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Liquid Newsletter Template Week:21
Year:2012
Date:2012-May-22
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Books we recommend

Image Programming Windows®, 6th Edition

Until May 31st  if you purchase the Consumer Preview eBook for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition on May 17, you will receive it, the Release Preview eBook when released, and the final eBook when released, all for $10.

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Articles we enjoyed

Keeping apps fast and fluid with asynchrony in the Windows Runtime
Human beings are asynchronous by nature, which directly affects how we expect apps to respond to us. The Windows Runtime (WinRT) has embraced this asynchrony as a first-class citizen in the building of fast and fluid Metro style apps.

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Creating a great tile experience
A live tile is one of the best ways to entice users back to your app. This post shows you how to update your app’s live tile using polling and local APIs so that you can show off what is great about your app directly on the Windows 8 Start screen.

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An Overview of the Web Storage API
Web developers have long yearned for a way to store data long term. Cookies are an option, but they can only store 4KB of data.  Additionally, cookies are sent to the server with each HTTP request. This means that cookies, especially large ones, can consume considerable network bandwidth.

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“Hello World” Windows Phone Application Using PhoneGap or Cordova
Another great 1,2,3 tutorial. You'll get a visual of the first steps you need to create a Windows Phone App using PhoneGap or Cordova. If you've never created one, just click on the link to get a taste of the first steps needed to get you started!

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Stored Procedure Using C# CLR Project
Do not, not (not used twice intentionally) read this article! Just a few steps for anyone that hasn't build a stored procedure with a clr project. Just get a visual of how its done. You maywill need it in the future!

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Libraries and Tools for the rescue

HTML5Labs

HTML5Labs is where Microsoft prototypes early and unstable specifications from web standards bodies such as W3C. Read more

Free Dhtml scripts, Jquery plugins ,Javascript, CSS, CSS3, Html5 Library

Check out this site. It is LOADED with plugins/widgets/libraries you can use for your web projects! Read more

Hands On: Windows 8 HTML5 Platform

This page introduces a set of “Hands On” demos of the graphics features of the Windows 8 HTML5 Platform and Internet Explorer 10. Read more

Windows Azure 90-day free trial

Try out a 90-day free trial on Windows Azure. Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Read more

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