Universal Win Apps: Shared Project vs Portable Class Library – Advantages and Disadvantages

  With the introduction of Visual Studio 2013 and the unified Windows runtime, developers can now build apps that natively target both Windows 8.1 and Windows phone 8.1. There are two mechanism that enable this: Shared Project and Portable Class Library. Sometimes it becomes necessary to make choices as to which one makes the most…

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Designing Great UX for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Apps

YOU’RE INVITED! Great apps that meet customer needs are essential to the success of your startup, as are seamless app experiences that go from PC to laptop to tablet to phone. Windows and Windows Phone apps are better together, and designing great apps for both platforms is within your reach. You don’t have to be…

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Enterprise Library – Open Development Model

WHAT Last week at the MVP Summit, Microsoft patterns & practices announced the Open Development Model for Microsoft Enterprise Library. This means accepting community contributions for the components and transparent development process. Each component  is aimed at managing a specific crosscutting concern (such as semantic logging, transient fault handing or data validation). They embody Microsoft…

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Seven Reasons Clean Code Matters by Pluralsight

Interesting points! Particularly the fact that your code is not just for compilers, it is for humans too. Why does it matter? You are an author It’s foundational Justify your technique Reading is Hard Technical debt is depressing You’re Laze Don’t be a verb PRINCIPLES Choose the right tool Optimize signal to noise ratio Strive…

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Developer’s Guide to Enterprise Library, 2nd edition

INSIDE THE GUIDE Foreword by S. Somasegar Foreword to the 1st edition by Scott Guthrie Welcome to the Library Much ADO about Data Access Error Management Made Exceptionally Easy Perseverance, Secret of All Triumphs As Easy as Falling Off a Log Logging What You Mean Banishing Validation Complication Updating aExpense to Enterprise Library v6.0 Tales…

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Windows 8.1 Developer Training: Geek Edition

COURSE OUTLINE Overview of Windows 8.1 Developer Platform What’s New in XAML and HTML Apps Bluetooth, USB, and 3d Printing Speech, Camera, and Mic Web App Template Embedded Scenarios XAML and HTML Performance Register @StartupCitizen www.startupcitizen.us Get the Platform BizSpark Signup Make Others Great DreamSpark Signup Go Global Azure Trial Build for the 21st Century…

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Visual Studio 2013 Launch TODAY

Visual Studio Online A set of development services and offerings, integrated with Windows Azure to help development teams create, deliver and manage next generation applications. Visual Studio Online provides easy access to Application Lifecycle Management capabilities across teams to support continuous application delivery and fast iterations of applications through deep insights. Visual Studio Online “Monaco”…

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Visual Studios 2013 – Virtual Launch Almost Here!!!

go͝odē UP Download Visual Studio 2013 (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads) Save the date for Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch on Nov 13th Read the VS 2013 release announcement by S. Somasegar: Visual Studio 2013 available for download Read the Windows 8.1 release announcement on Blogging Windows: Windows 8.1 now available! more info Learn…

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WEBCAST: Getting Started with UX – for Startups

TITLE Getting Started with UX – for Startups DESCRIPTION We all know how important User Experience is to a company, whether it’s a mobile app, service, software, or hardware. While large companies have the ability to put significant resources behind creating a great user experience, at Microsoft, we know that most startups, like you, don’t…

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Things #Startups May Not Know About #Azure

Co-founder with PHP Developer Experience, Did you know? Azure Web Sites run PHP by default. Azure Web Sites can be launched with WordPress, Joomla, MediaWiki, CakePHP, and Drupal pre-installed. On Windows PHP developers can use the free yet fully functional WebMatrix IDE to edit PHP, HTML, and JavaScript. All of Azure’s primary services and storage…

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