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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...
17 May 2013
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...
16 Apr 2013
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...
9 Apr 2013
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...
1 Apr 2013
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...
5 Feb 2013
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...
30 Dec 2012
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...
1 Oct 2012
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...
19 Jun 2012
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