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Collaborative Commenting with TFS 2013's Lightweight Code Comments

Team Foundation Server 2013's lightweight code comments could change the way your team collaborates.

Particle Swarm Optimization Using C#

Particle swarm optimization isn't usually seen as the first-choice technique for training a neural network but, as James McCaffrey demonstrates, it's a useful alternative.

When To Build Fluent Interfaces for Re-Use and Clarity

Fluent methods are a hot design idea and they can improve the readability of your code. However, they only make sense in specific scenarios. Here are some criteria to help you decide if you should be creating a fluent interface, and some design guidelines for when you do.

Handling Record Contention in Code-First Entity Framework

Peter returns to the topic of managing multiple users accessing the same row in a table using Entity Framework, but this time using code-first development. There are some unexpected issues to deal with.

Applying the Range-for Statement in C++

Want to iterate through a sequence with C++11? If so, the easiest way will be to use the range-for statement – Kenny Kerr shows you how.

The Bridge Pattern in the .NET Framework

Learn how to implement the Bridge Pattern in .NET by building a Windows Store radio application.

Snazz Up Your MVC Apps with Twitter Bootstrap: A Get-Started Guide

Creating Web applications with a consistent interface can be time-consuming. Using Twitter Bootstrap, you can quickly scaffold out nice-looking Web applications. Here's how.

Creating Useful Naming Conventions: Technical Considerations

Naming conventions are obviously a good thing, right? Not necessarily -- and only if you understand the problem they solve.

Virtual Reality in the .NET Framework, Part 1

Eric Vogel covers the Oculus Rift VR headset and how to put it too good use in your .NET apps in Part 1 of this series.

UI Practicalities: Determining the User's Intent

After having a UI design invalidated during usability testing, Peter has to find a way to figure out what the user wants the application to do.

Test-Driven Development with Content Negotiation in the Web API

There's no doubt that the ASP.NET Web API is a wonderful thing. But developing services that support content negotiation in a testable way requires a little setup.

Agile Development: Art, Science or Both?

Properly using agile software development practices requires skillful application of principles from both sides.

Understanding and Using K-Fold Cross-Validation for Neural Networks

James McCaffrey walks you through whys and hows of using k-fold cross-validation to gauge the quality of your neural network values.

Checking Collections and Working with Objects in Visual Studio Test

Peter looks for help in building an extension method that will let him compare two objects in a Visual Studio Test. In return, he introduces the CollectionAssert class.

Deep Focus on Your Code with CodeLens

Visual Studio 2013's new CodeLens feature provides a wide variety of information to the developer, all while never leaving the code editing window.

An API for Simple HTTP Requests

Yes, sometimes you need sophisticated libraries that handle HTTP requests asynchronously, but in other situations that can be overkill. An old Internet Explorer API may have a solution.

The Adapter Pattern in the .NET Framework

The Adapter Pattern allows incompatible interfaces to communicate. Learn how it works by building an application that calculates prime numbers.

Asynchronous Operations with Xamarin

Your guide to all aspects of how Xamarin has implemented .NET 4.5/C# 5's support for asynch operations in Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Windows Phone Dev 101: A Get-Started Guide for Pros

From project templates to themes to testing to authentication and much more, Nick Randolph looks at some of the tools, technologies and techniques you'll need if you want to become a professional Windows Phone developer.

Create Windows Services Easily with Topshelf

Creating a Windows Service is trivial using Topshelf, a freely-available library that converts a console application to a Windows Service. In this article, you'll create a simple notification app and integrate Topshelf.

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