Wanted to share a very nice posting from our friends over at the Windows Phone Developer Blog. If you are thinking about ways to build a cross-platform enterprise solution, consider the SQLite WinRT wrapper. Full post at the link:
Calling all developers. I’m one of the Product Managers who determines what kind of technical content we should produce for you, the development partners, during the year. It could be short training, blogs, videos, white papers, chalk talks, web casts, etc. So, I want to hear from you. There are two questions. Use the comments below to submit feedback.
1. What are topics that are important to your business that you’d like to learn more about in the next few months? Is it Azure, Windows Store Applications, Migrating old apps from Windows XP, Dynamics, or something else?
2. What are the top ways you prefer to learn new things? Are you happy with short videos, long videos, blogs, etc? Any examples or links to things (no advertising your own stuff please ) that were done well?
Thanks for your feedback.
Oh, and one more thing. If you want to send me feedback directly send it to email@example.com. And, if you are going to WPC in July, I’ll be there and would love to meet you, so drop me a line!
Microsoft has a team of highly skilled engineers that are out there in the trenches every day working with customers. The development focused folks on that team are sharing some of their experiences on the team blog. If you haven’t seen this blog I highly recommend you follow it. It is a great place to spend some time understanding some of the challenges (and hopefully) solutions these Premier engineers are experiencing.
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6/5/2013 | Windows 8 App Mashup : Exploring the Mashery APIs In this workshop you will learn how to develop Windows 8 apps using Mashery API's including Tom-Tom, Edmunds, Rotten Tomatoes and Active.com. We will provide an overview of Mashery the industry leader in API management. We will cover how to access these web service API's from code, deserialize the response into a set of runtime objects that you can bind to Windows 8 UX Controls such as the GridView and the ListView.
6/12/2013 | Windows 8 App Mashup : Exploring the Social Networking APIs In this workshop you will learn how to develop Windows 8 apps using the Twitter, Meetup and Facebook APIs. Twitter, Meetup and Facebook are the premier social networking sites and their API's provide access to Tweets, Meetups and Friends. What a great combination!
6/19/2013 | Windows 8 App Mashup : Exploring the Yelp API In this workshop you will learn how to develop Windows 8 apps using the Yelp API. Yelp is a local business directory service and review site with social networking features. People use Yelp to search for everything from the city's tastiest burger to the most renowned cardiologist.
6/25/2013 | Windows 8 App Mashup : Exploring the Bing Maps API In this workshop you will learn how to develop Windows 8 apps using the Bing Maps API. Bing Maps gives you a rich set of tools to help you create amazing map experiences perfect for mash-ups.
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One of our experts, Matt Small, has just posted an excellent 3 1/2 minute video on using zooming in WebView when building modern style applications. Matt’s post is copied below:
One question I've heard a few times in the MSDN Windows Store App forums is about how to resize the content of the WebView. In my second post of the WebView Magic Tricks series, I explain how we can manipulate the content by using CSS that is fully supported by WebView and apply it without much hassle. Source code is attached to the post for your convenience.
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