2/1/2012

10 Rules for Building a Windows Phone App

There's a right way and a wrong way to build Windows Phone applications. These 10 tips will help you do it the right way.


In-Depth

Top 10 Tips for Building a Windows Phone App

There's a right way and a wrong way to build Windows Phone applications. These 10 tips can help you do it the right way.


Making Do with Absent Foreign Keys

The absence of foreign key properties in classes adds some challenges to working in disconnected apps.


Demystifying the C# Yield-Return Mechanism

You can write cleaner, more efficient code with Yield-Return; the key is knowing the right situations for using the statement.


C# Corner

Simplify Your Projections with AutoMapper

Tired of mapping your classes from one format to another? A convention-based, open source library can help alleviate some of those coding headaches.


DevDisasters

Arrested Development: VB6 Now and Forever

When Brett was hired on as a senior analyst, he wasn't surprised to learn that the older platforms were built around Visual Basic 6 (VB6), which was no longer supported by Microsoft.


Frameworks

Startups 101

"Lean Startup" is all about making sure there's a market for your product before you start writing code.


Letters from Readers

Reader Feedback: Developer Salary Survey

Our first-ever salary survey indicated that .NET developers on average were still getting salary increases despite a tough economy.


Papa's Perspective

2 Great JavaScript Data-Binding Libraries

JavaScript libraries help you build powerful, data-driven HTML5 apps.


Practical .NET

Creating the Perfect ASP.NET UI with Web Parts and User Controls

Web Parts and User Controls let you easily build customizable UIs with the same tools you use to create inflexible user interfaces -- and implement an MVC-like pattern in ASP.NET.


Redmond Review

Big Data and SQL Server: Disruption or Harmony?

By responding to potential threats with thoughtfulness, and a zeal to add value, SQL and Big Data could be big business for Redmond.


Product Reviews

DevExpress Unleashes New Controls for ASP.NET

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.


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