Particle swarm optimization isn't usually seen as the first-choice technique for training a neural network but, as James McCaffrey demonstrates, it's a useful alternative.
- By James McCaffrey
Fluent methods are a hot design idea and they can improve the readability of your code. However, they only make sense in specific scenarios. Here are some criteria to help you decide if you should be creating a fluent interface, and some design guidelines for when you do.
Peter returns to the topic of managing multiple users accessing the same row in a table using Entity Framework, but this time using code-first development. There are some unexpected issues to deal with.
An updated Windows 8.1 API created opportunities for new tools.
Use custom-built .NET Framework 4.0 classes to connect an ASP.NET Web application to a SQL Server 2012 database.
- By Frank Solomon
At its official Visual Studio 2013 launch today, Redmond moved its flagship integrated development environment further into Windows Azure.
Want to iterate through a sequence with C++11? If so, the easiest way will be to use the range-for statement – Kenny Kerr shows you how.
Learn how to implement the Bridge Pattern in .NET by building a Windows Store radio application.
Creating Web applications with a consistent interface can be time-consuming. Using Twitter Bootstrap, you can quickly scaffold out nice-looking Web applications. Here's how.
- By Ondrej Balas
Naming conventions are obviously a good thing, right? Not necessarily -- and only if you understand the problem they solve.
The company also releases SDKs for .NET and iOS.
Eric Vogel covers the Oculus Rift VR headset and how to put it too good use in your .NET apps in Part 1 of this series.
After having a UI design invalidated during usability testing, Peter has to find a way to figure out what the user wants the application to do.
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.
Remote debugging is another welcome update.
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.
Visual Studio 2013's new CodeLens feature provides a wide variety of information to the developer, all while never leaving the code editing window.
- By Mickey Gousset
Microsoft adds a libraries feed that is as fully supported as the .NET Framework.
64-bit Edit and Continue is the key feature addition.
Use custom-built .NET 4.0 classes to connect an application to a SQL Server 2012 database.
- By Frank Solomon