• Cloudera Big Data Partnership Adds Azure Options

    Microsoft's continued expansion of data developer services in its Azure cloud was highlighted this week by a partnership with Cloudera Inc., one of the "big three" Big Data players with enterprise offerings based on Apache Hadoop. 10/23/2014

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Xamarin Tools: Components, Components, Components!

    The Xamarin tool ecosystem is gaining popularity, as more developers continue to build tools with mobility in mind. Here's how to use them in your projects. 10/23/2014

  • News

    Mendix Aids in Cross-Platform Mobile App Dev

    No programming skills? No problem - you can still build PhoneGap-based mobile apps. For developers, Mendix streamlines the process. 10/22/2014

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    14 Tools and Extensions for Web App Development

    Web development is easier when you've got the right tools at hand. Here are 14 tools and extensions for building Web apps. 10/22/2014

  • Practical .NET

    Writing Cleaner Code with Reactive Extensions

    When you have a process that can return multiple results over time, then .NET Framework Reactive Extensions will let you simplify your code and manage it better. 10/21/2014

  • News

    Infragistics Extends Mobile App Dev Tools

    Infragistics has updated its developer toolkit with new functionality including increased support for building cross-platform mobile apps. 10/17/2014

  • News

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 Nears Completion

    A release candidate that rolls up the most recent features -- work item tracking improvements, addition of the Stakeholder license, Git-based pull requests/code reviews -- bug fixes, and issues is a prelude to the final version expected in the coming months. 10/17/2014

  • News

    New Python Tools for Visual Studio Aim for Web

    Python 2.1 for Visual Studio adds templates for working with Python-based Web frameworks from Django, Bottle and Flask. 10/16/2014

  • Neural Network Lab

    Neural Network Training Using Simplex Optimization

    Simplex optimization is one of the simplest algorithms available to train a neural network. Understanding how simplex optimization works, and how it compares to the more commonly used back-propagation algorithm, can be a valuable addition to your machine learning skill set. 10/16/2014

  • Apache Storm Integration Leads Expansion of Azure Data Services

    Microsoft today announced Apache Storm technology for real-time Big Data analytics will be integrated with Microsoft Azure, highlighting several expansions of the company's cloud computing platform. 10/15/2014

  • News

    Microsoft Cozies Up To Docker

    Microsoft and Docker will work on integrating Docker's open source container technology with Windows Server, with native deployment and management from any Azure cloud. 10/15/2014

  • Practical .NET

    Building a Useful HTML Helper for ASP.NET MVC Views

    Creating a full-featured extension for the ASP.NET MVC HtmlHelper class sounds like a lot of work. But, because of the way the Microsoft .NET Framework works, it's almost trivially easy. To show that, here's an EditBlockFor method that adds a label, a textbox and a validation message to your ASP.NET View. 10/14/2014

  • News

    Azure Improves Table Storage Paging

    Incremental improvement to Azure Mobile Services .NET Backend Azure Storage Extension and Windows Azure Mobile Services will ease table navigation pain with Web apps. 10/14/2014

  • Mobile Corner

    Add Azure Active Directory Support to Azure Mobile Services-Enabled Windows Phone Apps

    Windows Phone applications can use Azure Active Directory to authenticate users and authorize access to Azure Mobile Services. Nick Randolph walks through the process, step by step. 10/13/2014

  • Speed Up Apps by Doubling Up on Database Access

    Just because you're using ADO.NET to update data doesn't mean you can't also grasp the opportunity to retrieve some data and save yourself a trip to the database. 10/10/2014

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