Samidip Basu7 Deadly Sins for Windows Phone developers!
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Local Touch – Global Reach 7 Deadly Sins for Windows Phone Developers!Samidip BasuSolutions Lead | MSFT MobilityEmail: Samidip.Basu@us.sogeti.comTwitter: @samidipBlog: http://samidipbasu.comSogeti USA8425 Pulsar Place, Suite 300 | Columbus, OH 43240.www.us.sogeti.com www.us.sogeti.com
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So, what are the 7 Deadly Sins?Pride – overconfidence, failure to acknowledge, boasting ..Envy – jealousy, feelings of deprivation ..Sloth – failure to utilize ..Wrath – uncontrolled rage ..Greed – sin of excess ..Gluttony – over-indulgence/over-consumption ..Lust – excessive desires ..
PridePride is excessive belief in one’s own abilities, that interferes with the individual’s recognition of the grace of God. It has been calledthe sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.Why: Well-meaning elementary school teachers told you to “believe in yourself.”Result: Overconfidence, failure to acknowledge, boasting ...OverConfidence in MarketPlace submissionsUse the Marketplace ToolkitDid you know about the new Emulator Tools?Why are you not using Beta testers?Unit Test before you ship updatesDevice & Mom TestIsolated Storage Explorer helps in edge-case testingBe aware of common certification (Back/Artwork/Perms) & UX glitches
EnvyEnvy is the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation.Why: Because other people are so much luckier, smarter, more attractive, and better than you.Result: Jealousy, feelings of deprivation ...We all have equal opportunity in Windows Phone ecosystemVendor outlook as an ISVIs your App discoverable? .. Social, Search etc.Must use App ConnectPost-release MarketingDoes your App have a Brand? .. Site TemplateApp ReviewsWatch out for Promotions
SlothSloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.Why: You’re shiftless, lazy, and good fer nuthin’.Result: Failure to utilize resources ...Cloud & Mobility simply makes senseLook into Azure or some other vendor cloud offeringScalability & Reuse .. Windows 8Mind your Data .. Crux of your App, Consider ODataAdopt Glance & Go in Windows Phone .. Push NotificationsCDNsAzure ToolkitsACS & Notification NugetsLive Connect APIs
WrathWrath is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury.Why: You’re wired for it. Also, the people around you are pretty damn irritating.Result: Uncontrolled rage as developer ...Know your control Toolkits .. Do not reinventRich 3rd Party ecosystemTrials & PricingMonetization of Apps .. PubCenter, AddDuplexStay plugged-in .. @wpdevpodcastReally wonderful WPDev Community .. ask
GreedGreed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.Why: You live in possibly the most pampered, consumerist society since the Roman Empire.Result: Sin of excess, desire for quick riches ...Method to madness .. Look at Patterns & ToolkitsLocalization & Globalization .. Think UXPerformance matters .. Really, Know virtualizationBackground Agents .. Know constraintsSQL CE UsageMetro Design .. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you shouldLots of free Icons
GluttonyGluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.Why: Because you were weaned improperly as an infant.Result: Over-indulgence/consumption ...Resource consumption .. Know Tombstoning, Memory footprint, ChecklistThreading .. Hold up nothingCaching .. Hold on to anything possibleExecution Model .. Know the cycle/FASAlarms/Reminders .. Nothing without user interventionAPI Exploitation .. Just don’t
LustLust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.Why: Oh, please.Result: Excessive desires ...Beware of bandwidth usage .. DeviceNetworkInfo, ResourceIntensiveTasksDo less on start-upMake Live Tile .. This is an absolute mustDrooling? Use Emulator Skin SwitcherBeware of Marketplace woes of going all out
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