Visual Studio Code is the first code editor and first cross platform development tool in the Visual Studio family of products. In this video
I'll wrap up with a list of key resources that will help you get started building web and cloud based applications on any platform using Microsoft tools and services.
Windows Azure Mobile Services supplies a scalable and secure cloud backend for your Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS and Android apps. Use Mobile Services to structure storage, authenticate users, send push notifications and add custom logic. In this video we'll walk you through how to add a connected backend to your Windows Store App and send push notifications to your users.
This was a fun one! I spent some time with Jimmy Bogard on his tremendously successful open source project called AutoMapper. If you have not heard of it then you have no doubt, like me, wasted precious keystrokes on manually converting from one object type to another by mapping properties in code. AutoMapper helps eliminate the need for that completely and goes a step further by even making queries to a database more compact and concise.
He also spends some time talking about what makes for great open source projects - oddly enough its not what I thought he would say.