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Project Islandwood: Testing the Windows Bridge for iOS

Many months ago Microsoft announced their intention to enable iOS developers the ability to use their objective C code inside a Windows 10 application using a tool dubbed Project Islandwood. News on the progress of the tool was quiet for a few months, but back in August Microsoft went ahead and released the opensource project to GitHub as the Windows Bridge for iOS. I was quite curious to try this tool out to see how well it worked, what the projects looked, and experience the novelty of looking at objective-c code in Visual Studio. After spending some time playing with it I wanted to share some of my experiences working with it.

January 21, 2016

4 Steps to Creating an Inverted DataGrid

Let's look at how we transpose a matrix so that rows become columns, and columns become rows, creating an inverted DataGrid.

January 4, 2016

A Simple ROI Calculator: Kicking Off the Software Build vs. Buy Conversation

A quick ROI Calculator to find the cost/benefit of building vs. buying a control toolset.

April 10, 2015

Windows programs become more accessible with support for .NET on mobile

Microsoft made a recent direction to promote more support for other devices and embrace the mobile community at large.

September 19, 2014

Offline Mapping with C1Maps

August 22, 2014

Just-released Windows Phone 8.1 preview already receiving updates

The Windows Phone 8.1 preview is already on the receiving end of updates, as programmers eagerly anticipate the features and capabilities it will offer when it goes into wide release.

May 16, 2014

Optimizing mobile app development in the face of complexity

While they are setting the pace for analytics and business intelligence programs in the enterprise, mobile apps pose challenges to developers.

May 6, 2014

Riding the wave of mobile BI

Mobile business intelligence will be an integral part of virtually every organization's analytics strategy going forward.

May 1, 2014

Must have features for business applications and app stores

When developing a business application or app store, organizations should ensure that their program or platform includes the features that users are looking for.

April 15, 2014