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.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
The Task Parallel Dataflow (TDF) library helps developers tackle complex parallel use cases.
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.
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.
- By Andrew J. Brust
This simple API can give you a leg up on local storage in your Web apps.
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.
How to use a template selector to dynamically select which item template to use for each list item.
- By Nick Randolph
Secondary Live Tiles enable an application to utilize both sides of a tile, delivering twice the information.
Visual Studio Async is a powerful development framework, but it's important to understand how it works to avoid performance hits.
- By Patrick Steele
Developers are contributing to more than a million projects on GitHub -- why aren't you?
See how lambda expressions enhance a common programming scenario.
Microsoft has had a number of game-changing (for both better and worse) OSes over its long history. In which category will Windows 8 fit?