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  • Blog Post: Why is javascript in Windows 8 so anonymous and weird?

    I have been staring at javascript in Windows 8, and it just seems weird.  That anonymous thing with the empty set of parentheses at the end of the file.   Why is it anonymous, is it a criminal on the look out for the police?  Here is what the code in one of the templates called “Blank...
  • Blog Post: Free Online Hackathon! This is a first

    Hey sign up for this free Hackathon, win prizes (as described in the link): Free Online Hackathon! Build that Windows 8 application and make big money! But I like this process, no spending long hours on Saturday in a room away from home.  You can drink your own coffee and use your own bathroom. ...
  • Blog Post: Preparing your app for Windows 8 Launch

    Looking for Great Windows 8 Apps, you got one? Make it happen Windows 8 is coming soon. You can download, use it, and even develop apps for it today. At this point in time the Windows Store is not open for everyone to deploy, but we are looking for the first wave of great applications which...
  • Blog Post: Missing in WinRT XAML: RichTextBox

    Hey what happened to the RichTextBox in WinRT/Metro XAML?  There is a RichTextBlock, but not RichTextBox, what the heck?  Is this bad?  Not to me, FlowDocuments seemed like a way to keep a paycheck coming since it just added to complexity in XAML.  Not a bad thing, but just saying...
  • Blog Post: App Bars, a useful tool for your UI or a place to drown your Metro Sorrows?

    Don’t drink booze when you are sad.  Never a good idea, and especially don’t drink when sad and then drive.  That’s bad.  Dangerous.  Get a taxi in that case. However, App  Bars are fairly easy to use, if not to find the way to use them in the literature.  It would seem...
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