Visual Studio LightSwitch provides the easiest way to create modern, data-centric, line of business applications for the enterprise. In this video, we will build and deploy from end-to-end, a full-featured business app that runs in Windows Azure and provides rich user experiences tailored for modern devices. We will also highlight some of the new features added to LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013.
In this episode you'll get an overview of how this project took advantage of the cloud with Microsoft Azure and was built using ASP.NET 5. We'll explore the details of how Azure was used in the applications architecture, and then jump into the details of the web site itself including discussions around Entity Framework 7, web site optimization, responsive UX design and much more.
We'll end the episode with a tour of the web site we made over the 3-day event, with all source code available now on GitHub: https://github.com/htbox/
Xamarin.Forms abstracts UI definition into cross platform Xaml, with all controls rendered natively across iOS, Android and Windows Phone. In this session you will learn how define a multi-platform UI once for each of these platforms, binding to data stored in a local DB using the Mvvm pattern, and synchronising to the cloud using Azure Mobile Services. Learn when it is necessary to dive into platform specific code and how to go about this in code and in xaml.
Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 have a converged push notifications platform and development model. In this talk we dive into great new things with the Tiles, Toast and background push notifications that can you can incorporate in your apps. We walk through some best practices and work through sample code on how you can use push notifications in your apps.