In this issue, I’ve got some great resources for app developers, as well as for user groups:
Continue reading Quick Hits Issue #5: Resources for App Developers and User Groups
In this issue I’d like to share a few items of interest to folks building Windows Store apps:
Continue reading Quick Hits Issue #4: Tips for Windows Store Apps
New Meetup Group
I’m pleased to announce a new Meetup group for Windows App Developers in the DC area. The group will focus on local workshops, hackathons, office hours, and other events featuring myself and other local technical evangelists.
If you’re not in the DC Area, check out these other meetups, featuring some of my peers in the east region:
Continue reading Quick Hits Issue #3: New Meetups, Game Development, and more!
Continue reading Quick Hits Issue 2: Privacy is Paramount (and easy)
In previous installments of this series, I’ve shown how you can quickly create REST-based services accessible via HTTP that allow you to easily store and retrieve data in a Windows Store app, using several different approaches including WCF Data Services, ASP.NET Web API, and the new Windows Azure Mobile Services. You can read all of the previous parts of the series here. I recommend reading the intro post at a minimum, so you’re familiar with the games I’m using to demonstrate the concepts in the series.
Continue reading Building Back-end Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps: Adding Push Notifications
To round out the group of solutions I’m exploring in the series, in this post I’ll show you how to build the same game leaderboard service on top of the new Windows Azure Mobile Services (in preview as of this writing).
Continue reading Building Back-end Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps: Windows Azure Mobile Services
In this series, I’m exploring a variety of ways to build back-end data storage and services for Windows 8 apps (many of which, BTW, can also be used for other mobile and web apps as well). Here are the posts so far:
Continue reading Building Back-end Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps: ASP.NET Web API
In part 1 of this post, I showed how to create a SQL database in Windows Azure, create a schema for adding leaderboard functionality to a game, create an Entity Framework model for the database, and then create and test a WCF Data Service on top of the model that provides a rich REST-style interaction model with great query support via OData. If you have not yet read part 1, you should do so before continuing.
Continue reading Building Back-end Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps: OData – Part 2