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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

Windows 10 mobile Continuum is pretty cool!

There exists this concept that your computer, tablet, or phone can use “mirroring” to show its content onto a TV screen. On a Mac, it’s called AirPlay, on Windows 10, it’s called a wireless display, and for other things, it’s

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Windows, WindowsPhone

Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense – go change this setting today!

As you probably know, Windows 10 has been released. If you did a fresh install, you might have noticed there was an “Express Settings” button – which means “Trust Microsoft to make the right choices”. You might be surprised that

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, WindowsPhone

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

Finally learning OAuth and proper ASP.NET Web API

To know me is to know my quest, my journey for how to properly implement ASP.NET Web API and especially how to properly use OAuth. Ever since I learned about (and fell in love with) Azure Mobile Services and AngularJS

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Mobile, New Technology, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Web Services, WindowsPhone

What is Cortana, on Windows Phone?

I spent a few minutes today actually playing around with Cortana on my Windows Phone. I will say, I am genuinely impressed! It’s not very often you run across excellent software which people clearly put some thought into! What is

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Mobile, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Uncategorized, WindowsPhone

Using LeafletJS for showing maps on a web page

Your first reaction might be: “Hey, dum-dum, why don’t you just use Google Maps or Bing Maps? They’ve been around forever!” True, and the reason I ended up not using them… is because they’ve been around forever. They are very

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, JQuery, Mobile, New Technology, Uncategorized, WindowsPhone
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