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Windows 10 emulator missing in visual studio?

Did you installed the Windows 10 emulators, but when running Visual Studio 2015 they are still missing? Then here is your solution! Install Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 and make sure to check out the 'Universal Windows App Development Tools' I run against this issue after installing visual studio without ...

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals

Joris Brauns earned his first MVP title for 2016 with Windows Development as area of expertise. ...

Deployments Simplified for github on Azure

In this post I would like to cover and share a quick and interesting deployment process, to get your github project hosted by any Azure user. The idea is simple. Application owners can add a "Deploy to Azure" button (or any other image or link) to their GitHub repository by ...

Xamarin Studio: Navigating back and forward in the editor

One feature I use a lot (and you start noticing this when you don’t have it anymore) is the key combination CTRL and -. In Visual Studio this navigates back to the previous point in code. So when navigating all around the code with CTRL and a mouse click (thank you ReSharper!), it’s a very… Continue reading Xamarin Studio: Navigating back and forward in the editor ...

Continous integration with Xamarin, TeamCity and FAKE – Part 2

In the previous post I talked about setting up your environment with different build configurations so you can easily switch between an alpha, beta or production iOS/Android build. This time I’ll talk about creating a build script which you can use with your CI implementation. Our weapon of choice? FAKE. “FAKE – F# Make” is… Continue reading Continous integration with Xamarin, TeamCity and FAKE – Part 2 ...

Continous integration with Xamarin, TeamCity and FAKE – Part 1

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to join a new mobile app development team. It has been really fun and interesting, but coming from a web development area, it has been quite challenging as well. One of the first things we focused on was setting up a CI build. We wanted to… Continue reading Continous integration with Xamarin, TeamCity and FAKE – Part 1 ...

Customizing the Windows Phone 8 WebView

I’m currently trying to make my first Windows Phone app (a bit late to the party I know). One of the requirements I have is showing HTML, which I fetch from a REST service, in the app. But this was more challenging than expected. To show HTML I need to use a WebView. But there… Continue reading Customizing the Windows Phone 8 WebView ...

Setting up a Wordpress development environment with Vagrant

Now and then I need to set up some simple WordPress websites for friends or relatives. The setup I used until now was a virtual machine I configured solely for the development of those sites. The idea was that I could easily move around the virtual machine to another laptop when needed. However, I failed… Continue reading Setting up a Wordpress development environment with Vagrant ...

xbuild and “the PCL reference assemblies not installed” error message

I was trying to setup a build script with FAKE to build a Xamarin solution via a bash script which I could then use in TeamCity. In Xamarin Studio I could build my solution without any errors but when trying to run my script in a terminal, I received this error: “PCL reference assemblies not… Continue reading xbuild and “the PCL reference assemblies not installed” error message ...

AngularJS And Module Pattern

In the AngularJS world, EVERYTHING is a module. AngularJS modules can be defined in any order, including dependency modules that haven’t been defined yet, and still work properly. The only prerequisite is that the Angular.js core is loaded first. The Module pattern in JavaScript, in it's most basic ...

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