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”
You’ve built your app and now you need to share it with the world.
Being a student is tough so Microsoft is kind enough to waver the one time registration fee (R193 at time of publication). I explain the simple steps needed to claim this cool benefit.
Head on over to www.dreamspark.com/Student/Windows-Store-Access and login with you DreamSpark account.
Don’t have a DreamSpark account? Check out this post (errornaik.com/dreamspark-registration-updated) for details on getting one
Click “Get code Now”, don’t close this tab yet; you will need this code in a bit.
Read more “Claim your free Windows/WP dev account using DreamSpark”
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)”
It is the new year and we need some fresh new recruits 😀
The Microsoft Student Partner program is an international program that recognizes the immense amount of talent and potential of the worlds tech savvy youth.
Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) are social and friendly students who like to meet new people. MSPs are the game changers of the future. They think and act boldly.
As an MSP you will:
- build apps and demos
- demonstrate the newest technologies and host tech events on your campus
- acquire the tools and training to lead technology discussions on your campus
- build your global network with industry experts
- connect with like-minded students and faculty around the world
- attend trainings from Microsoft leaders to enhance your knowledge about cutting edge technologies
- be the one on your campus with insight and answers on Microsoft technologies
Read more “Microsoft Student Partner 2015 Applications are open!”
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!”
It’s back! I know we’re well into the semester and a lot of you guys have been waiting patiently for some time. Thanks for hanging on 🙂
The first session will take place this Friday (12 September 2014)
12:00 – 13:00
See you there 😀