Coding4Fun
10 .NET Programming Projects for Wiimote, YouTube, World of Warcraft, and More
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2008
Pages: 512

How would you like to build an Xbox game, use your Nintendo Wiimote to create an electronic whiteboard, or build your own peer-to-peer application? Coding4Fun helps you tackle some cool software and hardware projects using a range of languages and free Microsoft software. Now you can code for fun with C#, VB, ASP.NET, WPF, XNA Game Studio, Popfly, as well as the Lua programming language.

If you love to tinker, but don't have time to figure it all out, this book gives you clear, step-by-step instructions for building ten creative projects, including:

  • Alien Attack: Create a 2D clone of Space Invaders with XNA for the PC, Xbox 360, and Zune
  • LEGO Soldier: Create an action game using Popfly with a custom-built virtual LEGO character
  • World of Warcraft RSS Feed Reader: Use WoW's customizable interface to have feeds pop up while you're gaming
  • InnerTube: Download YouTube videos automatically and convert them to a file format for off-line viewing
  • PeerCast: Stream video files from any PC
  • TwitterVote: Create custom online polls on Twitter
  • WHSMail: Build a website with ASP.NET for Windows Home Server that lets you view the messages stored on a computer with Outlook
  • "Wiimote" Controlled Car: Steer your remote-controlled car by tilting the Wii Remote controller left and right
  • Wiimote Whiteboard: Create an interactive whiteboard using a Wii Remote
  • Holiday Lights: Synchronize your holiday light display with music to create your own light show

The perfect gift for any developer, Coding4Fun shows you how to use your programming skills in new and fun ways.

"This book is amazing! The scope is so wonderfully broad that anyone who has an interest in designing games at any level should read this book."

-- Alex Albrecht, Creator of Diggnation / Totally Rad Show / Project Lore

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Love the projects, they are great for learning impressing everyone around you. I have had a lot of fun implementing them.

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Mr. Fernandez and Mr. Peek have done a great job in putting togehter these 10 projects. The code samples are concise and the projects are alot of fun. My son is learning to code and he loves the Lego Soldier and Alien Attack projects. For me its a nice diversion from business application programming and is a great reminder of why I got interested in software to begin with.

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