.NET Framework


Parsing the BSON Beast

Like JSON, only in binary format, BSON is now easier to parse with built-in media type formatters that are included with ASP.NET Web API 2.2 Client Libraries. Here's how.

Making the Move to Office 365

There are a handful of decisions to make before jumping over to Office 365.

ASP.NET MVC 5.1 New Features, Part 1: Attribute Routing

Eric Vogel covers some of the new features in ASP.NET MVC 5.1. In this first of a two-part series, he takes a good, long look at some new attribute routing options.

New APIs, SDK for Office 365 App Development

Microsoft announced at TechEd Europe that it's pushing new APIs and SDKs to give developers a straight path to developing mobile-first/cloud-first apps that use familiar Office 365 tools.

Infragistics Ultimate 14.2 UI Toolkit Inspired by Microsoft Office

An incremental but important update to the cross-patform tools developer's UI suite adds a WYSIWYG Page Designer, new data visualization and charting controls, and a Xamarin.Forms component.

Xamarin Tools: Components, Components, Components!

The Xamarin tool ecosystem is gaining popularity, as more developers continue to build tools with mobility in mind. Here's how to use them in your projects.

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.

Mendix Aids in Cross-Platform Mobile App Dev

No programming skills? No problem - you can still build PhoneGap-based mobile apps. For developers, Mendix streamlines the process.

Writing Cleaner Code with Reactive Extensions

When you have a process that can return multiple results over time, then .NET Framework Reactive Extensions will let you simplify your code and manage it better.

Infragistics Extends Mobile App Dev Tools

Infragistics has updated its developer toolkit with new functionality including increased support for building cross-platform mobile apps.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 Nears Completion

A release candidate that rolls up the most recent features -- work item tracking improvements, addition of the Stakeholder license, Git-based pull requests/code reviews -- bug fixes, and issues is a prelude to the final version expected in the coming months.

New Python Tools for Visual Studio Aim for Web

Python 2.1 for Visual Studio adds templates for working with Python-based Web frameworks from Django, Bottle and Flask.

Neural Network Training Using Simplex Optimization

Simplex optimization is one of the simplest algorithms available to train a neural network. Understanding how simplex optimization works, and how it compares to the more commonly used back-propagation algorithm, can be a valuable addition to your machine learning skill set.

Microsoft Cozies Up To Docker

Microsoft and Docker will work on integrating Docker's open source container technology with Windows Server, with native deployment and management from any Azure cloud.

Azure Improves Table Storage Paging

Incremental improvement to Azure Mobile Services .NET Backend Azure Storage Extension and Windows Azure Mobile Services will ease table navigation pain with 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.

Add Azure Active Directory Support to Azure Mobile Services-Enabled Windows Phone Apps

Windows Phone applications can use Azure Active Directory to authenticate users and authorize access to Azure Mobile Services. Nick Randolph walks through the process, step by step.

Azure Improves Auditing, Previews PowerShell 0.8.9

Microsoft adds Azure SQL Database auditing improvements, an Azure Websites support extension, and a cloud-based PowerShell in preview.

Visual Studio 14 Update: CTP 4 Slims Down

Fourth in line of public previews comes with improvements to ASP.NET vNext, the Common Language Runtime, and C++ debugging and C# language constructs.

Xamarin Evolves, Adds to Its Mobile App Solution Offerings

The mobile apps company continues to add to its growing suite of tools, with the introduction of new tools and features for mobile app monitoring and testing. These were announced at its conference in Atlanta this week.

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