Rajen's Technical Tidbits

Fun bits of technical information

Pebble development with Visual Studio Code on OS X

It’s been a while since I last posted, due to my (not so) new job with Microsoft in Redmond,...

Author: Anonymous Date: 02/06/2016

AllJoyn on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) and Windows 10

After the announcement of Windows 10 including out-of-the-box support for AllJoyn, I decided to try...

Author: Anonymous Date: 05/26/2015

Personal update: new job/relocation

In this slightly out-of-place blog post (no technical tidbits to be found), I’d like to take a...

Author: Anonymous Date: 04/24/2015

Setting up Raspberry Pi with RaZberry

In my previous post, DIY Home Automation: The basics, I explained my motivations to build my own DIY...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 02/04/2015

WinRT shared cookies between WebView and HttpClient

I recently worked on a project where we needed to make hybrid apps, consisting of native Universal...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 01/30/2015

DIY Home Automation: The basics

Home automation as a theme is rapidly gaining popularity in the consumer market. Manufacturers like...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 01/17/2015

Play audio in a Universal App without interrupting the stream

Over here at Microsoft in the Netherlands we have limited spots for employees to park their car...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 06/12/2014

Trigger a Background Task using Geofence on Windows Phone 8.1

With Windows Phone 8.1, we now have a range of ways to trigger a background task of our app. Aside...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 04/29/2014

Modernizing the original Microsoft Surface

I was recently lucky enough to receive an original Microsoft Surface through one of our great MVPs...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 02/27/2014

Code sharing strategies with MVVM

On September 25th and November 21st I talked about MVVM as a pattern to build apps, as well as code...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 12/05/2013

Windows starting template (October 2013)

With the imminent release of Windows 8.1 on October 18th, developers are going to have to think...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 10/15/2013

Build apps for a device

We’ve managed to secure another batch of devices for our awesome app developer community in...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 10/14/2013

ReviewNotifier NuGet package

One of the things I’ve seen a lot of blog posts about and heard a lot of buzz around lately is...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 08/21/2013

StorageHelper NuGet package

If you’ve taken a look at any of my starting templates (Windows Phone or Windows) or at my...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 08/21/2013

Windows starting template

Back in February, I posted my Windows Phone starting template, which serves as a helpful base to...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 06/11/2013

Creating a smooth extended splash screen experience

It’s common practice to implement an extended splash screen when your Windows Store app has a...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 06/05/2013

Reuse skills and frameworks in JavaScript apps

As mentioned in the previous post in the collaboration series with Arian from Zilverstede, web...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 05/28/2013

Add multiple feeds to the RSS reader app template

Early March, I posted a Windows Phone RSS reader app template that provided a basic template for a...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 05/01/2013

App in a snap: Feeds only show a single item

As you may have seen in my App in a snap: Your first Windows 8 app blog post, here at Microsoft The...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 04/23/2013

App in a snap: Localizing your app

If you want to create Your first Windows 8 app with App in a snap, you’ll probably notice that...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 04/22/2013

App in a snap: Your first Windows 8 app

Here at Microsoft The Netherlands we’ve created Windows 8 App in a snap to allow developers...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 04/22/2013

Build apps and get a Windows Phone 8

We have a small amount of Nokia Lumia 820 developer phones available, which you can get by building...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 04/19/2013

Using jQuery in JavaScript apps

One of the major pros in using WinJS for Windows 8 apps is the ability to leverage your existing web...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 04/03/2013

Remember the scroll position in JavaScript apps

One of the things that can be a major annoyance in an app does not remember the scroll position in a...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 03/11/2013

Windows Phone RSS reader app template

I took the liberty of adapting my Windows Phone starting template to become a Windows Phone RSS...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 03/06/2013

Item template selection logic in JavaScript apps

In this post, we’ll address the mechanics needed to implement item template selection logic in...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 02/27/2013

Windows Phone starting template

A while back I wrote a blog post on adding Windows Phone 8 builds to your existing apps. To help out...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 02/18/2013

Windows 8 App Excellence Labs

Windows 8 App Excellence Labs As a Premier Field Engineer I have been delivering the Windows 8 App...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 07/18/2012

(Belated) GeekNight session slides + samples

This post is for people who attended my session at TechDays 2011 - GeekNight, which was in Dutch....

Author: Rajen_K Date: 05/10/2011

The desktop is useful again...

I don't know about you guys, but ever since the release of Windows 7 my desktop has become a barren...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 04/05/2010

Creating your first Windows Phone (WM 6.5) application

With the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 drawing closer and closer, I inevitably started thinking...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 08/22/2009

Cross-scheme Silverlight development

First of all, welcome to my brand new blog. I'll be posting bits of information on our products, my...

Author: Rajen Kishna (MSFT) Date: 03/17/2009