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Monday, August 2, 2010

Wildermuth on Windows Phone 7 Development

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 05:00 AM

http://wildermuth.com/

"I've recorded a little video showing using Visual Studio 2010 and the actual device to debug directly on the device. Yes it works...and yes its fast. I am really happy with the experience. Debugging with the emulator is fast too, but there are times when you want to make sure it works on the device and that the performance is what you expect on the device."

Shawn Wildermuth, a Microsoft MVP (C#), has put up a great three part series showcasing the development process on Windows Phone 7. In the first part of the series, he looks at the phone hardware that he received from Microsoft (the LG that will never actually make it to market). In the second part of the series, he demonstrates how easy it is to debug a program while it runs in the device (as opposed to the emulator). Finally, he has created a longer 20-minute demonstration on building your first application (a simple number generator) using Visual Studio and Expression Blend. Shawn has also provided source code that you can modify yourself. Hit the link for the posts and links to the source code.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Development Tools Preferred by Experienced Developer

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.uxmagic.com/blog/post/20...Comparison.aspx

"My thoughts on iPhone coding a master-detail set of two views on iPhone versus Windows Phone 7 and why the designer-developer story is better with the Microsoft toolset thanks to Expression Blend and the C# language.. This is just an opinion piece, but realize I am not a newbie at either platform. I was using Interface Builder on NeXT boxes in 1993-1994 and unfortunately in my opinion not enough has changed, to put real design into the hands of the iPhone coder."

Don Burnett over at Don's Blog has done an excellent comparison of developing an application for the iPhone vs. Windows Phone 7. In the slide presentation that he has created, Don demonstrates creating a simple menu system using both Interface Builder (for the iPhone) and Expression Blend (for Windows Phone 7). After completing the process, Don finds that using Expression Blend to create a simple application takes about half the time (12 minutes vs. 7 minutes). I've mentioned in a previous post that using Visual Studio, XNA, and Expression Blend with a familiar and popular programming language really do give Windows Phone 7 developers an incentive to give the platform a chance. Hopefully this will lead to a large selection of applications at launch.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Highlights From The MIX10 Keynote!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 10:00 AM

MIX10 is on now in Las Vegas and while I'm not there personally (unfortunately I'm in dreary Manhattan this morning) I do have some great tidbits from Scott Guthrie & Joe Belfiore. Here's the lowdown:

  • The Mobile device application story is this: Silverlight for Internet-based applications, and XNA for gaming.
  • Free developer tools: Expression Blend, and Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone.
  • Windows Phone Marketplace is getting one-time credit card transactions, mobile-operator based billing, and advertising-funded applications!
  • Silverlight 4 Release Candidate and Expression Blend beta 4 are on their way!

And if that's not enough, you can keep up on all of the action at MIX here!


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