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.
It will RTM the same day Windows 8.1 hits general availability.
A look at the improvements and new features of the updated collection of background APIs.
- By Tony Champion
Peter Vogel continues to build out a TypeScript project by defining a view model. Along the way he looks at defining interfaces, setting up constructors, creating optional parameters and initializing arrays in TypeScript.
Learn how to use the new Authentication filters in ASP.NET MVC 5, currently in developer preview.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 support for claims-based security can make your existing authorization system more powerful and flexible, even if you never intend to start working with third-party security providers. Plus, it's backward-compatible with virtually all of the authorization code you're already using.
In Part 2 of his column, Mickey Gousset dives deeper into the Test Explorer window.
- By Mickey Gousset
Learn how to write both code and tests that can be shared across multiple platforms.
- By Greg Shackles
Scott Guthrie encouraged developers at the Visual Studio Live! conference this morning to take advantage of their Windows Azure credits through their Microsoft Developer Network subscriptions.
- By Scott Bekker
ASP.NET Web API is a solid communications framework, and many applications can benefit from breaking free of IIS by including an embedded ASP.NET Web API server.
- By Ondrej Balas
When you have too many Editor windows open, you can pick which Windows you don't need any more and close them all with a single click.
Many devs still miss the Microsoft-built installer included with Visual Studio 2010 and earlier versions.
The Observer Pattern is the foundation of Model View Controller (MVC) development. In this article, you'll learn how to use it by building a simple email application.
The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) framework can be vulnerable to phishing and other attacks. Learn how to protect it with these tactics.
- By Joydip Kanjilal
The latest version fixes a compiler slowdown caused by the last version.
Don't re-invent the wheel when building your Windows 8 apps. Instead, save coding time by using (and customizing) the Search contract to add this critical piece of functionality.
- By Tony Champion
Learn how to add spell checking to your applications.
The SDK also includes a virtual machine with a built-in VS 2013 instance.
The release aims to smooth the migration path to Visual Studio 2013.
- By Katrina Carrasco
Peter Vogel responds to the furor about his contention that developers do too much code commenting. He says that documenting code, while it may be necessary, isn't valuable.