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++ has several methods -- including the <type_traits> header and runtime type information -- to help your application make type-based decisions.
Mickey Gousset reviews a Visual Studio extension that provides real-time collaboration options.
- By Mickey Gousset
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.
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.
- By Andrew J. Brust
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.
Use the Apple iOS 6 social framework to deliver a compelling experience to your users.
- By Greg Shackles
- By Patrick Steele
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.
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.
- By James McCaffrey
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.
An overview of the Microsoft .NET Framework application security utilities SN.exe, Dotfuscator and SignTool.exe.
Your UI could work exactly the way you intended it to work and still fail during usability testing.
Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (Ultimate Edition) includes a new tool to help visualize code relationships, and it's worth your time to learn.
- By Mickey Gousset
Even if you're not working in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, .NET provides you with a way to create a read-only collection or to convert an existing List into a read-only collection.
Eric Vogel covers how to capture video in a Windows Store app by using the MediaCapture API.
Xamarin, which specializes in building tools that let developers build mobile apps in C#, has taken that idea one step further with Xamarin.iOS.
- By Wallace McClure
Agile development is about more than churning out code quickly; it also forces you to think about writing software that's more extendable, robust and maintainable.
- By Peter Provost