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Chris is the Co-founder, Administrator, Architect, Chief Editor and Shameless Hack who wrote and runs The Code Project. He's been programming since 1988 while pretending to be, in various guises, an astrophysicist, mathematician, physicist, hydrologist, geomorphologist, defence intelligence researcher and then, when all that got a bit rough on the nerves, a web developer. He is a Microsoft Visual C++ MVP both globally and for Canada locally.
 
His programming experience includes C/C++, C#, SQL, MFC, ASP, ASP.NET, and far, far too much FORTRAN. He has worked on PocketPCs, AIX mainframes, Sun workstations, and a CRAY YMP C90 behemoth but finds notebooks take up less desk space.
 
He dodges, he weaves, and he never gets enough sleep. He is kind to small animals.
 
Chris was born and bred in Australia but splits his time between Toronto and Melbourne, depending on the weather. For relaxation he is into road cycling, snowboarding, rock climbing, and storm chasing.
Member since Thursday, July 6, 2000 (14 years, 2 months)
  • 31 Dec 2004: CodeProject MVP 2005

      

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ASP.NET Community

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The ASP.NET Wiki was started by Scott Hanselman in February of 2008. The idea is that folks spend a lot of time trolling the blogs, googlinglive-searching for answers to common "How To" questions. There's piles of fantastic community-created and MSFT-created content out there, but if it's not found by a search engine and the right combination of keywords, it's often lost.
 
The ASP.NET Wiki articles moved to CodeProject in October 2013 and will live on, loved, protected and updated by the community.
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The Insider
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The Code Project Daily Insider keeps you up to date with what is happening around the industry. From the continue saga of the Big Boys to Scott Guthrie's blog ramblings and Steve Jobs' latest, you will find it here.
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The Ultimate Toolbox
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In January 2005, David Cunningham and Chris Maunder created TheUltimateToolbox.com, a new group dedicated to the continued development, support and growth of Dundas Software’s award winning line of MFC, C++ and ActiveX control products.
 
Ultimate Grid for MFC, Ultimate Toolbox for MFC, and Ultimate TCP/IP have been stalwarts of C++/MFC development for a decade. Thousands of developers have used these products to speed their time to market, improve the quality of their finished products, and enhance the reliability and flexibility of their software.
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GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Final Week PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon22-Apr-13 0:24 
GeneralGoing Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 7 PinadminChris Maunder10-Apr-13 7:02 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 7 PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon10-Apr-13 9:52 
GeneralGoing Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 6 PinadminChris Maunder3-Apr-13 10:16 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 6 PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon3-Apr-13 10:35 
GeneralGoing Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 5 PinadminChris Maunder20-Mar-13 10:28 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 5 PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon20-Mar-13 10:35 
GeneralGoing Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 4 PinadminChris Maunder13-Mar-13 8:52 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 4 PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon13-Mar-13 9:20 
GeneralGoing Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 3 [modified] PinadminChris Maunder5-Mar-13 8:19 
GeneralRe: Votes Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 3 PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon7-Mar-13 0:33 
GeneralGoing Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 2 PinadminChris Maunder27-Feb-13 3:13 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 2 PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon27-Feb-13 4:10 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 2 PinadminChris Maunder28-Feb-13 16:21 
GeneralGoing Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge, Reprise PinadminChris Maunder20-Feb-13 2:51 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge, Reprise PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon20-Feb-13 4:17 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge, Reprise Pinmemberroscler21-Feb-13 3:53 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge, Reprise PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon22-Feb-13 1:38 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge, Reprise Pinmemberroscler22-Feb-13 2:00 
GeneralRe: Going Perceptual: The Ultimate Coder Challenge, Reprise PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon22-Feb-13 2:31 
GeneralA big release today PinadminChris Maunder4-Feb-13 17:16 
NewsRatings are back PinadminChris Maunder20-Jan-13 8:30 
GeneralRe: Ratings are back Pinmember GeekBond 20-Jan-13 8:38 
GeneralRe: Ratings are back PinmemberH.Brydon20-Jan-13 8:54 
GeneralRe: Ratings are back PinmentorDaveAuld20-Jan-13 8:59 
GeneralRe: Ratings are back PinadminChris Maunder20-Jan-13 15:17 
GeneralRe: Ratings are back PinmemberSoMad20-Jan-13 10:29 
GeneralPost New Year. Another new feature! PinadminChris Maunder16-Jan-13 17:47 
GeneralNew Year, New Feature PinadminChris Maunder2-Jan-13 2:45 
GeneralRe: New Year, New Feature Pinmember_Maxxx_16-Jan-13 18:06 
GeneralRe: New Year, New Feature Pinmember ProgramFOX20-Jan-13 5:10 
GeneralThe Ultimate Coder Challenge - Judging Week PinadminChris Maunder2-Oct-12 10:30 
GeneralThe Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 6 PinadminChris Maunder26-Sep-12 7:15 
GeneralThe Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 5 PinadminChris Maunder18-Sep-12 21:33 
The ultimate coder challenge is winding down and the contestants have made their penultimate post. Were it me doing the coding I'd still be at the planning stage, but well and truly ready to pull 7 all-nighters to get the thing done by next week's deadline. The six contestants are, however, made of sterner, or at least more organised stuff than myself.
 
Last week was the Intel Developer Forum so no blogs to review. Contestants and judges were too busy running around exhibit halls and consuming whatever freebies were available to do anything serious, though from the sounds of it secret elves back at home base kept the cauldrons bubbling. Nothing like a bit of tag team development.
 
So on to the challengers:
 
Lee looks like his app is fully baked. Actually Lee himself looked pretty baked in some of his IDF trip photos.
 
George & Suresh also seem to be at a good point with their app and they have added what I'd consider a killer Ultrabook feature to their app: NFC exchange of transactions from mobile devices to their MoneyBags Ultrabook application. This is the essence of what the Ultrabook enables: a completely new way of interacting with the device. It's not a computer that sits on your desk to do spreadsheets. It's a seamless part of your day and you interact with it in ways not possible with other devices. Well done, guys.
 
Shailesh discuss their experience in submitting their (desktop) app to the Intel AppUp store. One of the great features here is the in-App Unlocking API which enables unlocking additional game levels within an app. It's great to know these things are baked into the core.
 
John has waxed lyrical about what Ultrabooks mean. It seems like the week at IDF has enabled the contestants to understand completely the vision of Greg Welch, the father of the Ultrabook. Again, it's about providing an application that understands the context of the user. Where are they? How bright is it? Are they moving? What devices are near them? How is the user touching the device, and is he, as my hope has always been, about to try and kick the Ultrabook between a set of uprights on the footy field?
 
Sagar discuss their addition of GPS sensor info and multi touch. It's icing on the cake time for them.
 
Andreas discusses some touch additions to his app. He's using click events, but I can't help but wonder if touch and drag events would be more appropriate in this case. A click is an up/down event pair, whereas when you interact with a screen using touch it's often a down/hold/drag sequence. There are endless possibilities here but I guess I'll have to wait until next week.
 

They are close. They all seem pretty wrecked and/or extremely excited and wound up after IDF. Who can blame them.
 
One point I should make is that the units the developers, and us judges, are using are prototypes. They will never appear on a store shelf and are not what you would consider fully polished. Driver issues have been the biggest hurdle, as well as small issues between the versions of Windows 8 installed. Our units came with a version slightly earlier than the version available now, so the slight OS differences have also added to the excitement. This is truly living on the bleeding edge, but it's a very comfortable, well crafted, with a really nice rubbery cover on the top bleeding edge. We really don't do bleeding edges like we used to.
cheers,
Chris Maunder
 
The Code Project | Co-founder
Microsoft C++ MVP

GeneralThe Ultimate Coder Challenge - Week 4 PinadminChris Maunder4-Sep-12 17:25 
GeneralThe Ultimate Code Challenge - Week 3. PinadminChris Maunder28-Aug-12 14:42 
GeneralThe Ultimate Code Challenge. Week 2 PinadminChris Maunder21-Aug-12 16:17 
GeneralWhy Comments in Code are Critical PinadminChris Maunder21-Aug-12 2:48 
GeneralThe Ultimate Code Challenge. Week 1 PinadminChris Maunder14-Aug-12 14:36 
GeneralRe: The Ultimate Code Challenge. Week 1 PinmemberLee Bamber15-Aug-12 12:26 
GeneralRe: The Ultimate Code Challenge. Week 1 PinadminChris Maunder16-Aug-12 2:05 
GeneralRe: The Ultimate Code Challenge. Week 1 Pinmemberhisureshg15-Aug-12 14:39 
GeneralNew Article Submission System PinadminChris Maunder2-Mar-12 5:40 
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GeneralRe: New Article Submission System PinadminChris Maunder3-Mar-12 15:24 
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GeneralRe: New Article Submission System PinadminChris Maunder4-Mar-12 16:07 
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