In an attempt to boost my productivity, I decided to write a base WinRT project with the essentials for all my projects. Here is what I consider essentials for all my projects:
- MVVM Light
- A Navigation Service
- A Message Service
- Global app service
These 3 items define a base universal Windows project for me, I will get into some detail on all of these in a bit. Other services like data or location services can be needed for an app but aren’t essential to all apps.
Nothing fancy happening here. Remember to keep all files in a logical folder structure, folders work a lot better than an endless list of obtusely name files.
Read more “Universal Windows App Base Project”
So you’re a student and want to develop for Microsoft technologies? Luckily our friends at Microsoft really see the potential in students and have invested heavily in providing premium tools at no cost.
Step 1 – The key
There are 2 ways to get one of these:
Email me and I’ll email you a card like below. I no longer give these out as it is now very easy to verify your student status using your school/university email address.
Read more “DreamSpark Registration (Updated)”
Up for grabs an Amazon Kindle Touch or a Samsung Focus Flash Windows Phone 7.8 device!
Read more “Giveaway time!”
You have till 30 September 2014 to associated a Microsoft account with your DreamSpark account. You will lose access to your DreamSpark account if you miss this deadline.
I hope I didn’t vex you too much with my bold and red text above. Lets get to it then, time’s a wastin.
Chances are you received an email like the one below and it went straight into your spam folder or you caught a glimpse of it and didn’t catch the important bits.
Read more “Update your DreamSpark account now!”
So I wrapped up the “Creating apps” session at YouthSparkSA with a little Overview of Microsoft for students.
Unfortunately my presentation can’t stay up indefinitely so a blog post seemed like a more permanent location for some links.
Hopefully these resources will help you on your Windows Dev journey.
Microsoft Virtual Academy
This list is quite a sparse post at the moment. I will definitely update this post at some stage.