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James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

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  • 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: Apps of the Week 7/9/2014

    This week I am going to focus on a couple of local Windows Phone apps from South Florida! Push It in Addicting puzzle game.  You definitely have to get creative here.  Yu only get five chances before you are forced to wait for more lives, so you better make the best out of each opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Quick Links of the week 7/8/2014

    Something Big for Windows Phones Apparently, something big is coming for Windows Phone that will upset the Mobile Phone market.  There haven’t been any official announcements, so what could it be?  What are your thoughts? http://www.wpcentral.com/wait-itsomething-major-coming-windows-phone...
  • Blog Post: Data Binding Part 4- Observable Collection

    In Part 1 of this series I covered the basic theoretical idea behind data binding, and in Part 2 , we got a little more concrete with a hands on example in code.  We created a Movie class, then bound the three properties of that object (title, rating, year), to our UI in both Windows and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Data Binding Part 3- Implementing the INotifyPropertyChanged Interface

    In Part 1 of this series I covered the basic theoretical idea behind data binding, and in Part 2 , we got a little more concrete with a hands on example in code.  We created a Movie class, then bound the three properties of that object (title, rating, year), to our UI in both Windows and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Custom Styles in Universal Apps Part 2

    In Part 1 of this two part series, I covered how to create a ResourceDictionary with a custom style and reference that style in a Textblock control.  Although, I created a Universal App, I did mainly focus on the Windows 8 project not taking advantage of the Universal App capabilities.  Here...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Blog Post: Publish an App, Get a Phone

    Currently, Nokia is having a promotion that allows first-time Windows Phone App publishers the chance to receive a free Nokia Lumia 800 (Windows 7 phone) for their efforts (applicable in Canada and US). It’s simple, if you publish your first Windows Phone app, you get a free phone. To keep up to...
  • Blog Post: The Voluntiers- Winners of Best Windows App at BattleHack Miami

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of witnessing a great sight, a room of fifty people or so all programming 24 hours straight in order help the community at BattleHack Miami . The premise for the hackathon was to get a team together and create an app that solves a local problem, and the winner from...
  • Blog Post: The Journey - IPhone to Windows Phone

    So if you read my first blog, then you know that I recently made the transition from IPhone to Windows Phone. I’ll admit, from the beginning I had my doubts. I mean would I really be able to completely give up the IPhone that I had had for over three years? How could I do a complete 180 from what...
  • Blog Post: "Quick" Tips for Gamemaker (Part One- The Basics)

    So, recently, I wrote about my experience hosting and teaching a game making workshop with high school students using Gamemaker . I also mentioned that, previous to the workshop, I only had about a week of experience using the tool. Gamemaker, for those of you who don't know, is a "drag and drop" type...
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