The cloud wars heat up as Amazon promises easier deployment and scalability for database and application developers.
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.
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.
PowerPoint Storyboarding, a new feature of Visual Studio 11, brings new dimensions to UI design.
- By Mark Michaelis
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."
- By John K. Waters
Major browsers support CSS3 gradients (including Internet Explorer 10), but with different rendering engines, it's still good to have fallbacks.
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.
- By Andrew J. Brust
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?
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.
Was there confusion at Microsoft's Web-focused show? Sure. But from Papa's Perspective, that wasn't a bad thing.
Eric Vogel covers how to use the Windows 8 local data storage APIs to cache application data.
The latest edition of the control suite for ASP.NET offers almost every kind of control that a developer would need -- with one-third of the controls supporting ASP.NET MVC.
Microsoft axes its Web-focused developer conference, at which major announcements used to be made.
Nick Randolph looks at how you can use a UriMapper to help structure your Windows Phone application.
- By Nick Randolph
In WPF and Silverlight,you can separate your UI logic into a set of Command classes that facilitate loose coupling, testable designs, and reusability.