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…


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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Windows 10 Universal App Platform

Intro I’m sure many of you out there are already running Windows 10 somewhere, maybe on a laptop, phone etc.  You are probably doing this because you are just as excited about the future of Windows 10 as I am!  Windows 10 promises the same Core OS across all Windows devices, phones, tablets, laptops, desktops,…

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//build Tour – New York

If you are anything like me, you are probably very excited after seeing all of the announcements at Microsoft’s Build Conference last week.  So many BIG announcements: ability to port IOS and Android apps to Windows maintaining the same native languages, the ability to extend your phone to a desktop with Continuum, Windows Universal Apps…


Adding Ads for Windows Phone 8 Game Made With Construct 2

Ok, so I just finished a post on Adding Ads for a Windows 8.1 Game Made With Construct 2, and in that article I mentioned that there is currently no way to implement ads in a Windows Phone 8.1 game made with Construct 2 because there is not yet an ads SDK that supports Windows…

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Adding Ads for Windows 8.1 Games Made With Construct 2 – Option 1

As part of my preparation for my upcoming MVA part 2 on Construct 2, I have written several blog posts and have several more to write :)  Most recently, I finished Construct 2 Windows 8 Object Intro, which introduces the Windows 8 Object.  Within that post, you can find links to the more specific tutorials…

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Git- Integration With Visual Studio 2013

In my previous post, I did an intro to Git, what it is, what the basic commands are in the Command Prompt, and the general cycle of adding and committing files.  In this post, I want to show how Visual Studio 2013 integrates Git into the IDE.  This way, you are not responsible for manually…

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Lifetime Developer Accounts for Win 8 and Win Phone!

Developing for Microsoft platforms just got cheaper and easier a couple of days ago! Starting this week, the Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which will grant developers the ability to publish for both platforms with no renewal fee.  That means that if you have never signed up, it only costs a…


Microsoft Virtual Academy on Construct 2

  Interested in developing games with Construct 2? Check out a promo video of my colleague Shahed Chowdhuri and I on MSDN’s Channel 9 (with DevRadio host Jerry Nixon,  to promote our upcoming video tutorial on Microsoft Virtual Academy.  You can find the promo video with the link two links just below and registration information…


Rotten Tomatoes API

If you followed my series on data binding, then you probably remember me briefly covering the Rotten Tomatoes API in Part 5 Dynamic Data From Rotten Tomatoes. However, since the focus of that post was on data binding and not on the REST APIs, I didn’t go into too much detail.  That said, I am…

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