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State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

How to get Apache Cordova working with Visual Studio/Windows Phone Emulator

I spent a wasteful amount of time on this, so I wanted to write down what went wrong – both for Future Robert, and anyone else who might be trying to do this. This is what I did to get

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Mobile, New Technology, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Windows Store, WindowsPhone

The URLs to create OAuth tokens for social logins (2014 redux)

This took a few minutes to find, especially the Microsoft one. I wrote about this before, but URLs have since changed! If you want to add social logins to an app, you need to create an OAuth setup with each

Posted in Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Mobile, Mono, Security, Uncategorized, Windows Store, WindowsPhone

Using a base class with XAML custom user controls

Here is another thing which took some time to research, so I wanted to write it down. In this case, I have a Windows Store 8.1 page, which has a GridView. I want to centralize the look/feel of the items

Posted in Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Windows Store, XAML

Using static and theme resources in Windows 8.1 XAML

Well, this stopped me up for a few days so I thought I’d write down the answer – which was surprisingly subtle! The Problem:You are using Visual Studio 2013 to create a Windows 8.1 Store App. You want to create

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