Providing cloud-based, JSON data to Windows 8 Metro Grid Applications

My colleague Bruno Teralky has begun a series of blog posts on how you can integrate your cloud service with Windows 8 Metro application. His first post in the series, How to provide cloud-based, JSON data to Windows 8 Metro Grid Applications, provides the architecture and the concepts of how applications. Bruno show how you…

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Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5 Release Candidates Now Available

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download. Windows has made also available a Windows 8 Release Preview. Please visit the Building Windows 8 blog for the official announcement by Steven Sinofsky. You can download the Windows 8 Release Preview bits here. The complete list of Visual Studio 2012 RC…

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Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 6 Selecting HTML with JQuery

According to its Website, “JQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.” And it is true. jQuery makes it possible for your code to get an HTML element and…

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Visual Studio Team Announces Roadmap of Products, Pricing, Features

The final product lineup and specifications for the next release of Visual Studio has been announced on the Visual Studio blog. The announcement was made in the posting A look ahead at the Visual Studio 11 product lineup and platform support. The tooling offered in Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Phone is being added…

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Earn New Visual Studio Achievements When Developing in Windows Azure

A few months back the Channel 9 team created Visual Studio Achievements which has inspired more than 80,000 downloads. Developers see achievement badges as a fun way to socially share the accomplishments they earn in what can sometimes be the lonely act of writing code. New badges are available today, so now developers can unlock…

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Get Visual Studio 11 ALM Virtual Machines, Hands-on-Labs, Demos

A virtual machine for you to try out the new Visual Studio 11 Beta ALM is now available. It includes hands-on-labs / demo scripts. Brian Keller explains in his post Visual Studio 11 Application Lifecycle Management Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts that you can use the virtual machine to  roll up your sleeves…

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Bring Some Game To Your Code

A software engineer’s glory so often goes unnoticed. Attention seems to come either when there are bugs or when the final project ships. But rarely is a developer appreciated for all the nuances and subtleties of a piece of code–and all the heroics it took to write it. With Visual Studio Achievements Beta, your talents…

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PhoneGap Features Support Windows Phone 7.5

All the features of in the new version of PhoneGap version 1.3 are supported on Windows Phone 7.5. This release extends the cross-platform capabilities of PhoneGap, giving more choices to developers in need of a programming environment allowing them to easily deliver the same mobile experience to their users across the various existing and prominent…

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‘Roslyn’ Offers Object Model for Code Generation, Analysis, Refactoring, Scripting

Traditionally, compilers are black boxes — source code goes in one end, and object files or assemblies come out the other end. The Microsoft “Roslyn” community preview changes that model by opening up the VB and C# compilers. Compilers in “Roslyn” provide APIs to allow tools and end-users to share in the wealth of information…

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