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So Long and Thanks for the All the Manifestos

David Starr traces the evolution of the agile movement from inception to today's "post-agile" practices.

Create a MapView in Google Maps for iOS

You're not stuck with using Apple's Maps app in your iOS development. Learn how to leverage the Google Maps SDK for iOS.

Neural Network Activation Functions in C#

James McCaffrey explains what neural network activation functions are and why they're necessary, and explores three common activation functions.

Create a Flexible Security System for the ASP.NET Platform in the .NET Framework 4.5

Sometimes you need more than roles to effectively manage authorizing user requests. You can do that without moving to claims-based security in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 by creating your own user object.

Showing Your Customers the Respect They Deserve

Agile teams must lead the way in valuing and respecting their customers.

Finding the Problems in Your UI and Listening to Users Effectively

While there are several tools available to monitor your application's performance, when it comes to improving your UI, it's your understanding of your users that's critical to finding problems.

C++ Introspection

C++ has several methods -- including the <type_traits> header and runtime type information -- to help your application make type-based decisions.

Visual Studio Collaboration, Anywhere

Mickey Gousset reviews a Visual Studio extension that provides real-time collaboration options.

Create Object Clones Through the Prototype Pattern in .NET

The Prototype Pattern involves cloning objects. Learn how to create both deep and shallow clones for instances in your program where creating a new object won't work.

Winds of Change: Azure Is Breaking Through

Windows Azure may have been slow out of the gate, but Microsoft's efforts to make it more of an Infrastructure as a Service platform is starting to pay off.

The Decorator Pattern in .NET

The decorator pattern is a good way to add extensibility to an application, as it follows SOLID design principles. Learn how to use it by adding validation logic to a form.

Defining Entity Objects in TypeScript

The first step in building an object in TypeScript is defining the objects with which you'll be working. I'll show you how to do that, as well as look at some of the TypeScript support for the latest versions of JavaScript.

Integrating iOS Apps with Twitter and Facebook

Use the Apple iOS 6 social framework to deliver a compelling experience to your users.

Moving from Partial Views to AJAX Calls

Use AJAX and some JavaScript libraries to decouple your data and presentation logic.

Use Predicate Methods to Stop Writing For...Each Loops

Predicate methods allow you to separate the criteria you're using to test items in a collection from the code that processes the collection. You may never write a For...Each loop again.

The Neural Network Input-Process-Output Mechanism

Understanding the feed-forward mechanism is required in order to create a neural network that solves difficult practical problems such as predicting the result of a football game or the movement of a stock price.

Creating Sortable Objects with IComparable and Planning Your Interface Strategy

The IComparable interface lets you create objects that know how to sort themselves correctly. This interface also provides an example of a high-level strategy for building and extending your classes.

Creating Secure .NET Applications

An overview of the Microsoft .NET Framework application security utilities SN.exe, Dotfuscator and SignTool.exe.

To Build a Great UI, Test the Experience, Not the Code

Your UI could work exactly the way you intended it to work and still fail during usability testing.

Use Code Maps to Understand Code Relationships

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (Ultimate Edition) includes a new tool to help visualize code relationships, and it's worth your time to learn.

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