You know from your own experience that most error messages are no help at all. Your error messages don't have to end up that way.
Using incorrect information in your Big Data project can cost your company big money.
Here's an example of how user stories, personas, usability testing and the practicalities of navigating with a mouse define a UI. Peter Vogel also discusses how he feels about error messages.
The new OS will not come bundled with Windows Media Player.
Eric Vogel covers how to use the new Web API 2 routing attributes to create a Web service in Part 1 of this series.
Visual Studio Live! speaker Miguel Castro explains why dependency injection has become more important than ever with the rise of unit testing in development.
Neural Network Lab
James McCaffrey explains the common neural network training technique known as the back-propagation algorithm.
Wally McClure guides you through using the XCode design surface integration with Xamarin Studio, and programmatically creating controls.
The update appears to be bug fixes only.
Peter looks at how rewriting some complex code -- purely to make it easier to read -- eliminates the need for writing comments. He even adds a comment to some code.
Although there's a strong move in the direction of mobile, almost no one is giving up traditional desktop development.
How to manage visual states, and perform navigation and testing of your view models from within a Windows Phone PCL.
A string can be null, empty, zero-length, or consist of nothing but spaces—and sometimes you'll care. Here's an easiest way to check when you do or don't have something in a string—and a faster way in .NET 4.
It will RTM the same day Windows 8.1 hits general availability.
TechNet subscribers will also get early access.