Mark Miller Will Beat You With a Guitar!

ASP.NET Team Blog
20 October 2009

Check out this 8 minute Mark Miller video interview where he discusses:

  • How he got an Xbox Guitar working with Visual Studio
  • The coding challenge at the DevExpress booth during Microsoft’s PDC 2009

Click the image below and watch the video to learn why I’m so excited to see this in action:

Video: Guitars and Code With Mark and Mehul

PDC Challenge

The coding challenge is simple:

  • You both have a PC with a standard install of Visual Studio.
  • You get to use a standard keyboard and mouse.
  • Mark will use an Xbox guitar and CodeRush.
  • You battle against each other by writing a piece of code.
  • Finish first and win big prizes.

Now, I’m a little skeptical whether Mark can pull it off. I mean that I’m basically crippled without my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. But one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t underestimate Mark “the Millinator” Miller.

What do you think? Will he slaughter the competition or has he bitten off more than he can chew this time? Drop me a line below with your thoughts.

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Daniel Rieck
Daniel Rieck

What I want to know is: Will this plugin be in the next release?

And I have a suggestion for Mark: Don't arrange the letters in the selection window alphabetically, but put the commonly used letters closer together.

21 October 2009
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21 October 2009

How about using two guitars for pair-programming?

23 October 2009
The ASPx Blog - Mehul Harry's DevExpress Blog

Do you remember the challenge Mark Miller laid down for this year’s PDC conference? Yes, that insane

16 December 2009
The ASPx Blog - Mehul Harry's DevExpress Blog

Mark created a hybrid coding input device with a Rock Band toy guitar and CodeRush to use in a coding

28 January 2010

Learn to trust your team

16 February 2010

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