• Practical .NET

    Asynchronous MSMQ Processing

    Peter wraps up his look at offloading processing from the mainline of your application in order to improve response time by looking at processing message queues asynchronously. 03/25/2014

  • OData Moves Forward

    OData version 4.0 has been approved as an OASIS standard, with many requisite libraries online and more coming. 03/21/2014

  • Code Focused

    Developing the Developer Community

    Community involvement is an often overlooked -- but increasingly important -- part of what it means to be a developer. 03/21/2014

  • News

    Client APIs for .NET Framework Released by Google

    The library is available via NuGet, and includes AdSense, Blogger and YouTube functionality. 03/21/2014

  • Modern C++

    SQLite Performance and Prepared Statements

    SQLite is a tremendously useful database for C++ developers. In this follow-up, Kenny Kerr shows various techniques for improving performance even further. 03/19/2014

  • News

    Microsoft RTMs SQL Server 2014

    Windows Azure HDInsight was also released, based on Hadoop 2.2. 03/18/2014

  • Microsoft Buying Xamarin?

    The two companies are talking, according to published reports. What would it mean for .NET developers? 03/18/2014

  • Practical TypeScript

    Creating a Client-Side Master-Detail Page in an AJAX App with TypeScript

    Using Breeze and Knockout, you just need a few lines of TypeScript code to create a master/detail page that retrieves records from the server when it has to, but skips the trip to the server when it isn't necessary. 03/17/2014

  • C# Corner

    ASP.NET MVC Extensibility with MEF

    How to use MEF to add validation rule components to an ASP.NET MVC Web application. 03/14/2014

  • Oracle/Java on Windows Azure and More Data Dev Tidbits

    Data development news this week includes the availability of Oracle software and Java on Windows Azure, a service to quickly turn SQL Server stored procedures into RESTful APIs and a database-comparison tool's early support for SQL Server 2014. 03/14/2014

  • Defining Conversions for Visual Basic Classes

    If you have code that converts one of your classes into something else, you can store that code where it belongs: in the class that's being converted. 03/13/2014

  • DevDisasters

    Unlucky 13?

    Would going above and beyond when fixing terrible code have serious consequences? 03/12/2014

  • Practical .NET

    A Constant Issue

    Defining constants in your application is a good thing. But if you understand constants you can also decide when you don't need to use them, how to name them, when to set up exceptions to your names and -- the best thing -- when to replace them with parameters. 03/11/2014

  • News

    Not Dead Yet: Windows XP Won't Go Away

    Even with support ending April 8, Windows XP still hangs on, even gaining market share according to some metrics. 03/10/2014

  • In-Depth

    7 More Top Tips for Visual Studio 2013

    Part 1 presented six top tips for Visual Studio 2013. Part 2 wraps up the series with seven more tips that every developer needs to know about the latest version of the Visual Studio IDE. 03/07/2014

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