Learn how to play multimedia files with the Windows Runtime media API.
Use the open source Nancy Web framework to expose a Web-based configuration UI for a Windows service.
- By Patrick Steele
Make your Android app's design more inviting to users by enhancing things like keyboards and forms, so they'll keep coming back to it.
- By Wallace McClure
Integrating your .NET line-of-business applications with SharePoint is easy to do and allows you to transfer a ton of work from your desk to your users' desks.
James McCaffrey presents one of the basic building blocks of a neural network.
- By James McCaffrey
Because the mobile platform has come later in the history of computing, developers have gotten in the habit of redesigning desktop applications for the handheld device. Peter Vogel thinks developers have that backward, and that the UI design process shows the way out.
Unit testing is a fine-grained technique for finding bugs. Here's how to apply it to C++ projects.
Microsoft needs to consider adding WebKit to Internet Explorer, or it could suffer painful consequences.
- By Andrew J. Brust
No database for your Windows Store app? No problem -- SQLite to the rescue!
Peter Vogel returns to creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) router that loosely couple services with their clients. But this time he uses XML to configure his router rather than doing it in code.
Nick Randolph pulls apart the Windows Phone ToggleButton to help you adapt it to the look of your application.
- By Nick Randolph
A survey of the emerging mobile landscape, and how C++ fits in.
One of the most significant updates is the introduction of a convention-based extension model, in which you can configure a set of naming conventions to allow MEF parts to be easily picked up by your application.
Microsoft, take note: Chromebooks and Chrome packaged apps, although primitive now, will get better. A lot better.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Implementing design patterns in the Microsoft .NET Framework isn't all that hard to do; understanding what each pattern does for you and picking which one to use is the real issue.
The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern is for more than just Microsoft .NET Framework projects. Find out how to apply it to Android development through its open source counterpart, MvvmCross.
- By Greg Shackles
SEF provides an additional layer of data management to your forms to improve your application's data-access efficiency.
Eric Vogel covers how to create a real-time Web data entry form with ASP.NET MVC, KnockOutJS and SignalR.
A meta-program is "executed" as the result of template instantiation (therefore, before compiled code is produced). Meta-program results are then compiled and merged into object code, including any back-end optimization.
In the first installment of app-building with SignalR, learn how to build a real-time chat application.