Embrace the Windows 8 design principles by taking full advantage of the rich feature sets offered by both Blend and Visual Studio. Learn how to start from scratch and have a fully functioning (and visually appealing!) application that highlights how to work with styles, controls, data sources, layout, CSS3 transitions, web services, and many other features that help you create a better user experience with greater productivity.
There are also a bunch of other sessions on Agile, Architecture, Mobile, Cloud Computing, SQL and other topics by some great speakers so be sure to register for DevTeach and attend!
Here is a list of some of the content covered:
- IE9 & IE10 WC3 Standards Improvements
- CSS3 Features in IE and Windows 8 Apps
- HTML5 Features in IE and Windows 8 Apps
- Going from IE Web to Windows 8 App
- WinJS Controls
Throughout some of the demos, I showed the Contoso Cookbook. The original download for Contoso Cookbook which goes through a lot of concepts is available in the Windows 8 Camp in a Box.
Here is a list of the links used for some of the demos and links to source code
- Demo 1
- Windows 8 HTML5 Platform
- 3D Transforms
- CSS3 Grid Layouts
- Demo 2
- Touch Effects
- Touch Effects in Windows 8 Source Code
- Demo 3 – Contoso Cookbook
- Demo 4 – Windows 8 Twitter Search App
- Demo 5 – Animation Library Sample
Here is the video which is hosted on the Channel 9 site and be sure to check out all the other Developer Movement Web Camp presentations including my other one A Lap Around Windows 8 Development for HTML Developers.
Back on Feb 25 I did a presentation on Crash Course on Windows Phone Development for the Silicon Halton Software Peer 2 Peer group. The presentation was intended to be for developers never having developed for Windows Phone before.
Here are some links I shared during the presentation
- developer.windowsphone.com – your main hub for Windows Phone Development
- MSDN Windows Phone Code Samples – lots of samples to help you along the way
- Building Apps For Windows Phone 8 Jump Start
- Design Bootcamp
You can download Windows Phone the sample code presented and thanks to Paul Laberge from Microsoft Canada for providing the content and samples. And thanks to HalTech for providing the space for the meet up.
Questions comments, feel free to ping me!
This year Toronto CodeCamp went off without a hitch. We had about 300 people show up (out of 600 registered) so not a bad turnout considering the weather was nice and it was a Saturday. Suprisingly I got a lot of interest in my session and was assigned the biggest room available and I would say about 60-70 people showed up. A lot better turn out than last year were I probably got about 20-25 people!
Thanks to Chris Dufour for putting everything together and managing to get over $300,000 in prizes to give to the attendees!
As for my session here are the slide decks.
All Demo code can be downloaded here. In this zip you will find
- “Demo1” – Basic intro to device development and the environment
- “CodeSharing” – Sharing business logic with the desktop and device. (For an entire 75 minute session on this instead of 15mins check out Daniel Moth’s session at this year’s MEDC.)
- “SqlCompactEdition” – Contains a SqlDesktop and SqlDevice that both access the same Sql Server 2005 Compact Edition database file. (NOTE: the SqlDevice project references the SDF file in the BIN\Debug directory of SqlDesktop. So run SqlDesktop first, make changes and save, then run SqlDevice to see the changes)
- “RPMSample” – sample to show RPM and the various numbers it shows. NOTE: If you want to have RPM working in Vista make sure you install Compact Framework SP2 on your machine (thanks to Steven Pratchner for letting me know 🙂 ) Also take a look at my previous entry on RPM and various resources.
Comments or questions? Just contact me via my blog and thanks to all that attended code camp and my session!
Last year’s Toronto Code Camp was a great success with over 220 attendees, 20 speakers and over $17,000 in prizes. This year’s event is expected to be bigger and better. There are already some great speakers lined up and some great sessions slotted. I will also be doing a session on Windows Mobile Development using Visual Studio 2005.
OpenNETCF will also be giving away two CDs containing a full developer license of all our products available.
If you are in the Toronto area and available March 31 2007 register now and come out to the Code Camp for some great sessions!