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IDE Eye Test: Is your Dev IDE getting better, worse or about the same?
What development environment have you used?  I go way back and got started programming with dBase III and Clipper.  Our development environment of choice?  Why Notepad.exe of course.  It was cool.  You could copy and paste "stuff".  You could save it to you...
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Turkey Hangovers can lead to a Career in Windows Platform Development
As first published at Canadian Developer Connection Blogs: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cdndevs/archive/2014/10/14/turkey-hangovers-can-lead-to-a-career-in-windows-platform-development.aspx   Depending on when you are reading this you might be a semi-comatose st...
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Wanna be a cowboy? or maybe a Windows Platform Developer?
As presented on the Canadian Developer Connection Blog On Being a Professional Ok, I really am asking if you want to be a professional developer for the Windows Platform?  I'm not a cowboy, never been a cowboy, never will be a cowboy and can't help you ther...
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Going Universal - Lifelines
Over the last month I have been writing a Windows 8.1/Windows Phone 8.1 App.  I am a lazy programmer by nature... aren't we all?  And my preference is to stick with what I know.  However, sometimes something else comes along that you just have to try out.  ...
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Microsoft MVPs: Sharing is what they do!
The Microsoft MVP Award Program Just this year, I was awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award by Microsoft.  I was thrilled and once I got over the fact that the notice came on the morning on April 1st and was NOT, in fact, an April Foo...
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New Live Tiles are Good for Business!
The Developer Build conference was about the future.  The future is now.  Everything about what was presented was about making it easier.  Making it easier for developers to design, build and deliver better apps.  Making it easier for users to use Windows P...
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In App Purchases Work
As Posted at Microsoft Developer Connection on MSDN In the Beginning I started out developing for Windows Phone way back when Windows Phone 7 was
the big thing.  Your options for monetization were pretty much
advertising or charging for your app.  One great...
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Build Some Ears on your App and then Listen!
As published on the Canadian Developer Connection Recently I have had taken some time to look at my existing apps instead of constantly pushing out new apps.  I came to the realization that I have just not spent enough time on my existing apps.  I think a c...
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More //Build/ Notes on Windows Phone 8.1
As I scan through my hand written notes (written on my Surface Pro tablet using the included stylus) from Build I realize there were a few more things that I did not list in my last notes that rate significant mention.  I would like to add that as of two da...
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//Build/ Notes on Windows Phone 8.1
Two days back from //Build/ and I'm still trying to process all the stuff thrown at us.  I suspect it will take some more time yet.  I'm hoping to get my hands on some of the technology very soon so I can try it all out. The first keynote on Wednesday, Apri...
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