Microsoft's unveiling of Windows 8 brought back something missing from recent years: excitement.
HTML5 introduces client-side caching for local and session storage. Learn how to boost your app's performance through the new functionality.
- By Mark Michaelis
The October cover story on the unveiling of Windows 8 featured comments about the viability of Microsoft tablets in the market. They provoked a strong response.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
Aaron Bjork talks about how to motivate your agile teams without getting in their way.
The advantages of using virtualization, and specifically VirtualBox, to develop on the Windows 8 platform.
Joe Kunk sifts through the Windows 8 announcements at BUILD and offers advice on next steps.
How to use global lists in work item type definitions.
- By Mickey Gousset
Software, even the most beautiful software, needs to be developed with an eye toward those who will be maintaining it in the future.
Peter Vogel describes why he doesn't design service-oriented architectures for his clients: he "facilitates" them.
A primer on how to update objects, including adds and deletes, in the Entity Framework.
The new Windows Runtime integrates beautifully with the .NET Framework. Building this app will demonstrate just how well.
The "Mango" update to Windows Phone 7 includes LINQ to SQL abilities. Use them while building a movie review app.
- By Nick Randolph
If you want to call a service you can—but the service can't call you back. WebSockets offers the potential for real, two way communications -- and it's as simple as calling a Web Service.
Chocolatey is a powerful installation program for open-source software.
Rather than try to ensure that he's getting the right config file for his production and test systems, Peter Vogel lets the application configure itself, using the Managed Extensibility Framework to enable automatic selection of the right connection string
CLR functions that perform string manipulation and substring extraction perform very well in SQL Server.
The ASP.NET DataViews are powerful tools when coupled with a DataSource. But you can skip the DataSource and use the DataViews to handle displaying and updating any collection of objects you want, with a few lines of code.
Learn MVVM fundamentals by building this simple Twitter app.
Why was F# invented? What are its best -- and worst -- uses?
Use Inversion of Control to decouple views and viewmodels in WPF.
- By Patrick Steele