Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Winning at Win8 ... Visual Studio Achievements added for Windows 8 Dev

C9Team - Announcing Visual Studio Achievements For Windows 8 App Development

We are excited to announce an update to the Visual Studio Achievements extension: the availability of nineteen new achievements all oriented toward Windows 8 app development.

These new achievements can be earned in JavaScript, C#, VB and C++. Some examples include: I Like To Move It Move It which is earned by using the accelerometer and The Play Is The Thing which is earned by using the AutoPlay contract. You can see a complete list of the nineteen new achievements below.

If you are new to Visual Studio Achievements, check out this post.

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If you already have the extension installed, you can update the extension right from the Visual Studio Extension Manager.

Complete List of New Achievements



I like how these (that I've looked at at least) seem to sponsor "good" development tasks and such. They seem to encourage you to delve into Win 8 Dev areas you might not have thought to look into, etc. (i.e. exactly what achievements are kind of meant to do... ;)


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