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Standardized Navigation Principles for Android App Development

Navigation in mobile devices is an important consideration. If a user isn't able to navigate an app, he might quickly abandon it. Learn the navigation principles of Android to keep this from happening to you.

Test-Driven Development with Entity Framework 6

You can completely disconnect your test code from your database with Entity Framework 6 in .NET and Visual Studio. You just need a little bit of custom code for your application, along with some boilerplate code.

Microsoft Open Sources its Open XML SDK

It's been made a project on Github.

How to Automate IIS 7 Configuration with .NET

Are you tired of manually configuring IIS sites (adding Web sites, application pools, virtual directories and so on)? Use C# and the Microsoft.Web.Administration Namespace to simplify your life (or at least IIS configuration).

Microsoft Creates Feedback Site for API Requests

An old Silverlight feature is the top vote-getter so far on UserVoice.

Rendering the Page with Backbone and TypeScript

Backbone provides an elegant way to encapsulate the code necessary to get your data and HTML onto the page. Peter shows how to make it work in TypeScript.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 2: Composition Root

Ondrej Balas continues his discussion on refactoring your code for dependency injection, this time focusing on the composition root pattern.

Visual Studio Online Update Adds Pull Requests

The feature, which is for code stored in Git, will eventually be added to local copies of Visual Studio.

Microsoft Opens Docker to Azure

The open source application packaging platform gets 1.0 support on Microsoft's cloud.

Shedding Tiers: Stop Thinking in Terms of Layers

Thinking in terms of layers or tiers really isn't much help to you. Stop doing it: The single responsibility principle and design patterns are all you really need.

Xamarin Support Added to Azure Mobile Services Offline

The upgrade is made possible by using SQLitePCL.

CTP 2 Released for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

While this one isn't for use on production servers, the next one likely will be.

How To Simplify Asynchronous Programming with Await and Async

Prune your Entity Framework with the help of asynchronous methods.

Connect Windows Phone to Desktop Apps Remotely

Remote Desktop App for Windows Phone 8.1 has limitations that rankle some, though.

Virtual Reality in .NET, Part 3: 3D With Distortion and Head Tracking

Go deeper into the Oculus Rift SDK.

Visual Studio '14' CTP Available as Azure VM

MSDN subscribers can try it for free with their Microsoft-supplied credits.

Satya Nadella: So Far, So Good

Microsoft's newest CEO seems to understand the challenges Microsoft faces, and is positioning the company to re-assert its preeminent place in the industry.

Azure Behind Only Amazon in Gartner Cloud Rankings

Gartner also says Azure is still "Microsoft-centric," appealing primarily to .NET developers.

Visual Studio '14' CTP Released

It's a preview of the next version of the IDE, expected to hit in 2015.

Better Alerts for Visual Studio's Application Insights

The tool was entirely rebuilt for better monitoring of applications.

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