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  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Videos on Channel 9

    There is a new landing page on Channel 9 where you can find videos, event recordings and shows about Windows Azure. The page aggregates numerous videos from events like Build and AzureConf and a bunch of new content. The first new videos include these tutorials : Below you will find a list of some...
  • Blog Post: Check Out TouchDevelop

    TouchDevelop is a programming environment that runs on your mobile devices. You write scripts by tapping on the screen. You do not need a separate PC or keyboard. Scripts can perform various tasks similar to regular apps. Any TouchDevelop user can install, run, edit, and publish scripts. You can share...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 14 DatePicker, Dialog, Accordion Using jQuery UI

    jQuery UI provides abstractions for low-level interaction and animation, advanced effects and high-level, themeable widgets, built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library, that you can use to build highly interactive web applications. In a previous post, I showed how you can create a wizard using...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 13 Display, Edit in DataTables jQuery Plug-in

    Line-of-business apps often present data in a table. DataTables is a plug-in for jQuery . It is a highly flexible tool, based upon the foundations of progressive enhancement, which will add advanced interaction controls to any HTML table. Features You get variable length pagination, on-the-fly...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App - Part 12 Show Data in Templates Using JsRender

    Wouldn’t it be great to have the power of those data controls in your HTML5 application? I’d like to be able to build out a table or have my user input data into a form. In this post, I’ll explore how to do client side data binding using JsRender . Microsoft donated jQuery Templates...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 11 Serving up JSON Using ASP.NET Web API

    For my line of business application to work, I need to get and set data from inside a Web service. I chose JSON to communicate between my Web page and the server. It will be a good choice for your mobile app and Windows 8 app too. In this post, we’ll combine several technologies to move data...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 10 Validate, Validate, Validate

    Validate, validate, validate. Whenever a user needs to submit data to your application, you need to validate users input. And what if you could design your form without any JavaScript at all, and add validation later, and thereby improving the user experience (UX) as much as possible. jQuery and certain...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 9 Show-Hide Wizard Using jQuery

    In the previous part in the series, we explored how you can select your element or attribute. But now, what kinds of things can you do with it? You can change the structure of your HTML on the fly. It can be based on user response or to a query to your Web service. You can show, hide, animate, add...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 8 Building a Better Form

    One of the cool features of HTML5 is the support offered in forms. You’ve probably worked with HTML form tag, which is how you collect customer responses and add interactivity to your website. HTML forms interact with scripts to collect data, record information, or simply involve your readers with...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 7 Local Storage

    One of the new features that you may want to use in your line of business application is local storage. We can store data locally or use cookies. localstorage provides a way to persist data on the client side without using cookies. The localStorage attribute provides persistent storage areas for domains...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 5 Drawing on Canvas

    In this next section, I want to be able to provide a map of my business location. Because not all browsers support Canvas, I’ll use Modernizr to help out. Modernizr will let me know if Canvas is supported, and if not it will allow me to call a polyfill. But first, let’s draw something...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App -- Part 1 Starting Up With New Semantic Tags

    I have an idea for an app. I want my app to be able to run in the Web on multiple browsers. But I also want to be able to turn my code into an app that runs on Windows 8, Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android. My answer seems to be HTML5. So what is this HTML5 all about? In this series of posts, I’ll...
  • Blog Post: Code Walkthroughs Show How to Write Interactive Graphics in HTML5, SVG, JavaScript

    If you are interested in seeing how gaming applications are written in HTML5 and JavaScript, take a look at these two posts. Each post includes an overview and code walkthrough. Dan Catuhe has written a couple posts that shows how you can use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build graphically interactive...
  • Blog Post: How To Add Windows 7 Jump Lists, Site Branding to Your Web Applications

    When your user drags your Web page to their Windows 7 taskbar, desktop, or start menu, Windows creates a shortcut to that Website and can expose additional functionality (like tasks in a jumplist). The feature, called Pinned Sites , lets your Web application acts and feels like an installed Windows application...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Development Quickstarts

    There are many places to get information about developing Windows Phone applications.  If there is one site that everyone should visit frequently it is the  APP HUB . If you are new to Windows Phone Development or want to learn about a specific feature or scenario, please check out the Windows...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Phone 7 Game Tutorial Part 7, 8 and 9 for Triangle Shooter

      Kenny Spade has updated his blog with 3 new parts to his game development tutorial for the Windows Phone. In part 7-9 of the TriangleShooter project, Kenny covers: Spawning More Enemies Adding Shooting Refactoring and Death Behavior The previous tutorials covered an introduction to XNA, using...
  • Blog Post: Latest Windows 7 “How Do I” videos series now live!

    Increase your productivity and knowledge of Windows 7 with the help of the latest series of Windows 7 “How Do I?” videos.  These short 10- to 15-minute videos focus on specific tasks and show you how to accomplish them step-by-step. Check back often or subscribe to the RSS feed to be notified when...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure and PHP Tutorials

    If you’re a PHP developer and new to Windows Azure, here are some updated tutorials and links to several tools.  New Tutorials posted on http://azurephp.interoperabilitybridges.com/ , Offloading work to PHP Worker Roles on Windows Azure By craigkitterman Quicksteps to get started with PHP on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with WebMatrix

    WebMatrix is a brand new web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for Website development. Start from open source web applications, built-in web templates or just start writing code yourself. It’s all-inclusive, simple and best of all free. Developing websites has never been...
  • Blog Post: Game Building Tutorial for Windows Phone 7 - Part 6

    This is part 6 in a weekly series of blog post created by my office mate and Academic Evangelist @kennyspade. In this weeks tutorial, Kenny will be adding basic AI, and then showing how easily you can scale out more enemies in the Triangle Shooter Game. The previous tutorials covered an introduction...
  • Blog Post: Game Building Tutorial for Windows Phone 7 – Part 5

    If you have been working through the tutorial that my team mate Kenny Spade created. Kenny has just posted part 5, Breaking the Player and Enemy out into Classes (Triangle Shooter) .  If you’re new to this series please visit his blog and grab the project files here . If you missed the previous...
  • Blog Post: Game Building Tutorials for Windows Phone 7

    My office mate, Kenny Spade has created a series of tutorials about developing games on Windows Phone 7. If you’re new to developing games using XNA it’s a great place to start. Kenny plans to publish his posts (almost) every Monday. The four current postings are listed below: Introduction to XNA – What...
  • Blog Post: How to Make Silverlight Applications Accessible

    A new Silverlight Quickstart provides you with the steps to take to make your application Accessible. You can make your application open for those with disabilities or impairments, including limitations in mobility, vision, color perception, hearing, speech, cognition, and literacy. Some applications...
  • Blog Post: How To, Getting Started Videos for Developers

    Windows Azure Windows Azure Platform Training Course The Windows Azure Platform Training Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including samples, demos, hands-on labs, and presentations that are designed to expedite the learning process for the set of technologies released...
  • Blog Post: For Those New to Programming -- Build Your First Application in Silverlight

    If you’ve been wondering how to write your first application with Silverlight , Dave Campbell has put together an article for DZone, Your First Silverlight Application . He explains, “Only 4 lines of real code stand between you and having a Silverlight application running. Join me as I begin a series...
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