Thursday, June 21, 2007

GarageGeeks round table

This is a great GarageGeeks moment I will remember forever.
After demonstrating the GuitarHeroNoid at KinnerNet2007, we went to the gaming room, sat down, had beer, opened laptops, and start blogging and telling the world about the GuitarHeroNoid building process.
This was a victory moment of geek heroes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Compile VB code with no VB run-time at ORCAS

if you remember my post about compile VB.NET code without VB run-time

and... now it is official.
Microsoft added this feature in VB compiler version 9 at ORCAS Visual Studio 2007

"In order to make it easier to support these and other platforms, like .NET Compact Framework and the XBox 360, Visual Basic 9 has added significant flexibility to how the runtime is supported. One option developers will have is to not reference the VB Runtime at all. Obviously this means the associated language features will not be available at compile time."

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Wii debugging Visual Studio 2005 and Grasshopper 2.0

"Rafael Mizrahi (thats me), QA Manager at Mainsoft , who's also a known GarageGeeks member , plays true to his nickname, and hacked together a Wiimote powered Visual Studio Debugger. So the same remote that allows you to play Virtual Tennis in Nintendo Wii can now be used to debug and step into your .NET code, and of course, your Java code from .NET using GrassHopper, the developers edition of Mainsoft for Java EE." Roy Osherove.

this video is on YouTube at

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Announcing Grasshopper 2.0

After more than 100 person years and $12 million of direct R&D investment, and the cross-compilation of 4.7 million lines of code from .NET to Java™, we’re celebrating the release of Grasshopper 2.0. This freely-available plug-in to the Visual Studio® 2005 IDE enables you to produce .NET Web and server applications that run on Tomcat under Linux® and other Java-enabled platforms, without having to rewrite your C# or Visual Basic code. Version 2.0 introduces support for Microsoft's® Visual Studio 2005 IDE, the .NET Framework 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 controls, role-based security, and C# generics.