Articles Written by Chris Bennett

10 Tips When Building a Windows Store App

Building Windows Store apps may seem easy on the surface but there are many gotchas you should watch out for. Chris Bennett shares 10 tips to help you improve your app and reduce the chance of running into approval issues.

When Does Cloud Make Sense

Chris Bennet discusses when the cloud makes sense; primarily focusing on Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Building the Developer.Com Windows 8 App

Join Chris Bennett as he walks you through building a Windows Store Application for the Developer.com Network. This reader app, which runs on Windows 8, has been submitted to the Windows 8 App Store and should be available within a few days. In the meantime, he's sharing with you, including the code!

Using the Windows 8 Frame Control

Wish you had a way to embed a page within a page for your Windows 8 Metro App? This article provides a basic understanding of the Frame control and how to start using it within your app.

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  • On-demand Event Event Date: February 12, 2015 The evolution of systems engineering with the SysML modeling language has resulted in improved requirements specification, better architectural definition, and better hand-off to downstream engineering. Agile methods have proven successful in the software domain, but how can these methods be applied to systems engineering? Check out this webcast and join Bruce Powel Douglass, author of Real-Time Agility, as he discusses how agile methods have had a tremendous …

  • Companies undertaking an IT project need to find the right balance between cost and functionality. It's important to start by determining whether to build a solution from scratch, buy an out-of-the-box solution, or a combination of both. In reality, most projects will require some system tailoring to meet business requirements. Decision-makers must understand how much software development is enough and craft a detailed implementation plan to ensure the project's success. This white paper examines the different …

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