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The .NET Framework 4.5 Gets ZIP

On VB columnist Joe Kunk shows you how to create and extract "almost" .ZIP files in .NET Framework 4 and standard .ZIP files in .NET Framework 4.5.

Giving Back to the OSS Community

While we often talk of how we can leverage OSS to deliver a higher-quality product, rarely do we talk about how we can give back to the OSS community.

Fluent Interface Design in .NET

Eric Vogel shows you how to simplify the consumption of your API by adding a fluent interface design.

Storing Windows Phone User Settings

Persisting user settings in Windows Phone is something every mobile developer needs to know how to do. Nick Randolph walks you through the process.

Implementing WebSockets in WCF 4.5

Peter introduces WCF 4.5's support for WebSockets first by describing why you care and then by setting up to build a bi-directional service using Windows Server 8, and Visual Studio 11.

To Build Your Startup, Do the Hustle

Talent and great ideas aren't enough. If you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, you gotta have hustle.

Changes Large and Small: WCF 4.5 and the ASP.NET Web API

While Windows Communication Foundation 4.5 has lots of little improvements, the ASP.NET Web API is a very big change. You'll probably end up taking advantage of both, so here's what's in the pipeline for you.

What System Center Can Do for Developers

Microsoft System Center 2012 is out, and Microsoft .NET Framework developers everywhere are cheering.

Richer UI Design with PowerPoint Storyboarding

PowerPoint Storyboarding, a new feature of Visual Studio 11, brings new dimensions to UI design.

The Impact from Windows 8, in 2012 and Beyond

Time is causing Windows to evolve, but those changes offer new opportunities for app developers.

Reader Feedback: Flash of Uninitialized JavaScript UI

Visual Studio Magazine Tools Editor Peter Vogel wanted to avoid the raw, uninitialized HTML/HTML5 that users sometimes see in their browsers before JavaScript properly arranges things.

Test Driving a JavaScript MVC Framework

Peter looks at Knockout, one of the MVC environments for writing client-side JavaScript, and wonders if we're on the wrong path.

Build Execution in Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation Server has a variety of ways to queue and execute your builds. Here's what you need to know.

Better Debugging With Mono

The latest Android SDK provides an emulator with improved debugging capabilities. Mono for Android developers will appreciate the upgrades.

Why Mono for Android?

A new column on developing Android apps with the .NET Framework debuts. Here's the reason it exists, and a bit about the authors.

Page Navigation with Windows Phone and Windows 8

Nick Randolph continues to look at building applications across both Windows Phone and Windows 8, this time focusing on the navigation model.

The .NET Command Pattern, Part 2

How to implement an undo/redo system using the Command pattern in the .NET Framework.

Hidden Improvements in Visual Basic 11

Visual Basic 11 contains many enhancements you may not have noticed.

Keeping Your Agile Team Safe

Agile processes should encourage your developers to work better -- not be looking over their shoulders.

Converting Windows Phone to Windows 8

Migrating a photo-sharing Windows Phone application to run under Windows 8.

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