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WebKit and the Render Wars

Microsoft needs to consider adding WebKit to Internet Explorer, or it could suffer painful consequences.

Build a Windows Store App Using SQLite

No database for your Windows Store app? No problem -- SQLite to the rescue!

Configuring WCF Routing Without Code

Peter Vogel returns to creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) router that loosely couple services with their clients. But this time he uses XML to configure his router rather than doing it in code.

Customize the Windows Phone ToggleButton

Nick Randolph pulls apart the Windows Phone ToggleButton to help you adapt it to the look of your application.

Going Mobile with C++

A survey of the emerging mobile landscape, and how C++ fits in.

Managed Extensibility Framework Improvements in .NET 4.5

One of the most significant updates is the introduction of a convention-based extension model, in which you can configure a set of naming conventions to allow MEF parts to be easily picked up by your application.

Could Chrome Become a Real Threat to Windows?

Microsoft, take note: Chromebooks and Chrome packaged apps, although primitive now, will get better. A lot better.

Strategy, State and Role Patterns in .NET

Implementing design patterns in the Microsoft .NET Framework isn't all that hard to do; understanding what each pattern does for you and picking which one to use is the real issue.

Building Android Apps with MVVM and Data Binding

The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern is for more than just Microsoft .NET Framework projects. Find out how to apply it to Android development through its open source counterpart, MvvmCross.

ComponentOne Studio for Entity Framework: Intelligent Data Management

SEF provides an additional layer of data management to your forms to improve your application's data-access efficiency.

Building a Chat Web App With Signal R, Part 2

Eric Vogel covers how to create a real-time Web data entry form with ASP.NET MVC, KnockOutJS and SignalR.

C++ Generics: Meta-Programming and Variadic Templates

A meta-program is "executed" as the result of template instantiation (therefore, before compiled code is produced). Meta-program results are then compiled and merged into object code, including any back-end optimization.

Building Web Apps with SignalR, Part 1

In the first installment of app-building with SignalR, learn how to build a real-time chat application.

Windows Workflow and Timeouts

Workflows make it easy to do something that's very hard to do in any other development environment: Take action when something doesn't happen. Here's how to protect yourself when something's isn't happening in your Windows Workflows.

.NET Framework 4.5 Multi-Threaded Globalization

Eric Vogel shows you how to use the CultureInfo API in .NET Framework 4.5 to simplify localization in a multi-threaded application.

How-to: Create an Android Support Package

Google has a set of libraries that allow older versions of Android to get support for newer APIs. Mono for Android provides full support.

Leveling Up Agile Requirements

Not only does backlog management impact product architecture, but full adoption of Experience Leveling can also enable faster time-to-production, higher quality, and better user experience.

Building Apps Across Windows 8 Platforms

Although Windows 8 and Windows Phone share the same core, building an app for both isn't as easy as you might think.

The User Interface Design Process

There's a well understood UI design process that you can use to get to the "right" UI for your application. And it starts by inventing people.

A Lap Around the Windows Phone 8 Platform

Nick Randolph dissects Windows Phone 8 as a platform for application and enterprise developers.

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