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Retrieving Data with Backbone and TypeScript

Peter creates an AJAX-enabled application using TypeScript with Backbone that talks to a Web API service. He also upgrades to the latest version of Backbone TypeScript support, causing several things to break -- but it does result in better, simpler code.

As Azure Summits Competitive Mountain, Will .NET Devs Take a Longer Look?

Azure has caught up with AWS in many areas. In a couple of others, it's actually pulled ahead.

Be More Social: oAuth, Facebook and Xamarin

How to use Xamarin.Auth, Xamarin.Social, and the Facebook SDK for Android to interact with Facebook within a Xamarin.Android application.

Neural Network Weight Decay and Restriction

Weight decay and weight restriction are two closely related, optional techniques that can be used when training a neural network. This article explains exactly what weight decay and weight restriction are, and how to use them with an existing neural network application or implement them in a custom application.

The Last Step in UI Design: Scripting Interaction

An interaction script bridges the gap between designing concepts and actually adding controls to forms. The interaction script will tell you what your application needs to do, leading you (finally) to what controls you need on which forms.

Lost in Translation

After Wayne's employer decided to bring some outsourced code back in house, he discovered that developers in Kerbleckistan were doing some serious innovating in the science of passing parameters.

Compiler Basics, Part 3: Syntax Analysis

Kenny Kerr continues his series about compiler fundamentals by introducing the syntax analysis, grammars, and the act of parsing or interpreting source code.

Leveraging User Mental Models To Create Effective User Interfaces

The principles of great UI design start from a different place than the principles that lead to great application design. They both end up in exactly the same place, though.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 3: Larger Applications

Ondrej Balas continues his series on refactoring code for dependency injection, focusing on techniques that make it easier to refactor complex applications.

Bridging the User Interface Design Gap

The best thing you can do in order to create a great UI is to stop thinking about UI design.

HTTP Debugging Tools: Buy, Borrow or Build Your Own Tools?

When you need a specialty development tool like an HTTP debugger, you have a few options. I'll take a look at the popular current offerings and talk to some of their developers about the experience of building these apps.

How To Use the Windows Phone 8.1 GridView and ListView Controls

If you're used to ListBox or LongListSelector, find out how the GridView and ListView controls for Windows Phone 8.1 can do it better.

Standardized Navigation Principles for Android App Development

Navigation in mobile devices is an important consideration. If a user isn't able to navigate an app, he might quickly abandon it. Learn the navigation principles of Android to keep this from happening to you.

Test-Driven Development with Entity Framework 6

You can completely disconnect your test code from your database with Entity Framework 6 in .NET and Visual Studio. You just need a little bit of custom code for your application, along with some boilerplate code.

The $100,000 Deadline

A critical auditing app was as down as the floor of the Grand Canyon. And each day it was down was a six-figure fine.

How to Automate IIS 7 Configuration with .NET

Are you tired of manually configuring IIS sites (adding Web sites, application pools, virtual directories and so on)? Use C# and the Microsoft.Web.Administration Namespace to simplify your life (or at least IIS configuration).

Compiler Basics, Part 2: Building the Scanner

Kenny Kerr continues his series about compiler fundamentals by considering how the original source code may be converted into a stream of tokens.

Rendering the Page with Backbone and TypeScript

Backbone provides an elegant way to encapsulate the code necessary to get your data and HTML onto the page. Peter shows how to make it work in TypeScript.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 2: Composition Root

Ondrej Balas continues his discussion on refactoring your code for dependency injection, this time focusing on the composition root pattern.

Deep Neural Networks: A Getting Started Tutorial

Deep Neural Networks are the more computationally powerful cousins to regular neural networks. Learn exactly what DNNs are and why they are the hottest topic in machine learning research.

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