.NET Framework


Microsoft Releases Previews of Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1

The products are "go-live," so Microsoft will support them in production.

Why You Shouldn't Comment (or Document) Code

It isn't news that developers don't like documenting their code. But you have good reason not to. And if you are documenting code, try to stop! It's not too late.

SignalR Revisited

Eric Vogel covers the recent changes to the SignalR persistent connection API.

Update 3 of Visual Studio 2012 Released

The latest update includes mostly bug fixes.

The Facade Pattern in .NET

Eric Vogel covers shows how to use the Facade pattern to create a simple unified interface for a collection of interfaces in a .NET application.

Give Your Career a Boost with the Developer Capability Matrix

Knowing where you are -- and where you want to go -- are the keys to using the matrix.

Kanban and Team Foundation Server 2012

Learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 and Kanban go together.

Handle Many-to-Many Relationships in Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC

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.

Microsoft Releases TypeScript 0.9

The big update in the latest version is the introduction of generics.

Test-Driven Development with TypeScript

Set up a TDD environment for test applications by choosing and integrating a toolset that works with Visual Studio. It's not a completely satisfying solution, but it's enough to start building an application.

NuGet Package Restore Workaround

Microsoft provides a solution for compatibility issues with the NuGet package restore feature.

Creating LINQ-Enabled Frameworks

Harness the power of query expressions to develop powerful frameworks.

Windows Azure Gets Major Update to Mobile Services

Microsoft also announces that every Azure customer gets a free 20MB database to use for a year with Web Sites and Mobile Services.

Telerik Releases DevCraft Q2 2013

Updated dev tools bundle focuses on touch, enterprise and enabling "occasionally connected" devices.

Microsoft: Newer Versions of Visual Studio Can Load Older Projects

The company calls this ability "round-tripping," and says that Visual Studio 2013 will be able to load projects as far back as Visual Studio 2010.

Create a Flexible Security System for the ASP.NET Platform in the .NET Framework 4.5

Sometimes you need more than roles to effectively manage authorizing user requests. You can do that without moving to claims-based security in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 by creating your own user object.

Best Practices for Transitioning from ASP.NET to Windows 8 Development

One key change that will smooth your transition from ASP.NET to Windows 8 is to think like a designer from the outset.

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation Server 2013

At TechEd, Microsoft reveals the next release of Visual Studio will be available later this year.

Typemock Releases Isolator 7.4

The new version of the .NET-focused unit-testing product aims to quickly find and fix bugs.

Finding the Problems in Your UI and Listening to Users Effectively

While there are several tools available to monitor your application's performance, when it comes to improving your UI, it's your understanding of your users that's critical to finding problems.

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