Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–Web Authentication Broker

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog post talks about how you can use the web authentication broker to authenticate and is written by Andreas Hammar (@andyhammar) at Jayway and was originally posted here. Intro Authentication using external services using OAuth/OpenID instead of rolling your…


Windows Phone 8.1 For Developers–For the HTML/Javascript Developer

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog post talks about the new and exciting possibilities for HTML/Javascript developers and is written by Alexander Persson at Jayway and was originally posted http://www.jayway.com/2014/04/14/windows-phone-8-1-for-developers-for-the-htmljavascript-developer/here. If you are a Javascript developer and enjoy developing for Windows Phone you were…


Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–Choose your Weapons

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog post details how we can use different languages for creating apps and is written by Alexander Persson from Jayway (@alexanderpersso) and was originally published here. Introduction With the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 we are no longer limited…


Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–Converging the App Models

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog post details how the app models between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 are converging and is written by Peter Bryntesson (@petbry57) Introduction The biggest feature of Windows Phone 8.1 is convergence with Windows 8.1. Convergence has happened…

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Build 2013–en personlig återblick

Jag har varit på Build 2013 i San Francisco den 26-28 juni och tänkte här lite kort sammanfatta den upplevelsen. För er som inte vet det är Build Microsofts utvecklarkonferens där nyheter om våra utvecklingsplattformar, operativsystem och annat presenteras. Det ska också tilläggas att jag är anställd på Microsoft, vilket blir lite speciellt när man…


VS 2012: WinRT and language projection

Back in the good old days when I started developing for Windows the following was true: I was a LOT younger. The year was 1987. The Windows version was 1.01. The language was C. The state of the art debugging was connecting another machine via RS-232 (remote debugging!). The only integrated development environment was Borland’s…


VS 2012: Search Everywhere

Search has been greatly improved and extended in Visual Studio 2012. First, Quick Find and the assorted dialogs have a new minimized look. As you see, the Quick Find window takes up minimal screen estate. Also, it searches incrementally and highlights all occurrences in the text as you type. Similarly, Quick Replace looks like this:…


VS 2012: Debugging HTML/CSS with the DOM Explorer

If you want to write a Windows 8 Metro Style application, you can chose between several programming languages. Of particular interest is the ability to write a native Windows 8 Metro style app in HTML/CSS/JavaScript. This gives HTML developers the unprecedented opportunity to write native apps with their preferred language. The app gets full access…


VS2012: Testing your Metro app in the Simulator

When you are developing your Metro Style app it’s very important to test in all resolutions and orientations. Ideally you would test on all hardware that your app will run on, but that is not feasible. The solution? Run your program in the simulator. Here you can test different resolutions and orientations, you can simulate…


Building Windows 8 post on Contracts

Implementing contracts in your Windows 8 Metro Style app is crucial to make your app in integral part of Windows 8. I think the apps that are most successful in implementing contracts are the ones that will be successful.   Nice to see a blog post on the Building Windows 8 blog about this. It…