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Passing Selected Data Between WebParts in SharePoint

The IWebPartParameters interface provides a flexible way for one WebPart to select the data it wants from another WebPart. And, since implementing that interface doesn't require much code, you should consider using it on all your WebParts.

Automated UI Testing with Visual Studio 2012

Learn how to effectively create UI automation tests that verify whether a Windows application is performing as expected.

SharePoint Web Part Default Interfaces

Because SharePoint lists are automatically turned into connectable Web Parts, you can integrate your own Web Parts with any existing SharePoint list by implementing the default interfaces provided by SharePoint.

Reader Feedback: The C# Priority Queue

Readers share opinions about Priority Queues and the Surface tablet.

BUILD Sets the Windows 8 Table

The Build event last year was really just a sneak-peek of this year’s show; the promise of Windows 8, hinted at then, became the reality of Windows 8 now.

Will Big Data Be Big with Developers?

.NET developers are database developers. Whether using ADO.NET, the Entity Framework or data binding, .NET devs work with transactional data as a matter of course.

Integrate Windows Phone 8 Functionality Into Windows Phone 7 Apps

How to use the new Windows Phone 8 SDK to build applications across both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.

Improving C++ Encapsulation with the Pimpl Idiom

.NET and Java developers are perplexed about the indiscreet way C++ discloses private class details. Pimpl (pointer-to-implementation) solves this problem by keeping secrets hidden from peepers.

.NET 4.5 TypeInfo Reflection

The .NET 4.5 Framework includes some changes to the typical reflection use cases. Most importantly, the Type object has been split into two separate classes: Type and TypeInfo. Find out how and when to use each.

A Lap Around the Windows Phone 8 SDK

Nick Randolph looks at the tools that make up the new Windows Phone 8 SDK.

Exploratory Testing in TFS 2012

Learn how Visual Studio 2012 makes exploratory testing quick and easy.

Full-Text Search in SQL 2012 with Custom Proximity

Custom proximity search, a new feature in SQL Server 2012 Full-Text Search, is facilitated using the NEAR operator.

Faking the Rest: Detouring Properties, Shimming Parameters and More

Peter finishes up his discussion of using the Fakes Framework with TDD in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate by looking at mocking properties and why you'd want to pass a shim as parameters.

Azure Mobile Services, Part 3

In Part 3 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement user-level authorization and push notifications using an Azure Mobile Service.

What's New In Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)?

With the new version comes a flurry of changes, ranging from a significant performance overhaul under the hood, to plenty of new APIs made available to application developers.

Unleash the Power of Story Points

Story Points are a crucial aspect of agile development, as they help quantify workload and job estimates. If you're not using them, you're missing out.

Faking it Well: Effective Mocking with the Fakes Framework

Using shims in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate lets you easily bypass code—no matter how deeply buried—to test just the parts of your application that you want to test.

Local Workspaces in TFS 2012

A new feature in TFS 2012, Local Workspaces allows edits, renames and deletes to be done locally without any communication to the server.

Reader Feedback: Design a Path to Better UX

Readers had mixed reactions to "Good UI Design Is No Longer Optional."

Microsoft's Big Product Year

We're almost at the end of 2012, and it's been an amazing year for Microsoft product releases.

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