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  • Blog Post: How Blend made creating a Windows 8 app in 24 hours easy.

    Having never used Blend before I was amazed how fast and easy it was to create my simple app .   The source code for this Windows 8 app and many others can be found on my GitHub ( http://bit.ly/17NwuAw ) After joking with a friend of mine, we came up with a fun little app that would tell you your...
  • Blog Post: Video of the Week: How to Port iOS apps to Windows apps

    This video talks about how to port iOS apps to Windows Store apps Many of you have built apps for iOS and may be interested in how developing for Windows Store varies from developing for iOS. In this video Rafe Wu explains some of the comparisons between the two platforms. This is not an exhaustive list...
  • Blog Post: Free courseware for professors and instructors from Microsoft

    Did you know Microsoft provides free courseware for professors and instructors? The Faculty Connection is a website that provides free courseware and resources for instructors of all levels. Here are some of the most popular recent downloads Designing for Modern UI – Designing for the Windows 8 platform...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 development for iOS developers

    If you’ve already built an iOS app, what do you need to know to build a Windows 8 app? The Windows Store site has added some great resources to help iOS developers create Windows 8 store apps. You’ll find Resources for iOS developers that includes all kinds of tips to help you get started How to install...
  • Blog Post: Building a Windows 8 app? Pick your favorite flavour!

    When building an app for Windows 8, you have three programming models to choose from: .NET, HTML/CSS JavaScript, or C++ My husband likes cherry ice cream. My son likes chocolate. I like mint chocolate chip. Our favorite ice cream shops sell all three flavours, so we all leave happy! When I started coding...
  • Blog Post: C# Tip’s and Tricks

    Are you interested in developing apps for Windows phone and Windows 8 and you already got the skills to code in Java. After few years developing in Java, I have finally decided to switch to C# with .net Framework . There are several reasons for this decision which I will going to explain in this series...
  • Blog Post: Helpful Visual Studio resources

    Whether you are just learning Visual Studio because you are building a phone app, or you have been using it for a few years, here are some of my favourite and most requested links for Visual Studio resources. I taught developer courses for a number of years, and there were certain questions and requests...
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