By responding to potential threats with thoughtfulness, and a zeal to add value, SQL and Big Data could be big business for Redmond.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Learn how to implement the new sharing contracts in Windows 8 to distinguish your application.
With a little bit of code (along with a .NET interface and collection), you can integrate the properties on your classes with the .NET user interface controls to simplify your presentation layer.
Papa's Perspective on Kinect, Silverlight and Microsoft's changing relationship with developers.
Team Explorer in TFS 11 has added a "My Work" page to review active work items, track changes and work with the Code Review process.
- By Mickey Gousset
Nick Randolph looks at how you can use a UriMapper to help structure your Windows Phone application.
- By Nick Randolph
In WPF and Silverlight,you can separate your UI logic into a set of Command classes that facilitate loose coupling, testable designs, and reusability.
jsFiddle is a free code-sharing tool that allows you to edit, share, execute and debug Web code within a browser.
Aaron Bjork talks about the importance of simplicity and clear rules in your software process.
Iterators are available for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2010. In Part 2 of a series, Joe Kunk discusses Visual Basic iterator syntax, demonstrates how iterators are coded, and compares Visual Basic iterators to C# iterators.
If you're thinking about creating a startup, do your homework and learn about lean startup. Don't spend six months coding a product; prove that people want to buy it first.
- By Patrick Foley
Eric Vogel walks through a soup-to-nuts demo for building a Metro-style RSS reader.
Readers discuss the December Papa's Perspective column and Andrew Brust's take on the ways Windows 8 will affect Silverlight.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
When it comes to Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is making headway. But it still has a ways to go, especially in the area of apps.
Use Test-Driven Development, generate from usage and a free Visual Studio add-in to let you spend more time doing what programmers want to do: writing code that works.
As the market becomes more diffuse, its practitioners and participants must cope and adapt.
- By Andrew J. Brust
- By Mark Michaelis
Visual Basic development in Visual Studio 11 offers asynchronous methods, iterators, call hierarchy, the Global keyword and Windows 8 Metro-based applications.
Dueling developers create an unappetizing code stew.