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The Adapter Pattern in the .NET Framework

The Adapter Pattern allows incompatible interfaces to communicate. Learn how it works by building an application that calculates prime numbers.

Asynchronous Operations with Xamarin

Your guide to all aspects of how Xamarin has implemented .NET 4.5/C# 5's support for asynch operations in Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Create Windows Services Easily with Topshelf

Creating a Windows Service is trivial using Topshelf, a freely-available library that converts a console application to a Windows Service. In this article, you'll create a simple notification app and integrate Topshelf.

Web API 2 Routing Attributes, Part 2

Create a Windows Store app that consumes a Web API service.

Are You Faking? Dynamically Generate Test Data at Run Time

Quickly populate your applications with fake names, addresses, phone numbers and much more with freely available libraries.

Web API 2 Routing Attributes, Part 1

Eric Vogel covers how to use the new Web API 2 routing attributes to create a Web service in Part 1 of this series.

Neural Network Training Using Back-Propagation

James McCaffrey explains the common neural network training technique known as the back-propagation algorithm.

Creating a UI in Xamarin.iOS

Wally McClure guides you through using the XCode design surface integration with Xamarin Studio, and programmatically creating controls.

States, Navigation and Testing with Portable Class Libraries for Windows Phone

How to manage visual states, and perform navigation and testing of your view models from within a Windows Phone PCL.

ASP.NET MVC 5 Authentication Filters

Learn how to use the new Authentication filters in ASP.NET MVC 5, currently in developer preview.

Unit Test Your iOS Apps

Learn how to write both code and tests that can be shared across multiple platforms.

Run ASP.NET Web API Inside Your Application

ASP.NET Web API is a solid communications framework, and many applications can benefit from breaking free of IIS by including an embedded ASP.NET Web API server.

The Observer Pattern in .NET

The Observer Pattern is the foundation of Model View Controller (MVC) development. In this article, you'll learn how to use it by building a simple email application.

Neural Network Back-Propagation Using C#

Understanding how back-propagation works will enable you to use neural network tools more effectively.

Design Time Data with Windows Phone and Windows 8

Windows Phone tooling is more advanced than that for Windows 8. But savvy developers can use that to their advantage when building Windows Store apps.

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