4/1/2012

An Agile Primer

In the mobile world, it's all about time to market. If you're not riding the Agile wave, it's time to get on board.


In-Depth

An Agile Primer

Agile development is growing in popularity for a reason: It results in faster time to market and, in most cases, better software.


Integrating Bing Maps With WPF

Bing Maps moves beyond Silverlight and AJAX with the new native WPF Control, which enables you to build interactive tools for visualizing geographical data on the desktop.


C# Corner

Using Aspect-Oriented Programming to Initialize and Connect WPF Commands

See how a simple interceptor can help reduce the amount of coding needed to initialize your Windows Presentation Foundation ICommand properties.


DevDisasters

Reverse Psychology

Everything at Henry's company revolved around contracts with vendors. The IT department had relied on the aptly named Contract Manager -- the sole remaining Visual Basic 6 client-server application -- to support that business for the past 12 years.


Frameworks

Visual Studio Agility

Our cover story this month on Agile development comes at a good time, coinciding with the recent release of the Visual Studio 11 beta.


Letters from Readers

Reader Feedback: Inside Visual Studio 11, MIX Nixed, More

Our March 2012 cover story, "More Power," offered a tour of the productivity tools in Visual Studio 11 (still a code name) just in time for the release of the beta previews. Readers share their initial reactions to the updated beta tooling.


Mobile Corner

Working with ListBoxes in a Windows Phone Application

By overriding templates, you can modify the look and feel of the ListBox without changing the underlying behavior.


Papa's Perspective

Code Reuse with External Templates and Knockout.js

External templates allow you to reduce the code in your main HTML page, and reuse it in multiple places.


Practical .NET

Integrating Validation with the Entity Framework

Validation should begin as close to your database as possible: in your Entity Framework entities. Here's how you can integrate validation code into both the entities the Entity Framework generates and the ones you write.


Redmond Review

Microsoft, the MVP Summit and the New Normal

The MVP Summit, from which I've just returned, is a very important event.


Product Reviews

Build Ribbon UIs for SharePoint and Office 365 with Add-in Express

If you want to customize the SharePoint 2010 and Office 365 Ribbon, the Add-in Express Ribbon Designer eases UI development in the cloud.


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