Blog: February 2013

Creating a Learning Culture

By Martin Schaeferle

The better informed the people who work in your business are, the better they will be able to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.

This blog entry was originally posted February 28, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

C# Visual Studio


So HTML5 is the Future of Programming. But Do Developers Even Like It?

By Martin Schaeferle

Across the past few weeks, we've been talking about how HTML5 is the programming language of the future. But what do developers think of it?

This blog entry was originally posted February 26, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

HTML5


ASP.NET Web APIs: Alternative Routing Conventions

Excerpt by Phil Ledgerwood

Like ASP.NET MVC framework routing, you can change the default route mappings to a different pattern.

This course excerpt was originally posted February 25, 2013 from the online courseware ASP.NET Web API, Part 1 of 4: Basics by Phil Ledgerwood

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ASP.NET Web API's: Default Mapping

Excerpt by Phil Ledgerwood

If you have used the MVC pattern in your web applications, you are already familiar with the concept of URL routing.

This course excerpt was originally posted February 21, 2013 from the online courseware ASP.NET Web API, Part 1 of 4: Basics by Phil Ledgerwood

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Importance of Training Consistency for Developers & IT Professionals

By Martin Schaeferle

One of the most challenging aspects of working with a team of talented, diverse people is the possible divergent working methods that each person can bring to the table.

This blog entry was originally posted February 20, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

C# Visual Basic Java


Windows 8 using XAML: BeginTime Animation Property

By Ken Getz

If your storyboard contains more than one simultaneous animation, you may need to delay the start of one or more of the animations.

This blog entry was originally posted February 19, 2013 by Ken Getz

Windows 8 XAML


When Apps Need to Be Delivered Better, Faster & Cheaper, Visual Studio Can Help

By Martin Schaeferle

Application development is the foundation of any successful business. And the prevailing mantra among developers is to bring a product to market "better, faster, and cheaper" than the competition.

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

Visual Studio


Windows 8 Using XAML: Using the PointAnimation Class

By Ken Getz

Much like the animation class we discussed in a previous article, the PointAnimation class allows you to animate a property that represents a point.

This blog entry was originally posted February 15, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAML Windows 8


Understanding the Robust Integration Capabilities of SharePoint

By Martin Schaeferle

Rolling out an out-of-the-box IT solution can be difficult and costly. But it has one thing going for it: this plug and play approach minimizes the need for complex back-end integration.

This blog entry was originally posted February 15, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

SharePoint


Windows 8 using XAML: Animation Class and Enabling Animation

By Ken Getz

In Windows 8, animations are an integral part of the user experience. As you work with various Windows Store applications (or the built in user interface), you'll find animations at every turn.

This blog entry was originally posted February 13, 2013 by Ken Getz

Windows 8 XAML


Advancements in Online Training Can Make Anyone a Programmer

By Martin Schaeferle

There was a time in the not-too-distant past where computer programmers were viewed as an elite, mysterious bunch.

This blog entry was originally posted February 12, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

Visual Studio C#


Adding Reflection Effects with XAML

By Ken Getz

Besides the obvious transformation effects, you can use transforms to create rich and varied effects in your applications-it's all about figuring out which transforms provide the effects you want.

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

XAML Windows 8


How HTML5 Can Erode Apple's Mobile Dev Dominance

By Martin Schaeferle

In our last installment, we looked at how the future of Web program will be defined by the struggle between native apps and HTML5.

This blog entry was originally posted February 07, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

HTML5 Mobile


Distribution & Monetization: 2 Areas Where HMTL5 May Overtake Native Apps

By Martin Schaeferle

Many technologists predict that HTML5 will be the future of the Web since it allows developers to create Web-based apps that can run on any type of device via a standard browser. And it's hard to argue with that kind of promise.

This blog entry was originally posted February 07, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

Web Development Mobile HTML5


XAML Transforms: Avoiding Absolute Coordinates

By Ken Getz

You can solve many drawing issues using a transform-that is, a class that alters the way the shape is drawn using mathematical manipulations.

This blog entry was originally posted February 05, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAML Windows 8


How HTML5 May Loosen Apple's Grip on the Mobile Apps Market

By Martin Schaeferle

In a recent article we talked about how Steve Jobs, back in 2010, criticized the highly-proprietary nature of Adobe's Flash.

This blog entry was originally posted February 04, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

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XAML LinearGradientBrush: Rotating the Gradient

By Ken Getz

In a previous article we started discussing brushes, specifically the SolidColorBrush. This article switches focus to the LinearGradientBrush and rotating gradients.

This blog entry was originally posted February 01, 2013 by Ken Getz

XAML Windows 8