The JIT compiler will also be the new codebase for future compilers across platforms.
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.
- By Ondrej Balas
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."
Create a Windows Store app that consumes a Web API service.
Think of a Team Room as a collaborative chat workspace that records everything that happens on your team. In addition to being a real-time chat room, it also integrates with TFS to display data and interactions.
- By Mickey Gousset
A special upgrade price for Visual Studio 2013 Professional saves $200 over regular upgrade price.
New Monitoring Agent uses IntelliTrace capabilities.
Claims-based security lets you manage your site's authorization process using any criteria that makes sense to you. And the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 provides some performance support for you once you start using claims-based security.
Quickly populate your applications with fake names, addresses, phone numbers and much more with freely available libraries.
- By Ondrej Balas
Best Practices Analyzer, command-line tool among new functionality.
The use of constructor/destructor pairs for resource management is the most important feature that distinguishes C++ from its predecessor.
Here's an example of how user stories, personas, usability testing and the practicalities of navigating with a mouse define a UI. Peter Vogel also discusses how he feels about error messages.
Eric Vogel covers how to use the new Web API 2 routing attributes to create a Web service in Part 1 of this series.
James McCaffrey explains the common neural network training technique known as the back-propagation algorithm.
- By James McCaffrey
The update appears to be bug fixes only.
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