Web Development


Silverlight Skills Carry Over to Windows 8 'Metro Style' Apps

Windows 8 is an early preview, but has enough of its shape to show XAML developers that their skills are applicable.

WebSockets for Faster, More Scalable Ajax Applications

If you want to call a service you can—but the service can't call you back. WebSockets offers the potential for real, two way communications -- and it's as simple as calling a Web Service.

Using MEF to Retrieve Connection Strings

Rather than try to ensure that he's getting the right config file for his production and test systems, Peter Vogel lets the application configure itself, using the Managed Extensibility Framework to enable automatic selection of the right connection string

MVVM in 5 Minutes

Learn MVVM fundamentals by building this simple Twitter app.

HTML5 Rages On

Visual Studio readers sound off on HTML5; some love it, others, well...

ASP.NET: Managing DOM Events Interoperably

Peter Vogel introduces you to the new dynamic event model for JavaScript that's available in all the contemporary browsers.

Free Tool: Create Reliable Services with NServiceBus

NServiceBus can help you create more reliable .NET services. It may not be as "free" as it appears, though.

Retemplating a Control and Adding Visual States with Expression Blend

Learn how to easily create a toggle button in Expression Blend by retemplating a control and adding visual states.

Effective JavaScript Tips

JavaScript can be unwieldy. But using techniques like separation and Revealing Module Pattern can get it under control.

HTML5 for ASP.NET Developers

The technologies bundled as HTML5 finally support what developers have been trying to get HTML to do for decades.

Papa's Got a Brand New Mag

Keith Ward discusses his new position, and has questions for Microsoft's upcoming BUILD conference.

Client-Side Data Management with NetAdvantage for jQuery

Infragistics provides a toolkit for creating data-driven applications using client-side code that accesses a variety of data sources, both in the page and back on the client.

Advanced AOP Techniques

Aspect Oriented Programming is great for handling cross-cutting concerns such as logging, security, and threading.

Expression Blend Drawing Tips

Papa shows how to build a simple button using Expression Blend.

Windows 8 Sneak Peek

The makeup of teams working on Windows 8 provides some clues to the OS's functions.

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