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Bridging the User Interface Design Gap

The best thing you can do in order to create a great UI is to stop thinking about UI design.

HTTP Debugging Tools: Buy, Borrow or Build Your Own Tools?

When you need a specialty development tool like an HTTP debugger, you have a few options. I'll take a look at the popular current offerings and talk to some of their developers about the experience of building these apps.

How To Use the Windows Phone 8.1 GridView and ListView Controls

If you're used to ListBox or LongListSelector, find out how the GridView and ListView controls for Windows Phone 8.1 can do it better.

Standardized Navigation Principles for Android App Development

Navigation in mobile devices is an important consideration. If a user isn't able to navigate an app, he might quickly abandon it. Learn the navigation principles of Android to keep this from happening to you.

Test-Driven Development with Entity Framework 6

You can completely disconnect your test code from your database with Entity Framework 6 in .NET and Visual Studio. You just need a little bit of custom code for your application, along with some boilerplate code.

The $100,000 Deadline

A critical auditing app was as down as the floor of the Grand Canyon. And each day it was down was a six-figure fine.

How to Automate IIS 7 Configuration with .NET

Are you tired of manually configuring IIS sites (adding Web sites, application pools, virtual directories and so on)? Use C# and the Microsoft.Web.Administration Namespace to simplify your life (or at least IIS configuration).

Compiler Basics, Part 2: Building the Scanner

Kenny Kerr continues his series about compiler fundamentals by considering how the original source code may be converted into a stream of tokens.

Rendering the Page with Backbone and TypeScript

Backbone provides an elegant way to encapsulate the code necessary to get your data and HTML onto the page. Peter shows how to make it work in TypeScript.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 2: Composition Root

Ondrej Balas continues his discussion on refactoring your code for dependency injection, this time focusing on the composition root pattern.

Deep Neural Networks: A Getting Started Tutorial

Deep Neural Networks are the more computationally powerful cousins to regular neural networks. Learn exactly what DNNs are and why they are the hottest topic in machine learning research.

Shedding Tiers: Stop Thinking in Terms of Layers

Thinking in terms of layers or tiers really isn't much help to you. Stop doing it: The single responsibility principle and design patterns are all you really need.

How To Simplify Asynchronous Programming with Await and Async

Prune your Entity Framework with the help of asynchronous methods.

Virtual Reality in .NET, Part 3: 3D With Distortion and Head Tracking

Go deeper into the Oculus Rift SDK.

Satya Nadella: So Far, So Good

Microsoft's newest CEO seems to understand the challenges Microsoft faces, and is positioning the company to re-assert its preeminent place in the industry.

The Last Mile: Fit and Polish for Your Windows Phone 8.1 Application

Learn how the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, coupled with Visual Studio, provides the necessary tools to debug, test, polish and publish your application.

Capturing Results from Stored Procedures with Entity Framework 6

Entity Framework 6 gives you a variety of ways to call stored procedures that return data and capture the results those procedures return. Here's a look at all of them.

Adventures in Nepotism

What's proper etiquette for handling code snafus when working for -- literally -- a mom-and-pop company?

Understanding the Android Resource System

Learn how to leverage the powerful resource system of Android to support a variety of Android devices and languages.

Moving Data to the Form in Windows Forms

When you implement the Model-View-ViewModel pattern you need to tell your View (in this case, a Windows Form) when the ViewModel has new data. Here's how to do that, along with a warning about how to avoid a potential bug.

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