• 31 Days of Windows 8 | Day #1: The Blank App – & Day #2: Orientation & Snap – Jeff Blankenburg kicks off another series of daily posts over November, exploring Windows 8 development using HTML5/JavaScript and XAML with C#. The first part introduces the blank project template, and part two explores the important concets of orientation and snap required by the Windows Store.
  • MSDN Magazine – November 2012 – The MSDN Magazine edition for November 2012 is now available online. This month sees discussion of Security in JavaScript in both Web and Windows 8 application, Speech detection in Windows Phone 8 applications, discussion of Team Foundation Service, along with the usual columns.
  • Getting Started with TypeScript – Classes, Static Types and Interfaces – Dan Wahlin takes a look at TypeScript, giving an overview of the TypeScript language which extends JavaScript, discussing its history, and looking at how TypeScript provides for Classes and Interfaces in TypeScript / JavaScript code.
  • Building out Mobile Services support to Windows Phone 8 – Josh Twist discusses the support for Windows Phone 8 in the Azure Mobile services and takes a look at how ou can leverage them in your applications.
  • Introducing the Windows Azure Store; we’ve loved it for years! – Jerry Nixon discusses the Windows Azure Store, and the new integration into the Windows Azure Management Portal.
  • TransMediaApplication – Martin Fowler questions the conventional reasoning for building Mobile Applications, discussing instead that you should build applications which work well across a multitude of platforms.
  • MvcPages: ASP.NET MVC without routes and controllers – Max Toro introduces his project MVC Pages, a library which makes it quick and easy to create ASP.NET MVC powered pages without the requirement for Controllers and routes – this feels a bit like a trip back to the old days of Classic ASP – but almost certainly has some useful applications for quick applications.