Eric Vogel walks through a soup-to-nuts demo for building a Metro-style RSS reader.
Use Test-Driven Development, generate from usage and a free Visual Studio add-in to let you spend more time doing what programmers want to do: writing code that works.
Visual Basic development in Visual Studio 11 offers asynchronous methods, iterators, call hierarchy, the Global keyword and Windows 8 Metro-based applications.
Parser combinators are put to work in a real-life scenario as custom configurations are designed for neuro-optical scientific experiments in which optical tissue is stimulated and the results are recorded.
Even with a terrible economy, Microsoft-focused developers are doing well, according to our salary survey.
Learn how to leverage the C# code analysis and compilation features in the Roslyn CTP.
Developers can now use C# to build apps for the Kindle Fire, Motorola Zoom and other Android-based devices.
- By John K. Waters
Dig deeper into the Castle Windsor IoC container by learning how to control dependencies.
- By Patrick Steele
In addition to adding a new paradigm with Windows 8/Metro, Microsoft has upgraded its core development products; this comprehensive overview takes it all in.
Using lambda expressions is a more compact way of wiring up events in both C# and Visual Basic. It also provides a way of passing parameters to an event without having to redefine the event's parameters.
Learn how to utilize the Roslyn Scripting API to host a C# scripting engine in your applications.
Iterators are available for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2010 after installing the latest Visual Studio Async CTP, and natively in Visual Basic 11.
Windows 8 is an early preview, but has enough of its shape to show XAML developers that their skills are applicable.
The Windows Azure Marketplace has a hidden jewel: a host of free and nearly free databases ready for monetization.
Joe Kunk sifts through the Windows 8 announcements at BUILD and offers advice on next steps.
The new Windows Runtime integrates beautifully with the .NET Framework. Building this app will demonstrate just how well.
Windows 8, unveiled in September, will change the way Microsoft-focused developers build applications.
- By Kathleen Richards, Keith Ward
Use Inversion of Control to decouple views and viewmodels in WPF.
- By Patrick Steele
IComparable and IComparer sound the same and work in similar ways, but there are important differences you need to know.
- By James McCaffrey
If you start "thinking in LINQ" you'll get more done with less code, and what you write will be simpler than using SQL.