Windows Store, ReactiveUI, Octokit comments edit

This is the second part in a series of posts that will show how to create a Windows Store app that connects to GitHub.

In this second part we will implement the login functionality, that will take the user details entered by the user and call the GitHub API to authenticate the user and create a authorization token that can be used to authenticate the user in subsequent calls to the GitHub API.

Let’s get to it!

Windows Store, ReactiveUI comments edit

This is the first part in a series of posts that will show how to create a Windows Store app that connects to GitHub.

The goal of the application is to allow a user to manage their GitHub projects using the Kanban method.

In this first part we will go through setting up the project, getting the required NuGet packages and creating the login page.

Let’s jump straight in!

project, wpf, metro, caliburn.micro, Reactive-UI, akavache comments edit

####Overview Nuus is a metro-inspired rss reader written in WPF where you can add feeds of your favorite sites so you get a central location for your daily news fix.

####Why does this exist? I wanted to learn some new technologies so I decided that, as I read a lot of blogs, I’d create myself an app where I can add these blogs (the ones that provide an RSS feed) so I have them available in a central location.

So I’ve been tinkering on this in my spare time between work/family/other side projects/sleep to get up to speed with new technologies (even though WPF isn’t that new, learning XAML is a good thing to do) and expanding my skills to set myself up for whatever the future has to offer.

Future plans involve implementing a social timeline (Twitter/Facebook/others…) and making Windows Store (Windows 8/Surface) and Windows Phone Store (WP7/WP8) apps.

All in the name of learning!

jekyll, github, gh-pages comments edit

As I have just started with GitHub Pages and initally was doing my development and bug fixes by committing the changes to GitHub and checking the live site, I thought I’d put together this guide on how to get it up and running on GitHub and then also getting it up and running on a Windows system for local development and post creation.

####Setting up GitHub

Creating the Repository

To get started with GitHub Pages you need to login to your GitHub account and create a new repository named

Setting up the initial page

Once you have created the repository, go to the settings page of the repository and click the ‘Automatic Page Generator’ button.

This will take you to the GitHub Pages wizard. The first step gives you the option to update the Page Name of your site, the tag line and the content.

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A former chef turned software developer specialising in .NET Framework stack, a father and husband with a beautiful wife and three wonderful children, a viking and originally from, not Switzerland.