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Retargeting your Windows Store apps to Windows 8.1 and WinJS 2.0
8 Oct 2013
Kinect for Windows SDK v1.8 released, with HTML5, Kinect Fusion improvements, and more
Download it here: Kinect for Windows SDK v1.8 . Also: Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit v1.8 . Here’s Bob Heddle with the announcement: I am pleased to announce that we released the Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) 1.8 today. This is the fourth update to the SDK since we first released...
17 Sep 2013
12 Jun 2013
jQuery 2.0 supports Windows Store app development
2 Apr 2013
Developing games for Windows 8? Start here.
Following up on Shai Hinitz’s post, Developing Windows Store games , the Dev Center is hosting new guidance for creating Windows 8 games , in time for GDC 2013 . You’ll find: Prepare your Windows Store DirectX game programming environment Add Windows Store features for DirectX 11.1 games Prepare your...
22 Mar 2013
Download: PDF (17.9 MB) EPUB (37.3 MB) MOBI (69.5 MB) Are you a web developer who wants to get your code into a Windows store app? Kraig Brockschmidt’s excellent new book is for you, at the right price: $0.00. From the introduction: This book is about writing Windows Store apps using HTML5, CSS3, and...
31 Oct 2012
Introducing Windows Store App Labs for app builders
From the Windows 8 app developer blog : Windows Store App Labs are in more than 30 cities around the world for all app builders – developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Check out and test the newest Windows 8 devices. Get technical guidance from Windows 8 experts. Get design guidance from leading...
24 Oct 2012
Windows 8 background tasks and lock screen hotness
The indispensible Windows 8 app developer blog has a new post that shows the nuts and bolts of background tasks, maintenance triggers, and the lock screen . The lock screen is a particularly neat scenario, because your app gets to share a highly visible bit of UI with other important apps: Windows PM...
24 May 2012
MIX 11 - April 12-14, 2011, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Register. Oh, to be able to go this year. So many interesting sessions, I’d be a kid in a candy store. If any of you go and blog, please send me links. In addition to the obligatory boot-camp sessions for HTML5 Canvas, jQuery, and the like, these are the MIX 11 sessions that I’d love to dive into: Good...
23 Mar 2011
Test driving the fourth IE9 Platform Preview
At a recent demonstration of Apple’s xCode IDE, the speaker asked the audience how many people liked the Objective C language. One hand went up, with enthusiasm (not mine). The speaker muttered something about the ancient schism between Smalltalk and Simula. This made me feel old. After installing the...
24 Aug 2010
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