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Hey Developers - is it UI, UX, UI/UX or something else?

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My recent venture into consulting has allowed me the privilege of working with a talented UX team. The interesting thing is I probably fell into a trap and misconception about their roles and responsibility like any other developer that has not worked with a group containing this specialization. I rack that up to lack of 1st hand experience, so I've appreciated the onboarding of more knowledge. While this may not be the 'perfect' account of the UX professional's world, it's hopefully at least insightful to the large community of developers in a similar position to me.
Recently on our company Yammer site I saw the following quote by my friend and colleague Anthony Handley:
STOP staying UX/UI. It's just UX.
This had me thinking to the previous times I had Googled Bing'd the phrases "UI vs UX" or "difference between UI and UX." These were turning up abstract and sometimes confusing explanations. One link I pulled up was probably the equivalent of a 30 page document! Is it that complex? Other descriptions would say stuff like "the bike is a UI and the user thinking about the purchase and the tire size is the UX..." OK strike 1 - awful...(Read whole news on source site)

Announcement: SharePoint Dev blog has moved

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This is the final SharePoint Dev blog post. We’ve moved to the Office Developer blog, in this new location: Please join us in this new location to keep reading all the latest news about SharePoint development. Don’t worry, we won’t delete any of these MSDN blog posts – they’ll stay here so you can continue to refer to them for the information you need. Here are all the places where you can join the Office Developer conversation: Twitter @OfficeDev Facebook Office Developer
href="">Yammer Office 365 Technical Network MSDN forums Stackoverflow [MS-Office] [Office365] [OneNote] Office Developer Center
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How to force quit a program in Mac OS X ?

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This blog post will explain in simple steps on how to quit a program forcefully in Mac OS X . There are times when you see a program crashing and still stuck or hanged on your system . You might have to force quit the app in this case . How to force quit a program in Mac OS X ? 1. Open the Force Quit Applications Window by pressing the “Command” + “Option” + “Escape” key . 2. This opens the Force Quit Applications window. 3. Select the application that you want to force quit and then click the
“Force Quit” button. 4. This will close the application....(Read whole news on source site)

I’ll be speaking at Xamarin Evolve 2014

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I’m very proud to say that I’ll be presenting at Xamarin Evolve 2014, October 6-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. My session is Evolving From Web to Mobile App with Xamarin and you can read more about it on the Evolve site. … Continue reading → For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at

#1,119 – Localization I – Set UICulture Tag

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The first step in localizing an application is to add a UICulture tag to your project file, as shown below.  This tells the compiler that you’ll be localizing your application and specifies a default culture to use. To make this change: Open your project file (e.g. .csproj) in a text editor Add the following tag within the first PropertyGroup: en-US Save […]