Articles Written by Vipul Patel

Programmatically Creating and Updating Appointments in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8, the ability to create appointments was restricted to only the Calendar application. With Windows 8.1, applications can now add events onto the calendars. Vipul Patel walks you through the steps to build a simple application to add appointments.

Top 6 Common Language Runtime Features in Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 introduces some very hot features from Common Language Runtime that provide tremendous benefits to Windows Phone application developers. Read on for one man's list of top 6 CLR features.

Working with Bluetooth APIs in Windows Phone 8

With the release of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft introduced support for using Bluetooth APIs in Windows Phone 8 applications. This article walks Windows Phone developers through the fundamentals of working with Bluetooth APIs in applications targeting Windows Phone 8 platform.

Getting to Know More About Your Windows Phone

Vipul Patel walks Windows Phone developers through how to retrieve device information so that they can author applications to draw the maximum possible juice from the device.

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  • There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process. Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated process, but that's not …

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