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Getting Started with Windows Azure Mobile Services

Set up and use create a simple Windows Phone program that connects to Azure Mobile Services.

Exploring .NET 4.5 Parallel Dataflow - Part 2

In Part 2 of this three-part series on dataflow programming with the Task Parallel Library, Eric Vogel shows you how to create a Windows 8 application that uses a composite parallel data flow.

Resource Management in C++

RAII, or "Resource Acquisition Is Initialization", has become a standard C++ coding practice. Here's why.

How Windows 8 Changes the Game

Traditional software company Adage Technologies adapts to the sea change that is Windows 8.

Databinding a ListView with Mono for Android

How do we as developers present data to a user? In Android, we use the ListView in its various forms.

Putting the 'Team' in Team Foundation Server 2012

TFS 2012 has improved on the team concept to create logical teams, or groups, of members for different projects.

Posting Data to ASP.NET Sites with the ASP.NET Web API

Peter returns to the ASP.NET Web API in Visual Studio 2012 to use it with ASP.NET. And this time, he's moving complete objects from the client up to the server in an HTTP POST.

Readers React: Agile Development, Design with Mono for Android

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.

Ensuring WCF Routing Flexibility

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.

A .NET 4.5 Parallel Dataflow Primer

The Task Parallel Dataflow (TDF) library helps developers tackle complex parallel use cases.

A Unified Approach to Client-Side Storage

This simple API can give you a leg up on local storage in your Web apps.

Aspect-Oriented Programming with PostSharp

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.

JavaScript's Ascendance Within Microsoft

JavaScript has been part of the Microsoft technology stable since the 1990s, and its prominence in the next wave of Microsoft products is huge.

Animating Windows Phone Listbox Items

Adding visual states and animation to your Listboxes can juice up your Windows Phone app.

Getting Started with Team Foundation Services

Part 1 in a series for learning how to use Microsoft's cloud-based version of Team Foundation Server.

Communicating Between Views in WPF and Prism

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.

Develop Faster with Customized Visual Studio Templates

Visual Basic and C# developers can eliminate repetition by customizing the project and item templates in Visual Studio.

Building a Camera App in Mono for Android

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.

More C++ Classes: Copy and Move Semantics

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.

The New Read-Only Collections in .NET 4.5

Eric Vogel covers some practical uses for the long awaited interfaces, IReadOnlyList and IReadOnlyDictionary in .NET Framework 4.5.

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