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Support Updates in a Page with TypeScript and Backbone

Peter extends his Backbone/Typescript application to support updating and deleting Customer objects. Along the way he discovers what looks like a bug in the way that Backbone and TypeScript work together.

14 Tools and Extensions for Web App Development

Web development is easier when you've got the right tools at hand. Here are 14 tools and extensions for building Web apps.

Building a Useful HTML Helper for ASP.NET MVC Views

Creating a full-featured extension for the ASP.NET MVC HtmlHelper class sounds like a lot of work. But, because of the way the Microsoft .NET Framework works, it's almost trivially easy. To show that, here's an EditBlockFor method that adds a label, a textbox and a validation message to your ASP.NET View.

Experts: Rethink Mobile App Development or Fail

Gartner, IDC chime in on why agile and more more strategic development needed to make mobile app development practices more successful.

HTTP Debugging Tools: Buy, Borrow or Build Your Own Tools?

When you need a specialty development tool like an HTTP debugger, you have a few options. I'll take a look at the popular current offerings and talk to some of their developers about the experience of building these apps.

Rendering the Page with Backbone and TypeScript

Backbone provides an elegant way to encapsulate the code necessary to get your data and HTML onto the page. Peter shows how to make it work in TypeScript.

Microsoft Unveils Developer Edition of Internet Explorer

It includes updates to F12 developer tools and, for the first time, support for the WebDriver standard.

Microsoft Publishes LightSwitch API Reference

The API is for the HTML Client.

25+ Tools for Cross-Platform Code Editing and Collaboration

A cornucopia of code editing and collaboration software that lets you use the same familiar tools no matter what computer you're working on.

How To Build a Backbone Application with TypeScript, Part 1: Getting Started

Backbone is a popular library for creating MVC/MVVM-like applications in your client. Here's an introduction to Backbone and some best practices for creating a Single-Page Application with TypeScript.

Hollis: For Developers, 'One Size Fits All' Doesn't Fit

Giving a keynote presentation at the VSLive! conference this week, noted speaker Billy Hollis decried the "fixation" on unit testing, among other topics.

Adobe Releases PhoneGap Developer App

Soon, devs will even be able to build a Windows Phone app on OS X.

Microsoft Takes Cross-Platform Development to Another Level

Release Candidate 2 of Visual Studio 2013 also announced.

Unlucky 13?

Would going above and beyond when fixing terrible code have serious consequences?

Microsoft Releases SignalR SDK for Android, Java

SignalR provides real-time communications between servers and clients.

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