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  • Blog Post: What happens when you await? – The problem (part I)

    This mini-series of three blog entries dives into what actually happens when you use the await keyword in C#. We will evolve a small code-base from a synchronous to a scaled-out asynchronous implementation, and get into the details as we go along. This is the first post and it presents the code base...
  • Blog Post: What happens when you await? – Making it asynchronous (part II)

    his mini-series of three blog entries dives into what actually happens when you use the await keyword in C#. We will evolve a small code-base from a synchronous to a scaled-out asynchronous implementation, and get into the details as we go along. This is the second post and it describes how we convert...
  • Blog Post: What happens when you await? – Scaling it out (part III)

    This mini-series of three blog entries dives into what actually happens when you use the await keyword in C#. We will evolve a small codebase from a synchronous to a scaled-out asynchronous implementation, and get into the details as we go along. This is the third and final post and it shows how we modify...
  • Blog Post: Build 2013–en personlig återblick

    Jag har varit på Build 2013 i San Francisco den 26-28 juni och tänkte här lite kort sammanfatta den upplevelsen. För er som inte vet det är Build Microsofts utvecklarkonferens där nyheter om våra utvecklingsplattformar, operativsystem och annat presenteras. Det ska också tilläggas att jag är anställd...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2013-Keynote Day 1

    So, the keynote for day 1 of BUILD 2013 is complete. A lot of new stuff shown, confirmations on functionality in Windows 8.1 and a few surprises. This won’t be an exhaustive review of the keynote, but a personal highlight of some of some of the stuff I thought was interesting.   But first, the fundamentals...
  • Blog Post: Definition of the configuration JSON file format

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] The Social Media Dashboard sample is based on JSON configuration file that determines what content the app should be filled with. This...
  • Blog Post: The anatomy of the Social Media Dashboard

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] Introduction This blog post will try to dissect the code in the Social Media Dashboard sample to get a better understanding of how...
  • Blog Post: Implementing search

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] The Social Media Dashboard sample implements the search contract in Windows 8. As nothing similar exists on Windows Phone this blog...
  • Blog Post: Implementing an extended splash screen

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] When you start a Windows 8 app, the first thing that happens is that the application’s splash screen is displayed at the center of...
  • Blog Post: Using Portable Class Library to write for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] Portable Class Library is a great feature for writing cross platform code in .NET. Since the Social Media Dashboard Sample targets...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to the Social Media Dashboard Sample for Windows 8/Windows Phone

    [This post is the first in a series of posts about the Social Media Dashboard Sample .] The social media dashboard sample (for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8) consumes various social feeds and displays them in your app. It is driven from a JSON configuration file so it is very easy to adapt this sample...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Har du ideér på en Windows 8 app men vet inte riktigt hur du ska få till ett backend i Azure? Har du en nästan färdig Windows 8 app som skulle bli så mycket bättre om du hade en molnservice, men du har ine tid att skriva en? Nu finns det en lösning för...
  • Blog Post: VS 2012: WinRT and language projection

    Back in the good old days when I started developing for Windows the following was true: I was a LOT younger. The year was 1987. The Windows version was 1.01. The language was C. The state of the art debugging was connecting another machine via RS-232 (remote debugging!). The only integrated development...
  • Blog Post: VS 2012: Debugging HTML/CSS with the DOM Explorer

    If you want to write a Windows 8 Metro Style application, you can chose between several programming languages. Of particular interest is the ability to write a native Windows 8 Metro style app in HTML/CSS/JavaScript. This gives HTML developers the unprecedented opportunity to write native apps with their...
  • Blog Post: VS2012: Testing your Metro app in the Simulator

    When you are developing your Metro Style app it’s very important to test in all resolutions and orientations. Ideally you would test on all hardware that your app will run on, but that is not feasible. The solution? Run your program in the simulator. Here you can test different resolutions and orientations...
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