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  • Blog Post: Getting to 1.0

    I imagine that a lot of my readers are developers like me who got into the business (or stay in the business) because they love the craft of software development. I would go even further and say that a lot of my dear readers are working on a “side project” to create apps for their hobbies, family, and...
  • Blog Post: Incredible Training Available Across the Globe

    As technologies come faster and faster, we have to quickly gain proficiency with whatever today's new platform/language/product/service is. Microsoft is comitted to supporting the WORLDWIDE technology community with FREE TRAINING!!! So if your company is holding the line on training costs, I would encourage...
  • Blog Post: Making dreams come true

    Growing up I was a huge video game fan, and that hasn’t changed as I’ve grown up. My day job is generally writing business productivity apps, so while gaming is fun, and concepts like gamification are slowly working their way into my world, there isn’t a whole lot of overlap. Listening to the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Following up on the Design Guidance for Windows Store Apps

    In one of my previous posts , I suggested you check out the Design Guidance for Windows Store Apps . I’ve been taking my own advice, and I want to reiterate how valuable the guidance is. Technical documentation can help you write an app that compiles, but this design guidance can help you make an app...
  • Blog Post: Study Notes for 70-484 – Share Charm

    I’ve been working through the certification series for Windows Store applications and I’m currently studying for 70-484 (Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C#). (see these previous articles on Security and Touch Interactions ),  As with all new certifications, there isn’t a whole...
  • Blog Post: Study Notes for 70-484 – Touch Interactions

    Touch Interactions Another area to review is the gestures and touch interactions supported in Windows Store apps. Microsoft was kind enough to layout the basic uses of the supported gestures . If you are interested in extending the controls, (or just want to learn a bit more), I’d encourage you to read...
  • Blog Post: Study Notes for 70-484

    I’ve been working through the certification series for Windows Store applications, and I’m currently studying for 70-484 (Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C#). As with all new certifications, there isn’t a whole lot of study material much beyond poking around in Visual Studio and reading...
  • Blog Post: February Developer Deadlines

    Want free stuff? Want some upcoming events to keep you motivated on writing your next app? Check out some of things the things you can do in the next three weeks.   The White House Open Data Day Hackathon is Feb 22. If you're a developer interested in attending in person, move quick and submit your...
  • Blog Post: Top 12 for 2012

    We've made it readers. It's the end of 2012 and I've been using the last week to reflect on all that I have been through and accomplished while I plan for an even better 2013. I'd like to share some tweets, blog posts, or cool stories from the past year. I hope these links inform, entertain, and inspire...
  • Blog Post: Thirty days to build a winner

    It’s the first on the month, and a thirty day challenge is a great way to bring about positive change in your life. Generation App has a step by step program to build a Windows 8 app in thirty days. Maybe you have an idea for an app like an SRK fan app, or a fantasy football app. Perhaps a Pintrest panorama...
  • Blog Post: So much learning…

    I’ve been writing my annual assessment at work and reviewing the projects I’ve worked on as well as visualizing the types of projects I want to work on in the next year. The rate of change is incredible and Microsoft is announcing new technologies left and right . How am I ever going to be able to make...
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