• News

    Visual Studio 14 Update: CTP 4 Slims Down

    Fourth in line of public previews comes with improvements to ASP.NET vNext, the Common Language Runtime, and C++ debugging and C# language constructs. 10/09/2014

  • News

    Xamarin Evolves, Adds to Its Mobile App Solution Offerings

    The mobile apps company continues to add to its growing suite of tools, with the introduction of new tools and features for mobile app monitoring and testing. These were announced at its conference in Atlanta this week. 10/08/2014

  • Practical .NET

    vNext: What's in It for You?

    Here's a grab bag of what you might find useful in the next version of the .NET Framework. It's good news for everyone but ASP.NET Web Form developers. 10/08/2014

  • Files and Classes: Organize by Use

    One file equals one class? Not really. 10/07/2014

  • News

    Splunk Simplifies System, Mobile App Health

    Splunk announced updated Splunk Enterprise 6.2 and debuts cloud-based Splunk MINT at its user confab in Las Vegas. 10/07/2014

  • Redmond Review

    Making Windows 10 Continuum Mode Work for Developers

    Continuum mode takes developers to the next evolutionary step, but Microsoft has to offer developers a more universal approach to developing Windows 10 apps for the various devices and form factors. 10/06/2014

  • Practical TypeScript

    Responding to Events with TypeScript and Backbone

    Peter upgrades his Backbone/Typescript to respond to the event raised when the user selects an item in a dropdown list by retrieving related data from a Web API service. 10/06/2014

  • NimbleText: An Editor, Only Better

    If you need to manipulate a text file of data outside of Visual Studio to convert it into something else (code, for instance, or just a better data file), use NimbleText. 10/02/2014

  • News

    SQL Server 2008 SP4: Really, That's It This Time

    The differences between this release and the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 release from last week are distinct enough to warrant separate releases. 10/02/2014

  • Modern C++

    Compiler Basics How-To, Part 4: Improving the Parser

    Now you have compiler fundamentals down pat, let's move on to some of the techniques you can use to improve the parser's design and performance. 10/01/2014

  • News

    SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 Is Last One You'll See

    Microsoft makes good on commitment to continue improving older solutions, but the support will eventually end for this version as a newer, cloudified version 2014 takes over. 09/30/2014

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Simplifying Cross-Platform Mobile App Development with Xamarin.Forms

    Lots of decisions go into creating cross-platform apps. Without Xamarin.Forms, the decision process is almost too unwieldy. Here's how it can simplify your mobile development. 09/30/2014

  • DevDisasters

    Any Way the Wind Blows

    With the rate of turnover for developers of Ventozoom's flagship application, some part of the system must be cursed. After Robert joined the team, and seeing how his predecessor handled dictionaries, he can understand. 09/29/2014

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Xamarin.Forms: What Developers Make of It

    Developers tell us why they use it and what benefit they derive from the tooling, and Xamarin developer Craig Dunn goes over the decisionmaking process when choosing between Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.iOS or Xamarin.Android. 09/29/2014

  • News

    Cloud-Based Apps Usage High in Enterprises

    A Cloud Security Alliance survey shows discrepancy between vendors and IT pros when asked about the number of cloud-based apps installed in the workplace. 09/26/2014

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