You can't "grow" a fluent API; you need to understand how developers will need (and expect) to use your API. Here's a case study of what the design process for a fluent API looks like.
Once you've delivered server-side objects to your client, you're going to need to manage them. Here's how to integrate a powerful client-side (and server-side) object manager into your application using TypeScript.
Go inside the protocol that's the backbone for today's modern, cloud-based applications.
- By Patrick Steele
Peter continues to look at the value of imposing naming conventions on developers; but this time, he looks at the benefits related to understanding the business problem, as well as why flexibility is crucial.
- By Mark Michaelis
Although mathematically elegant, back-propagation isn't perfect. Instead consider using particle swarm optimization (PSO) to train your neural network; here's how.
- By James McCaffrey
Apple's latest mobile operating system is chock full of developer goodies. Learn about some of the best ones, and how to build them with C# and Xamarin.
- By Wallace McClure
Do you hate the 259-character filename limit in some Windows file systems? So does Kenny. Here's a way to eliminate it and free your application and users from the restriction.
Mickey looks at the changes to static code analysis since Visual Studio 2010.
- By Mickey Gousset
Here's how to implement a fluent API for a single class that supports the goals of fluent interfaces.
From Peek Definitions to scroll bar customization, here are eight of the most helpful features you'll want to explore in Visual Studio 2013.
- By Ondrej Balas
Learn how to process CSV files using the Template Method Pattern in a sample C# application.
Just because you've created an application, it may not need a user manual, guide or help system. And, even when your application does need that kind of support, you should -- at all costs -- avoid writing it.
How to get that all-important feedback needed to make a project successful.
It's great building objects in TypeScript, but it isn't much good unless you can tie those objects into a Web page. Here's how to integrate TypeScript with Knockout (and a warning about where test driven development seems to stop).
Nick Randolph connects a Windows Phone application to the cloud to save and retrieve data, then uses a local SQLite database to cache data for offline use.
- By Nick Randolph
Last time, Eric Vogel provided an overview of the Oculus Rift VR headset. In Part 2, he starts building a game with it.
Visual Studio 2013 ramps up the expectations of what Microsoft can do when it works as a cohesive team, instead of competing business units.
- By Andrew J. Brust
SignalR is well-known by .NET developers as a way to handle communications. Find out what it can do in your iOS and Android apps, too.
- By Greg Shackles
Team Foundation Server 2013's lightweight code comments could change the way your team collaborates.
- By Mickey Gousset