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:
Soon Ultrabooks will become widely available and will come with new features. Developers will want to know what tools they can use to take advantage of the new capabilities. There will be two main components of the new, supporting OS: the traditional Desktop interface and the New Windows* 8 User Interface (UI). This blog will cover the following topics:
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.
With the recent launch of the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors, Intel has introduced a new breed of Ultrabook and it’s a game-changer. Ultrabooks and Convertibles based on the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors come with new touch and sensor features. In this blog, we will focus on the sensors and how to detect their presence on an Ultrabook running Windows 8: