I have to remind myself that Week 2 is actually the end of Week 1, and with that it is a bit mind boggling these developers are already deep into the tech after 1 week. We are already learning a lot from these projects. Any developer considering an Windows 8 project should certainly tune in. There are a lot of mine fields being exposed as well as tricks and tips being implemented. With that in mind here is the run down of the developers and judges for week 2 of the Ultimate Coder: Ultrabook Challenge
Devs make tough technical and feature decisions:
Earlier this week I was forwarded and article from Ars Technica by Peter Bright questioning if Windows 8 is really cut out for tablet. Overall it’s a fair article with a bit of tea reading, where Peter questions if Microsoft is really fully committed to tablet with Windows 8. In reading I kept thinking Ars Technica is reading things a bit backwards, and may not be considering the developer ecosystem.
The Windows Sensor and Location platform, first introduced by Microsoft back in Windows 7, allows applications to obtain information about, and react to, the hardware's physical environment. One of the many sensor types that are supported are those that provide location information, including GPS receivers.
3. 安装和设置remote debugger
主机(Host Devices): 安装有Win8以及Visual Studio 2012 用来开发Metro应用的PC
目标设备(Target Devices): 一般是平板电脑等触屏设备，用来运行Metro应用的。