In Part 2 of this three-part series on dataflow programming with the Task Parallel Library, Eric Vogel shows you how to create a Windows 8 application that uses a composite parallel data flow.
RAII, or "Resource Acquisition Is Initialization", has become a standard C++ coding practice. Here's why.
Traditional software company Adage Technologies adapts to the sea change that is Windows 8.
How do we as developers present data to a user? In Android, we use the ListView in its various forms.
- By Wallace McClure
TFS 2012 has improved on the team concept to create logical teams, or groups, of members for different projects.
- By Mickey Gousset
Peter returns to the ASP.NET Web API in Visual Studio 2012 to use it with ASP.NET. And this time, he's moving complete objects from the client up to the server in an HTTP POST.
In a recent blog post, "Is Agile Really a 'Developer Rebellion Against Unwanted Tasks'?", Data Driver blogger David Ramel wrote about the mixed reaction from developers to his article about a controversial report on Agile software development from analyst firm Voke Inc.
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Aspect-oriented programming has the potential to help every developer write higher-quality code in less time. Here's how to declaratively apply custom methods implementing common functionality to your code.
Windows Communication Foundation routing lets you decouple your service consumers and providers to give you the flexibility to modify and extend your services without disrupting your clients.
The Task Parallel Dataflow (TDF) library helps developers tackle complex parallel use cases.
This simple API can give you a leg up on local storage in your Web apps.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Adding visual states and animation to your Listboxes can juice up your Windows Phone app.
- By Nick Randolph
Part 1 in a series for learning how to use Microsoft's cloud-based version of Team Foundation Server.
- By Mickey Gousset
As you navigate between one View and another using Prism's Navigation API, you'll need to pass data between your Views. Here are the tools you need.
Visual Basic and C# developers can eliminate repetition by customizing the project and item templates in Visual Studio.
The Android SDK provides the ability to use the built-in camera within your applications. Whether applying photo filters and creating the next Instagram, scanning QR codes, or simply allowing the user to share what they're seeing with friends, Android's camera API takes care of the hard work for you.
- By Greg Shackles
From a purely object-oriented perspective, "copy semantics" is the right way to preserve control over object ownership. But in those scenarios where ownership becomes irrelevant, C++11 "move semantics" is an efficient complement.
Eric Vogel covers some practical uses for the long awaited interfaces, IReadOnlyList and IReadOnlyDictionary in .NET Framework 4.5.
Prism's Navigation API makes it a lot easier to swap Views in and out of regions in your Window -- assuming you give Prism enough information to do the job right.