Monday, October 22, 2012

I'm going to Build!

Wow.  I had completely counted it out, but I just got an email confirming an opening for registration for Build.  I hopped right on and snagged a spot, assuming it would fill up again quickly!  I'm officially registered now, so I'm really looking forward to next week.

Anyone else I know going?  Let me know!  I'd love to hang out.

Great article about WinRT

If you haven't started WinRT development in earnest yet, you have only a partial notion of what it is and how it works.  If you've been working with it as a newer developer, you may not be aware of the overall context of the system.  If you are a more seasoned developer, primarily accustomed to .NET, you may not fully understand how it fits together in the broader Windows ecosystem.
WinRT is a brand new paradigm for developing apps due to its rethinking of the environment, but it's not a totally new product either.  Read this article by Peter Bright/Ars Technica to get an amazingly in-depth (and correspondingly long!) take on the evolution of Windows and how it leads to WinRT.  It's a great read!

Link: Turning to the past to power Windows' future

Monday, October 15, 2012

Finally published!

After working at it for over a month, the newest version of Marketplace Dashboard is finally live!  Download it now and give it a try!  It's a great way to monitor your app downloads and crashes.  Now with live tiles support!

Link: Marketpace