I’ve been trying Windows Phone 7 in its latest “Mango” version over the last couple of days and mostly enjoying it. One thing I am not impressed by though is the range of apps available. Have a look at the Marketplace – Microsoft may claim 30,000 apps, but given how unexciting even the “top” selections
…continue reading Windows Runtime must come to Windows Phone
Nitobi’s Brian LeRoux, who works on PhoneGap, has announced the start of a process to move the project to the Apache Software Foundation:
We have initialized the process to contribute PhoneGap to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The process is straightforward beginning w/ a submission of a proposal to the ASF that describes the move
…continue reading PhoneGap likely to move to Apache Software Foundation
I received a Windows Phone running version 7.5 “Mango” for review yesterday. Here are some initial observations; I am not going to call it a review after such as short time.
There is still no screen capture utility – well, there is this one but it requires a developer accounts. So no screens, sorry.
…continue reading A few observations on Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”
Embarcadero has posted its first update for Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2. Whether this shows commendable responsiveness, or that that the original release was buggy and premature, is a matter for debate.
Either way, the list of fixed bugs is extensive. There is also a copyright issue, since Embarcadero says – note use of that
…continue reading Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 gets its first update as Embarcadero confesses copyright issue
I attended Microsoft’s Mix event in March 2010, where Microsoft gave us the first detailed preview of Windows Phone 7 from the developer perspective. At that time, Microsoft made it clear that the Adobe Flash plug-in would not be supported in the first release, but implied that it would follow.
Did Microsoft ever announce
…continue reading The Adobe Flash and Windows Phone 7 mystery
At Microsoft BUILD earlier this month I arrived early to hear Anders Hejlsberg talk about the future of C#, and found myself next to Miguel de Icaza, co-creator of the GNOME desktop and of Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft .NET. I took the opportunity to ask a few questions, which I have his
…continue reading Miguel de Icaza talks about Windows 8 and the failure of Linux on the desktop
I have been playing with the Visual Studio 11 developer preview and exploring its asynchronous features, specifically the async and await keywords which are new to C# 5.0. These features have actually been available as a CTP (Community Tech Preview) since October 2010, but I had not found time to try it.
I like to
…continue reading A simple example of async and await in C# 5