A Story from a 17 year .NET Developer Veteran

In my video this week I talk about the history of .NET and why I think now is a great time to be a .NET developer. I was at a conference in Las Vegas back in the fall of 2000 and I saw Scott Guthrie, wearing his now famous red polo shirt, talking about this new technology called ASP+.

It would soon be renamed to ASP.NET. It was fantastic and I’ve been using it every since that announcement, well before it was officially released in 2002.

If .NET Core 2.0 has as much life as the original, then it will be around for at least another 15 years and that is a good thing. The performance of .NET Core 2.0 is fantastic.

I hope you enjoy my story as I talk about why I started using .NET all those years ago…

Paint 3D and Unity (and HoloLens)

I remember being all excited about Paint 3D when I saw Microsoft announce it.

I even remember trying it out during one of my Live Q&A sessions with my Learn HoloLens members.

But I forgot about Paint 3D … or didn’t spend any more time thinking about it.

Well, this week I created a video showing how dead easy simple it is to take an object from the community in Remix 3D and export it to a .fbx file and drop it into Unity.

Then I bring in the HoloToolkit and build and compile the program to get the creation all the way from Paint 3D and into my physical room looking at it on the HoloLens.

You can check out the video here:

HoloPaintball Source Code Available

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Back in May, I created a quick demo that let me shoot my walls and furniture with holographic paintballs.

It was a  lot of fun.

This past Friday, I released a master class over at LearnHoloLens.com, the premium HoloLens membership site I run, where I showed the members how to submit a HoloLens app to the Windows Store.

The app I used for that master class was this HoloPaintball app.

So I decided to release the source code for HoloPaintball…

 You can get the source code for free here.

Dream Build Play 2017

Dream Build Play is back!

Back in 2007 Microsoft had the first Dream Build Play contest. Yes, 10 years ago. Then it went away for a while … like 7 years or so…

But it is back! And I’m excited about it.

You can check it out here, or get a little history lesson and learn about something new by watching the video below: