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December 30, 2013  5:50 AM

Are THUMBS the real secret to mobile applications?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Mobile Application Development, smartphone, Testing, Tetris, Windows 8, WIndows Phone

The holiday season is upon us and we are in that strange transcendental state between Christmas and New Year when you need to re-load and manage your Kindle library, take a few long walks and download as many video games as possible. This leads us to an important question... could the secret to...

July 17, 2013  3:48 AM

How should programmers approach Windows Touch?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
touch, Windows 8

Tablet watchers will no doubt have noticed this week's news of Microsoft cutting the price of its flagship Surface tablet. Computer Weekly reported details of the 32GB Surface RT dropping...


July 9, 2013  3:02 AM

Did Microsoft get it right with the Start button after all?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Surface, touch, Windows 8

The disappearance of the Microsoft Windows Start button (or "Orb" if you are Windows 7 purist) from the Windows 8 iteration of the firm's core operating system offering caused a considerable public outcry. The masses appeared to resist change from Redmond's most revered user interface...


April 1, 2013  9:22 AM

Microsoft’s mousey plan for Windows 8

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Microsoft, Windows 8

Microsoft's latest peripherals are somewhat perplexing; the Wedge Mobile Touch Mouse is good enough to stop you using the 'touch' empowerment offered by Windows 8 devices. So does Microsoft want us to touch, or just keep...


March 25, 2013  3:41 PM

After Windows 8, developing for Windows Blue

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows Blue

Windows 8 has been doing its level best to try and wean us off of the WIMP "windows, icons, menus, pointer" standard that has characterised the lion's share of our computing experiences for the last couple of decades. But how do the software application developers feel? Attend any...


January 6, 2013  7:52 AM

Windows 8: inside out, 3rd party in

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application migration, Compatibility, Interoperability, Windows 8

In advance of a number of pieces attempting to pinpoint exactly how far Microsoft has managed to get its Windows 8 interoperability and wider programmer-centric messages out, the Computer Weekly Developer Network CWDN) is spending some time in the reference book library. One of the major concerns...


October 25, 2012  6:38 AM

Windows 8 developers must not be WIMPs

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer, Icon, Windows 8

So Windows 8 has someone tentatively arrived with many challenges for both IT managers and... also,


August 6, 2012  1:26 PM

Windows 8 programmers now ‘poised to program’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
App store, Applications, Microsoft, Windows 8

Microsoft has confirmed that the development and testing phase is over, Windows 8 is ready. We can now enter a period known as "hand off to hardware" as we approach the more formal RTM (release to manufacturing). The company appears to have kept pretty tight reigns on Windows 8 application...


August 5, 2011  12:08 PM

What will Windows 8 look like?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, HTML5, touch, Windows 8

Microsoft has previewed working prototypes of its next operating system (OS) on the MSDN developer portal. The cleverly titled "Windows 8" OS is built with touch applications in mind and (unsurprisingly perhaps) looks ever such a little bit like Mac OS X Lion with its large screen icons, which are...


June 7, 2011  9:19 AM

Microsoft invites programmers to Windows 8 ‘BUILD’ conference

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
.NET, Developer, Microsoft, Windows 8

Microsoft has been positively 'chatty' over the last ten days on the topic of Windows 8. So much so that the company's next big developer convention is now being promoted. The conference formerly known as PDC (Professional Developers Conference) and at one point also known as WDC ("Windows...


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