.NET Framework


Going Beyond Usernames and Roles with Claims-Based Security in .NET 4.5

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.

Updated: Cloud-Based iOS and Android Tool Gets Visual Studio Extension

Telerik's Icenium compiles HTML/JavaScript/CSS programs into their iOS and Android counterparts.

Are You Faking? Dynamically Generate Test Data at Run Time

Quickly populate your applications with fake names, addresses, phone numbers and much more with freely available libraries.

Building and Testing a Web API Service

As part of building a client-side application in a test-driven way and using TypeScript, Peter creates a Web API service and writes a test that proves he can access it from JavaScript code -- though there are some "wrinkles" in making this work. Along the way, he has an insight about TypeScript versus other, first-class .NET languages.

Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools Released

Best Practices Analyzer, command-line tool among new functionality.

Resource Management in the Windows API

The use of constructor/destructor pairs for resource management is the most important feature that distinguishes C++ from its predecessor.

UI Practicalities: Managing Data

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.

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.

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