Web Development


3 Things You Need to Learn About CSS Selectors

If you haven't checked out CSS, understanding the most often used core selectors is a good place to start.

Windows 8: Advanced Live Tiles, Part 2

How to schedule live tile and badge updates in a Windows 8 application.

Building a Simpler WebSockets Service

Peter pays a final visit to the WCF 4.5 WebSockets implementation to take advantage of the WebSocketService class and build a service in six lines of code (not counting configuration and client-side code, of course).

Creating an HTTP Service with ASP.NET Web API

ASP.NET Web API allows you to write a service once and provide different output formats with little effort on the developer's side.

Altova MissionKit Review: All the Data Modeling Tools You Need

The Altova MissionKit is a bundle of great tools that work together, but unlike a control suite, the cost savings may not add up for some shops.

Giving Back to the OSS Community

While we often talk of how we can leverage OSS to deliver a higher-quality product, rarely do we talk about how we can give back to the OSS community.

Amazon Opens Cloud to SQL, ASP.NET Devs

The cloud wars heat up as Amazon promises easier deployment and scalability for database and application developers.

ASP.NET 4.5 Test-Drive

In the upcoming versions of Microsoft Web development tools, ASP.NET makes data binding more flexible while ASP.NET MVC makes creating AJAX applications and building mobile applications easier, among other goodies in both environments.

Implementing WebSockets in WCF 4.5

Peter introduces WCF 4.5's support for WebSockets first by describing why you care and then by setting up to build a bi-directional service using Windows Server 8, and Visual Studio 11.

Richer UI Design with PowerPoint Storyboarding

PowerPoint Storyboarding, a new feature of Visual Studio 11, brings new dimensions to UI design.

Live from Visual Studio Live!: Microsoft Opens Development of ASP.NET Projects

Scott Hanselman, senior program manager in Microsoft's Developer Division, said that the decision wasn't really about open source: "This is about open development."

5-Minute Tour of CSS3 Background Gradients

Major browsers support CSS3 gradients (including Internet Explorer 10), but with different rendering engines, it's still good to have fallbacks.

The Survival of Microsoft's Fittest

A certain Darwinian evolution is taking place at Microsoft. Some product species are more fit, with better chances for survival. You can understand and work with Microsoft's changes, rather than being passively impacted by them.

An Epic FAIL for this Web Service

The office where Peter L. works was abuzz with excitement one morning a few months ago when the familiar, bland corporate art was missing from the wall opposite the elevators.

Creating JavaScript UIs with the New Telerik HTML5 Framework

The Telerik Kendo UI framework for HTML5 apps is an excellent product. But even if you like it, should you buy a set of jQuery plug-ins that you can assemble together for free?

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