Technical Calendar – June 2013

Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 Windows 8 App Mashup: Hands-on Cambridge MA Game Development for Beginners Farmington CT AngelHack Cambridge MA National Civic Day of Hackingmultiple locations 2 AngelHack Cambridge MA National Civic Day of Hackingmultiple locations 3 4 Office…

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Build a Windows 8 Mashup App with Bing Maps

Before I delve into the main topic, I wanted to provide a bit of context. My East coast colleagues and I have been busy working on a number of Windows 8 “Starter Kits” that leverage a host of popular, open data APIs, such as those managed by Mashery as well as others like Yelp, Twitter,…

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The Week Ahead: May 27th, 2013

Happy Memorial Day! As you head back to work and school on Tuesday, here are a few developer events to put on your calendar. Tuesday, May 28th Office Hours, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30th Virtual Office Hours with Jim, 11 a.m. – noon Windows Azure Mobile Services at the…

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Practical Azure #19 – Windows Azure Virtual Network

The latest episode of Practical Azure covers the topic of networking in Windows Azure: a means to connect disparate cloud services you’ve deployed as well as to join on-premises assets with the cloud services you’re hosting in Windows Azure in one big happy, virtual network! Download: MP3 MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad,…

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Port Your App to Windows 8 and Win a Trip to BUILD

As you might know, my Technical Evangelist colleagues and I spend a lot of time on StackOverflow helping out with Windows 8 questions, but somehow I missed this!  This promotion started on May 2nd and has a June 7th submission deadline (at which point the app must be in the Windows Store), so get cracking!…

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The Week Ahead: May 20th, 2013

As we head into Memorial Day, we won’t be running our normal Saturday workshops this coming weekend, but we’ll be back in June (and we’re cooking up some other on-line opportunities too!)   Don’t forget the $100-per-app incentive and several partner promotions end next month, so be sure to leave a bit of time for store…

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Construct 2: Windows 8 Summer Competition

My colleagues and I have run a fair amount of events over the past few months demonstrating how easy it is to build games for Windows 8 with Scirra Construct 2, and by doing so be able to Keep the Cash – $100 each for up to 10 apps accepted in each of the Windows…

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Construct 2 Tip #4: Round Tripping With Event Variables

In a previous post, I showed how you could extend Construct 2’s generated Visual Studio project to add your own custom Settings flyouts. In this post, I’m going to take things one step further and show how to have controls on the Settings flyout interact with the game itself! After all the Settings Charm (along…

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Practical Azure #18 – Windows Azure Service Bus

It was incredibly hard to distill a feature as powerful and versatile as the Windows Azure Service Bus into a 10 minute-ish segment, but I gave it a shot. Hopefully this latest episode of the Practical Azure series on MSDN DevRadio provides a few usage scenarios that will resonate in your own projects and prompt…

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The Week Ahead: May 13th, 2013

It’s another great week of events for Windows and Windows 8 developers – and not just in Boston! Note the inaugural meeting of the Windows Phone Group in New Hampshire and the 6th annual Hartford Code Camp just north of the city in Bloomfield.  Tuesday, May 14th Office Hours, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA, 11:30…

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