On Thursday Wintellect held a live hand’s-on webinar on Xamarin mobile development for building cross-platform apps including IOS, Android and Windows Devices. The agenda included an interactive and coding presentation from Jason Bell, including the mobile landscape and development options, the Xamarin development platform, Xamarin application architectural options and building shared application components.
In this week’s Introduction to GraphQL & Relay webinar attendees learned how GraphQL could help improve upon Rest Services by allowing them to view data as a graph. This data can also be queried to serve data in the shape and amount needed by the consumer. Relay was also introduced showing how it is a great framework for React applications to consume GraphQL services.
Through polling we found most attendees hadn’t used GraphQL so it was a very informative session for the audience to understand the benefits and how to use it. After reviewing the GraphQL code there was a live demo to experiment with the code followed by a demonstration of Relay and a final code review. We ended the session with a live Q & A so the audience could ask any questions regarding the topics discussed.
How do I protect my Xbox in dev mode? Can I publish my non-game app to Xbox One?
Now that Microsoft is further opening up the Xbox platform to developers, you might have questions about either bringing an existing UWP app to Xbox, or developing directly for the gaming console.
Microsoft’s recent live video training and Twitter chat answered some of those questions in a bid to attract more developers to the platform. If you missed it, the company has posted a detailed recap online with video clips and an FAQ.
Questions range from the detail-oriented—frame rate limits, whether there’s a screen capture API for UWP—to the strategic (whether to build for Xbox first or build a PC/mobile app and convert it).
Session videos focus on XAML and web apps, design best practices and publishing to the Windows Store.
Microsoft last month announced that devs who’ve built games and apps using the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK can publish them directly to the Xbox Store, opening up a marketing avenue that was previously unavailable to smaller, independent developers.
Jeffrey Richter has worked with Azure Storage Tables for years and acquired a lot of lessons along the way. Jeffrey Richter’s Guide to Working with Azure Storage Tables via C# and other .NET Languages shares with you those lessons learned and ways you can be more effective using Azure Storage Tables. In addition to the Guide, Jeffrey put together the Wintellect Azure Storage Library, available on NuGet, that you can use to improve your team’s productivity working with Azure Storage Tables.
The most thorough hands-on guide the building Windows Store apps using C# and XAML. Written by Microsoft MVPs and Windows 8.1 experts Jeremy Likness and John Garland, this book provides over 80 sample projects that illustrate every aspect of the Windows Runtime (WinRT) from data, networking, and encryption to cloud services, globalization, packaging, and deployment.
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Get a thorough grounding in the Windows Runtime—and apply your C# skills to building innovative apps for the Windows Store. Guided by Jeff Richter, a recognized master of Windows programming, along with principal Windows consultant Maarten van de Bospoort, this book provides pragmatic guidance on the non-UI side of Windows development, and features a wealth of examples in Microsoft Visual C# 2012.
Windows Store apps present a radical shift in Windows development. They place content and interaction above all else to provide users with immersive, intuitive application experiences. With Windows Store Apps Succinctly by John Garland, you’ll be guided through obtaining a developer license, to managing your application’s life cycle and storage, all the way to submitting your app to the Windows Store.
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This is the first practical guide to building breakthrough applications for Windows 8 from project templates through publication to the new Windows Store. Microsoft “MVP of the Year” Jeremy Likness helps you combine your existing developer skills with new Visual Studio 2012 tools and best practices to create apps that are intuitive and innovative. His guidance and insight will help you dive into Windows 8 development—and gain a powerful competitive advantage for years to come.
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Dig deep and master the intricacies of the common language runtime, C#, and .NET development. Learn from Jeffrey Richter, a longtime consultant to the Microsoft .NET team—and gain pragmatic insights for building robust, reliable, and responsive apps and components.
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Wintellect’s own Jeffrey Richter has produced the Power Threading library (DLL) containing many classes to help with threading and asynchronous programming. There are versions of the library for the .NET Framework, Silverlight, and the .NET Compact Framework. Jeffrey has described many of the classes contained in the library by way of his MSDN Magazine Concurrent Affairs columns. The library also contains some non-threading related classes for working with exceptions, command-line parsing, and more.