Coding in 60 Seconds Series

January 20, 2015 0 Comments

The launch of the 1st episode of Coding in 60 Seconds was shot gunned a bit, and I thought I would take a step back and tell you a little about the series and it’s goal. Coding in 60 Seconds is completely focused on presenting new ideas to you in 60 seconds. Catchy name huh? […]

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Coding in 60 Seconds – Roaming Data (ep1)

January 15, 2015 0 Comments

In this first episode of Coding in 60 Seconds we take a look at using roaming data in Universal apps. For a more detailed explanation of roaming data make sure to check out the links below: Roaming Data Between Windows Store Apps and Windows Phone Store Apps Guidelines for roaming app data Quickstart: Roaming app […]

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2015!!

January 5, 2015 0 Comments

Well 2015 surely holds a ton of promise for some exciting things and has started off with a bang. I was lucky enough to be awarded my 5th MVP award from Microsoft this year. It’s always a great way to start off the 1st when you have an e-mail waiting for you in the morning […]

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XMLRPC and WordPress on Nuget

December 12, 2014 0 Comments

I just released both the XMLRPC.universal and WordPressAPI packages on Nuget. The WordPressAPI has also been changed to use the Nuget version of XMLRPC instead of needing a local copy of the project. Both of these projects should now be stable enough to use, although the WordPress client still only exposes a limited amount of […]

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WordPress Universal API

December 12, 2014 0 Comments

Climbing back out of the rabbit hole I got myself into (see http://tonyc.me/1wjOD5Y), I’ve finished with my first iteration of the WordPress library for universal apps. This still has some cleaning up to do and you will need to download the xmlrpc.universal project from http://github.com/TonyChampion/xmlrpc.universal in order for it to work. Currently the project supports […]

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XMLRPC Universal API

December 11, 2014 0 Comments

It can be amazing how deep a rabbit hole can go. I recently decided to update an existing WordPress project (more on that to come soon) from a Windows Phone Silverlight solution to an universal app. In doing so, I thought I would snag an API that would make my life easier. Couldn’t find one […]

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MSDN Article – Roaming Data

December 9, 2014 0 Comments

The December issue of MSDN magazine has my latest article on using roaming data in Universal apps. The article takes a look using the shared API to allow you to not only roam data between different instances of the same app, but across platforms between Windows Phone and Windows. The article can be found online […]

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Denver Day Day 2014

November 2, 2014 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to present at Denver Dev Day 2014. It was my first trip to Denver since I was a kid and the weather and the city were absolutely beautiful. Even got to experience Zombie night in downtown and lived to talk about it. Thanks again for having […]

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MSDN Article – Creating a Location Aware app with Geofencing

September 2, 2014 0 Comments

The September issue of MSDN magazine has my latest article that looks at Geofencing in Windows Store apps. Geofencing is a new addition to Windows 8.1 and allows you to create regions around GPS locations and be notified with the device enters or leaves one of those regions. There are mechanisms for this in both […]

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Binding to Multiple Properties in Universal Apps

September 1, 2014 0 Comments

The binding engine in the various XAML stacks has to be one of my favorite features of XAML. Its clean, fast, and provides a great deal of flexibility to the developer. While examining a problem I came up against on a recent project, I realized I needed a controlling class to manage the appearance and […]

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