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Lots of different people have written for Codeguru, Developer.com, and our other sites. It is great to see some of these writers expand their efforts into books and other project.

Touch Screen without a Touchable Screen

A larger clickpad could make it possible to use multi-touch without having a multi-touch screen. This embedded video below shows the Synaptics ClickPad experience on Windows 8. In many scenarios, this approach makes a lot more sense than touching the screen itself. For example, I have to stretch to touch my screen. My keyboard, is "at my finger tips!"

Is Windows 8 Apple's Chance?

I wrote most of this blog entry prior to the news of Steve Job's passing and thus held off posting it. Jobs made a huge impact on the computing industry and his impact will continue to be felt for a long time. His work with Pixar and NeXT computing were amazing and they pale next to what he did with Apple. I remember looking over a coworker's shoulder at a demo of the Next system and thinking it was very cool. That was back in the days when we were also seeing demos of things like new versions of OS/2 and having a different reaction.

Drop In for some Android Development

We have launched a new area on Developer.com. Our Android Development Center is now live. Check it out at http://www.developer.com/ws/android.  Let us know if you like what we've done.

A Few Pictures from Microsoft Build

Microsoft Build was the coming out party for Windows 8 development. While there I took a few pictures with my phone. Here are just a few of them I thought worth sharing. Yes, they are primarly slide presentations, but I figured that information was more interesting than seeing people!

Developers can be good at Heart: Give Camps Prove It

While some might question it, in general, developers are good at heart. In fact, the developer community can be extremely caring. The growth of Give Camps over the last few years is just one indication of the way developers are giving back to their communities.

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