Top Tips for Creating Native Library APIs
Building APIs You Won’t Hate: Review
This is a review of Phil Sturgeon ’s book Build APIs You Won’t Hate .
Build APIs You Won’t Hate
A bit of an edgy title, isn’t it? It makes sense, though. The potential of a developer hating anything he built given enough time to work on it is enormous. It’s an inverse parabola of sorts – your enthusiasm will grow for a given amount of time, and then proportionally drop until you sink below the starting point of pleasure. If you push through this depression, learn new techniques , and then apply them to your work you get a kind of sine wave in which your enthusiasm again rises until it starts dropping, and so on and so forth.
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A Couple of Free eBooks from Microsoft Press:
Microsoft Announces the Addition of Entity Framework 6 Support for DynamicData and EntityDataSource:
Adding to the Open Source Library, IntelliEgg Releases IntelliDebugger v1.2 for Microsoft Visual Studio :
Speeding up Windows Phone Application Development Using App Studio:
Batch Processing and Grid Computing – Commercial and Open Source Options :
Why We Need Extreme Late Binding:
No empty nesting here, Mads’ File Nesting Visual Studio Extension:
In a race to optimize everything, developers often go to extremes to build software that performs routine tasks. MissionControl is a system that allows users to program a control center that stores interfaces with attached hardware sensors, allowing the users to control any other devices that can be activated via the underlying protocol. For demo purposes, the MissionControl build at this point is compatible with the Phidgets IR hybrid sensor.
This month’s issue of the MSDN Magazine has a very pertinent article (at least for me): A guide on how to write good API documentation. The article covers the reasons why it is an often neglected as a post-implementation task, discusses its relevance and importance in the adherance of a newly developed platform and it offers practical advice in the writing process.
A Coder’s Guide to Writing API Documentation is a very practical, consice and precise approach to writing API documentation.