NavigationCacheMode: A property that can save you a headache!

  Guest Post by Sebastien Lachance Windows 10 is here. There is no better time to start developing apps for the Windows 10 ecosystem. If you are new to Windows 10 app development (or even 8.1 if you want to target Windows 8.1 / Windows Phone 8.1 users), there are some basic concepts that you…


Intel just open sourced Stephen Hawking’s speech system and it’s a .NET 4.5 WinForms app that you can try for yourself

Disclaimer: This post does not constitute an endorsement of any Microsoft service, technology or product by Stephen Hawking. The purpose of this post is to discuss Intel’s communication platform for individuals with disabilities and it’s technical details. Pictures are used purely for informational and demonstrational purposes. I’m typing this sentence with my face. And no,…

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Advertising is not a Dirty Word (Part 2)

Busier & Busier Check out Part1 where we came up with some ideas on increasing your requests and impressions.  We also define all the acronyms I’ll be using throughout this blog.  Without increasing impressions, increasing your payment rate (eCPM) is not going to make much difference so you really should read part 1 (shameless plug). …


Internet of Things: My first experience with Galileo 2 (part 1)

I didn’t feel so excited since that time, when I bought my first PC – ZX Spectrum. It was a new world, which required strong programming knowledge as well as ability to make research. And today I will  open a door to one another new world, where I will try to integrate my programming knowledge…


5 Must Read Resources for Building Universal Windows Store Apps

With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, you can use the Windows Runtime to build apps for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. If you are looking to get started building complex apps, you might want to take a look at these 5 must read resources before you get started. Trust me, they…

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Using Portable Class Libraries

Continuation of Windows First- A New Strategy for Mobile Development and Beyond With a working application in place, we then demonstrated how to refactor the project code in preparation for supporting additional platforms. We decided to create a Portable Class Library to share code across platforms. Adding a Portable Class Library to the solution As…


Windows First: A New Strategy for Mobile Development and Beyond

Mobile app development has really exploded over the past few years. And with that, so have the number of options available to developers.  Developers are looking for ways to maximize code reuse while being able to deploy to multiple platforms. So Many Choices… At ObjectSharp’s At the Movies event in May, David Totzke and I…


Escape from Windows XP, Now a Game

Last Tuesday marked the end of life of Windows XP! For some, it has been an easy transition to Windows 7 or Windows 8. For others, not so much. Either way, congratulations for getting it done! Now it’s time to have some fun with it! Enter Escape from XP, proudly brought to you by the…