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Windows 8.1 What's New, Part 3 of 3: Data and Contracts
with expert Mike Benkovich
Building software is almost always looking for a better way to work with the data that makes things tick. In Windows 8.1 we have some new paradigms and patterns for interacting with information no matter where it comes from. We will take a look at what this means to a developer. From looking at data in all its forms, with local setting, files and data services, to the patterns for interacting with the data. Windows 8 introduced a new way for applications to communicate with other applications and systems. Contracts define an agreement between the parties that make it possible to explore, search and share the data that makes up an app. We will look at some of these contracts and show how to implement them in your code. We will see how the sharing contract works as both a source and a target, how search activation works, and even dive into the file picker contract where your application can be a source of data to other applications.
Intermediate | 1h 59m | December 11, 2013Course Outline
Mike Benkovich delivers technical presentations around the U.S. as a consultant, trainer, and former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. He has worked in a variety of professional roles including architect, project manager, developer, and technical writer. Mike is also an author of two books, published by WROX Press and APress, that show developers how to get the most from their SQL databases. Since appearing in the 1994 Microsoft DevCast, Mike has presented technical information at seminars, conferences, and corporate boardrooms across America.