Cat Simulator Version 1

UPDATE: And then I saw this. Oh well, there went my idea. Have you heard about Goat Simulator?  How about Rock Simulator?  With the advent of indie game devs we’re getting lots of great games but occasionally a few questionable ones show up.  When I first heard about Goat Simulator I thought it was a […]

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Windows Services Made Simpler, Part 3

In this series of articles I have been demonstrating a simple approach to making Windows services.  In the previous article I discussed the different components generally involved in writing a service.  I also provided the code for the service host and started working on the service instance.  In this article I’m going to finish up […]

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Windows Services Made Simpler, Part 2

In the last article I provided an overview of Windows services and the issues involved in writing one compared to a normal program. In this article I will demonstrate how to write a simple service in a way that helps alleviate these issues. Before getting into the code for a service it is important to […]

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Windows Services Made Simpler, Part 1

In Windows a service is a process whose lifetime is managed by the system rather than by a user.  MSDN describes a service as a long running process and often times this is true.  Services tend to start before a user logs in (or shortly thereafter) and run until the system shuts down.  This is […]

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Visual Studio 2014 CTP Available

Microsoft has recently released the first CTP for Visual Studio 2014.  Feel free to download it if you’re interested.  But a very big word of caution – it cannot be installed on any machine running a previous version of Visual Studio.  There is a check in the installer to prevent it (although you can work […]

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