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It’s more than likely that a Windows Store app will need to work with data that resides on the Internet. For example, an app may aggregate data from various news sources using RSS feeds. Consuming this type of data in a Windows Store app is very similar to consuming it in an Android app. In this post I’ll show you how parse XML data from a feed on StackOverflow. The first thing you’ll need to do is decide on an XML feed you want to use in your app. For this section will use a feed from StackOverflow.com that focuses on Windows 8. The feed is available at http://stackoverflow.com/feeds/tag/windows-8. Once you’ve identified the feed you’ll want to analyze it to determine which fields are of interest to your app. Below is a sample abstract form the StackOverflow.com feed we’ll be using: more)

Azure CLI Day 18 – site delete

In my previous three posts I showed you how to change the scaling mode of a Windows Azure web site (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3143), how change the number of instances a site is running on (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3157), and how to change the size of the instance(s) the site is running on (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3170) using the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to delete a Windows Azure web site. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX ... (more)

Azure CLI Day 30 – mobile table update

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3290) I showed you how to view details for a specific table in your Windows Azure Mobile Service using the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to modify an existing table in your Windows Azure Mobile Service. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows and Linux as well. Open an instance of your c... (more)

Azure CLI Day 1 – account download

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2957) I showed you how to install the cross platform command line tools to manage your Windows Azure services from your local console. However, before you can start taking control of Windows Azure you need to provide your account information to the command line. In this post I’ll show you how to download this information. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should... (more)

Azure CLI Day 3 – account set

In my previous post http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2978 I showed you how to import your Windows Azure account information, also known as your publishing settings, using the Windows Azure command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to set the context of a Azure command line session to use a specific subscription. Note, if you only have a single Windows Azure subscription you don’t need to follow the steps in this post. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome ... (more)