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New Features of Visual Studio 2013 by nmarun

New features of Visual Studio 2013 I have categorized the new features into four general sections: IDE Enhancements (00:40) Can keep your settings in sync through Login, type synchronized in the Quick Launch window Scaffolding New Project selection window...

JavaScript / jQuery some advanced topics by nmarun

In this session, we will talk about some of the advanced topics of JavaScript and jQuery. Agenda: How CSS selectors work? Function declaration and function operators Profile function data method Linting / Hinting JavaScript / jQuery advanced topics PS...

Testing JavaScript with QUnit by nmarun

In this session, we will take a look at how to use QUnit to write unit tests for your JavaScript code. High-level agenda: Introduction to QUnit Code Coverage using BlanketJS Mocking AJAX using MockJax Automating unit tests using GruntJS JavaScript Unit...

3 of my apps on BestWindows8Apps.net by nmarun

Yesterday I received this email: “ Congratulations! Your apps (Knights Tour, Howzzat Book, Cows N Bulls) has been tested and rated by the BestWindows8Apps.net. Feel free to use Editor's pick award on your web page to show your visitors how highly we value...
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Find feature in Standard Toolbar Visual Studio 2010, 2012 by nmarun

There is a button ‘Find’ in the Standard toolbar which remains hidden (absolutely no clue why), but adding it can help do some wonders. In my machine the shortcut for this is Ctrl+D, but I have also seen Ctrl+/ on other machines. As the name suggests...

A Thank you from Microsoft by nmarun

Sometime back, I received an email from MIcrosoft that said: Subject: Thank you for your help with Visual Studio 2012!‏ “The release of Visual Studio 2012 & .NET Framework 4.5 is upon us! Your input during the development cycle has greatly contributed...
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2012–year in review by nmarun

Below are some of the highlights of 2012 for me. > Published 4 apps to the Windows 8 Store > Been part of a Guinness World Record > Became a Microsoft Rockstar . Eventually I started showing up on the Microsoft India Rockstar site > My game...
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Analytics for Windows 8 apps using Markedup by nmarun

The Windows 8 store does provide some analytics information to you in terms of downloads by market or by age group, ratings, in-app purchases. I find that a little too limiting. What if I want to know what page my users are spending most of their time...

Implementing Ads on any page in your Windows 8 XAML app–part 2 by nmarun

In my previous article , you saw how you can start implementing ads on some of the page templates. In this one, we’ll see how we can add something called ‘interstitial ads’ – ads that appear as part of the content in your app. I have added a Grouped Items...

Implementing Ads on any page in your Windows 8 XAML app–part 1 by nmarun

Let’s look at how you can implements ads on any page in your win 8 app. Before you get to your application, you need to create Ad Units in the MS Pubcenter site. Once you have set up your account with payout and tax details, go to the Setup tab and you...
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