Windows 8 App Development Tips & Tricks: Part Three – Splash Screen and Sharing Tweaks

July 22, 2013 Jose Gonzalez

Welcome to the third installment of a three part series on improving your Windows 8 application. The series will share some simple ways to enhance functionality and the user’s experience.  If you have not yet read the introduction, part one, and part two, I recommend it since it gives a quick explanation of the sample […]

Windows 8 App Development Tips and Tricks: Part One – JavaScript Tweaks

July 3, 2013 Jose Gonzalez

Welcome back to the first installment of a three part series on improving your Windows 8 application. The series will share some simple ways to enhance functionality and the user’s experience.  If you have not yet read the introduction, I recommend it since it gives a quick explanation of the sample project we’ll be using. Note: […]

Windows 8 App Development Tips and Tricks: Series Introduction

June 26, 2013 Jose Gonzalez

With the launch of Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 last year, a new paradigm emerged for .NET developers in Windows 8 apps. As with any paradigm shift or emergence of a new platform, programming for Windows 8 apps comes with its own little oddities. In this blog series, we will discuss some of these […]

Enhancing Web Development with Knockout.js

June 17, 2013 Austin Christenberry

Today, we will explore the popular JavaScript framework called Knockout – what it is, how to leverage it to enhance your web development and some tips-n-tricks to make it easy. Background History When jQuery was released in 2006, writing client-side JavaScript became much easier – this JavaScript library offers cross-browser support and simpler syntax for […]

Using jQuery and WCF To Build A Better User Experience

August 16, 2011 Jeff Hewitt

Last Saturday I spoke at the Dallas Techfest in Richardson at the University of Texas, Dallas campus.  From all I saw and heard, it appears to have been a successful event.  For my session, not only was it Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, it was also raining.  Dispite this, there were quite a few faithful […]

jQuery: It’s a library, not a framework

August 15, 2011 Ryan Smith

Thanks to all who attended our presentation at Dallas Techfest 2011. Here is a link to the slides on Slideshare, as promised. jQuery: It's a library, not a framework Kenny also zipped up his code examples, if you would like to download them for reference and experimentation. Download code examples Special thanks to Sam Simmons […]

Dallas TechFest 2011

July 25, 2011 Laura Simpson

Dallas TechFest been running for 4 years and has been one of the best attended conferences in the region.  Every year, the purpose of Dallas TechFest is to provide the best content possible at a reasonable cost.  In past years, we’ve been sponsored by Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Telerik, MyEclipse, and many other top companies in the […]

Customizing the SharePoint 2010 Menu with CSS and jQuery

June 2, 2011 Thiago Silva

Learn how to customize the new and improved SharePoint 2010 AspMenu control with CSS and jQuery, in order to show icon images for static items, and rounded corners for dynamic flyout panels.