Blog: January 2013

Programmers Increasingly Using Sharepoint for Mission-Critical Apps

By Martin Schaeferle

In the world of applications, there are basic, everyday applications, and then there are mission-critical applications. Think Microsoft Calendar versus a highly complex financial transaction system at a bank.

This blog entry was originally posted January 31, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

VideoSharePoint


Using Element.Property Syntax for the SolidColorBrush Class

By Ken Getz

>Even once you've learned about shapes and geometries, and creating your own drawings, youneed to learn brushes in order to create the kind of content you'll need in rich, XAML-based applications.

This blog entry was originally posted January 30, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAMLWindows 8


Adobe Embraces HMTL5 - Perhaps It's Time to Start Paying Attention

By Martin Schaeferle

You know HTML5 is the hot skill of the future when even its competitors admit as much.

This blog entry was originally posted January 29, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

HTML5


Geometry Mini-Language

By Ken Getz

Imagine a scenario in which you have a large amount of data, and a correspondingly large amount of markup.

This blog entry was originally posted January 29, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAMLWindows 8


How Can You Tell if a Technology Has Arrived?

By Martin Schaeferle

There are two ways to find out what the "next big thing" will be in terms of programming languages and next-generation IT skill sets.

This blog entry was originally posted January 25, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

HTML5


Using the GeometryGroup Element with XAML

By Martin Schaeferle

In previous articles we have discussed how to use almost all the classes that inherit from the Shape class, and you'll find that you can accomplish many of your drawing goals using these shapes.

This blog entry was originally posted January 24, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

Windows 8XAML


HTML5: A Dream Come True for Today's Web Developers - And Here's Why

By Martin Schaeferle

Recently we looked at how HTML5 is the language of the future given its compatibility with mobile devices and ease of use.

This blog entry was originally posted January 23, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

Web DevelopmentMobileHTML5


Using Line Joins with XAML

By Ken Getz

In a recent article we discussed line caps, which alter the way you can draw lines. XAML provides one more alteration- line joins.

This blog entry was originally posted January 22, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAMLWindows 8


What are the Most In-Demand IT Skills in 2013?

By Martin Schaeferle

A recent article in ZDNet is a must-read for any IT professional looking for work or to beef up their resume. It lists the top "in-demand" skills for 2013, and some of the findings may surprise you.

This blog entry was originally posted January 21, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

C#ASP.NETC++HTML5


What Programming Language & IT Skills Will Support Our Mobile Future?

By Martin Schaeferle

2012 was the first year on record in which PC sales were lower than the previous year. That's big news, as it signals a profound shift in modern computing away from the PC and towards mobile devices and smart phones.

This blog entry was originally posted January 18, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

MobileProgrammingHTML5


Job Seekers Should Take Note: Microsoft to Phase Out Expression

By Martin Schaeferle

In most industries, the job market generally responds to consumer demand.

This blog entry was originally posted January 18, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

Visual Studio


Adding Line Caps with XAML

By Ken Getz

When drawing Line shapes (and also Polyline shapes) you have the option of controlling how the starting and ending edges of the lines appear.

This blog entry was originally posted January 17, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAMLWindows 8


XAML Shapes: Round Those Corners

By Ken Getz

Once you've created a rectangle with XAML, you can also round the corners!

This blog entry was originally posted January 11, 2013 by Ken Getz

Windows 8XAML


The Votes are In, and the Top Programming Language of 2012 Was...

By Martin Schaeferle

The new year brings with it all sort of lists. The Top 10 news stories, movies, celebrities, etc. So why not the Top programming language?

This blog entry was originally posted January 10, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

C++JavaC#


The 'Shapes' of XAML - Rectangles & Ellipses

By Ken Getz

Although you may not agree at first, you have many reasons to need to learn about XAML shapes, paths, and geometries.

This blog entry was originally posted January 09, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAMLWindows 8


IT Jobs Look to Be Plentiful, & High-Paying, in 2013. Are You Ready?

By Martin Schaeferle

The one bright spot in an otherwise dismal economy has been the IT job market. Despite volatile unemployment numbers, IT jobs have remained steady.

This blog entry was originally posted January 08, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

HTML5C#.NET


Windows 8 Using XAML: Binding Colors

By Ken Getz

As you write applications, you often need to update the value of one element with information from another element. Often, you need to display information coming from a collection of objects in a list, or combo box.

This blog entry was originally posted January 07, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAMLWindows 8


Overriding Styles for ListView and GridView in XAML Applications

By Ken Getz

Whether or not you're aware of it, every control that you use in a XAML application is based on a control template that's well defined and available for you to study and modify.

This blog entry was originally posted January 03, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAML