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James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

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  • Blog Post: Lifetime Developer Accounts for Win 8 and Win Phone!

    Developing for Microsoft platforms just got cheaper and easier a couple of days ago! Starting this week, the Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which will grant developers the ability to publish for both platforms with no renewal fee. That means that if you have never...
  • Blog Post: First Mobile Web App with JQuery Mobile

    I just posted my Intro to JQuery Mobile write up, and as promised, I am following up with a couple of videos. The first video is a hands on demo of building your first Mobile Web App with JQuery Mobile. The web app will be a simply Magic 8 Ball app, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it, and I hope you do as...
  • Blog Post: Rotten Tomatoes API

    If you followed my series on data binding, then you probably remember me briefly covering the Rotten Tomatoes API in Part 5 Dynamic Data From Rotten Tomatoes . However, since the focus of that post was on data binding and not on the REST APIs, I didn’t go into too much detail.  That said, I am now...
  • Blog Post: Construct 2 Trivia App Part 5 (Additional Features)

    This Construct 2 Trivia App series was originally intended to be a 4 part series, but I have had a couple of questions on how to add a few additional features. So, I figured I would just add a part 5 here to cover those features. If you haven't read through this series yet, you can start with Part 1...
  • Blog Post: Construct 2 Trivia App Part 4 (Final Features)

    This is the fourth part in a 4 part tutorial on how to create a trivia app using Construct 2, a free drag and drop type tool for creating cross platform games. In this tutorial, we will continue where we left off in part 3 , now focusing on adding final features to our game. If you haven’t read...
  • Blog Post: Construct 2 Trivia App Part 3 (Game Logic)

    This is the third part in a 4 part tutorial on how to create a trivia app using Construct 2, a free drag and drop type tool for creating cross platform games. In this tutorial, we will continue where we left off in part 2 , now focusing on adding some game logic. If you haven’t read through part...
  • Blog Post: Construct 2 Trivia App Part 2 (Reading From File Cont.)

    This is the second part in a 4 part tutorial on how to create a trivia app using Construct 2, a free drag and drop type tool for creating cross platform games. In this tutorial, we will continue where we left off in part 1 , focusing on and continuing with reading input from a file. If you haven’t...
  • Blog Post: Construct 2 Trivia App Part 1(Layout and Reading From File)

    This is the first part in a 3 part series on how to build a Trivia App using Construct 2, a free drag and drop type tool for creating cross platform games. This tutorial will cover some of the basics of Construct 2, including editing layout and text boxes as well as reading text from a file. The intent...
  • Blog Post: Every Dev Has A Story

    https://build.windowsstore.com/rewards HOW DOES IT WORK? Between April 16 and June 1, developers can enter by joining App Builder Rewards and completing the "Every Dev Has a Story" quest with 50-200 words about an application published in the Windows...
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