are you Ready for Some Football?? Oops I Meant Ready for Some Win Phone!

It’s a great time to be a Student Windows Phone Developer in the South, especially if you attend a...

Author: T E W Date: 11/10/2011

Cloudy with a Chance of Azure: Learn more about Windows Azure with new Tutorials (yeah w/PHP & Eclipse too)

Learn more about Windows Azure and Windows Azure Interoperability with PHP with these great new and...

Author: T E W Date: 02/22/2011

Time for your Body to take Control...the Kinect SDK is coming

Yesterday we at Microsoft were very excited that Microsoft Research announced it will release a...

Author: T E W Date: 02/22/2011

The Big Apple Goes Big in the Cloud - If we can make it there, We can make it anywhere, NY

In a 5 year deal with New York City, Microsoft is projected to help save the city a whopping 50...

Author: T E W Date: 10/20/2010

Windows Phone 7 Officially is Here: Ready, Set, Code!

Today is the Formal announcement and introduction of Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 7 will be first...

Author: T E W Date: 10/11/2010

The Cloud is Open: Windows Azure support for PHP Developer

Vijay Rajagopalan, Microsoft Principal Architect in the Interoperability group, unveiled at Open...

Author: T E W Date: 09/20/2010

Didn't make it to the MIX Conference, Want to know the latest on Windows Phone, Silverlight, and XNA?

What is MIX? A 3 day conference for web designers and developers building the world's most...

Author: T E W Date: 08/24/2010

Top Three Tips for Running Apps in the Cloud

Our own Joe Healy, Microsoft Developer Evangelist in Florida, interviews Ryan Dunn,...

Author: T E W Date: 08/11/2010

Want to Get Your Head in the Clouds - Learn Windows Azure

If you are really interested in learning Windows and SQL Azure, they is no better time than the...

Author: T E W Date: 08/06/2010

Get Your Head in the Cloud! Try Windows Azure and SQL Azure FREE for a Month.

Try the Windows Azure and SQL Azure free for a month. Get in the Cloud! Through this unique offer,...

Author: T E W Date: 08/05/2010

Visual Studio Interoperability and Cross-Platform Development

I got asked by a customer today around this topic so I thought I would share some resources around...

Author: T E W Date: 04/17/2008

Visual Studio and TFS 2008 Compatibility with Earlier VS/TFS Versions

As most people are aware we released VS and TFS 2008 some months ago, but what seems to be a...

Author: T E W Date: 04/14/2008

Welcome to the Developer Tools Specialist Blog for the Greater Southeast

On this blog, you will get some good information about not only the technical aspects of Visual...

Author: T E W Date: 04/14/2008