Quick Dev Part 3 Now Available!

Technorati Tags: Azure,Azure Mobile Apps,Android,IOS,Visual Studio,Cloud Backend My series, Quick Dev, is in full swing and Part 3 is now available where we jump into using Azure Mobile Apps to provide a data backend for our Xamarin Application.  Check it out below! In Part 3 of our special series on Xamarin, James Quick shows us…

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“Quick Dev” Live on Channel 9

You know, it’s amazing.  You spend tons of time working on a certain problem, only to later on find that there’s already a tool that does exactly what you’re looking for.  Maybe it’s not even something that takes tons of time, just something that’s invonvenient and should easier.  For example, when I first started working…

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Quick Links of the Week 9/15/2015

  Nfl Launches Official Windows 10 App   I couldn’t be more excited that the NFL season kicked off over a week ago.  In watching, you might have noticed all of the Surfaces being used on the NFL sideline.  It’s no secret that the NFL and Microsoft have a partnership.  Now, there is also an…

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Quick Links of the Week – 9/8/2015

  Windows 10 on 81 Million Machines Just a week after the previous “Quick Links”, the number of machines running Windows 10 has gone from 75 to now 81 million.  In one week, 6 million more Windows 10 machines :). http://microsoft-news.com/windows-10-is-now-installed-on-more-than-81-million-devices/ Windows 10 Symbols Have you heard of the new support in Windows 10 to…

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Quick Links of the Week – 8/31/2015

  Windows 10 on 75 Million Machines Windows 10 was released almost exactly a month ago with a bold goal of reaching 1 billion devices over the next couple of years.  Far from it after only a month, but the attained reach so far is impressive.  75 MILLION!  Given some of the push back from…

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Free Xamarin For Windows Phone Developers

Developing for Windows Phone (especially previous to universal apps and now the Windows 10 Universal Platform) has historically been a difficult sell.  Windows Phone, by itself, is a distant third in the mobile market, so understandable the focus has been primarily on IOS and Android for mobile developers.  With the Windows 10 platform running on…

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Windows 10 Adaptive Triggers – Intro

Intro I have already done a couple of blog posts on some of the new XAML features for Windows 10 development, namely the new SplitView control, so I am going to follow up with a couple of posts on another new capability, using Adaptive Triggers.  Adaptive Triggers is extremely useful for creating “responsive” applications, ones…

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Windows Live Writer Code Snippet Plugin

I have been blogging for about the past two years using Windows Live Writer to create and edit my posts.  Since I am on the technical side, a lot of what I have blogged about involved actual code.  However, I never had a great way to incorporate raw code into my posts.  I either just…

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Windows 10 SplitView – Build Your First Hamburger Menu

With all of the new and exciting features coming out with Windows 10 development, the SplitView control is a new addition to XAML.  For a quick intro to the SplitView, you can check out my previous post here.  This post covers the basics of implementing a SplitView in XAML, some of the key properties, etc. …

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Win 10 SplitView – Creating a Hamburger Button

**YouTube Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykFj582AoDY ** **GitHub sample – https://github.com/jqquick223/Win10Universal/tree/master/HamburgerButton **   Although we have added the SplitView control to XAML with the ability to create a hamburger menu, we lack documentation on how to actually create the hamburger button.  Honestly, I have searched and found very few things that provide insight and no documentation that…

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