Technical Calendar – August 2013

Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 BackboneConf Boston MA 2 Azure IT Lab Buffalo NY 3 Cantina Game Jam Weekend Burlington Ruby Conference Burlington VT 4 Cantina Game Jam Weekend Burlington Ruby Conference Burlington VT 5 6 7 8 9 10…

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Testing Your APIMASH app with Fiddler

The primary goal of our Windows Store and Windows Phone Store APIMASH Starter Kits is to pave your way toward integrating a great many diverse data sets into your own applications. To that end, the provided projects tend to focus mostly on the “happy path,’ where the expectation is that the service is up, the…

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Unity – Your Path to $30K?

With the release of Unity 4.2 yesterday, Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers have another fantastic option to build AAA quality 3d- games leveraging the C# skills they already have. With this update, developers using either the free version of Unity or Unity Pro (a $1500 license) can publish their creations to Windows 8 and…

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APIMASH: Porting to Windows Phone 8

You may recall that in May my evangelist colleagues and I launched a series of workshops around a bevy of API Starter Kits designed to kickstart HTML5/JS and C# developers into building their own, unique Windows 8 applications. Since then we’ve seen a few of your efforts appear in the Windows Store including Because Chuck…

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Practical Azure #25 – The Client Layer

It’s been a great ride, and in this final session of my Practical Azure series on Channel 9 MSDN DevRadio I cover that final, topmost section – the Client Layer – in the feature map I introduced months ago. Given the recent announcements at Build and the transformation of Microsoft into a “Devices and Services”…

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Practical Azure #24: Windows Azure Mobile Services

Well, this one went a bit longer than most, but only because Windows Azure Mobile Services has so many cool features that are relevant to just about anyone building mobile applications today – regardless of platform. Join me for this pre-Build 2013 session, in which I build a Windows Phone 8 application complete with data,…

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Beat the Heat – Build a Game

Join me on Saturday, July 13th, at the newest Microsoft Store in New England (at the Natick Mall).  I’ll be leading a session to show how you can build a game for Windows 8 – programming background NOT required! As in the longer hands-on workshops my colleagues and I held this past Spring, I’ll be…

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Practical Azure #23: Windows Azure Media Services

Ok, I admit it, of all the episodes in this series, Windows Azure Media Services is one I dreaded the most. It’s just not a feature I’d ever really touched nor one that I’d presented on. Of all the services in Azure it’s probably the most niche one, but it’s actually quite cool and gave…

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