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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.

25+ Tools for Cross-Platform Code Editing and Collaboration

A cornucopia of code editing and collaboration software that lets you use the same familiar tools no matter what computer you're working on.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 1: Cleaning Up

Take control of your application's behavior and move toward dependency injection by refactoring your existing code.

How To Build a Backbone Application with TypeScript, Part 1: Getting Started

Backbone is a popular library for creating MVC/MVVM-like applications in your client. Here's an introduction to Backbone and some best practices for creating a Single-Page Application with TypeScript.

Neural Network Dropout Training

Dropout training is a relatively new algorithm which appears to be highly effective for improving the quality of neural network predictions. It's not yet widely implemented in neural network API libraries. Learn how to use dropout training if it's available in an existing system, or add dropout training to systems where it's not yet available.

How To Write Your Own Compiler, Part 1: Mapping Source Files

Kenny Kerr starts his new series about compiler basics by looking at how to use memory-mapped files to read the original source code.

Separating the UI Code from the Business Code: What's Reasonable?

Peter Vogel moves a Windows Form to a modern design pattern, which forces him to think about how his code should be divided up among his classes. In the end, he comes up with some rules for making those decisions.

Windows Phone 8.1: A Giant Leap Forward for Convergence

It may look like a simple point upgrade, but it isn't. Examine more closely, and you'll see why the latest iteration of Windows Phone is a big deal.

Calling Stored Procedures from Entity Framework

Even in a Code First environment, you can call a stored procedure from a DbContext object. But it's a lot easier if you use the visual designer.

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