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The best discussion forums for Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers
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...
4 Apr 2013
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...
11 Feb 2013
Building a great Windows 8 app Step 6: Which template should you use?
You are about to start coding your Windows 8 project, what template should you start with? This blog is part of a series . Picking the right template at the start of your project can save you a lot of work! Finding the right Visual Studio template, or finding a project template out there that is similar...
3 Jan 2013
Building a great Windows 8 app Step 3: Installing the SDK & Tools
How do you get the Windows 8 SDK and Visual Studio? What if you have Visual Studio already? This blog is part of a series, you can find the entire series here . In Step 2 we learned where to find and different options for installing Windows 8 which is required before you download and install the SDK...
14 Dec 2012
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...
30 Oct 2012
How can a student in Canada get Windows 8 RTM and Visual Studio 2012?
How can students in Canada get their hands on Windows 8 RTM and Visual Studio 2012 so they can start building cool apps? On August 1st the Windows team announced they had completed the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 8. The blog announced that developers could download the final version on...
24 Aug 2012
Professors, instructors these sessions are for you!
We’ve put together a series of sessions for faculty Thursday June 21st to help you keep up with what’s new and find out about the resources Microsoft has for you Teaching courses is a lot of work, the constant pressure to keep courses relevant, and of course it’s not just teaching...
8 Jun 2012
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...
31 May 2012
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...
22 Mar 2012
My love affair with Visual Studio: Error Correction
I have been working with Visual Studio for years, and I’ve found a few tricks along the way that make my coding easier. In this blog post I’ll show one of my favourite time savers the Error Correction feature. When you are writing code for a form or a class as part of a team, or even if you are just...
19 Jan 2012
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