You should use your apps

Building software can be exhausting. Always trying to improve it by adding features, fixing bugs and maintaining code quality in the meantime. There are a lot of methodologies software developers incorporated in their workflow in order to improve the software development process. Be it by starting with prototyping, wireframes, software design, automated or manual testing. Still, there is one methodology that is rarely mentioned, but it could significantly help you make better apps - using them.

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Know your terminology

What’s the deal with Windows apps terminology? I know it got messed up and easy to confuse, especially when you are not inside the Windows world, and platform resets done by Microsoft in the last few years certainly didn’t help. But there are quite a lot people who should understand it and they don’t. They just don’t want to invest that little time needed to understand what they are working with, and that’s the reason for this post.

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My first Node.js experience

Recently I got a requirement to create a proof of concept web application. Something not too complicated, two types of users can register, login and after that enter and view some data with file upload/download functionality. There was also a requirement for an admin page which can view and approve registered users. I had my hands free to choose the technology and tools to build it. Oh, and did I mention the deadline was in four days?

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Working with manipulation events on Windows Phone

Recently I worked on a Windows Phone app that had to allow users to move objects on the screen. More precisely, users would need to drag images on either left or right side. So, I just went by putting Image into a Border with CompositeTransform and then listened to Manipulation events. The thing I noticed is that it just isn’t really smooth, had a lag and I didn’t want users to have that experience.

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