Take control of your application's behavior and move toward dependency injection by refactoring your existing code.
- By Ondrej Balas
Visual Studio 2013 came with a new version of Web API. The Web API 2.1 update includes a host of new features, including support for Binary JSON. Learn how to leverage BSON by building a Web API 2.1 service.
Many developers are unhappy that future releases won't be supported on Visual Studio 2012 and earlier.
Backbone is a popular library for creating MVC/MVVM-like applications in your client. Here's an introduction to Backbone and some best practices for creating a Single-Page Application with TypeScript.
Data from TFS versions as far back as 2010 can be transferred.
The API integrates many third-party tools and cloud-based services using standard Web technologies.
ASP.NET vNEXT, Apache Cordova tooling also announced.
Giving a keynote presentation at the VSLive! conference this week, noted speaker Billy Hollis decried the "fixation" on unit testing, among other topics.
Microsoft's Craig Kitterman demonstrated cloud-based load testing and monitoring for applications.
Better debugging, support for Async are among the highlights.
Peter Vogel moves a Windows Form to a modern design pattern, which forces him to think about how his code should be divided up among his classes. In the end, he comes up with some rules for making those decisions.
It may look like a simple point upgrade, but it isn't. Examine more closely, and you'll see why the latest iteration of Windows Phone is a big deal.
- By Nick Randolph
The problem appears to be related to the location of the setup executable.
Soon, devs will even be able to build a Windows Phone app on OS X.
Previous versions only covered up to .NET Framework 3.5.
Even in a Code First environment, you can call a stored procedure from a DbContext object. But it's a lot easier if you use the visual designer.
Connect to Twitter from a mobile application using OAuth with the Xamarin.Auth library, along with Joe Mayo's LINQ To Twitter library.
- By Wallace McClure
Resources for using the popular distributed source code control and collaboration tools Git and Mercurial on Windows.
- By Terrence Dorsey
The installer was removed after Visual Studio 2010, and led to an outcry among developers.
Complex Types let you reuse structures in your database design. But unless you've been very lucky around the names in your database, you probably couldn't use Complex Types -- until Entity Framework 6, that is.