Volume 26 Number 08
August 2011 Code Downloads
|Artificial Intelligence - Particle Swarm Optimization
Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is an artificial intelligence technique which can be used to find approximate solutions to extremely difficult or impossible numeric maximization or minimization problems. It's loosely modeled on group behavior such as bird flocking and fish schooling.
|Forecast: Cloudy - Searching Windows Azure Storage with Lucene.Net
There isn’t yet a lot of support for a cloud-deployed search solution, but with Windows Azure, Lucene.Net and a bit of OpenXML, just about any searching requirements can be met. Joseph Fultz gets you started with a sample implementation.
|Multi-Platform Development - Portable Class Libraries: A Primer
We walk you through a demo application to show how Portable Class Library projects can generate a managed assembly that can be referenced by Windows Phone 7, Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Xbox 360 platforms.
|Team Foundation Server and Exchange - Build a Ticketing System Using Exchange and Team Foundation Server
What do you get if you combine the Team Foundation Server work item tracking functionality with the Exchange Web Services push notification? A unified support ticketing system that integrates e-mail and work items. Mohammad Jalloul shows you how to build it.
|UI Frontiers - Font Metrics in Silverlight
Silverlight is a graphical environments that doesn’t provide font metrics to application program developers, so Charles Petzold shows you a workaround to help you lay out text and pages.
|Visual Studio LightSwitch - Advanced Programming Made Easy With Lightswitch
Visual Studio LightSwitch dramatically simplifies the development of data-centric business applications because it takes care of all the plumbing for you, as Beth Massi illustrates with a sample application.
|Visual Studio LightSwitch - Build Business Applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch
Get hands-on experience with this new product in the Visual Studio family aimed at developers of all skill levels who want to quickly create data-centric business applications for the desktop, Web and cloud.