This is Part 0 of a multi-part series blog post. In this series I will give you a walk through of how you can build a cross platform solution that targets both Windows Phone and Windows 8. I will try and give you pointers on how to keep your code as reusable and clean as possible. We will especially look at a couple of patterns and good practices for this. And in the mean time you will get to know some more advanced MVVM.
But before we start, what are actually the problems you face when trying to target
two platforms like Windows Phone and Windows 8? They are both XAML based, right, so this shouldn't be too big of a problem. Well, although both platforms are on the path of convergence, meaning moving towards each other, there are still quite some differences you need to take into account.
One of those differences is the actual XAML you can use on each platform. Although the controls on each platform might be the same, they often live in different namespaces. There are also controls that are specific to either Windows Phone - like the PivotControl - or to Windows...(Read whole news on source site)
30 November 2013 I'm writing this blog post after the jQuery Bulgaria event which took place today in Sofia. The event was organized by Infragistics guys, but supported by many known companies. The event had few hundred attendees and was quite nice place to share, network and learn. There was a lot of crowd in the event... ...mainly developers and IT professionals from Sofia, Bulgaria. We were few guys from Macedonia, our crew of eight and few others we meet during the event on my sessions ;). The photo was made right after my second session "jQuery Ajax - Tips & Tricks" At this event, I had
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Early testing is amazing. I am not talking about TDD and developers testing their own creation. I am talking about testing performed by professional QAs with mindset to hack the heck of your system (code, server, deployment, you name it). The value of early testing vs. late testing in SDLC is very easy to show to those that deal with with software on a daily basis and live it everyday. But how do you translate it to the business? Visualize it. One is high level – show one approach vs another and start asking questions. vs
Current project my team is working on we’ve decided to start testing early, while code in its dippers. Not only test it, but get a Sentinel service from WhiteHat that is a on-going testing while we develop the product. Won’t outline all the benefits of the system, but mention what we got out of this as a business. Finding serious deficiencies in our software Fixing software flaws that would be security issues and bugs Saved time on design changes while it is easy to accommodate those Removed “surprise” component out of our software #4 is the...(Read whole news on source site)
I’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best personal development gifts: The Greatest Personal Development Gifts Ever I wanted to put together a profound catalog of the best personal development programs that the world has ever known. At Microsoft, I’ve been lucky enough to have amazing mentors over the years, and they have always shared with me the programs that they’ve used to really transform their lives. Success often seems like magic until you find out behind the scenes the price that people pay. I’ve used many personal development programs over the
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