This site has been pretty quiet for a while now, but I will begin adding content here again soon. I’ve got my first app submitted to the Windows Phone app store and I’m hopeful that it will pass Microsoft’s testing and be published soon.
My work towards this target has meant in general I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus for a while but I really wanted to get something published.
So, yeah.. more to come, including some developer focused posts, with code samples and the like.
Microsoft Virtual Academy
In the meantime, I want to mention Microsoft Virtual Academy and their Windows Phone 8 JumpStart series. These video tutorials run through a lot of information for budding Windows Phone developers, some obvious, but other bits are real nuggets of useful info that you might not otherwise come across or figure out until it was too late.
Andy Wigley and Rob Tiffany host it, and it’s broken down in to 20 parts which run between 30 minutes and 1 hour each. There isn’t any self-assessment, but you can download the presentations and code snippets from some of the modules. While these videos are available through Channel 9, accessing them through the MVA makes them in to one continuous course, and can track your progress as you go through the videos. They have now added an associated Exam – Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Apps. So if you are looking for some training material around windows phone, this might be a decent place to start.