Fluent methods are a hot design idea and they can improve the readability of your code. However, they only make sense in specific scenarios. Here are some criteria to help you decide if you should be creating a fluent interface, and some design guidelines for when you do.
Peter returns to the topic of managing multiple users accessing the same row in a table using Entity Framework, but this time using code-first development. There are some unexpected issues to deal with.
Want to iterate through a sequence with C++11? If so, the easiest way will be to use the range-for statement – Kenny Kerr shows you how.
Learn how to implement the Bridge Pattern in .NET by building a Windows Store radio application.
Creating Web applications with a consistent interface can be time-consuming. Using Twitter Bootstrap, you can quickly scaffold out nice-looking Web applications. Here's how.
- By Ondrej Balas
Naming conventions are obviously a good thing, right? Not necessarily -- and only if you understand the problem they solve.
Eric Vogel covers the Oculus Rift VR headset and how to put it too good use in your .NET apps in Part 1 of this series.
After having a UI design invalidated during usability testing, Peter has to find a way to figure out what the user wants the application to do.
There's no doubt that the ASP.NET Web API is a wonderful thing. But developing services that support content negotiation in a testable way requires a little setup.
Properly using agile software development practices requires skillful application of principles from both sides.
James McCaffrey walks you through whys and hows of using k-fold cross-validation to gauge the quality of your neural network values.
- By James McCaffrey
Peter looks for help in building an extension method that will let him compare two objects in a Visual Studio Test. In return, he introduces the CollectionAssert class.
Visual Studio 2013's new CodeLens feature provides a wide variety of information to the developer, all while never leaving the code editing window.
- By Mickey Gousset
Yes, sometimes you need sophisticated libraries that handle HTTP requests asynchronously, but in other situations that can be overkill. An old Internet Explorer API may have a solution.
The Adapter Pattern allows incompatible interfaces to communicate. Learn how it works by building an application that calculates prime numbers.
Your guide to all aspects of how Xamarin has implemented .NET 4.5/C# 5's support for asynch operations in Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
- By Wallace McClure
From project templates to themes to testing to authentication and much more, Nick Randolph looks at some of the tools, technologies and techniques you'll need if you want to become a professional Windows Phone developer.
- By Nick Randolph
Creating a Windows Service is trivial using Topshelf, a freely-available library that converts a console application to a Windows Service. In this article, you'll create a simple notification app and integrate Topshelf.
- By Ondrej Balas
Peter starts integrating a TypeScript client-side object with a server-side Web API service. Along the way, he looks at method overloading (not good), making JSON calls (good), testing asynchronous methods in Visual Studio (mostly good) and being a "TypeScript programmer."
Create a Windows Store app that consumes a Web API service.