Monthly Archives: July 2012

Anonymous methods + Async = hell yeah

I’m a huge fan of C# 4.5’s new async/await keywords, and if you haven’t played with the Async CTP (for C# 4.0) I highly suggest you do so, especially if you’re doing mobile dev. If you are, you know that there’s no synchronous call off WebClient (to make web service calls) and in Windows 8… Read More »

Mobile != NetworkConnected

Unlike all the coding you’ve been doing for a desktop, when writing for mobile applications (i.e.: not becoming a COBOL programmer) you need to keep in mind that your end user won’t always have network connectivity. “Well duh, just wrap your stuff in an if statement” Right, so do you really want your code to… Read More »

What are you waiting for?

Dude, if you haven’t already downloaded the Windows 8 Release Preview, seriously what are you doing? Today at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Microsoft announced that over 630 million installs of Windows 7 are around the globe. Every one of them is going to be upgradable to Windows 8 for $40.$40. Tell me you… Read More »