Unreal Dev Grants

Do you want free money to help make your game?  Need to pay that artist because you have no talent at drawing?  Take a look at this!!! Epic has created a $5,000,000 development fund to provide financial grants to innovative projects built in and around Unreal Engine 4.  Awards range from $5,000 to $50,000, and […]

Xamarin.Forms Book – Second Preview

Xamarin has announced on their blog that the second edition of the Xamarin.Forms book that Charles Petzold is writing is available.  All of the source code in the book is also up in a GitHub repository and available for download.  They are targeting having a new chapter out every week until the book is finished. This version […]

Ordr.In SDK

My group is continuing to create and provide starter kits for people to use to create apps for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Phone 8.  Those starter kits can be found here – APIMASH Windows App Starter Kits.  These kits focus on calling open web API’s for numerous services and wrap them into workable sample apps.  […]

Extension Methods

Introduction Extension methods are a great feature of C# that was added in C# 3.0, but many people that I have talked to did not know about them or what to use them for.  Extensions methods allow you to add a new method to a class.  Another way to do this same this is to […]

Windows 10 Excitement

The Windows 10 announcements yesterday were very exciting.  From Widows 10 upgrades being free for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 users to the 84″ Surface Hub to the Microsoft HoloLens system.  Here is a great review from one of my co-workers on all of the announcements. Jennifer Marsman  

Windows 10 Briefing Webcast

Being the most actively-engaged Windows previews than any other version, Windows 10 shaping up to be one of the most anticipated OS in history. On Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:00am PST Satya Nadella and other senior Microsoft executives will be on a live webcast to give details on the Windows vision, including a the next […]

App Builder Is Now DVLUP

A new post was made over at the App Dev Clinic spreading the news that Microsoft’s App Builder Program is now DVLUP. Fans of the previous programs will enjoy many of the benefits, including exclusive challenges and rewards. You can earn points and get special badges for completing different activities. Head over to the DVLUP […]