Let me also say a big “thank you” to all of you for making this one of the most successful books that Microsoft Press has released recently. I’ve enjoyed seeing all the download numbers, and also seeing it keep a top-ranked spot in Amazon’s free eBooks for Kindle.
As many of you know already, I’ve been continuing to post new content and insights on my blog, http://www.kraigbrockschmidt.com/blog, including material from the second edition book. Some examples include Custom Layouts in the WinJS Listview Control, a three-part series on Multiple Views For Windows 8.1 Apps, Special Syntax for data-win-options Strings with WinJS Controls, and much more. Take a look if you haven’t been there recently, and let me know if there are topics you’d love to see.
Speaking of which, you’re probably aware that we’re set the dates for the //build 2014 conference, April 2-4 in San Francisco (see http://buildwindows.com). I bring this up because I’m part of the group that’s planning the content for Windows and Windows Phone, and in that capacity I’d like to ask you a question:
What would YOU like to see presented at //build this year?
Please share your thoughts in the comments to this post over the next two weeks as we hone in on the session list. I’d very much love your input!
P.S. On a more personal note, did you know that I did a bunch of final editing on the first edition of my book on a movie set? That’s right, I’ve made it to the big screen! The award-winning movie Finding Happiness, which was released to DVD last fall and which is also making rounds in various theaters, is a documentary about the intentional community called Ananda where I happen to live with many friends and neighbors. In the film, Elizabeth Röhm plays a fictional journalist doing a story on the community, but besides that everything is genuine. Check it out, and you’ll see yours truly making a few appearances as an extra, including close-ups in the choir performance near the end!