Join us in Brussels, Genk, Kortrijk or Mons on March 27th for the 4-locations Belgian Windows 8 first Superhackathon. Code, build, eat, drink & win. Experts will be on site to help you with the last phase of building your first Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 application.
We come to your cities (4!), we bring the experts (many!), feed you with breakfast, pizza, coffee (lots!) and Red Bull, honor you with prizes and rewards (countless!). End goal: Get to Windows Store, have fun doing it, go home with prizes (to be announced soon, we promise you: you’ll really like them!). Hint hint: for the best quality app we’ll have a conference ticket…
Go ahead and reserve your spot. Join us for the Day event or the Night event or both. See the agenda setup at the bottom of this post.
Superhackathon theme Yes, winter is cosy with the snow and all – but after months of darkness we all need light. So the theme for the superhackathon is around spring, well-being, health and happiness. To be interpreted very broadly Feel the ideas coming?
First time app? Build your first one – see how to get started here.
The template addresses App Views (Landscape, Fill, Snap and Portrait), Live Tiles, Search & Share Contract, Settings, Navigation across pages, Bottom & Top App Bar (If applicable). So get started today and finish off the app together with us!
8:30: Welcome and registration
9:00 – 9:30: Introduction and getting started
9:30 – 12:30: Coding (alone or with your group)Guidance, hands-on labs and expert advice on site
12:30 – 13:30: Lunch
13:30 – 16:00: Coding (alone or with your group)Guidance, hands-on labs and expert advice on site
16:00 – 17:00: Demo time and best app showdown for Day attendees Publish your first finished app: prize
17:00: Break and end of the Day part
17:30: Welcome and registration (or continue working for those going for the full day)
18:00 – 18:30: Introduction and getting started
18:30 – 19:30: Coding (alone or with your group)Guidance, hands-on labs and expert advice on site
19:30 – 20:30: Dinner
20:30 – 23:00: Coding (alone or with your group)Guidance, hands-on labs and expert advice on site
23:00 – 24:00: Demo time and best app showdown Publish your first finished app: prize
Earlier this week, Microsoft launched Modern.IE: a new web base tool that helps you test, identify, and correct browser compatibility. Whether you are on Windows or not, Modern.IE will help you optimize your site for cross-browser compatibility and provide lots of guidance and tools to help you implement it.
To discover what Modern.IE is all about, check out the video below and then dive into the site to start benefiting from the tools.
The page scan tool detects common coding practices that may cause compatibility problems, giving you clear indication of where the issues are occurring and providing you with guidance on how to solve the issues to deliver a better experience to your users.
Testing on multiple versions of Internet Explorer is hard. With the virtual test tools, Modern.IE delivers two solutions to help you:
A great overview written by Rey Bango and Dave Methvin on coding practices and patterns for building modern standards-based sites while still supporting older versions of Internet Explorer.
Highly recommended: Modern.IE.