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Test-Driven Development with Content Negotiation in the Web API

There's no doubt that the ASP.NET Web API is a wonderful thing. But developing services that support content negotiation in a testable way requires a little setup.

New Azure SDK Includes Support for Visual Studio 2013

Remote debugging is another welcome update.

Checking Collections and Working with Objects in Visual Studio Test

Peter looks for help in building an extension method that will let him compare two objects in a Visual Studio Test. In return, he introduces the CollectionAssert class.

Deep Focus on Your Code with CodeLens

Visual Studio 2013's new CodeLens feature provides a wide variety of information to the developer, all while never leaving the code editing window.

Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.5.1

64-bit Edit and Continue is the key feature addition.

NuGet Package Manager Tweaked for Enterprise Customers in .NET 4.5.1

Microsoft adds a libraries feed that is as fully supported as the .NET Framework.

How to Use .NET Objects to Tie an Application to a Database

Use custom-built .NET 4.0 classes to connect an application to a SQL Server 2012 database.

Visual Studio 2013 Officially Released

Team Foundation Server 2013 is also part of the package.

Windows 8.1 Arrives

Developers with Windows 8.1 apps in the Windows Store get "preferential treatment".

An API for Simple HTTP Requests

Yes, sometimes you need sophisticated libraries that handle HTTP requests asynchronously, but in other situations that can be overkill. An old Internet Explorer API may have a solution.

.NET Portable Class Libraries Made Available for Non-Microsoft Platforms

The libraries are also included in the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2013.

The Adapter Pattern in the .NET Framework

The Adapter Pattern allows incompatible interfaces to communicate. Learn how it works by building an application that calculates prime numbers.

Asynchronous Operations with Xamarin

Your guide to all aspects of how Xamarin has implemented .NET 4.5/C# 5's support for asynch operations in Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

The Visual Studio Magazine 2013 Reader's Choice Awards Are Out

More than 400 products were voted on, to find the best.

Visual Studio 2012.4 Release Candidate Available

It's the last upgrade before Visual Studio 2013 hits the streets.

Windows Phone Dev 101: A Get-Started Guide for Pros

From project templates to themes to testing to authentication and much more, Nick Randolph looks at some of the tools, technologies and techniques you'll need if you want to become a professional Windows Phone developer.

Microsoft's New 64-Bit Compiler Speeds Up .NET Program Starts

The JIT compiler will also be the new codebase for future compilers across platforms.

Create Windows Services Easily with Topshelf

Creating a Windows Service is trivial using Topshelf, a freely-available library that converts a console application to a Windows Service. In this article, you'll create a simple notification app and integrate Topshelf.

Calling Web Services with TypeScript

Peter starts integrating a TypeScript client-side object with a server-side Web API service. Along the way, he looks at method overloading (not good), making JSON calls (good), testing asynchronous methods in Visual Studio (mostly good) and being a "TypeScript programmer."

Web API 2 Routing Attributes, Part 2

Create a Windows Store app that consumes a Web API service.

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