.NET Framework


Compiler Basics, Part 3: Syntax Analysis

Kenny Kerr continues his series about compiler fundamentals by introducing the syntax analysis, grammars, and the act of parsing or interpreting source code.

Leveraging User Mental Models To Create Effective User Interfaces

The principles of great UI design start from a different place than the principles that lead to great application design. They both end up in exactly the same place, though.

NuGet 3 Nearing Completion

CTP 1 of the Microsoft development platform package manager introduces a new package source, speeds up performance and adds a debugger console.

Microsoft Rolls Out IoT Developer Portal

Next up: Developer kits to roll out to early registrants, along with open source code for building Internet of Things-connected apps and devices.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 3: Larger Applications

Ondrej Balas continues his series on refactoring code for dependency injection, focusing on techniques that make it easier to refactor complex applications.

Bridging the User Interface Design Gap

The best thing you can do in order to create a great UI is to stop thinking about UI design.

Visual Studio "14" CTP 2 Now Available for Testing

Following up the release of Visual Studio "14" CTP a little more than a month ago, Microsoft released another CTP just this week.

VS Online To Add Stakeholder License

Visual Studio Online adds two new features: a free "Stakeholder" license that allows limited accessibility, and access to the Test Hub for those on Visual Studio Online Advanced.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Ready for Live Production

The final version is expected sometime this summer.

Visual Studio Mobile App Testing Improved

Microsoft and Perfecto Mobile announced new features for mobile app testing in Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure.

How To Use the Windows Phone 8.1 GridView and ListView Controls

If you're used to ListBox or LongListSelector, find out how the GridView and ListView controls for Windows Phone 8.1 can do it better.

Microsoft to Buy SyntaxTree, Make Gaming Plugin Free

The UnityVS add-on allows Unity developers to work within Visual Studio.

Standardized Navigation Principles for Android App Development

Navigation in mobile devices is an important consideration. If a user isn't able to navigate an app, he might quickly abandon it. Learn the navigation principles of Android to keep this from happening to you.

Test-Driven Development with Entity Framework 6

You can completely disconnect your test code from your database with Entity Framework 6 in .NET and Visual Studio. You just need a little bit of custom code for your application, along with some boilerplate code.

Microsoft Open Sources its Open XML SDK

It's been made a project on Github.

How to Automate IIS 7 Configuration with .NET

Are you tired of manually configuring IIS sites (adding Web sites, application pools, virtual directories and so on)? Use C# and the Microsoft.Web.Administration Namespace to simplify your life (or at least IIS configuration).

Microsoft Creates Feedback Site for API Requests

An old Silverlight feature is the top vote-getter so far on UserVoice.

Rendering the Page with Backbone and TypeScript

Backbone provides an elegant way to encapsulate the code necessary to get your data and HTML onto the page. Peter shows how to make it work in TypeScript.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 2: Composition Root

Ondrej Balas continues his discussion on refactoring your code for dependency injection, this time focusing on the composition root pattern.

Visual Studio Online Update Adds Pull Requests

The feature, which is for code stored in Git, will eventually be added to local copies of Visual Studio.

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