How to test Windows Phone app upgrades

Properly testing app upgrades on Windows Phone is not as straightforward as it could be. When you deploy a XAP from the IDE or with the XapDeploy tool the build system will evaluate whether an incremental update is possible or if a full redeploy is required.  A full redeploy will remove all of the app’s […]

Port 8888 blocked when you restart Windows

This is an interesting one.  I’m doing some Windows Phone development at the moment and I usually run a debugging proxy on my local machine on port 8888. After a routine reboot my proxy wouldn’t start up because port 8888 was already in use.  I did a “netstat -b -a” to find out what process […]