Started coding or publishing and got stuck? Which discussion forum should you turn to?
Forums are a great resource when you get stuck. Here are some good ones for Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers. If you’ve found any great ones I should add, please share! Don't forget apps published by Canadians can earn rewards through Developer Movement!
The most common questions I am asked revolve around publishing. These forums are the perfect place to start when you run into issues publishing your app or you aren’t sure what to fix when you fail certification.
Windows Phone Store
Too many programming languages! If you get stuck with a coding question, ask your fellow programmers for help!
Windows Store apps – Windows Store forums are broken up for different programming languages
Windows Phone apps
There are lots of forums out there specific to the individual programming languages as well that can help you when you are struggling with syntax. I won’t list them here, you can use Bing just as well as I can “C# Forum” “HTML5 Forum”
There is a public beta available for Windows 8 development, but no specific forum (yet) for Windows developers using Unity. So I would visit the Unity support forums and pick the forum that best matches your issue
If you have been building for iOS and Android you may run into issues trying to get started with Visual Studio and Expression Blend. There are forums specific to app development and forums for Visual Studio itself. When you post to these forums be sure to specify what edition you are using (e.g. Express vs Professional, 2010 vs 2012)
As I was searching for discussion forums, I found some best practices posted at the Code Project. I thought I would include them in this post as a reminder to all of us.