Microsoft may be poised to launch its long-rumored Surface Mini tablet in May.
One of the features of Windows 8.0/8.1 apps is the ability to respond to a raw push notification delivered from the Windows Notification Service in the cloud. You can read about raw push notifications on the developer centre (I dug out the link - http://msdn...(read more)
I asked a question on Twitter last week about jQuery and async calls (thanks @jeefy & @codepo8) – a few folks asked me to post the code I was working on so here it goes. The app is an HTML page for scoring boxing and MMA fights. You can play with the UI here : […]
A layout transform is a transformation applied before a container’s child elements are laid out. Because the container will position child elements after doing the layout transform, it doesn’t make sense to include a translation as part of a layout transform. The container positions its child elements based on its layout rules, deciding on the X and […]
Silverlight made its debut in 2006 with the confusing acronym WPF/E (that’s Windows Presentation Foundation, Everywhere). Indeed the original dream was that a slimmed down version of the .NET Framework could run as a plugin in any browser (including smart phones) and enable developers to wield their weapons of XAML, data-binding, and C# to write line of business apps that would run everywhere. Although it took a few versions to mature, in May of 2011 version 5.0 was released with the features most requested by enterprise users. That was also the year I wrapped up my book about building business