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What Happened? Microsoft's Fritz Discusses Azure Outage and Building Azure Sites

Before launching into his presentation on the intricacies of building Azure-based Web sites, Microsoft's Jeffrey Fritz talks about Tuesday's widespread Azure outage that affected sites throughout most of the northern hemisphere.

Beyond Touch: Developing and The Future of Natural UI Design

Advances in touch-based computing opens up a host of new ways for users to interact with apps. Developers will need to keep up and be keenly aware of newer natural UI design methods, such as voice, gesture, and even neural inputs, says InterKnowlogy's Tim Huckaby.

New Windows CLI for Docker

Developers no longer need to take a side road through Linux hosts to manage Docker container deployments, now that a Windows CLI can offer a direct path from Windows environments.

Microsoft's Lankford Explores Cloud Development

The Visual Studio ALM product manager leads the crowd at Live! 360 through some of the market forces driving cloud development.

Unit Testing Makes Me Happy

Integrating unit testing into your coding practices can have some positive psychological effects on your programming career.

Entity Framework 6.1.2 in Beta

Version 6.1.2 contains some high-priority fixes that need to be tested in the wild before it is RTM'd; meanwhile, next version of Entity Framework might be version 7 or something else.

Leveraging Reactive Extensions for Asynchronous Processing

Reactive Extensions will let you catch interim results from a long running process. Coupled with the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 support for asynchronous processing, you don't even have to lock up your client while you process those results.

Visual F# 4.0 Preview

New, stabilized version of functional programming language available to those who are previewing Visual Studio 2015.

IoT Project AllJoyn To Be Integrated with Windows 10

Microsoft joins an alliance of companies who are working to develop an open source framework and services for Internet of Things-enabled device intercommunication. The results of that work is expected to show up in current versions of Windows and the forthcoming Windows 10.

Use Python with Your Neural Networks

A neural network implementation can be a nice addition to a Python programmer's skill set. If you're new to Python, examining a neural network implementation is a great way to learn the language.

Microsoft Announces It Will Open Source .NET, Releases New Visual Studio Tools

Microsoft also releases a bevy of next-generation Visual Studio tools, including Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a full-featured Visual Studio 2013 sans enterprise app development capabilities.

Waratek Lets Java Devs Secure Apps in Azure

Containerized, "bring-your-own security" solution consists of an Apache Tomcat app server with the Waratek Locker.

Out of Time

It’s crunch time for Ben and his team. After a long journey, their project to uplift their biggest client’s application code is nearly at an end. Hopefully they didn’t miss anything ...

ASP.NET MVC 5.1 New Features, Part 2: Bootstrap Integration

ASP.NET MVC 5.1 has new HTML helpers that can be used to ease Bootstrap integration, as well as enum data type binding.

Build Network-Aware Windows Phone Apps with Azure Mobile Services and Background Tasks

Here's how to build a Windows Phone application that synchronizes data with Azure Mobile Services, triggered when the device restores its network connection.

The Myth of Responsive Design

Peter explains why he doesn't believe in "responsive designs" that allow a single application to work in both the desktop and mobile environments.

Support Updates in a Page with TypeScript and Backbone

Peter extends his Backbone/Typescript application to support updating and deleting Customer objects. Along the way he discovers what looks like a bug in the way that Backbone and TypeScript work together.

MS Open Tech Previews IntelliJ Java IDE and Android Studio Plugin

The plugin is aimed at Android devs who want to connect apps to Office 365 services and Azure Mobile Services.

Parsing the BSON Beast

Like JSON, only in binary format, BSON is now easier to parse with built-in media type formatters that are included with ASP.NET Web API 2.2 Client Libraries. Here's how.

Making the Move to Office 365

There are a handful of decisions to make before jumping over to Office 365.

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