• The Power of Indexes

    Peter performs what seems like a miracle to his client: He cuts response time by 90% without writing a line of code. Of course, the client set Peter up for success. 01/08/2015

  • News

    Microsoft Mobile Report Offers Developers Pointers on App Success

    A December report on Windows Phone Store app downloads also offers some tips for developers looking to make it big with their mobile apps. 01/07/2015

  • Practical .NET

    Creating Complex XML Documents with XML Literals

    If you're creating an XML document and want to write code that you'll actually be able to maintain … well, it may be time to learn a little Visual Basic, just so you can use XML Literals. It's a good solution even for C# shops. 01/07/2015

  • News

    Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server Pricing, Licensing Updated

    Microsoft's new build/test pricing and licensing reductions that were proposed last month are now in effect. 01/06/2015

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Designing UIs for Multiple iOS 8 Devices

    Even Apple devices aren't immune to the dreaded OS fragmentation problem. Thankfully, Xamarin has a solution, and Wally looks into it this month. 01/06/2015

  • Practical TypeScript

    Integrating JavaScript with TypeScript (and Backbone and Knockout)

    Peter looks at how to call a JavaScript function from your TypeScript code and do it in a type-safe way. Along the way, he dramatically simplifies a Backbone application by integrating Knockout. 01/05/2015

  • Practical .NET

    Leveraging a Visual Studio Database Project

    Peter shows how a Visual Studio database project can make you more productive when making changes to your database. But a database project also gives you a variety of tools to let you keep track of what those changes are -- which will make moving those changes to your production environment considerably safer. 01/01/2015

  • Code Focused

    How To Take Control of Amazon Web Services from Within Your .NET Application

    See how the .NET SDK uses consistent naming and patterns, making it easy to work with the myriad of Web services that AWS provides. 12/30/2014

  • Neural Network Lab

    Neural Network Back-Propagation using Python

    Python is James's preferred language for hybrid environments. Here's how to implement neural network back-propagation training using it. 12/18/2014

  • News

    Bing Developer Assistant Released

    Bing Developer Assistant takes code searching to another level, searching well over 19M code samples, and adds contextual help and better error resolution from within Visual Studio. 12/18/2014

  • Giving Your Database Updates Enough Time

    If your database updates are timing out the first thing you should do is speed them up. But, when that isn't possible, you can give yourself some more time…if you pick the right property. 12/18/2014

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    Top 7 2014 Dev Tool Releases You Should Know About

    It's been a great year for new development tools and technologies. We look back at seven releases that didn't get all the attention they deserve. 12/17/2014

  • News

    VB Is Not Dead: Coming Language Features in Visual Basic 14

    Microsoft skips to naming the next version of Visual Basic, and commits to new language developments that are planned for release at the same time as the release of Visual Studio 15. 12/16/2014

  • Practical .NET

    In Praise of the Maintenance Programmer

    The developers building new applications are very nice people, of course. But the real heroes of the programming world are the developers maintaining and extending existing applications. 12/16/2014

  • Redmond Review

    Open Source, Cross Platform .NET: Round One to Microsoft

    So far, so good on the work Microsoft has done, but it still has lots of work to do to get more of its proprietary offerings into the open source development pipeline. The other challenge is being able to monetize it where it makes sense. 12/15/2014

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