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SignalR Revisited

Eric Vogel covers the recent changes to the SignalR persistent connection API.

The Facade Pattern in .NET

Eric Vogel covers shows how to use the Facade pattern to create a simple unified interface for a collection of interfaces in a .NET application.

Give Your Career a Boost with the Developer Capability Matrix

Knowing where you are -- and where you want to go -- are the keys to using the matrix.

Kanban and Team Foundation Server 2012

Learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 and Kanban go together.

Handle Many-to-Many Relationships in Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC

In this month's column, Peter Vogel takes a single -- and common -- problem and looks at all the technologies you can use to solve it, from getting the data design correct through handling updates and finishing with a UI built in ASP.NET MVC.

Test-Driven Development with TypeScript

Set up a TDD environment for test applications by choosing and integrating a toolset that works with Visual Studio. It's not a completely satisfying solution, but it's enough to start building an application.

So Long and Thanks for the All the Manifestos

David Starr traces the evolution of the agile movement from inception to today's "post-agile" practices.

Create a MapView in Google Maps for iOS

You're not stuck with using Apple's Maps app in your iOS development. Learn how to leverage the Google Maps SDK for iOS.

Neural Network Activation Functions in C#

James McCaffrey explains what neural network activation functions are and why they're necessary, and explores three common activation functions.

Create a Flexible Security System for the ASP.NET Platform in the .NET Framework 4.5

Sometimes you need more than roles to effectively manage authorizing user requests. You can do that without moving to claims-based security in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 by creating your own user object.

Showing Your Customers the Respect They Deserve

Agile teams must lead the way in valuing and respecting their customers.

Finding the Problems in Your UI and Listening to Users Effectively

While there are several tools available to monitor your application's performance, when it comes to improving your UI, it's your understanding of your users that's critical to finding problems.

C++ Introspection

C++ has several methods -- including the <type_traits> header and runtime type information -- to help your application make type-based decisions.

Visual Studio Collaboration, Anywhere

Mickey Gousset reviews a Visual Studio extension that provides real-time collaboration options.

Create Object Clones Through the Prototype Pattern in .NET

The Prototype Pattern involves cloning objects. Learn how to create both deep and shallow clones for instances in your program where creating a new object won't work.

Winds of Change: Azure Is Breaking Through

Windows Azure may have been slow out of the gate, but Microsoft's efforts to make it more of an Infrastructure as a Service platform is starting to pay off.

The Decorator Pattern in .NET

The decorator pattern is a good way to add extensibility to an application, as it follows SOLID design principles. Learn how to use it by adding validation logic to a form.

Defining Entity Objects in TypeScript

The first step in building an object in TypeScript is defining the objects with which you'll be working. I'll show you how to do that, as well as look at some of the TypeScript support for the latest versions of JavaScript.

Integrating iOS Apps with Twitter and Facebook

Use the Apple iOS 6 social framework to deliver a compelling experience to your users.

Moving from Partial Views to AJAX Calls

Use AJAX and some JavaScript libraries to decouple your data and presentation logic.

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