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Managing Complex Web Requests

A complex ASP.NET MVC form can drive you to a big, ugly action method that handles all the functionality the page offers. The ActionMethodSelector provides a clean way to separate that logic over multiple methods, provided you understand a key distinction of which many ASP.NET MVC developers aren't aware.

Creating Complex XML Documents with XML Literals

If you're creating an XML document and want to write code that you'll actually be able to maintain … well, it may be time to learn a little Visual Basic, just so you can use XML Literals. It's a good solution even for C# shops.

How To Take Control of Amazon Web Services from Within Your .NET Application

See how the .NET SDK uses consistent naming and patterns, making it easy to work with the myriad of Web services that AWS provides.

Neural Network Back-Propagation using Python

Python is James's preferred language for hybrid environments. Here's how to implement neural network back-propagation training using it.

Top 7 2014 Dev Tool Releases You Should Know About

It's been a great year for new development tools and technologies. We look back at seven releases that didn't get all the attention they deserve.

VB Is Not Dead: Coming Language Features in Visual Basic 14

Microsoft skips to naming the next version of Visual Basic, and commits to new language developments that are planned for release at the same time as the release of Visual Studio 15.

All Talk: Using the Mediator Pattern in .NET Framework

How can one class communicate with each another, yet know nothing about that other class? That's where the mediator pattern comes in, and Eric shows how to employ it in a .NET chat application.

Tips for Creating Windows Phone Apps Using Blend for Visual Studio 2015

Nick looks at the preview release of Blend for Visual Studio 2015 and demonstrates some tips and tricks that will save you time and help you build better looking Windows Phone applications.

Performing Multiple Actions from a Single ASP.NET MVC Form

Peter responds to a question: How, in an ASP.NET MVC form, can the user be given two submit Buttons that do two different things?

Microsoft's Lankford Explores Cloud Development

The Visual Studio ALM product manager leads the crowd at Live! 360 through some of the market forces driving cloud development.

Microsoft Announces It Will Open Source .NET, Releases New Visual Studio Tools

Microsoft also releases a bevy of next-generation Visual Studio tools, including Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a full-featured Visual Studio 2013 sans enterprise app development capabilities.

The Myth of Responsive Design

Peter explains why he doesn't believe in "responsive designs" that allow a single application to work in both the desktop and mobile environments.

Making the Move to Office 365

There are a handful of decisions to make before jumping over to Office 365.

ASP.NET MVC 5.1 New Features, Part 1: Attribute Routing

Eric Vogel covers some of the new features in ASP.NET MVC 5.1. In this first of a two-part series, he takes a good, long look at some new attribute routing options.

Making Windows 10 Continuum Mode Work for Developers

Continuum mode takes developers to the next evolutionary step, but Microsoft has to offer developers a more universal approach to developing Windows 10 apps for the various devices and form factors.

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