Archive for the 'PC Doctor Programming' Category

Scratch – Easy programming tool for kids

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

I just came across this on the BBC website: A free programming tool that allows anyone to create their own animated stories, video games and interactive artworks has been developed. Primarily aimed at children, [tag]Scratch[/tag] does not require prior knowledge of complex computer languages. Instead, it uses a simple graphical interface that allows programs to […]

Daylight Saving Time changes – 2007 to 2015

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Question: I'm manually patching some software we use at work to compensate for the DST changes.  I know when DST starts and ends this year, but what about future years? The pattern is that DST starts on the second Sunday in March at 2am and ends the first Sunday in November (again at 2am). Here […]

More thoughts on Windows Vista licensing

Monday, October 16th, 2006

For those of you following the [tag]Windows Vista[/tag] licensing saga, here are some of my latest thoughts. Microsoft has made a real mess of explaining their [tag]Windows[/tag] [tag]Vista[/tag] licensing agreement terms.  If professionals who are familiar with navigating their way around press releases and complex [tag]EULA[/tag] agreements find the wording complex and ambiguous, what chance does a […]

Download MSDN Library – for free!

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Wow! Great news for developers out there. Microsoft has just made the [tag]MSDN Library[/tag] available for download free from the web.  MSDN Library provides access to essential programming information, including technical white papers, software development kits and code samples necessary to develop web services and applications. This is an updated version of the MSDN Library […]

Good news for hobby programmers – Microsoft to continue to give away Visual Studio Express Edition!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Good news for all you hobby programmers - Microsoft to continue to give away, for free, Visual Studio Express Edition!  The initial idea was that it would be free for a year (until November this year) and that after that it Microsoft would charge a nominal amount.  Now Microsoft has decided to continue to offer it […]