Visual studio 2013 windows phone 8 “value cannot be null parameter name: key” deployment errors

Since the original launch of the windows phone 7 SDK, support for development tools on any windows server OS has been non-existent to say the least. We’ve had to result to desperate measures such as hacking the SDK setup files, tricking it into believing that it is being installed on a non- server OS to […]

Part 3/5: Push and display images in real-time from your windows phone media library using SignalR to an azure hosted website.

Creating and hosting a windows Azure website in ASP.NET MVC In this part of the tutorial, we are aiming to create an ASP.NET MVC website which we would eventually host in Azure as a simple Azure website; no worker roles, no web roles. The website’s functionality is listed below Display a QR code that can […]

Part 2/5: Push and display images in real-time from your windows phone media library using SignalR to an azure hosted website.

Setting up an Azure blob storage container for hosting uploaded images Azure blob storage provides a platform for storing large amounts of unstructured data. Think of your traditional FTP space, except that with Azure blob storage, you get added platform benefits such as geo replication, HTTP/HTTS access, automated backup and disaster recovery and access statistics. […]

Part 1/5: Push and display images in real-time from your windows phone media library using SignalR to an azure hosted website.

Intro I recently included Nokia’s photo beamer app like functionality into one of my apps. Photo Beamer enables you to project photos from your phone’s media library onto any screen that supports a modern browser. The next set of tutorials attempts to illustrate how this can be achieved using the following technologies ASP.Net SignalR, JQuery […]

A new beginning

First post! On a more serious note, this is now literally my third attempt to run a technical blog. The past couple of attempts have proved to be more of a chore, when things get that that way, it knocks the fun right out of what you love doing, I enjoy software development, it’s a […]