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Microsoft warns Metro developers over API rules

Developers should refrain from using any non-sanctioned APIs in their Windows 8 Metro-style apps, Microsoft has said.Developer experience manager John Hazen said on Thursday that using APIs not offered as part of the Metro software development kit (SDK) could undermine consumer confidence and make the apps break.

May 18, 2012 by

HTC opens up to developers

HTCdev team members Jad Boniface and Michael Ludden tell ZDNet UK why manufacturers are rushing to open up their Android UIs for modification and why HTC's Windows Phone users no longer see Sense

October 15, 2011 by

CodeSchedule

Most businesses have the need to perform crucial business processing on a scheduled basis. CodeSchedule allows .NET developers to easily...

December 1, 2009 By FlashInsight

Microsoft's data-driven black hole

Microsoft has the telemetry religion; the development of IE 9, like Windows 7 and Office before it, is driven by data about what people actually do. In IE 9's case, it's things like a list of the 7,000 programming APIs that are in use on the most popular Web sites (the most popular JavaScript API, incidentally, used in 91% of them extracts a substring from a string).

August 11, 2010 by

Dangerous Microsoft DirectX vulnerability under attack

Microsoft today warned that hackers are using rigged QuickTime media files to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in DirectShow, the APIs used by Windows programs for multimedia support.The company has activated its security response process to deal with the zero-day attacks has issued a pre-patch advisory with workarounds and a one-click "fix it" feature to enable the mitigations.

May 28, 2009 by

Microsoft delivers test build of Windows Live toolkit, more Live APIs

Microsoft made available for download a first Community Technology Preview (CTP) test build of a toolkit for building applications and Web sites incorporating Windows Live services using Visual Studio, as well as a couple more beta of programming interfaces for Windows Live. But unlike Google, Microsoft is doing very little to toot its own developer horn on the Web services front.

November 8, 2007 by

Are all 'open' Web platforms created equal?

There's been a lot of talk lately about various Web platform vendors opening up their programming interfaces in order to make their offerings more readily customizable and programmable. Yet Microsoft, which has opened up to developers, a bunch of its Windows Live APIs, is not part of these conversations. Why?

October 15, 2007 by

Cringley, MacTel, and nutty theories

So far Cringley's track record on Apple hasn't been good, but this is one prediction that I think may have merit because what he's really talking about is using Apple's 1997 patent exchange agreement with Microsoft to allow Apple to update and use Sun's WABI code for the Windows/XP APIs - thereby enabling Windows applications to run without Windows licensing or Windows overheads.

December 13, 2006 by

Former Windows bigwig working on Ajax Search API at Google

When Marc Lucovsky, one of Microsoft's top Windows architects, jumped ship and joined Google a couple of years ago, nobody (including Lucovsky) was willing to say what his new role would be inside Redmond's search rival. Now we know what Lucovsky is doing (thanks to former Microsoft chief blogger Robert Scoble).

December 12, 2006 by

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