So you have Windows 8.1 + Visual Studio 2013 installed. Now you need to install a git client. My workflow in Mac is: I use git command line about 70% of the time. In the reaming 30% I’m using Tower, Kaleidoscope and Xcode. So, I was looking for something similar for Windows. And so far, thisContinue reading “Installing git”
In order to have a better understanding of Windows Phone, I’m migrating from my old and tiny iPhone 4S (3.5″ display) to the huge Lumia 1520 (6″ display), (Thanks MS for the gift). I’m also switching carriers, from Verizon to AT&T. My very first impression is that Windows Phone is different. I’m not saying itContinue reading “From iPhone 4S to Lumia 1520”
Let’s compare some prices. iOS: Xcode is free You have to pay $99 per year in order to submit games to the AppStore. Android: The SDK and NDK are free There is a $25 one-time-only fee in order to submit games to Google Play Windows Phone 8: VS Express 2013 and Windows Phone 8 SDKContinue reading “Comparing prices”
A long time ago I was a Windows developer. I developed for user mode, kernel mode, win32 stuff, etc. And having a MSDN subscription was a must-have. Not only because Visual Studio was included, but also because you were able to download “debug” builds of the whole Operating System; and also you had access to allContinue reading “To MSDN or not to MSDN”
So, by now you should have Windows 8.1 up and running. The next thing is to install the Windows Phone SDK. A few days ago I tried the Windows Phone 8.0 SDK (it comes with Visual Studio Express 2012) and it works OK. But VS 2013 Update 2 RC (announced 2 days ago) already comesContinue reading “Installing Visual Studio”
You need Windows 8 in order to develop for Windows Phone 8. Windows 7 won’t work. But avoid Windows 8, it is confusing. Use Windows 8.1 instead. And boot directly into the “Desktop”. Avoid the annoying “Start” thing. Good news: the upgrade from 8 to 8.1 is free. You should know that there are manyContinue reading “Use Windows 8.1”
Get a good, dedicated Windows machine. Not like this one. VMWare / Parallels is OKish… but I wouldn’t recommend it. My current notebook has 2 big issues: Low performance and a low-quality trackpad. I remember when I switched from a Dell XPS 12″ to a MacBook 13″ around 2008. One thing that called my attentionContinue reading “First tip”
My background: I’ve been developing game engines & games for iOS for the past 6 years Two years ago I started developing for Android And this week I started developing for Windows Phone …and so my journey begins.