Windows 8 is an early preview, but has enough of its shape to show XAML developers that their skills are applicable.
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.
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
Learn MVVM fundamentals by building this simple Twitter app.
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NServiceBus can help you create more reliable .NET services. It may not be as "free" as it appears, though.
Learn how to easily create a toggle button in Expression Blend by retemplating a control and adding visual states.
The technologies bundled as HTML5 finally support what developers have been trying to get HTML to do for decades.
Keith Ward discusses his new position, and has questions for Microsoft's upcoming BUILD conference.
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.
Aspect Oriented Programming is great for handling cross-cutting concerns such as logging, security, and threading.
Papa shows how to build a simple button using Expression Blend.
The makeup of teams working on Windows 8 provides some clues to the OS's functions.