Some dev organizations use a stabilization phase as a way to improve quality. But in most cases, it does more harm than good.
The first installment discussed what Knockout.js is, why and how it evolved, and how it fits into Web development. This month, the discussion dives into best practices for Knockout, extending it and creating custom bindings.
- By Kelly Adams, Mark Michaelis
Quickly populate your applications with fake names, addresses, phone numbers and much more with freely available libraries.
- By Ondrej Balas
The use of constructor/destructor pairs for resource management is the most important feature that distinguishes C++ from its predecessor.
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.
Eric Vogel covers how to use the new Web API 2 routing attributes to create a Web service in Part 1 of this series.
James McCaffrey explains the common neural network training technique known as the back-propagation algorithm.
- By James McCaffrey
Wally McClure guides you through using the XCode design surface integration with Xamarin Studio, and programmatically creating controls.
- By Wallace McClure
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.
How to manage visual states, and perform navigation and testing of your view models from within a Windows Phone PCL.
- By Nick Randolph
Peter Vogel continues to build out a TypeScript project by defining a view model. Along the way he looks at defining interfaces, setting up constructors, creating optional parameters and initializing arrays in TypeScript.
Learn how to use the new Authentication filters in ASP.NET MVC 5, currently in developer preview.
It isn't about the tests -- it's about the feedback.
- By Peter Provost
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 support for claims-based security can make your existing authorization system more powerful and flexible, even if you never intend to start working with third-party security providers. Plus, it's backward-compatible with virtually all of the authorization code you're already using.
In Part 2 of his column, Mickey Gousset dives deeper into the Test Explorer window.
- By Mickey Gousset
Learn how to write both code and tests that can be shared across multiple platforms.
- By Greg Shackles
ASP.NET Web API is a solid communications framework, and many applications can benefit from breaking free of IIS by including an embedded ASP.NET Web API server.
- By Ondrej Balas
The new Apple iOS stops looking like anything but a computer's UI -- but do you care?
The Observer Pattern is the foundation of Model View Controller (MVC) development. In this article, you'll learn how to use it by building a simple email application.