Coding4Fun November 2016 Round-Up

That was a great month. The Connect(); // 2016 event was pretty awesome and the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US gave us some time to reflect and be thankful for friends and family.

The Codign4Fun blog chugged on, highlighting cool Surface Dial samples, tons of VS Snippets, cool Small Basic posts and more…

Coding4Fun Blog

Radical Samples for the Surface Dial
PSA: Fixing Dirty COW on the Raspberry Pi
Snippetica, 1,581 Snippets and Counting…
Nothing Cheesy in the “Cheese Edition” of the C# Yellow Book
Codify The Build Light
Guarding the code with Package Security Alerts and Roslyn Security Guard
45 (and counting) ASP.NET Core Samples
HoloLens App on a Raspberry PI?
Visual Studio 2017 Extensions Update
Big or Small, Every Girl Can Code with Help from Small Basic
Coloring VS Instances with SolutionColor

Coding4Fun Kinect Gallery

Kinect Sensing in Small Basic
Kinect for Windows 10 Driver, Hello Support and Code Samples Now Available
Wii Nunchuk for HoloLens
Kinect, Windows 10 1607, UWP and you…

Past Round-Ups

Coding4Fun 2014 Round-Up
Coding4Fun 2015 Round-Up
Coding4Fun January 2016 Round-Up
Coding4Fun February 2016 Round-Up
Coding4Fun First Quarter 2016 Round-Up
Where’s April 2016’s Round-Up? I had a brain cramp and forgot it… Doh!
Coding4Fun May 2016 Round-Up
Coding4Fun Second Quarter 2016 Round-Up
Coding4Fun July 2016 Round-Up
Coding4Fun August 2016 Round-Up
Coding4Fun Third Quarter 2016 Round-Up
Coding4Fun October 2016 Round-Up


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Stardew Valley Coming to Xbox One on December 14

In Stardew Valley, you start with an overgrown plot of land, a few hand-me-down tools, and a small amount of money. What you use them for is up to you! Stardew Valley is a country-life role playing game in which you make a new life for yourself by living off the land and getting to know the local townspeople. There are many ways to find success… try your hand at farming, fishing, mining, foraging, fighting monsters, and raising animals. While making a living is an important part of your new life, you’ll also want to make friends with the locals….

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Big Data explained, with Seth and Datameer’s Andrew Brust

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Andrew’s posts on ZDNet’s “Big on Data” blog:

Datameer on the Azure Marketplace:

Apache Hadoop:

Apache Spark:

Apache Kafka:

JSON Data on SQL Server:



MongoDB API on DB2:

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