codeShow is a app for learning to make apps. It's very meta in that way. The whole project is an open source project with community contributions. Use it to learn the web platform and Windows app development.
A chat with Jason Short from Microsoft's DPE group reveals a few pretty cool perspectives on the state and direction of cloud computing. Jason works with large Microsoft partners on implementing massive Azure solutions.
I am launching a new version of codefoster.com and I'm using BetterCMS for the content. I'm always thrilled with a new system when I first plug it in and this is no exception. I think, however, that I'm going to like this one a lot longer and a lot more.
I'm going to OSCON in Portland this year. Are you?
In the article, I'll enumerate a few of the technologies that I think are hot and worthwhile and likely are going to be the sessions I'll tweet and write home to mom about.
HTML is less verbose than XAML, but it's often times harder to figure out what's going on with a bunch of div's on the page. How do you determine by looking at your HTML what's going on with the styling? Shouldn't it be more like XAML - easy to read?
As an application developer, you're trying to communicate with your users in a sense. Not so much like an author is, though. An author can only communicate information, ideas, and the like, but an app developer can communicate behavior as well as information. You have the opportunity to make your users feel empowered as well as informed.