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Year:2012
Date:2012-Oct-09
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Articles we enjoyed

CSS3 Selectors: Everything you need to know
The following article is a great introduction to CSS3 Selectors and how to use them. It presents each selector on its own, its use and a visual example of the result. Great reference also for those who already know about their use.

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Introduction to JavaScript Animation and Windows 8 Games
A great introduction in animation by Chris Bowen. A complete presentation of the various possible ways to achieve animation with JavaScript with or without the use of libraries.

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Use the camera in Windows 8 (HTML5, Javascript)
The most complete tutorial we have found so far for using the camera in Windows 8. Lots of great info!

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Index of UX guidelines for Windows Store apps
Use this index to quickly find the user experience (UX) guidelines that can help you create a great Windows Store app. If you haven't already, you should start by reading Making great Windows Store apps and Planning Windows Store apps.

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How I price my Windows Phone apps
One key question some Windows Phone developers struggle with when putting an app on sale is: how much should I charge? The Windows Phone Dev Center gives developers more control over pricing because Dev Center now lets developers set a unique price (from available price tiers) for every country or region where paid apps can be sold. This capability, not found in all major app stores, provides an exciting new way to fine-tune your sales strategy. Furthermore, market-specific pricing applies not only to apps and games, but also to in-app items offered through apps built for Windows Phone 8.

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Videos we favorited

Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript

TypeScript is a programming language that makes it easier to write cross-platform, application scale, JavaScript that runs in any browser or in any host. Microsoft Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg explains how TypeScript, which is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to idiomatic (normal) JavaScript, can dramatically improve your productivity by enabling rich tooling experiences, all while maintaining your existing code and continuing to use the same JavaScript libraries you already love.

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Libraries and Tools for the rescue

Entity Framework Links #1

The EF team is starting a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. Here is the first one… Read more

Planning and Tracking Projects

Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) provides you and your team with the tools to effectively manage the lifecycle to develop applications. As the following illustration shows, you and your team can use these tools to tell user stories, to manage the backlog, plan a sprint, and run a sprint, to engage stakeholders to provide continuous feedback, and to easily incorporate feedback to support the next iteration of software. Read more

TypeScript: JavaScript Development at Application Scale

In addition to supporting industry-standard programming languages, such as C++, Python, and JavaScript, Microsoft has always been at the forefront of creating great programming languages – Visual Basic, C#, and F# being the most recent examples. We create programming languages to solve problems and to enable a broad set of people to build software. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

WOWZAPP 2012: The Worldwide Hackathon for Windows

I’ve been quiet the past few months. Really ever since Imagine Cup, I’ve been head down, planning, scheming, organizing and generally hiding away while I got ready. Ready for what? Ready for this: WOWZAPP 2012 – the world’s first worldwide hackathon for Windows! WOWZAPP 2012 will run in dozens of countries around the globe – all on the one weekend – November 9-11 – allowing developers and designers the world over to come together with one goal – to have fun, network and learn and to build apps and games for Windows. Read more

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