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Earthquake behind the UWP

Dur­ing Mi­crosoft Build 2019 con­fer­ence many peo­ple asked about the fu­ture of UWP be­cause there were very few ses­sions ded­i­cated to it. It may look like noth­ing new is hap­pen­ing, but the op­po­site is the truth. Mi­crosoft is chang­ing ar­chi­tec­ture of the whole stack. The vi­sual layer is be­ing de­cou­pled from the op­er­at­ing sys­tem and ahead-of-time com­piler with .NET im­ple­men­ta­tion are be­ing merged with .NET Core. Things are mov­ing for­ward. Read more ›

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Comparison of databases for UWP apps: SQLite, Realm & LiteDB

Ob­ject ori­ented ap­pli­ca­tions usu­ally needs ob­ject ori­ented stor­age. Re­la­tions are good at map­ping poin­t­ers but many tech­ni­cal lim­i­ta­tions are hid­den un­der doc­u­men­ta­tion crust. It is not easy to choose the right database tech­nol­ogy be­cause pros are writ­ten ev­ery­where and cons are spread across many GitHub is­sues. It is like buy­ing a new car. You know the price, power and fuel con­sump­tion but you must in­quire into re­li­a­bil­ity and main­te­nance costs. Read more ›

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Important hotfix for Windows 10 SDK 10.0.15063

When you up­grade Win­dows 10 to ver­sion 1703 build 15063.13, you can also up­date Vi­sual Stu­dio to 2017 ver­sion 15.1 and in­stall Win­dows SDK 10.0.15063. How­ever, the lat­est bits are not enough and you must ap­ply one hot­fix to keep the abil­ity of cre­at­ing ap­pli­ca­tion pack­ages which are uploaded to Win­dows Dev Cen­ter. Read more ›

hockeyapp

Using HockeyApp analytics in mobile applications

Pro­gram er­rors are un­avoid­able. No one un­der­s­tands to ev­ery sin­gle line of a frame­work or an op­er­at­ing sys­tem. The oper­at­ing sys­tem can­not af­fect a bat­tery level or net­work over­load. Reach­ing a high avai­l­abil­ity is a pro­cess in which feed­back pro­vides an ir­re­place­able role. Read more ›

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UWP NuGet package updated to version 5.3.0

Win­dows Uni­ver­sal Plat­form de­vel­op­ers can see an up­date of the plat­form NuGet pack­age. The ver­sion 5.2.2 was up­dated to 5.3.0. How­ever, this up­date causes more is­sues than it ac­tu­ally solves. I rec­om­mend to halt the up­date and wait for at least one month. Read more ›