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Programming Microsoft® Robotics Studio 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0735624320
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About the Author

Sara Morgan is a Microsoft MVP for Office Communications Server; she has spent many years developing with speech-recognition and other automation technologies. Her first book, Building Intelligent .NET Applications: Agents, Data Mining, Rule-Based Systems, and Speech Processing, was published in 2005. She is a frequent contributor to publications, print and online, such as MSDN® Magazine and

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (March 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735624321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735624320
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,204,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sara Rea is an independent author and consultant located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is an MCSD and MCDBA and is certified in SQL Server 2000 and VB.NET. She specializes in developing leading edge Web-based applications utilizing Microsoft technologies. Since graduating from Louisiana State University in 1993 with a degree in quantitative business analysis, she has been developing software for a variety of industries, including a not-for-profit hospital, a financial company offering mortgages, a major retailer, a software company that writes legislative software, and an Application Service Provider.

In 1998 she wrote an article on stress-testing Web sites that was featured on the front cover of MSDN Magazine, formerly named Microsoft Interactive Developer (MIND). Since then she has written articles featured in Enterprise Development, .NET Development, Visual Studio Magazine and To reference the articles Sara Rea has written, refer to This Web site also features her latest research efforts and is a good resource for readers who want to learn more about enhanced computing.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By TW Clark on April 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is a good start but I can't wait for the next edition (if there is one). The author attempted too much coverage for the limited number of pages (a little over 200). I have completed all of the Microsoft Tutorials for MSRS and this book is a refreshing change. The author begins with coverage of SERVICES and does not include any illustrations. Microsoft Tutorials and Powerpoint presentations have several great illustrations on SERVICES. Also, the coverage of SERVICES is completed in an orderly manner but not in the same order used in the coding chapters (chapters 5 and later). There are the expected typos, as you expect in a new book. A couple can cause frustration until you figure out what happened.

I will say that MSRS books are very much needed. While MSRS is not a huge software product, it contains several new concepts for many programmers. I have a background in C, C++, C#, and VB. MSRS is best when using C#.

In summary:
1. I would have liked to have had a thicker book (like the one coming out in June from other authors.
2. The author of this book made the decision to only do superficial coverage of MSRS subjects such as Simulation and VPL which I believe will be used quite a bit in academic enviorments and more everywhere in the future. The VPL feature of C# code generation is important and deserved move attention.
3. The author's style of writing is great and very readable. I wish her well and look forward to a 2nd edition.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Quintin Balsdon on June 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book, much like Professional Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (Wrox Programmer to Programmer), gives good examples, but only for what is explained. If you are interested in doing something like converting hardware robotics applications to simulations, then this is NOT the book for you. Also, to do the examples, you would require to have the robots, and each chapter makes use of a different robot.

If you are only interested in the hardware and not the simulation, then this book is excellent. However simulations (one of the KEY features in MSRS-MRDS) is sorely missed. Especially in conversion between hardware and simulation projects.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Blake C. Mann on June 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is not very helpful for someone trying to learn MRDS. You would be better off sticking to the tutorials on the MS website. There is very little detail about how to actually get started writing robotics software. The best I can say about it is it references other interesting projects. I wonder if this author is actually a MRDS developer because if she was she would have gone into much more detail about the nuts and bolts of MRDS.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Denney on December 23, 2009
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When I first purchased this book I thought it would be an instructional guide on how to program generic robots, but when I got it all the chapthers relate to a specific robot (iRobot, Lego NXT, etc). This made it frustrating to me because the author expects you to have this robot if you want to follow along with the guide. In my opinion, all the chapthers should be step up to run in the simulation with text on how to transfer your code to the robot if you have one. Also the authors style of writing is poor for an instructional guide. Critical steps should be bolded in the text to signify that this is a critical step. There was often times where I would get unexpected results doing the guide because a critical step was buried in a large paragraph. This book is not for somebody that doesn't have a background in C# (which I do) or at least a similar programming language. Granted teaching generic programming would be beyond the scope of this book, but if you don't have any programming background this book is not for you.
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