It isn't news that developers don't like documenting their code. But you have good reason not to. And if you are documenting code, try to stop! It's not too late.
Eric Vogel covers the recent changes to the SignalR persistent connection API.
Eric Vogel covers shows how to use the Facade pattern to create a simple unified interface for a collection of interfaces in a .NET application.
Knowing where you are -- and where you want to go -- are the keys to using the matrix.
Learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 and Kanban go together.
- By Mickey Gousset
In this month's column, Peter Vogel takes a single -- and common -- problem and looks at all the technologies you can use to solve it, from getting the data design correct through handling updates and finishing with a UI built in ASP.NET MVC.
Set up a TDD environment for test applications by choosing and integrating a toolset that works with Visual Studio. It's not a completely satisfying solution, but it's enough to start building an application.
David Starr traces the evolution of the agile movement from inception to today's "post-agile" practices.
You're not stuck with using Apple's Maps app in your iOS development. Learn how to leverage the Google Maps SDK for iOS.
- By Wallace McClure
James McCaffrey explains what neural network activation functions are and why they're necessary, and explores three common activation functions.
- By James McCaffrey
Sometimes you need more than roles to effectively manage authorizing user requests. You can do that without moving to claims-based security in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 by creating your own user object.
Agile teams must lead the way in valuing and respecting their customers.
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