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Web API 2 Routing Attributes, Part 2

Create a Windows Store app that consumes a Web API service.

Team Foundation Server Team Rooms

Think of a Team Room as a collaborative chat workspace that records everything that happens on your team. In addition to being a real-time chat room, it also integrates with TFS to display data and interactions.

Going Beyond Usernames and Roles with Claims-Based Security in .NET 4.5

Claims-based security lets you manage your site's authorization process using any criteria that makes sense to you. And the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 provides some performance support for you once you start using claims-based security.

The Threat of the Stabilization Phase

Some dev organizations use a stabilization phase as a way to improve quality. But in most cases, it does more harm than good.

Essential Knockout.js, Part 2: Best Practices and More

The first installment discussed what Knockout.js is, why and how it evolved, and how it fits into Web development. This month, the discussion dives into best practices for Knockout, extending it and creating custom bindings.

Are You Faking? Dynamically Generate Test Data at Run Time

Quickly populate your applications with fake names, addresses, phone numbers and much more with freely available libraries.

Building and Testing a Web API Service

As part of building a client-side application in a test-driven way and using TypeScript, Peter creates a Web API service and writes a test that proves he can access it from JavaScript code -- though there are some "wrinkles" in making this work. Along the way, he has an insight about TypeScript versus other, first-class .NET languages.

Resource Management in the Windows API

The use of constructor/destructor pairs for resource management is the most important feature that distinguishes C++ from its predecessor.

UI Practicalities: Managing Data

Here's an example of how user stories, personas, usability testing and the practicalities of navigating with a mouse define a UI. Peter Vogel also discusses how he feels about error messages.

Web API 2 Routing Attributes, Part 1

Eric Vogel covers how to use the new Web API 2 routing attributes to create a Web service in Part 1 of this series.

Neural Network Training Using Back-Propagation

James McCaffrey explains the common neural network training technique known as the back-propagation algorithm.

Creating a UI in Xamarin.iOS

Wally McClure guides you through using the XCode design surface integration with Xamarin Studio, and programmatically creating controls.

No Comment, Part 3: Writing 'Really Obvious Code'

Peter looks at how rewriting some complex code -- purely to make it easier to read -- eliminates the need for writing comments. He even adds a comment to some code.

States, Navigation and Testing with Portable Class Libraries for Windows Phone

How to manage visual states, and perform navigation and testing of your view models from within a Windows Phone PCL.

Building and Testing a View Model in TypeScript

Peter Vogel continues to build out a TypeScript project by defining a view model. Along the way he looks at defining interfaces, setting up constructors, creating optional parameters and initializing arrays in TypeScript.

ASP.NET MVC 5 Authentication Filters

Learn how to use the new Authentication filters in ASP.NET MVC 5, currently in developer preview.

What Really Matters in Test-Driven Development

It isn't about the tests -- it's about the feedback.

Leveraging Claims-Based Security in ASP.NET 4.5

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 support for claims-based security can make your existing authorization system more powerful and flexible, even if you never intend to start working with third-party security providers. Plus, it's backward-compatible with virtually all of the authorization code you're already using.

Test-driven Development with Visual Studio 2012: Part 2

In Part 2 of his column, Mickey Gousset dives deeper into the Test Explorer window.

Unit Test Your iOS Apps

Learn how to write both code and tests that can be shared across multiple platforms.

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