Windows 8 vs Android–a developers perspective

I was pointed in the direction of this article by a colleague “Shocker: Windows 8 is an Android killer”. It is a smörgåsbord of great quotes. Windows 8 is going to be awesome “working with Windows 8 is simple and enjoyable” “In those seven weeks, we’ve managed to create a solid first version, that works…

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New to Expression Blend? Then check out these two videos over on BlendInsider

Many of us are familiar with: Editing code in Visual Studio Editing HTML files in a text editor (perhaps Visual Studio) Editing XAML files in a text editor (perhaps Visual Studio) But… far fewer of us are familiar with Expression Blend… which turns out to be a “must have” for Windows 8 Metro style app…

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Windows Forms meets Windows 8 Metro

Are you a Windows Forms developer looking to develop a touch enabled application? Perhaps a touch enabled application that sports the latest Windows 8 Metro style of applications? One choice would be to take forward your .NET skills and learn the new XAML presentation framework that comes with Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11. This…

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A case study in moving a Windows Phone app to a Windows 8 Metro app

Two great posts by the Telerik team documenting what it took to move a Windows Phone app to a Windows 8 Metro style app. I would recommend you download a high resolution pdf (7MB) of the posts. Designing a Windows 8 Metro style app starting from an existing Windows Phone app – Design Case Study…

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Windows 8 Tablets… what I’ve spotted so far

We all would love to see the list of Windows 8 tablet machines…but for the moment the OEMs are largely keeping their powder dry. However I have pulled together what I have spotted so far … which is certainly enough to keep me excited Be warned … some are simply rumours! In date order: September…

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