Brian Hitney

developing on the microsoft stack

June, 2013

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    Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 2) APIMASH – Earthquake and Messier Sky Object API Starter Kit for Windows Store Apps

    My latest DevRadio episode has been published – here are the details! Abstract: In today’s episode Brian Hitney demos for us the Messier Sky Object Explorer and Earthquake Starter Kits for your Windows 8 apps. Tune in as he walks us through both APIs and show us how easy it is get started building for Windows 8 . Check out all the APIMASH Starter Kits here Download Earthquake APIMASH Starter Kit Download the Messier Sky Object Explorer APIMASH Starter Kit Next Steps: Step #1 – Download the Tools for Windows...
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    Creating a Great Mashup Part 2

    This post details features used by Earthquake Explorer , a Windows 8 app that displays earthquake information on Bing maps.   Earthquake Explorer was based off of the Earthquakes mashup starter kit on github .  Read part 1 here .  In the first part , we created a Windows Azure Mobile Service to store data as a back end for our mashup.  A big benefit of this approach is that it lets us filter/sort/query the data any way we’d like, and our application is now resilient against outages and...
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    Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 7) Using Windows Azure to Build Back-End Services for Windows 8 Apps – Authentication Tips and Tricks

    At long last!  Our final installment to the series – check it out! About this Video: Wrapping up their  “Using Windows Azure to Build Back-End Services for Windows 8 apps” series Brian Hitney , Andrew Duthie   and Peter Laudati , as they showoff some useful tips and tricks around authentication for your Windows Azure Mobile Server based apps. Tune in as they enable persistent login for a mobile service, and then discuss how we can get additional information about users from the configured identity...
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    Creating a Great Mashup using Windows Azure

    This post details features used by Earthquake Explorer , a Windows 8 app that displays earthquake information on Bing maps. Earthquake Explorer was based off of the Earthquakes mashup starter kit on github . Creating a mashup is pretty easy in Windows 8 – creating a great one requires a bit more work. In this case, I'm working with the USGS earthquake GeoJSON feeds , a very easy-to-use feed that contains earthquake information for either the past hour, day, week, or month. Overall, it’s a pretty ideal feed....
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