Andy Wigley

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  • Blog Post: Async and Await for HTTP Networking, Part 2–HttpClient

    In my previous post on this topic, Async and Await for Http Networking on Windows Phone , I described how you can use extension methods to create awaitable methods on the WebClient and HttpWebRequest APIs. Courtesy of Microsoft’s .NET Framework team, there have been more developments in this area – the...
  • Blog Post: UK App Builders: Reward Program *One Day Special* and Bonus Rewards

    Show us that you’re a game changer and collect points every step of the way to redeem rewards like a brand new Windows 8 RT Slate. Create the next app phenomenon by building your original and unique Windows Store and/or Windows Phone App. Get recognised and rewarded for building your original apps. Further...
  • Blog Post: UK Windows App Builder Reward Programme

    www.appbuilder-rewards.co.uk Show us that you’re a game changer and collect points every step of the way of your app building journey to redeem rewards like a brand new Lenovo Tablet 2. Create the next app phenomenon by building your original and unique Windows Store and/or Windows Phone app – and get...
  • Blog Post: Async and Await for Http Networking on Windows Phone

    Using async and await for executing long-running operations such as networking calls has many benefits: your code is much cleaner and easier to maintain, the result is automatically marshalled back to the originating thread so you don’t need to use Dispatcher.BeginInvoke to get back to the UI thread...
  • Blog Post: UK Windows Phone App Developers–’Port Your App to Windows 8’ Competition!

    Having just completed the Windows Phone 8 JumpStart, you might think I would be totally focused on helping our developer community to incorporate some of the great Windows Phone 8 features into their phone apps. Well I am – but we also want to focus on the great opportunities awaiting Windows Phone developers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8 Jump Start Video Recordings now available!

    The videos for last weeks’ two days of demo-packed fun that was the Windows Phone 8 Jump Start are now available online. So if you missed the event, or part of it, or were there and want to watch it all over again, you can find them in one of these two places: On Channel 9: Here you can find the 21 ...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Windows Phone 8 DevCamps

    With Windows Phone 8 SDK being released around two weeks ago, we are getting a lot of people wondering when we are going to run a Windows Phone 8 DevCamp to get you up to speed on the new dev features. Wonder no more! The first Windows Phone 8 DevCamps will be help in London on Friday 14th December and...
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