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Will there be an update for “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps” for Windows 8.1?
With Windows 8.1 now released as a Consumer Preview enabling developers to try out and begin building apps for the new Operating System, I wanted to let folks know if there is an updated version of my book, “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps” under development. When I began contemplating writing a book...
4 Jul 2013
Multi-touch drawing in Windows Store apps using C++ and DirectX
Windows 8 introduces input via multiple touch points. In the DrawIt sample of my book “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps”, I show how to add free form drawing on a XAML SwapChainBackgroundPanel using either touch, mouse or pen inputs. The sample restricted input to a single pointer i.e. you...
16 Jun 2013
The Windows Store opportunity for C++ developers
One of my colleagues sent this statement my way and I quote him “The advent of Windows Store combines a great app-development infrastructure with a reach of 250 million people and counting. This is a great opportunity for seasoned and new app developers alike. While Microsoft has published great...
15 Jun 2013
Two copies remaining
With less than two weeks to go for //BUILD 2013, I still have two copies of my book “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps” waiting to be given away. Follow the rules listed here and send me a mail. -Sridhar
15 Jun 2013
Modern C++ and Windows Store apps giveaway
BUILD 2013 is 9 weeks away. In anticipation of BUILD 2013, I am listing a giveaway for my book, “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps”. Every week leading to the BUILD 2013 conference, I will give out a copy of my book. Sounds interesting? Want a copy? Getting a copy is easy. All you have [...
19 Apr 2013
Purchase Modern C++ and Windows Store apps in India
Hi, Wanted to provide a quick update on the availability of my book, “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps”, in India. Get the eBook in Adobe PDF: http://www.infibeam.com/eBooks/modern-c-windows-store-apps-sridhar-poduri-pdf-ebook-download/9780989020800-BEPDF.html Get the paperback edition:...
25 Mar 2013
Modern C++ and Windows Store Apps – A book about Modern C++ and native technologies
Over the past few months, I have been writing a book on developing apps using C++ and the various native technologies shipping as part of the Windows 8 wave. Some of these technologies include: C++11, C++ /CX, native XAML, the Windows Runtime, C++AMP, Windows Azure Mobile Services etc. I am happy to...
19 Mar 2013
Windows Azure Mobile Services is now available
If you want to connect a scalable cloud backend for your Windows 8 Apps, check out the just announced Windows Azure Mobile Services. Here are some useful links to get started: 1. http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile/ 2. http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2012/08/28/announcing-windows...
28 Aug 2012
Wanna be part of the world’s largest AppFest?
I will be traveling to Bangalore and will be present at the event which will be conducted on Sep 21-22, 2012. Bring forth your ideas, coding and design skills, learn to develop Windows 8 Apps, have fun and get a chance to network with your peers from the industry. More details at http://www.microsoft...
28 Aug 2012
Release Preview edition of Programming Windows, 6th Edition is now available
The 6th Edition of Programming Windows, updated for the Release Preview of Windows 8 is now available. Here are useful links, both for procuring the book as well as the companion content. Release Preview edition of Programming Windows, Sixth Edition available tomorrow Update on companion content for...
19 Aug 2012
Windows 8 and VS2012 now available
If you are a MSDN subscriber, the bits are now available for download. Enjoy!!!
15 Aug 2012
Windows 8 hits RTM
Steven Sinofsky blogged the announcement a few minutes back on the “Building Windows 8” blog. Next stop: General Availability on Oct 26, 2012!!! -Sridhar
1 Aug 2012
Windows 8 to be available on….
Oct 26, 2012. Source: The Windowsteamblog here
18 Jul 2012
Windows 8 coming this October; RTM on track for August
Microsoft just announced that Windows 8 will hit the stores this October. This means you will get shiny new hardware (aka the Microsoft Surface and the likes) beginning this October. Enterprise customers with Software Assurance will get access to the bits sometime in August this year. Head over to the...
9 Jul 2012
Using JSON and C++ in Windows 8 Apps
2 Jul 2012
Interested in developing for Windows RT?
If you are interested in developing for Windows RT (and who are not?), here are a few useful links to get started. Steven Sinofsky’s blog post on “Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture” A channel 9 Video from Jason Zander, Corp VP of Visual Studio Both the above posts …
17 Jun 2012
Windows 8 Release Preview now available
The Windows team announced the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview. Download your copy here
31 May 2012
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