Nick Randolph takes MvvmCross for a spin and shows how quickly you can build an application for Windows Phone and other mobile platforms.
If you find yourself writing the same data conversion code over and over again -- and the conversion is simple -- you can centralize the conversion code using C#'s implicit keyword.
Scott Hanselman's post about pervasive hatred toward Microsoft strikes a nerve with hundreds of readers.
Portable Class Libraries create a single DLL that can be used across platforms, making code sharing easier. Learn how to use them by building a weather app with a portable core.
The enhancements include integration with the ASP.NET Web API.
Visual Basic .NET has cracked the top 10 of a programming popularity index for the first time ever.
Visual Studio 2013, with the latest version of TypeScript, gives you the same kind of support you've come to expect when writing code in C# and Visual Basic.
Why user requests shouldn't always be granted.
Neural Network Lab
Evolutionary optimization (EO) is a type of genetic algorithm that can help minimize the error between computed output values and training data target output values. Use this demo program to learn to the method.
With Bing Code Search, Visual Studio developers get context-aware search capabilities from within IntelliSense.
Visual Studio 2013 has many new features; which ones are the most important? Here are the first six that promise to improve your productivity the greatest (more coming next month!)
Sometimes you can improve your application's response time by shunting some activities to offline processing -- sending an e-mail response, for instance. Here's how to use Microsoft Message Queue (available on both your development and production computers) to simplify the process.
A new version of the extension adds support to Visual Studio 2012; it originally supported only Visual Studio 2013.
Microsoft needs fixing. Here's a list of the first things the new CEO should consider taking on.
The developer service has had a number of outages since its introduction last November.