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Microsoft Releases TypeScript 0.9

The big update in the latest version is the introduction of generics.

Test-Driven Development with TypeScript

Set up a TDD environment for test applications by choosing and integrating a toolset that works with Visual Studio. It's not a completely satisfying solution, but it's enough to start building an application.

NuGet Package Restore Workaround

Microsoft provides a solution for compatibility issues with the NuGet package restore feature.

Creating LINQ-Enabled Frameworks

Harness the power of query expressions to develop powerful frameworks.

Windows Azure Gets Major Update to Mobile Services

Microsoft also announces that every Azure customer gets a free 20MB database to use for a year with Web Sites and Mobile Services.

Telerik Releases DevCraft Q2 2013

Updated dev tools bundle focuses on touch, enterprise and enabling "occasionally connected" devices.

Microsoft: Newer Versions of Visual Studio Can Load Older Projects

The company calls this ability "round-tripping," and says that Visual Studio 2013 will be able to load projects as far back as Visual Studio 2010.

Create a Flexible Security System for the ASP.NET Platform in the .NET Framework 4.5

Sometimes you need more than roles to effectively manage authorizing user requests. You can do that without moving to claims-based security in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 by creating your own user object.

Best Practices for Transitioning from ASP.NET to Windows 8 Development

One key change that will smooth your transition from ASP.NET to Windows 8 is to think like a designer from the outset.

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation Server 2013

At TechEd, Microsoft reveals the next release of Visual Studio will be available later this year.

Typemock Releases Isolator 7.4

The new version of the .NET-focused unit-testing product aims to quickly find and fix bugs.

Finding the Problems in Your UI and Listening to Users Effectively

While there are several tools available to monitor your application's performance, when it comes to improving your UI, it's your understanding of your users that's critical to finding problems.

Microsoft Dramatically Lowers Azure Pricing for Developers

MSDN subscribers get a host of new benefits as well, including credit toward Azure time, making cloud-based development free in some cases.

C++ Introspection

C++ has several methods -- including the <type_traits> header and runtime type information -- to help your application make type-based decisions.

Visual Studio Collaboration, Anywhere

Mickey Gousset reviews a Visual Studio extension that provides real-time collaboration options.

Create Object Clones Through the Prototype Pattern in .NET

The Prototype Pattern involves cloning objects. Learn how to create both deep and shallow clones for instances in your program where creating a new object won't work.

Winds of Change: Azure Is Breaking Through

Windows Azure may have been slow out of the gate, but Microsoft's efforts to make it more of an Infrastructure as a Service platform is starting to pay off.

Microsoft Releases Next Iteration of Visual Studio 2012 , Update 3

The latest version is Release Candidate (RC) 2, and Microsoft says it's safe for production use.

The Decorator Pattern in .NET

The decorator pattern is a good way to add extensibility to an application, as it follows SOLID design principles. Learn how to use it by adding validation logic to a form.

Moving from Partial Views to AJAX Calls

Use AJAX and some JavaScript libraries to decouple your data and presentation logic.

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