I’m back with my buddy Daren May to develop a Universal App on the Windows platform using X# and XAML. Yep. It’s how to deal with the problems you might hit; it’s how to use Prism MVVM for Store Apps, and strategies for implementing common scenarios like Security, Notifications, Local data, Code generation, telemetry, and more.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
It’s in October, and I will be speaking on XAML and the Prism Framework. If you are headed to TechEd Europe this year, I hope you find me and say hi.
Best of luck!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Jerry Nixon welcomes Ivan Stojiljkovic and Jelena Mojasevic from the Microsoft offices in Serbia as they discuss the new features and capabilities found in the Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime. Tune in for this highly informative session where they show us how you can use the OCR Library to extract text from images In your apps. More…
Friday, September 5, 2014
DevRadio: How to use Visual Studio to Build Hybrid Apps that run on iOS, Android and Windows devices
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The way Microsoft acquires companies to solve niche problems is very interesting to me. It’s equally interesting to me how Microsoft determines what products and features to build and discontinue. I started considering how this might be streamlined. Yes, it’s just a dream, but isn’t it compelling?
Friday, August 22, 2014
The answer is a solid “No”. Since the recent update of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, developers have comprehensive tooling to support Apache Cordova.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Microsoft Patterns and Practices has created Prism MVVM for Windows Store Apps. This lightweight framework/toolkit gives you what you would get with MVVM Light but with some helper classes specific to Windows Store Apps – like app lifecycle management, extended splash screen, and orientation detection.
One key to Prism and every MVVM framework is the Navigation Service. Prism’s Navigation Service has a Navigate(string, object) method into which you do not pass the page type, no. You pass the Experience.
Friday, July 11, 2014
With the release of Windows 8.1 Update 1, Windows Phone 8.1, and Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, developers can now choose a different modern project type, the Windows Universal App. But with the Universal App comes three orientations, two platforms, and several new design considerations.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Listen, I love the English language as much as the next red-blooded American. A waiter’s improper conjugation and tense use can ruin a message for me, just like it can you. But if there’s any grammatical rule that has forced me to rethink my religious insistence on word choice, it’s this one: