Comprehensive list of development resources for Windows 8

If you are looking for comprehensive list of resources for developing windows 8 applications you can find it here.


Lead like the great conductors

An Orchestra conductor faces the ultimate challenge in leadership. In this engaging TED Video Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all leaders in all genres. Watch it.

Lock Free Alogrithms – An Introduction has a nice presentation about Lock free alogrithms. Read it here.

Free Tamil ebooks

Project Madurai has done a wonderful job in creating unicode based ebooks pdf of wonderful tamil literature books (around 400) starting from Tholkapiyam to Thaneer desam.

List of important books you can find includes

Ponniyin Selvan – Eternal classic of writer Kalki (English Translation) is also there.



Pathinin Thirumaraigal (Thiruvasagam, Thirumanthiram)

Free Books library

Project Gutenberg contains over 36,000 ebooks that represent nearly every out-of-copyright classic piece of literature along with a vast archive of obscure but pleasurable reads. The quality of digitization is excellent, and the site’s vibrant community ensures that any errors are quickly fixed. They also offer the ebooks in a variety of formats (ePub, mobi, html), including some as downloadable audiobooks. Try it out.

Do you want Windows 8 Learning in a box ?

Windows 8 camp slide decks, Hands on labs, lots of goodies can be downloaded as a single setup from this microsoft link.. It contains C# Version & VB Version of code samples.

Also it is a worth read of Web site design case study. Download it and read it as well.

The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section.

When you get this error check whether any Microsoft application installation is going on in the background. Yesterday i had my Visual studio opened and i was working on it. My MS Office was getting upgraded from 2007 to 2010 and suddenly i got the error ‘The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section.‘ when compiling my projects. It was weird as the projects were compiling before without any errors. Tried few options like (Resetting the devenv settings with devenv /ResetSettings).. Suddenly it worked after the MS Office installation was over.

If you get this error wait till the Microsoft related install package is completed and try again.