Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 3

Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Brian Hitney and I both wrote about moving a blog to Windows Azure Websites last week. This week, Steve Maier adds a unique perspective…helping a non-techie relative with a small business get their website set up on the … Continue reading Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 3

Quick Hits Issue #5: Resources for App Developers and User Groups

In this issue, I’ve got some great resources for app developers, as well as for user groups: Get up to Speed on HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript If you’ve done some web development, but want to kick your skills up a notch, check out Learn HTML5 with JavaScript & CSS3 Jump Start Training, a course from … Continue reading Quick Hits Issue #5: Resources for App Developers and User Groups

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Windows 8 Game Development…

…but didn’t know to ask. OK, perhaps not everything…but certainly all the options for developing great games on Windows 8. Bob Familiar, who manages some of my fellow Technical Evangelists on our East Region team, managed to find time between updating SharePoint and emailing Excel files to do some really thorough research on the state … Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Windows 8 Game Development…

Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 7 – Optimizing Animations

[This is part 7 of an ongoing series of posts examining the HTML5 Canvas element. In Part 1 of this series, I introduced Canvas and prepared a template to make further explorations a bit simpler, and also introduced JsFiddle, a neat tool for experimenting with and sharing web code. In Part 2, I demonstrated the … Continue reading Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 7 – Optimizing Animations

Microsoft DevRadio: Developing a RockPaperAzure Windows 8 app

Abstract: In today’s episode Developer Evangelists Andrew Duthie, Brian Hitney and Peter Laudati recap the “Rock, Paper, Azure” – (#BeatTheGu) challenge from this year’s TechEd as well as how they built a Windows 8 App for the competition. Tune in for this lessons learned session on what considerations and features Andrew took into the design … Continue reading Microsoft DevRadio: Developing a RockPaperAzure Windows 8 app

Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 6 – Managing Animated Shapes

[This is part 6 of an ongoing series of posts examining the HTML5 Canvas element. In Part 1 of this series, I introduced Canvas and prepared a template to make further explorations a bit simpler, and also introduced JsFiddle, a neat tool for experimenting with and sharing web code. In Part 2, I demonstrated the … Continue reading Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 6 – Managing Animated Shapes

Databinding in Windows 8 JavaScript Metro style Apps

[ NOTE: This post was written using the Visual Studio 11 beta and Windows 8 Consumer Preview…as with any pre-release software, the code and concepts are subject to change in future versions ] One of the nice features of the new JavaScript Windows Metro style app templates in the Visual Studio 11 beta is that … Continue reading Databinding in Windows 8 JavaScript Metro style Apps

Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 5 – Basic Animation

[This is part 5 of an ongoing series of posts examining the HTML5 Canvas element. In Part 1 of this series, I introduced Canvas and prepared a template to make further explorations a bit simpler, and also introduced JsFiddle, a neat tool for experimenting with and sharing web code. In Part 2, I demonstrated the … Continue reading Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 5 – Basic Animation

Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 4 – Transformations

[This is part 4 of an ongoing series of posts examining the HTML5 Canvas element. In Part 1 of this series, I introduced Canvas and prepared a template to make further explorations a bit simpler, and also introduced JsFiddle, a neat tool for experimenting with and sharing web code. In Part 2, I demonstrated the … Continue reading Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 4 – Transformations

CapArea.NET Follow-up: HTML5 Metro apps resources

My thanks to everyone who came out tonight for the Capital Area .NET User Group for my presentation on developing Windows 8 Metro style applications using HTML5 and JavaScript. Great questions and lots of great discussion. Thanks for keeping me on my toes! As promised, I wanted to share pointers to some additional recorded sessions … Continue reading CapArea.NET Follow-up: HTML5 Metro apps resources