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James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

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    Reserving Your Universal Windows App Name

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    Reserving Your Universal Windows App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app with the same name.  For this reason, it is helpful to reserve your app name as soon as possible, potentially even before your start developing your...
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    Reserving Your Windows Phone App Name

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    Reserving Your App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app with the same name.  For this reason, it is helpful to reserve your app name as soon as possible, potentially even before your start developing your app.  It would...
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    Reserving Your Windows App Name

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    Reserving Your App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app with the same name.  For this reason, it is helpful to reserve your app name as soon as possible, potentially even before your start developing your app.  It would...
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    Creating a Test Certificate with Windows Apps

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    If you create a Windows Universal App in Visual Studio 2013 +, your packaging is automatically taken care of.  Visual Studio provides you with a test certificate so you don’t have to do anything additional to be to run your Windows app on your Local...
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    Construct 2 Windows 8 Object – Charms Bar Part 2

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    In Part 1 of working with the Charms Bar via Windows 8 Object in Construct 2 we walked through adding About, Support and Privacy pages as well as giving the user the ability to share his score via the Share Charm.  Although we set all of that up...
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    Construct 2 Windows 8 Object – Charms Bar Part 1

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    As I mentioned in my Windows 8 Object Intro post , we will focus on a couple of different areas but will start with the Charms Bar.  I would recommend going back and reading the Intro if you have not for a high level overview of what we will be looking...
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    Construct 2 Exporting to Windows

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    Construct 2 is such a fabulous tool because it allows users to create cross-platform games without having to write any code.  These are two immensely useful features.  Not only can someone with no computer science or programming experience get...
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    Construct 2 Windows 8 Object- Intro

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    As I mentioned in my previous post , I will be learning and sharing more content for Construct 2 over the holidays.  No better way to spend your down time than building games in the Christmas spirit obviously.  Well, at least it makes sense...
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    Construct 2 on Microsoft Virtual Academy Part 2

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    After having success with recording my first ever Microsoft Virtual Academy Course on Construct 2, I am currently ramping up to record Part 2!  Over the Holidays, things will be a little slower in terms of public activity because of Winter Break...
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    Microsoft Innovation Center Grand Opening Miami

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    On December 9th in downtown Miami, Microsoft and the City of Miami celebrated the grand opening of the first ever US based Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC).  As a local Microsoftee, I have been involved in the planning and execution for the MIC...
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    Twitter Integration in App Studio

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    App Studio has been updated as of a few days ago to include Twitter as one of their Data Sources.  Data Sources such as Facebook and Instagram have been around for a while, but Twitter is one that users everywhere have been waiting for, and it’s...
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    App Studio in the Classroom

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    Over the summer, a Curriculum Supervisor, Brian King, from Broward County Public Schools reached out to me for help on creating curriculum for a pilot program centered around mobile application development as a result of the Superintendent, Robert Runcie...
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    Visual Studio Community 2013 FREE

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    The full power of Visual Studio is now completely free for students, individual developers, or small teams.  The power of Visual Studio, in my mind, has never been in doubt, but the cost of Visual Studio has been a factor for me to consider when...
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    US Imagine Cup 2015

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    This year you can choose when you want to compete. The 2015 US Imagine Cup Competition offers two opportunities to compete - one starting now and with the first deadline in November (Fall Competition) and one starting in November and with the first deadline...
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    Git- Integration With Visual Studio 2013

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    In my previous post, I did an intro to Git, what it is, what the basic commands are in the Command Prompt, and the general cycle of adding and committing files.  In this post, I want to show how Visual Studio 2013 integrates Git into the IDE. ...
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    Git- Introduction and Basic Commands

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    If you are a programmer of any type, you are probably either familiar with Git or at the very least have heard of it.  I have heard of Git for a long time, but just recently have taken the time to begin to truly understand what it is and how to leverage...
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    Join us at the Dolphins Stadium October 25th-26th

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    Sponsored by Citrix and Microsoft, Grand Prizes will be awarded for the use of the Podio API, Submission of Windows Phone & Store apps to the Store, Web App - Real Time Data, Best UI/UX. Whether you're a gamer, student, or just someone who uses the...
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    30 Halloween Games in 30 Days?

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    A local game developer of Deep Space Exile recently decided to attempt to create 30 Halloween themed games in 30 days, to all be released by Halloween.  When I first heard this, I thought, “Man, what an awesome idea”, but as you start to think about...
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    Lifetime Developer Accounts for Win 8 and Win Phone!

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    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...
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    Microsoft Virtual Academy on Construct 2

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      Interested in developing games with Construct 2? Check out a promo video of my colleague Shahed Chowdhuri and I on MSDN’s Channel 9 (with DevRadio host Jerry Nixon ,  to promote our upcoming video tutorial on Microsoft Virtual Academy. ...
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    REST APIs in App Studio Video Version

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    I recently finished a 3 part series on incorporating REST APIs in your App Studio project, and just wanted to follow up with the video version.  If you prefer to read, you can find the posts here . Part 1   Part 2   Part 3 Thanks for watching...
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    REST APIs in App Studio Part 3- Adding Any API

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      In the previous post , we worked on changing the source code in our App Studio project to support specifically the Rotten Tomatoes API.  We replaced the existing ServiceDataProvider file with one specifically tailored towards the Rotten Tomatoes...
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    Listviews and Collapsibles in JQuery Mobile

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      As another follow up to my Intro To JQuery Mobile post, I am adding another video post to add to my first video post, First Web App with JQuery Mobile .  In this video, I will walk through a hands on example of using Listviews and Collapsibles...
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    First Mobile Web App with JQuery Mobile

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    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...
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    Intro To JQuery Mobile

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    I just recently got interested in exploring different web technologies, frameworks, etc.  In college, I did a tad bit with html and javascript, but not enough to feel very comfortable.  Anyways, in some of my recent free time, I have been playing...
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