Christmas is a great time to spend with friends and family while enjoy a cup of hot tea (or cold “soda” Smile)… but what happens when you get that urge to crank some code? well how about you Build an App for Christmas?

First, in order to build a Windows 8 store app here’s what you will probably need:

THE BASICS:

THE GOODIES:

THE RULES:

THE DATA

  1. Learn how to use SQLite in your app
  2. Azure Data Marketplace
  3. HTML Data Parcing
    1. Screen Scraping Utility
    2. CSV-PArser for WinRT
    3. Screen Scraping Utility Kit
  4. Free Azure Trial

THE EXPERT GUIDANCE

  1. Join 30 TO LAUNCH! for Windows 8. Part of GenerationApp total access to design, implementation advise free of charge.
  2. Join 30 TO LAUNCH! for Windows Phone. Part of GenerationApp total access to design, implementation advise free of charge.

WANT TO PORT?

Some important reading:

FURTHER READING FOR THE JEDI MASTERS:


RE-IMAGINE EVERYTHING!

 

For more great information from Joel Reyes (@joelcitizen) check out the his blog at – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/joelcitizen/