The rollout of Windows Phone 7.5, codename “Mango”, began today. Over the next month, all owners of Windows Phone 7 devices should receive the upgrade to Mango, which brings a ton of new consumer-facing functionality. It also brings a healthy amount of new developer capabilities, including background agents, multiple live tiles, and more. Read More…
I learned a long time ago the value of backing up the important data on my computers. Using various tools, most of my files are backed up automagically, without any manual work as I go about my day-to-day business.
I’ve long wanted a similarly awesome way to back up my website/blog, without manually exporting the database and rsyncing the files. VaultPress sounds wonderful, but would cost more than actually hosting the site in the first place. A potential solution: save all site content in version control, including both database objects and files-on-disk.
As a supporter of both WordPress and the Windows Phone platform, I was of course drawn to the WordPress for Windows Phone app. Since getting involved in the app’s development in May, I’ve explored the codebase and done plenty of brainstorming about the app’s future. What follows is a brief history of the app and initial thoughts on what it’s like working on its development.