New Windows 8 How-Do-I Videos Released

I’m pleased to announce that a new series of short videos, called “How Do I?” created by your local Microsoft Technical Evangelists has been posted to Channel 9. Contributors include Jeff Barnes, Jeremy Foster, David Isbitski, and of course yours truly. Running between 8 and 15 minutes, these videos are intended to give you solid … Continue reading New Windows 8 How-Do-I Videos Released

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

W8WIL #3: Timers using setTimeout in a Windows 8 app

In this, the third, post in my series “Windows 8: What I’ve learned,” I’ll share how the behavior of script loading and unloading in some Windows 8 Metro app templates require a different approach to using setTimeout for timers. Background I recently had the opportunity to spend some more quality time with the Visual Studio … Continue reading W8WIL #3: Timers using setTimeout in a Windows 8 app

W8WIL #2: Declaratively Specifying an ItemTemplate in a Fragment

I’ve been playing quite a bit over the last few days with the new Windows 8 Release Preview, as part of a special team project I’m working on with some of my fellow DEs. One of the areas I was working on is doing some simple databinding using a ListView control in a JavaScript Metro … Continue reading W8WIL #2: Declaratively Specifying an ItemTemplate in a Fragment

Designing Metro style: Being the Best on Windows 8

The other day, I published a post that contended that every developer has at least some responsibility for the design of the apps they’re working on, particularly if they don’t have the luxury of working with full-time designer on their project. The post also looked at some of the history of the Metro design language, … Continue reading Designing Metro style: Being the Best on Windows 8

Windows 8 Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 RC

On the off chance that you’ve not heard already, I wanted to share the great news that the Windows 8 Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate are both now available for download. UPDATE: I noticed that the link above only gets you to the Visual Studio 2012 Express RC install. If you want … Continue reading Windows 8 Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 RC

Why Developers Should Care About Design, and How Metro Helps

Or…I was a Teenage Design Have-not I’m going to avoid casting aspersions on my fellow developers and instead simply own up to my own failings…I’ve been developing software since I was 10 years old (my first program was written in BASIC on a Commodore PET), and professionally for well over a decade, and for most … Continue reading Why Developers Should Care About Design, and How Metro Helps

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

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