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Leveraging Claims-Based Security in ASP.NET 4.5

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 support for claims-based security can make your existing authorization system more powerful and flexible, even if you never intend to start working with third-party security providers. Plus, it's backward-compatible with virtually all of the authorization code you're already using.

Test-driven Development with Visual Studio 2012: Part 2

In Part 2 of his column, Mickey Gousset dives deeper into the Test Explorer window.

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 Myth of the Intuitive UI

The new Apple iOS stops looking like anything but a computer's UI -- but do you care?

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.

JavaScript Data Binding with Knockout.js

Get powerful, client-side data binding in JavaScript using Knockout.

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.

Can Microsoft's Reorg Save its Mobile Strategy?

Microsoft is making a big bet that eliminating traditional divisional boundaries will help it be more efficient and build better products. It had better be right.

Using the C++ Spell Checking API

Learn how to add spell checking to your applications.

No Comment: Why Commenting Code Is Still a Bad Idea

Peter Vogel responds to the furor about his contention that developers do too much code commenting. He says that documenting code, while it may be necessary, isn't valuable.

Step-By-Step Test-Driven-Development with Visual Studio 2012: Part 1

Test-driven development has been enhanced with Visual Studio 2012; learn how to use this powerful tool by building a class library for math functions.

Architecting Code in the Presentation Layer

Building your applications so that each part does just one job well makes everything easier. Peter Vogel applies that approach to a Windows Forms app and, in addition to getting it to work, creates a more responsive application.

Async Actions in ASP.NET MVC 4

Learn how to use asynchronous controller actions in ASP.NET MVC 4 by building a simple Contacts Manager app.

Neural Network Data Normalization and Encoding

James McCaffrey explains how to normalize and encode neural network data from a developer's point of view.

Mapping and Location with Mono for Android

Google has replaced MapView with MapFragment for adding mapping and location in Android. Learn what the new API can do, and how to use it.

What's New in TypeScript 0.9

The latest version of TypeScript adds generics but there's more in the package than that. Peter looks at what's new.

The Chain of Responsibility Pattern in .NET

Chain of Responsibility decouples the sender of a request from the receiver by allowing one or many handler objects to handle the request.

Essential Knockout.js, Part 1

Learn how Knockout can help you tame the morass of JavaScript and HTML programming and reduce the time spent writing boilerplate code.

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