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Preparing For BUILD 2013

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Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/tmurphy/archive/2013/06/13/preparing-for-build-2012.aspx


Going to conferences is a great way to keep up with the industry and recharge the batteries.  As of the writing of this post there are less than two weeks until the start of BUILD 2012.  While I haven’t been to BUILD before the other conferences that I have been to TechEd and Dev Connections in the past give me some expectations.  Normally I would be spending the last couple of weeks going through the session schedule to see which ones I want to attend.  BUILD is a little different.  It doesn’t look like we will get the session list until we get to the registration table so it is going to be a mystery meatloaf of technology.

So what do we know?  Windows 8.1 is going to to take center stage.  Not only will the preview bits be available, but there should be plenty of sessions on what new and wonderful things we can build with it.  I expect that there will be a fair amount of Windows Phone sessions, but I haven’t seen any good rumors about the Blue release yet to have an idea what the focus will be.  What isn’t in an area that I have put any thought into is the new XBox One.  There are a lot of people who are hoping for XBox One development sessions.

So what to bring with.  Win8 Laptop.  Windows Phone 8.  Lots of enthusiasm.  This is a week that is really going to rock.  See everyone there.

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Mick Jonny replied on Mon, 2013/06/17 - 12:45am


Before you start with iPhone application development you need to know that you will need a Mac machine and Mac-friendly coding at some time or other during the process. If you have a Mac machine then it is great if not then you should consider buying one soon. Coming to iPhone app development here is the step by step process: Step 1: Unique Idea: iPhone applications are many, you need to have a unique idea to stand out of the crowd. It is also possible to enhance on an existing application, that is if your idea is similar to an application already there on the net, then you can have some more features in it to make it unique and a better application. Step 2: Mac Machine: Though there is evidence that iPhone application development can be done using Jail Break on other systems, it is not always the best option. Sooner or later you will need a Mac machine to test your progress, hence arrange for it in advance. Step 3: Become a Registered Member: Only registered members are able to use Mac tools, get yourself registered as an official Mac developer. Registration is free and simple, you just have to fill in the details to become a member. Once a member the same account can be used for the itunes store also. Step 4: SDK Download: iPhone app development is not possible without its SDK, download the required SDK based upon your operating system. The download is bulky and can take anywhere between 3 and 4 hours. Step 5: Xcode: Get Xcode IDE for your project, it will make the whole thing easier. This will again take 3-4 hours. 

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