Category : Features

Written on Sep, 02, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
roadblocks

The wireframe process has wrapped, and the team has gone through about 6 iterations taking in and editing all the small tweaks needed to move on to the visuals. The client has an existing Android application, so along the way, I’ve been taking cues from this version, all while sticking to the native constructs of the Windows 10 platform. Throughout …

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Written on Aug, 26, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Deviation

With data aggregation becoming easier and faster, professionals have to be able to make decisions rapidly. Problems arise in the analysis and display of data, where some insights can be missed. When visualizing your data, three things should be considered: Less is more: Often the instinct is that once we’ve gathered all the data, it’s important to show ALL of it. …

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Written on Aug, 26, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
AWS Lambda

As you may already know, AWS Lambda is an event driven compute service. Great, but what does that mean? Well, Lambda is designed to run a function in response to an event. Essentially, you upload your code to Lambda, and Lambda runs your code for you—when it’s triggered. Currently, there are three ways of running code in the AWS cloud: AWS …

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Written on Aug, 18, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] I recently worked on a project where I had to use a mobile device, specifically Window 8.1 phone/tablet, as a hub for an external sensor. The mobile device then needed to pass the data to an Azure Event Hubs endpoint. The data was then going to be sent through Azure Stream Analytics to various storage solutions. Normally, …

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Written on Jul, 14, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

I just began working on a project that will deliver a new Microsoft Windows 10-based application to market for a global financial services organization. The application will take advantage of the soon to be released Windows 10 mobile platform (July 29, 2015) and will bring it on par with the current application used on the Google Android, Apple iOS, and …

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Written on May, 19, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
happy designer

There’s no question that in the fast moving and quickly-evolving world of web design, the more skills and versatility a designer has is valuable. Wearing many hats can be a challenge as the line between UX designer, web designer, and front-end developer all become blurred, but there are similar things to keep in mind among them all. The following suggested …

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Written on May, 18, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Collaboration

Your design team may be missing something that’s crucial for a good user experience, a solid end product, and happy clients. Having worked in the industry for over 8 years, one thing I’ve learned to be true is that if your design and development teams don’t communicate, and communicate often on projects, in the end, it’s your project that could …

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Written on May, 13, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

At the Ignite conference last week, Microsoft laid out a new vision for collaboration and portals that is a major departure from the site-based approach that has been the core of SharePoint for more than a decade. Microsoft still fully supports SharePoint in its current form and will continue to do so, both on premises and in Office 365, even …

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Written on Apr, 30, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] In my last post, What Does It Mean to Be Universal, I talked about Microsoft’s new Universal Application Platform (name may be changing to Universal Windows Platform), coming to Windows 10. This new application platform allows you to build one application and run it on different platforms.  In that post, I told you how Microsoft was doing that. …

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Written on Apr, 14, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] There have been lots of changes with Windows of the past few years. A while back, Microsoft radically changed the way Windows worked with Windows 8. The goal was to start to converge the different operating systems into a single core. Windows 10 is the culmination of that convergence which started out as “Three Screens and a …

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