How Do I Come Back?

Cristina Gottardi I always struggle with coming back to things. How do I come back to this blog 5 years later? This blog was built on technologies that might not exist or be exciting anymore. As I’ve moved forward in my career, I’ve moved away from creating and building technology to talking about and enabling…

Life Direction

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here and recently I’ve felt that should change. This post definitely differs from what I usually blog about since it will dip into my personal life and career. I’ve also been thinking about the direction for this space…which I can do, because it’s mine. 🙂 (Also, I’m working…

Windows Store Resources

Here is a really useful collection of resources for Windows 8 developers that have to do with the logistics of getting into the Windows Store. Big thanks to Chris Bowen (@chrisbowen) for making sure this information came across my inbox! Developer registration Opening a developer account: This topic explains the steps to open a Windows…

How to use the Google Maps API on Windows 8

*Note: This is an older post that I haven’t kept updated with formatting for code samples. So, sorry. I think you’ll be able to figure it out though. I believe in you!* Something that hasn’t been very well documented yet is how to implement the Google Maps API with Windows 8. There are lots of…

Windows AzureConf

On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure community members. Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to see how…

iOS –> Winodws 8 Dev Resources

Windows 8 is a completely reimagined Windows. You can code once and have a great app experience that scales across devices from tablets to all-in-one PCs, from 10″ to 27″ screen sizes. The new Windows Store provides flexibility for selling your app and higher profit potential than the Apple App Store – with an 80%…

Register now for Wowzapp 2012!!

Be part of the app revolution Join thousands of developers worldwide, November 9-11, 2012, for Wowzapp the worldwide hackathon for Windows and build apps for the next generation of Windows. There will be dozens of event venues from college campuses to Microsoft offices, all buzzing with energy, music, free food and more. New venues being…

Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps

 Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript has been completed and is now available as a free ebook download from Microsoft Press. “This free ebook provides comprehensive coverage of the platform for Windows Store apps. Since its second preview in August, we’ve added the remaining chapters on live tiles, notifications, background tasks, background…

Windows Phone 8 Theme Colors (HEX & RGB)

If you read my last blog post, you know the Windows Phone 8 SDK is out! Yay! Along with the new SDK, there are some new theme colors. Below you’ll find a summary of the new colors in HEX and RGB values. Usually I put the HEX & RGB values in a table, but I’m…

Announcing Windows Phone 8

Earlier today, Windows Phone SDK 8.0 was announced at Build! The SDK includes development support for Windows Phone 8, support for C++ games and apps, an updated emulator for Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone support for Visual Studio 2012 (both 7 and 8), and is easier to port apps between Windows 8 and Windows Phone…