Design Principles: Why use paper and pencil or similar on slate

You all start coding, I’ll go find out what they want Why all of this drawing and talking about what the design is going to look like?  What are we doing here? First of all, design has to start someplace, here the caption could be: You all start coding, I’ll go find out what they…

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Free eBook: Programming Windows 8 Apps

  Nice, I forgot to write about this free eBook about programming Windows 8 Apps.  Seriously this is a good book. One of the best.  Oh, wait a minute it is the only book available right now.  Oh well, it’s good. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/06/04/free-ebook-programming-windows-8-apps-with-html-css-and-javascript-first-preview.aspx

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Metro UI Design Part 1

If you want to get into the metro design business here is a link to the latest design curriculum being offered to professors and students.  You might want to take a look at it. Zoom over the link: https://www.facultyresourcecenter.com/curriculum/8999-Designing-for-Modern-UI-Module-1.aspx?c1=en-us&c2=0 And you don’t have to be a professor or student to download this document. It gives…

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Links to the 45 or so Windows 8 development blog posts

I have listed here a link to my blogs that repeat what is in the WACK test result document, but seemed like a good idea to break out into individual blog posts that I will then use to write a series of blog posts on Windows 8 development. Also, if you are building an application…

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Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Is your app accessible?

Is the App Accessible Writing an accessible app can help you reach more customers. The platform controls already do a lot of the work needed for your app to be accessible. You should become familiar with the basic accessibility requirements and decide if you want to reach out to this audience. If you do choose…

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Design item Metro App for Windows 8: PERFORMANCE – Background Tasks

This is one of the items that is tested in your Windows 8 App when you use the WACK. If you are in Southern California, please email this post for more information on getting a token for your app by June 30, 2012!   Respects allotted timeslots assigned by background tasks Apps that run in…

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Design item Metro App for Windows 8: PERFORMANCE – Network

    This is one of the items that is tested in your Windows 8 App when you use the WACK. If you are in Southern California, please email this post for more information on getting a token for your app by June 30, 2012!   Manages network resources appropriately Even though network operations are…

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Design item Metro App for Windows 8: PERFORMANCE – Memory

    This is one of the items that is tested in your Windows 8 App when you use the WACK. If you are in Southern California, please email this post for more information on getting a token for your app by June 30, 2012!   Manages its memory working set to desired targets Most…

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Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Take advantage of bytecode caching

    This is one of the items that is tested in your Windows 8 App when you use the WACK. If you are in Southern California, please email these posts for more information on getting a token for your app by June 30, 2012!   Bytecode caching This optimization is applicable only to Metro…

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Design item Metro App for Windows 8: PERFORMANCE – Startup

    This is one of the items that is tested in your Windows 8 App when you use the WACK. If you are in Southern California, please email this post for more information on getting a token for your app by June 30, 2012!   First page must load in < 5 seconds. First…

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