Every time someone has claimed Google to be better they've failed, like this time, to give an example search. The search results between the two are about 90% identical, in my experience. Once in a while one will have better results than the other, but it's rare. If anyone believes otherwise, I invite them to offer evidence. Please.
@bondsbw: Actually, no, that doesn't work with a proper OpenSource license. Yes, they'd retain copyright, but the OS license prevents them from any legal recourse if the code is forked.
Edit: should have read everything you said. Yes, they can create their own fork that's non-open, but that wouldn't matter, as everyone would continue with the public fork. Yes, the two would diverge. That shouldn't be of any concern to anyone, however.
What makes the most sense, and would remove the fears @zack80 has, would be for Microsoft to OpenSource most, if not all, of Xamarin. They've been moving in that direction with .NET anyway. With some changes to the APIs we could end up with UAP instead of UWP. Very exciting news here, and I for one can't wait to learn more when //Build arrives.
I have no interest in whether or not you continue using WM, but you do know Joe didn't switch, right? He publicly said, months ago, he'd be using competitor devices while he was on sabbatical for research purposes. The whole non-story about him posting to twitter with an iPhone is just more media FUD and anti-MS mentality.
That looks to me like the designer is crashing. Frequently. I've never seen things that bad. I'm going to make a guess that it's hardware related. Maybe a bad video driver?
Not sure I understand the question. It seems like you're asking how a client would call it? If so, the fact that it's "'ASP.NET WebAPI using MVC 5" is irrelevant. It's "just" an HTTP call... what was used to implement things on the server side is not something that matters.
In .NET, HttpClient is the easiest way to make a REST call.
There's lots more that could be said on this topic... more than would fit in an article even. Do you have specific questions?
Not sure where you're tripping up, but let's break it down.
Gets the selected item from the ComboBox.
Casts the item to ComboBoxItem.
Gets the content of the ComboBoxItem.
Calls ToString on the content.
"Dot notation" is "call notation". It calls a method or retrieves the value of a field or property.
I've never had an app crash, much less the OS. Curious as to why the different experiences.
I still run several WP8 apps. They launch slower than the Win10 apps, but I can't claim they launch slower than they used to on WP8. I highly doubt there's any emulation, your just seeing the reality that was always there... loading and JITing Silverlight apps is slow in comparison to natively compiled apps that load only what they need.