Visual Studio 2013, along with Blend for Visual Studio, provides a host of XAML Windows Store app development improvements. In this video, we will demo some of these new features, including template, designer, code editor, debugging and diagnostic tool improvements.
Design guru Tommy Lewis wants your apps to look their best. He emphasizes that attractive apps stand out from the rest, so a focus on design is a must. He describes a "visual" way of thinking, covering what to expect during the design phases of your development and what goals to work towards. Last but not least, he covers design principles that you should think about as you design your apps: authentically digital, more with less, pride in craftsmanship, fast and fluid, and win as one.
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In April at Build 2014, Microsoft unveiled universal Windows apps, a new approach that enables developers to maximize their ability to deliver outstanding application experiences across Windows PCs, laptops, tablets, and Windows Phones. This means it's now easier than ever to create apps that share most of their code. Code can be shared using the new shared app templates, as well as by creating Portable class libraries. This session will walk through the development of a shared app and will discuss where it still makes sense to implement platform specific features.