Eric Vogel covers how to use the new Web API 2 routing attributes to create a Web service in Part 1 of this series.
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.
Other additions include SQL Server AlwaysOn failover.
Building your applications so that each part does just one job well makes everything easier. Peter Vogel applies that approach to a Windows Forms app and, in addition to getting it to work, creates a more responsive application.
Learn how to use asynchronous controller actions in ASP.NET MVC 4 by building a simple Contacts Manager app.
Microsoft's real value proposition is that it has a super-franchise made up of smaller constituent franchises.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Numerous packages get a refresh with the Visual Studio 2013 Preview.
MongoDB is a popular choice for apps that use a Windows Azure back end.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
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.
Harness the power of query expressions to develop powerful frameworks.
- By Chris Eargle
Microsoft also announces that every Azure customer gets a free 20MB database to use for a year with Web Sites and Mobile Services.
Microsoft's overall revenue was $20.5 billion for the quarter, an 18% increase year-over-year.
Peter Vogel compares both of the Microsoft dependency injection managers/inversion of control containers and comes up with a decision tree for picking the correct one.
The Rx library utilizes the power of LINQ to make difficult asynchronous problems simple.
- By Mark Michaelis, Allen Greaves
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.