Visual Studio Toolbox
Windows Azure is Microsoft's stack of cloud computing resources that lets you build Web apps and services based on the Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio and SQL Server tools with which you're already familiar. Here's a collection of tools and information that will get you writing apps for Windows Azure today.
If you find yourself writing the same data conversion code over and over again -- and the conversion might sometimes go wrong -- you can centralize the conversion code with the explicit keyword.
It will eventually replace the JIT64 compiler, allowing for faster program starts.
If you're using MSMQ to offload work from your Web site, you have a number of ways to pick up those messages, including processing those messages as soon as they turn up.
TypeScript 1.0 is nearing reality.
Developers can search for incompatibilities between their own code and .NET more easily than ever.
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.