Windows 8 Developer Camp @ Microsoft in Singapore

On 3 April, 2012 by bunny

Last Friday, Pork ‘n’ Bunny headed back to Singapore from Melaka to attend the Windows 8 Developer Camp. ¬†It was a last minute registration but we’re quite glad we could make it and learnt a lot ūüôā ¬†By the way.. great view from the Microsoft office on level 21!

The view of Marina Bay Sands from the Microsoft office on level 21 Singapore

The view of Marina Bay Sands

View of Marina Bay

View of Marina Bay

Developers waiting and enjoying the view

Microsoft employees lucky to have such stunning views every working day! We saw it from a sunny view to a stormy one!  We also got breakfast РAsian & Western food.

Pork enjoying Chinese Carrot Cake for breakfast

Pork enjoying Chinese Carrot Cake for breakfast

Developers having breakfast

I was surprised how many developers showed up (even girls!).

Windows 8 Developer Camp agenda

Windows 8 Developer Camp agenda

We sat at the very front :-)

We sat at the very front, air-con was cold there.. 

Platform market

Platform market – Windows have over 500 million devices sold means good opportunity for developers to get in on it and make lots of money!

Windows Metro Traits

Windows 8 Traits of Metro-Styled Apps

It was a very long session but I was very impressed with Microsoft’s development into making simple yet stylish interface with great¬†consistency. I really the idea that you can use any languages (including HTML and CSS) to make a native Windows app. That is truly amazing and I believe this may help Windows produce a lot of apps in a short time. ¬†You can also potentially make the app all work in the cloud. ¬†Meaning, when using an app on one device and on your other device it will open the same activity/page you last opened.

However, the down side of developing for Windows is that you can only make G rated apps. ¬†The content policy is the most restrictive we’ve ever seen on any platform.

You can see the slides from Windows 8 Developer Camp here.  See photos of the event here.

 

Random Stuff

I really like the interior of Microsoft. ¬†They had plain yet modern comfy couches, great colour theme, and the food was great! ¬†Pork said it was better than Google’s food! .. YIKES!!

Windows phone coffee table

Windows phone coffee table

Cool Windows coloured light walls

Cool Windows coloured light walls

Bunny enjoying lunch with iOS Developer David

Bunny enjoying lunch with iOS Developer and friend from high school David

 

 

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