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.
- By Greg Shackles
SEF provides an additional layer of data management to your forms to improve your application's data-access efficiency.
Eric Vogel covers how to create a real-time Web data entry form with ASP.NET MVC, KnockOutJS and SignalR.
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.
In the first installment of app-building with SignalR, learn how to build a real-time chat application.
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.
Eric Vogel shows you how to use the CultureInfo API in .NET Framework 4.5 to simplify localization in a multi-threaded application.
Google has a set of libraries that allow older versions of Android to get support for newer APIs. Mono for Android provides full support.
- By Wallace McClure
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.
Although Windows 8 and Windows Phone share the same core, building an app for both isn't as easy as you might think.
- By Nick Randolph
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.
Nick Randolph dissects Windows Phone 8 as a platform for application and enterprise developers.
- By Nick Randolph
Part 1 of this article introduced four new T-SQL functions available in SQL Server 2012. Part 2 has the rest.
Creating connectable Web Parts is a good thing for you and your users -- and the default interfaces that come with SharePoint form the architecture you should use to create those Web Parts.
What's next on the data frontier? Microsoft will take us into the world of in-memory transactional databases and big data. And if you know how to write code and queries against SQL Server, then you already have the necessary skills to play there.
- By Andrew J. Brust
The latest version of SQL Server expands its capabilities. Here are four new things developers can do with it.
What Redmond needs to do in the new year to build on the momentum of the raft of 2012 product releases.
We rounded up readers' development misadventures for the December 2012 cover story, "Dev Disasters -- Why They Happen, How to Overcome Them".
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.
How can Agile teams put price tags on features? Gregg Boer covers two methods that teams can use to estimate costs.