Visual Studio 2012


Unit Testing with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio Ultimate 2012

Mickey Gousset introduces you to unit testing SharePoint 2010 applications using the SharePoint Emulators.

Using MEF in a Windows Store App

Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.

Automated UI Testing with Visual Studio 2012

Learn how to effectively create UI automation tests that verify whether a Windows application is performing as expected.

Improving C++ Encapsulation with the Pimpl Idiom

.NET and Java developers are perplexed about the indiscreet way C++ discloses private class details. Pimpl (pointer-to-implementation) solves this problem by keeping secrets hidden from peepers.

A Lap Around the Windows Phone 8 SDK

Nick Randolph looks at the tools that make up the new Windows Phone 8 SDK.

Exploratory Testing in TFS 2012

Learn how Visual Studio 2012 makes exploratory testing quick and easy.

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

Should you wait for Service Pack 1? The new Update model is replacing Service Packs, according to Microsoft.

Infragistics' Windows 8 UI Tools Get a Running Start

NetAdvantage for Windows UI offers XAML and HTML/jQuery controls to Windows 8 developers.

Faking the Rest: Detouring Properties, Shimming Parameters and More

Peter finishes up his discussion of using the Fakes Framework with TDD in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate by looking at mocking properties and why you'd want to pass a shim as parameters.

Faking it Well: Effective Mocking with the Fakes Framework

Using shims in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate lets you easily bypass code—no matter how deeply buried—to test just the parts of your application that you want to test.

Local Workspaces in TFS 2012

A new feature in TFS 2012, Local Workspaces allows edits, renames and deletes to be done locally without any communication to the server.

Microsoft's Big Product Year

We're almost at the end of 2012, and it's been an amazing year for Microsoft product releases.

With TypeScript, Microsoft Embraces and Augments

TypeScript is designed to make JavaScript development scalable, something Microsoft clearly needs if it's to use JavaScript in its own work.

Team Foundation Services Officially Available

The collaboration tool had been in preview mode for a year.

New Version of .NET Framework, SDK for Windows Phone 8 Released

Upgrades to the development suite include CoreCLR and async programming.

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