software developer & qualified tas / ict teacher

Published: 12 hours agoNew

Windows 8.1 C# PasswordVault Wrapper

The vast majority of my Teacher Collection apps allow users to communicate with the web service in some way. This includes allowing teachers to do things like save their lesson plans to the cloud, backup classes and students, and manipulate their data from the …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Getting meaningful data from the Bing API, using C#

For a recent side project, I wanted to be able to take some user given content, scour the web for it and see if it pops up anywhere else. It’s a pretty broad requirement and something I’ve thought about a lot off and on …

Published: 2 months ago

Storing and Retrieving complex objects in Json using Windows 8.1 C#

Read below or skip right to the demo project, ignoring the terrible demo UI: https://github.com/LucasMoffitt/Save-and-Read-Json-Objects-Windows-8.1 So far, 90% of the Windows 8 apps I’ve written require storing data for later, or reading data that was stored earlier. There’s a million different ways to do it, …

Published: 2 months ago

Oh snap, Windows 8.1 XAML VisualStateManager cheat sheet.

Even if you’ve been living under a rock for a decade, you’d probably still know a little bit about the responsive web movement and the desire to make every app or site in the known world functional and visible on a screen the size …

Published: 3 months ago

Extending Enums to be more useful

For a client I’m currently working with, we needed to make use of enums to provide basic status settings, small properties that would ultimately be visible and changeable on an MVC front end. After entertaining the thought we could just use a table to …

Published: 10 months ago

I’m a Finalist! That means you get free stuff!

As part of the LifeHacker / Microsoft Australia Windows 8 competition, I submitted an application called “Sort It”.Sort It, is a Windows 8 application for teachers and students, that allows the teacher to map processes, recipes, instructions and cycles into complex list items that …

Published: 1 year ago

Launch of the Teacher Collection

In the middle of November last year I had an idea for an app. Having spent time working on android and iOS for work, I thought it would be reasonably interesting to get one of my own apps in the stores for once. But …

Published: 2 years ago

Custom Autocomplete in MonoTouch

After being forced to have a go at some iOS development, I’m not sure if I’m suffering from the beginning stages of Stockholm syndrome or if I’m starting to enjoy it. Regardless, one of the functions iOS development and MonoTouch isn’t so good with …

Published: 2 years ago

Research Paper: Integration of Portable Digital Devices in a QLE

Abstract In Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) courses, there is a need to integrate technologies into the learning environment and learning sequences (as dictated by the TAS curriculum). Portable digital devices are an unexplored area in formalised educational research and as a result some …

Published: 2 years ago

Sharing Is Caring

Last Wednesday I finally launched TeachingResourceExchange.com, an Idea I had last july to make my life and the life of other education students just that little bit easier. Since the initial concept, it has grown into what is now a full content sharing platform, where …