Peter Vogel compares both of the Microsoft dependency injection managers/inversion of control containers and comes up with a decision tree for picking the correct one.
Eric Vogel covers how to capture a photo in a Windows Store App by using the MediaCapture API.
The Rx library utilizes the power of LINQ to make difficult asynchronous problems simple.
- By Mark Michaelis, Allen Greaves
Can Microsoft successfully straddle the fence between Windows desktop and the mobile app age? And what should you do about it?
- By Andrew J. Brust
Documenting your code is a critical part of development, but too many developers pay too little attention to proper commenting. C++ devs have a tool that can help.
Work item tagging allows you to add searchable "keywords" to individual work items in TFS.
- By Mickey Gousset
Eric Vogel demonstrates how to use the Windows Runtime MediaCapture API to record audio.
Learn how to play multimedia files with the Windows Runtime media API.
Use the open source Nancy Web framework to expose a Web-based configuration UI for a Windows service.
- By Patrick Steele
Make your Android app's design more inviting to users by enhancing things like keyboards and forms, so they'll keep coming back to it.
- By Wallace McClure
Integrating your .NET line-of-business applications with SharePoint is easy to do and allows you to transfer a ton of work from your desk to your users' desks.
James McCaffrey presents one of the basic building blocks of a neural network.
- By James McCaffrey
Because the mobile platform has come later in the history of computing, developers have gotten in the habit of redesigning desktop applications for the handheld device. Peter Vogel thinks developers have that backward, and that the UI design process shows the way out.
Unit testing is a fine-grained technique for finding bugs. Here's how to apply it to C++ projects.
Microsoft needs to consider adding WebKit to Internet Explorer, or it could suffer painful consequences.
- By Andrew J. Brust
No database for your Windows Store app? No problem -- SQLite to the rescue!
Peter Vogel returns to creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) router that loosely couple services with their clients. But this time he uses XML to configure his router rather than doing it in code.
Nick Randolph pulls apart the Windows Phone ToggleButton to help you adapt it to the look of your application.
- By Nick Randolph
A survey of the emerging mobile landscape, and how C++ fits in.
One of the most significant updates is the introduction of a convention-based extension model, in which you can configure a set of naming conventions to allow MEF parts to be easily picked up by your application.