Andrew Byrne has had his coding ups and downs, but when he has stumbled, he has picked himself up and continued. Here, he points out some Windows Phone programming techniques to make your own road a little smoother.
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Windows Phone: Writing a Compass Application for Windows Phone
Windows Phone now exposes sensors such as the accelerometer, GPS and compass (magnetometer). Here, Donn Morse walks through the creation of a compass app to demonstrate how developers can interact with that sensor.
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ASP.NET: How to Handle Relational Data in a Distributed Cache
Iqbal Khan discusses how developers handle data relationships while caching data, and shows through source code examples how those relationships can be mapped. The net effect is that the application doesn’t have to keep track of those relationships in the cache. Rather, the cache is aware of them and handles them correctly.
Internet of Things: A Smart Thermostat on the Service Bus
We continue our series on the Internet of Things by building a connected device—a smart thermostat—and wiring it up to the Azure Service Bus.
Mobile Site Development, Part 2: Design
Dino Esposito debunks some mobile site development myths as he explains how to present users with Web pages designed to work best with their individual devices.
Create and Consume JSON-Formatted OData
JSON is an increasingly important format for application development. Make sure you know how to consume OData in JSON format and create WCF Data Services that return JSON.
Classification and Prediction Using Neural Networks
In the May issue, James McCaffrey explained the basics of neural networks. Now he shows you how to use neural networks to classify existing data into groups, and to predict the group membership of new data.
Touch and Go
Windows Phone Motion and 3D Views
When a Windows Phone program knows the orientation of the phone in 3D space, the phone can provide a portal into a 3D world. The new Motion class makes it possible, as Charles Petzold explains.
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The Patient Knows What’s Wrong with Him
It's hard to create an effective user experience when your users struggle to tell you what they need. David Platt says good designers know how to gain actionable insight from their users.
The Long Test Run
Over the years, McCaffrey has proposed, written and reviewed innumerable article concepts. And, no surprise, he has some pointed thoughts on what makes an idea worthy of publication.
Kinect: Starting to Develop with Kinect
The first in our series of Kinect-themed features shows how you can use the skeleton-tracking capability of the Kinect in a WPF app without writing a single line of code.
Windows Azure: Comparing Windows Azure Queues and Service Bus Queues
Find out whether Windows Azure queues or Service Bus queues are the best choice for the messaging queues in your application.
Leading Lightswitch: Tales of Advanced LightSwitch Client Customizations
Enjoy these tales of creating custom applications that show off the versatility and ease of use LightSwitch offers. You will also get a glimpse of how a real pro works with clients.
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