.NET Framework


Web API 2 Routing Attributes, Part 1

Eric Vogel covers how to use the new Web API 2 routing attributes to create a Web service in Part 1 of this series.

Neural Network Training Using Back-Propagation

James McCaffrey explains the common neural network training technique known as the back-propagation algorithm.

Next Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2012, Update 4 Available

The update appears to be bug fixes only.

No Comment, Part 3: Writing 'Really Obvious Code'

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.

Visual Studio 2013 RC Now Available

It will RTM the same day Windows 8.1 hits general availability.

What's New in Windows 8.1 Background Tasks

A look at the improvements and new features of the updated collection of background APIs.

Building and Testing a View Model in TypeScript

Peter Vogel continues to build out a TypeScript project by defining a view model. Along the way he looks at defining interfaces, setting up constructors, creating optional parameters and initializing arrays in TypeScript.

ASP.NET MVC 5 Authentication Filters

Learn how to use the new Authentication filters in ASP.NET MVC 5, currently in developer preview.

Leveraging Claims-Based Security in ASP.NET 4.5

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 support for claims-based security can make your existing authorization system more powerful and flexible, even if you never intend to start working with third-party security providers. Plus, it's backward-compatible with virtually all of the authorization code you're already using.

Test-driven Development with Visual Studio 2012: Part 2

In Part 2 of his column, Mickey Gousset dives deeper into the Test Explorer window.

Unit Test Your iOS Apps

Learn how to write both code and tests that can be shared across multiple platforms.

Guthrie: MSDN Subscribers Leaving Thousands in Azure Credits on the Table

Scott Guthrie encouraged developers at the Visual Studio Live! conference this morning to take advantage of their Windows Azure credits through their Microsoft Developer Network subscriptions.

Run ASP.NET Web API Inside Your Application

ASP.NET Web API is a solid communications framework, and many applications can benefit from breaking free of IIS by including an embedded ASP.NET Web API server.

Visual Studio Tip: Close the Windows You Want

When you have too many Editor windows open, you can pick which Windows you don't need any more and close them all with a single click.

Visual Studio App Installer Updated

Many devs still miss the Microsoft-built installer included with Visual Studio 2010 and earlier versions.

The Observer Pattern in .NET

The Observer Pattern is the foundation of Model View Controller (MVC) development. In this article, you'll learn how to use it by building a simple email application.

Security Considerations and Best Practices for WCF 4 Apps

The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) framework can be vulnerable to phishing and other attacks. Learn how to protect it with these tactics.

TypeScript Gets Faster, Adds Language Support with Update

The latest version fixes a compiler slowdown caused by the last version.

Windows 8 Contracts and Extensions: Search

Don't re-invent the wheel when building your Windows 8 apps. Instead, save coding time by using (and customizing) the Search contract to add this critical piece of functionality.

Using the C++ Spell Checking API

Learn how to add spell checking to your applications.

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