DevFish’s Tips to Surviving and/or Winning a Hackathon

DEVFISH’S DEVELOPER CHECKLIST FOR HACKATHON ATTENDEES Bring your own PowerStrip. I love squids cause the fit all the funky power supplies we all have.  Yeah, sure, the organizers will have enough, power strips, right.  But you’ll have two laptops, a phone charger, and lord knows what else. Bring energy food.  Typically the food served is…

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SAMS Windows Phone Dev in 24 Hours – Thanks ya’ll

The Windows Phone programming book a bunch of us Florida folks started on a while ago finally released. Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours shipped this month. Its nice to have my name on a book cover, you know? Also made mom and dad happy. But they still don’t understand…

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7.1.1 Windows Phone SDK Tech Preview – Two Emulators at Once

As I continue futzing around with the new 7.1.1 SDK for Windows Phone Technology Preview, I stumbled upon an interesting feature. Key to 7.1.1 Tech Preview are the dual emulators in 256mb and 512mb flavors.  The emulator in the 7.1 SDK can ONLY be run as as a 512 megabyte emulator, and ONLY one emulator…

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IDFLinkable 2012-0313

#FLDEV SCENE – PICK OF THE FISHFRY Kinect and Windows Phone Playing Together – Kevin Wolf (Tampa) – http://new.efficientcoder.net/2012/02/kinect-and-windows-phone-playing.html Imperium RPG Game by NeuralNet (Orlando) – wp7designcorner WindowsObserver App by NeuralNet (Orlando) – wp7designcorner ON THINGS MICROSOFT WINDOWS PHONE PhoneGap Trial Mode – glengordon 7.1.1 SDK on Windows Phone Developer Blog 7.1.1 SDK Notes on…


Windows Phone 7.1.1 SDK and Emulator Options

Some of you might have started playing with the new 7.1.1 SDK for Windows Phone community technology preview. The biggie feature is a 256 megabyte emulator to represent the 256 memory phones coming out soon. The emulator in the 7.1 SDK can only be run as as a 512 megabyte emulator. The 256 megabyte emulator in…


IDFLinkable 2012-Feb-05

Random surfing goodness I found worth a deep read lately. Enjoy. #FLDEV SCENE – PICK OF THE FISHFRY Southern Most Developer Group Meeting – Key West via @bytemaster NHL Pro 12 via NeuralNet Zombie Apocalype via beatonpath – a product of @billreiss’s XNA Winter Games Disintegration by Agile Graham – youtube Tampa Makes Kiplinger Top…


Amazon Web Services SDK for Windows Phone Beta

Cats n dogs living together. Yes Virginia, we do make our stuff work with other platforms. As a Windows Phone / Windows client type I’ve always cringed when esteemed Azure experts like Brian Hitney bring up the Azure SDKs for iOS and Android. Makes sense though. And often in the iOS and Android spaces, when…


Microsoft Ad SDK Expands to Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Mexico, Sweden, and Switzerland

On September 27, 2011, we announced the expansion of the Advertising SDK to a number of new markets . Today we are happy to announce, effective immediately, (hearing the updates for market selection may not be fully in there yet) the expansion of our markets to International expansion to Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Mexico, Sweden,…

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IDFLinkable 2012-01-06

FLADEV SCENE – PICK OF THE FISHFRY NBA Pro ’12 via Neuralnet of Orlando – http://wp7designcorner.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/nba-pro-12-has-arrived-to-the-wp7-marketplace/  Daily Calories Calculator by Tampa’s Paul Beaton – http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/11110e5a-9d5b-4096-bff6-ddb5c638a7f5  Ton of sweet .NET Jobs with American Express in St Petersburg, FL – http://jobs.americanexpress.com/search?q=american+express+st+petersburg+fl+jobs&filter=true&locale=en_US&location=st+petersburg ON THINGS MICROSOFT WINDOWS PHONE Glen Gordon with PhoneGap in Windows Phone Tips – #2:Script Interactions,…


InputScope changes in Windows Phone Mango

Recently I was working on my latest cut of dfRandomWinner and I noted that the behavior of InputScope=”Digit” changed from Windows Phone 7.0 to Windows Phone “Mango”. I couldn’t actually find much documentation on the InputScope changes. Ok, now I’m curious. Which scopes had changed across all the possible InputScopeNameValue enumerations.  Of course, I’m not…

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