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Chris Smith02/20/12
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Windows Phone Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

David Crawford, User Experience Consultant at Microsoft, discusses the most common design hurdles facing Windows Phone developers, and provides tips and...

Mikael Koskinen02/20/12
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Windows Phone 7 Sockets: Debugging

This is part IV of a tutorial series which will describe the WP7’s sockets-support from a developer’s perspective. This part of the series will focus on debugging sockets.

Jorge Ramon02/20/12
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How to Create a Sencha Touch 2 App: Part 1

In this series we will create the Sencha Touch 2 version of the Notes Application, and along the way, we will dive into: The building blocks of a Sencha Touch application, implementing navigation in an application with multiple views, editing data using Sencha Touch form elements, and how Sencha Touch stores data with HTML5 local storage.

Maarten Struys02/20/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 13

Maarten Struys continues his series on developing a Windows Phone application from start to finish. In this episode, he discusses how an application can communicate with its PeriodicTask.

Chris Smith02/20/12
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Re-Using 90% of the Original Code to Port from Windows Phone 7 to Windows 8

Rick Waldon, developer of the AlphaDrops game for Windows Phone, posted this video recently demonstrating his port of the game from Windows Phone 7 to Windows...

Robert Diana02/20/12
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Traditional Programming Language Job Trends: February 2012

Rob Diana presents his detailed survey of job trends (based on indeed.com and simplyhired.com) for Java, Perl, C++, C#, Objective C, and Visual Basic.

Chris Smith02/19/12
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Get to Windows Phone Mango #1: From XNA to SLXNA

Larry Lieberman introduces this series on Windows Phone Mango development, and in this episode, discusses how to take an existing XNA game and modify it to leverage the new Silverlight/XNA integration enabled by Windows Phone Mango.

Andrea Haubner02/18/12
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Using a Canvas as a Dialog with Windows Phone

Andrea Haubner has a great post on how to get an application to show a popup window without navigating to another XAML page by creating a canvas, putting some controls in it and then displaying it or hiding it based on the instance that is needed.

Den D.02/17/12
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Simple binding for simple (maybe not) Windows Phone applications

In this article I am showing how it is possible to create a very basic binding infrastructure for Windows Phone applications without using third-party libraries.

John Esposito02/17/12
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Video: Moving from Adobe Flex to HTML5 and Sencha

To ease the transition from Flex to HTML5, Ted Patrick, head of Sencha developer relations, held a weighty 72-minute webinar earlier this week. The video is now available online, and treats both desktop and mobile development using Sencha Touch (for mobile) and Ext.js (for desktop).

Daniel Egan02/17/12
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A Deeper Look at Phone Gap for Windows Phone

Daniel Egan continues his tutorial series on Phone Gap application development for Windows Phone. In this post, Daniel takes a closer look at the files created in the first post and the differences between a Phone Gap app and a standard Windows application.

Jerry Nixon02/17/12
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Windows Phone: An Accelerator-Based App in 5 Minutes!

Jerry Nixon provides another great tutorial for Windows Phone Application creation, this time, using the Accelerometer.

Maarten Struys02/17/12
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Adding Sound Effects to a Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Application

Maarten Struys discusses the process of adding sound effects to a Windows Phone Silverlight Application using the XNA Framework.

Jörg Winterstein02/17/12
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Indie Game Developer Income Report - January 2012

Jörg Winterstein began his "indie-career" as a mobile game developer last year, and last month he provided some indie-developer income numbers in the hopes of inspiring his fellow developers. This month, Jörg has returned after a complete year as an indie-developer and he's brought some impressive numbers with him.

Maarten Struys02/16/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 12

Maarten Struys continues his series on developing a Windows Phone application from start to finish. In this episode, he delves deeper into the scheduling and expiration of the PeriodicTask discussed last episode.