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Virtual Machine
Posted: 19 Feb 2008   Updated: 14 Jul 2008   Views: 66,633   Rating: 4.59/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.78
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A bird's eye view of the programming model for the new PlayStation 3 console and an interesting example of useful concurrency.
Desktop Programming
Posted: 26 Aug 2006   Updated: 26 Aug 2006   Views: 117,501   Rating: 4.54/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.54
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WPF allows users to create rich 3D interfaces, but it cripples productivity by not allowing a standard way of using the 2D controls in such an interface. Let's see if it can be done manually.
Posted: 20 Sep 2006   Updated: 20 Sep 2006   Views: 114,365   Rating: 3.32/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 4.00
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Have you ever imagined having 3D objects float on your desktop? Lets see how we can achieve such a result using only C# and WPF.
Posted: 12 Aug 2006   Updated: 12 Aug 2006   Views: 67,500   Rating: 3.10/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 3.55
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Designing your windows from code has suffered from the introduction of WPF and its XAML. Nevertheless it is possible not to use the descriptive language at all. Lets see how.
Operating Systems
Posted: 30 Jan 2007   Updated: 30 Jan 2007   Views: 109,203   Rating: 3.50/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 3.34
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A sidebar gadget that allows you to do what you usually did in the Command Prompt Window.
Programming Languages
Posted: 23 Jan 2007   Updated: 23 Jan 2007   Views: 69,753   Rating: 4.28/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 5.65
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Most Sidebar Gadgets are simple scripts. The Sidebar, though, the has potential to host any application, even if it uses the native API. This demo gadget allows you to preview any window using the Sidebar.
Posted: 30 Sep 2006   Updated: 30 Sep 2006   Views: 46,691   Rating: 4.62/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.57
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The Quine McKluskey algorithm is the most widely used algorithm for logical function minimisation. This article proposes a learning-oriented implementation using visual Karnaugh maps to simplify data input but also with increased usability in professional applications.
Web Development
Posted: 10 Feb 2007   Updated: 10 Feb 2007   Views: 71,752   Rating: 4.06/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 5.10
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The proposed gadget allows compression of files and folders dragged on the sidebar using almost any format.

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Dragos Sbirlea
Software Developer
Romania Romania
Dragos is currently a student at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He likes keeping up to date with new and amazing technologies and he hopes he will one day master the mechanisms behind modern day programming languages so that he can write the best possible code from a performance and maintainability point of view.

He keeps track of the things he learns on a daily basis on his blog, at .