Blog: July 2012

Windows 8 Metro style application - Where's my Back button?

By Martin Schaeferle

Windows 8 Metro style applications offer a new world when it comes to navigation. After all, Metro style apps hinge on the functionality of touch, meaning that applications running in this environment are intended to be used and navigated via touch.

This blog entry was originally posted July 31, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Developers - Do you learn by doing?

By Martin Schaeferle

Kinesthetic learners often struggle within the traditional classroom. When confined to a desk and expected to learn visually or by listening, kinesthetic learners are deprived of the direct physical involvement needed to support their learning.

This blog entry was originally posted July 26, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Property Access Expressions in JavaScript

By Martin Schaeferle

Expressions are the building blocks of JavaScript code, the mechanism you can use to manipulate data and change the state of an application.

This blog entry was originally posted July 25, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Understanding Windows Azure Cloud Data Storage Solutions

By Martin Schaeferle

Among the Windows Azure/Cloud Storage Solutions are block blobs, tables, and SQL-eachencryption-capable and each with utility features important to the enterprise and purpose.

This blog entry was originally posted July 24, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Variable Cautions and Gotchas in JavaScript

By Martin Schaeferle

Keep in mind that although the value stored in a JavaScript variable is strongly typed-a string, number, Boolean, or object-the variable can hold any type during program execution. There is no type defined as part of the declaration.

This blog entry was originally posted July 23, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Object Comparisons in JavaScript

By Martin Schaeferle

Unlike primitive values, JavaScript compares objects by reference. This means that two object variables are equal only if the two variables hold a reference to the same object in memory.

This blog entry was originally posted July 20, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Escape Sequences in String Literals Using JavaScript

By Martin Schaeferle

When you need to include any of a number of characters that have special meaning within a string literal, you can create an escape sequence using a backslash to identify the special character.

This blog entry was originally posted July 19, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Xamarin Releases MonoTouch 5.2

By Martin Schaeferle

If you're not using MonoTouch 5.2, the latest version of the company's cross-platform software for building new tablet and phone applications, here's what you're missing.

This blog entry was originally posted July 17, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Developers, What Style of Learner are You?

By Martin Schaeferle

To succeed as a developer you must know and understand what your result should be, plan your direction on how to get there and use the right process with the right technical ability to build your application.

This blog entry was originally posted July 15, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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