Don’t Launch Your Universal Windows Store App Before Reading This

Your Universal Windows Store App is ready to go to the Windows Phone and Windows 8 markets and I am assuming you have read the 5 most important resources before building your app. Well, don’t launch just yet! There’s a few things that you need to make your app an even greater success on the…

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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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Certification Jump Starts

You’ve seen many posts in the past about the value of certification, so I won’t get into it here. Bottom line, as far as I am concerned, certifications are one of the best ways to differentiate yourself amongst other developers. If you think about how much time you invest in the technologies you work with…


April Showers Lead to May Flowers…and an Updated Windows Store App

I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited that May is upon us… it’s about time! The winter was starting to feel like it was never going to end! But it did give us an opportunity to use those not-so-great-weather days to get some updates done on the Canadian Developer Connection Windows Store app,…


App Building Made Easier–Step 3

In the last few posts, hopefully I’ve been able to plant a seed in your head about training – learning new technologies and skills – as a hobby rather than trying to do it through work (unless you can, of course, which would make it that much more efficient!). I talked about training through real…


Fortune and Glory, Kid. Fortune and Glory. (or Just Fun)

To continue the conversation that Bruce Johnson started earlier this week with his post, Taking It to the Next Level, Syd Millett presented the below session at Windows 8: Pure Imagination (all of the sessions from the two-day event are available for you to watch when you please. You can also find them in the…


Taking It to the Next Level

In the last few posts, hopefully I’ve been able to plant a seed in your head about training – learning new technologies and skills – as a hobby rather than trying to do it through work (unless you can, of course, which would make it that much more efficient!). I talked about training through real…


Building Secure Windows Store Apps

Security on the Brain Security is something we all know is important, but is it something that we always do? Most likely, not always. That’s partially because security is complex and takes time to implement. Many of you, these days, don’t have that time (it’s all about shortest time-to-market, right?) to think about security. You…


App Building Made Easier: Step 2 – Choose Your Own Adventure

In the last few posts, hopefully I’ve been able to plant a seed in your head about training – learning new technologies and skills – as a hobby rather than trying to do it through work (unless you can, of course, which would make it that much more efficient!). I talked about training through real…