Bugs. Make them caught, reported and fixed – in just a few clicks

Learn how developers saving time and turning users’ complains into valuable info without endless phone calls or expensive focus groups. Get a free trial and learn tips and tricks in this article. You write great code. Seriously, you do! Well, sometimes there are occasional bugs (just a handful). Let’s start with a quiz: How a…

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UX/UI Guidelines for Windows Phone 8

I have been envying the Windows 8 team for their exclusive UX index, that helps you to build great Windows Store apps. Therefore, I have decided to be a pioneer and build a similar thing for Windows Phone 8. Here is a recommended checklist of things that you should consider when you are building your…

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Installing PHP and Zend Extensions on Windows Azure Websites

Introduction You are creating a PHP website on Windows Azure and need to install additional PHP extensions not provided by default (like MongoDB or IonCube), you’ve come to the right post. It is quite easy. Downloading and uploading the extensions I’m going to demo this with 2 extensions; MongoDB and IonCube. The first is a…

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Beta Version Apps doesn’t expire any more, new release of Dev Center app

According to Rushmi Malaviarachchi recent posts, there is some updates that I’d like to share with you: beta apps no longer have an expiration date, and the Windows Phone Dev Center app has a new “markets” view.   Beta apps no longer have an expiration date As many of you know, you can submit a…

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Migrate your old website to Windows Azure Websites using the Visual Studio Online “Monaco” console, cURL and unzip

Introduction Have you considered migration to a Windows Azure website? The thought of downloading the files and content from your old website, then uploading them again to Windows Azure is not appealing? I agree with you! The title might be a bit misleading. What we actually want to do is, zip the content of your…

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What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 for Windows 8.1 developers?

Visual studio 2013 came with amazing changes to developers. Some could be counted for Windows 8.1 and others could be counted for visual studio 2013. These improvements were mainly focused around how to help our developers build better apps and have a better development experience. I’ll be trying to go through some of these changes…

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Windows 8.1 small changes huge difference

I borrowed the title from this Gizmodo article that was written before the windows 8.1 lunch and was talking about the changes for the normal user. But in this post I’m going to be targeting developers and I’ll make a series of posts featuring each category of changes by its own. I’ll be mainly focusing…

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Activate your free store account using DreamSpark

So I always get asked on the steps you need to follow in order to activate your store account from DreamSpark. but first what is: DreamSpark DreamSpark is a program targeting mainly students, with the aim of providing them with software that will help them in converting their ideas and dreams into reality through Visual…

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