Minority Report Meets Visual Studio

14 December 2010

One of the cool things I get to do here at DevExpress is explore new technologies to interface humans with machines, and more specifically, developers with their code. In the past you’ve seen us write code with chopsticks, super models, guitars, and our minds. With the release of Microsoft’s Kinect, we knew it wouldn’t be long before we’d be working on an interface for Visual Studio to let you write code with your hands, Minority Report style.

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Navigating, coding, declaring, refactoring, testing – you’ll do it all with your hands. As with everything else we build here at DevExpress, our intention is to craft a great user interface around this technology. An experience that's as efficient at writing code as using the keyboard and mouse. And we expect to make the source code available so you’ll be able to play with it yourself.

Don't be surprised if you see this at a major developer conference in the very near future. Stay tuned.

5 comment(s)
David Shannon

I'm surprised.  I didn't know you had a medical marijuana law there...

14 December, 2010
Alexander Koger

When implementing more body action than moving the fingers maybe one day it will get olympic.

15 December, 2010
ProfK

INT_StopNum as a variable name is like elevator music to my eyes.

15 December, 2010
Mark Miller (DevExpress)

Brady,

"like elevator music to my eyes" -- AWESOME. I love it. Sounds like it's time for a Rename. :-)

Alexander: I'm all about making computer programming an Olympic sport! :-)

15 December, 2010
Brendon Muck [DevExpress MVP]

Sounds like someone hacked an Xbox Kinect!

16 December, 2010

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