Custom proximity search, a new feature in SQL Server 2012 Full-Text Search, is facilitated using the NEAR operator.
Peter finishes up his discussion of using the Fakes Framework with TDD in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate by looking at mocking properties and why you'd want to pass a shim as parameters.
In Part 3 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement user-level authorization and push notifications using an Azure Mobile Service.
With the new version comes a flurry of changes, ranging from a significant performance overhaul under the hood, to plenty of new APIs made available to application developers.
- By Greg Shackles
Story Points are a crucial aspect of agile development, as they help quantify workload and job estimates. If you're not using them, you're missing out.
Using shims in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate lets you easily bypass code—no matter how deeply buried—to test just the parts of your application that you want to test.
A new feature in TFS 2012, Local Workspaces allows edits, renames and deletes to be done locally without any communication to the server.
- By Mickey Gousset
Readers had mixed reactions to "Good UI Design Is No Longer Optional."
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
- By Andrew J. Brust
We're almost at the end of 2012, and it's been an amazing year for Microsoft product releases.
Use the LongListSelector control to conveniently display large amounts of data in your mobile apps.
- By Nick Randolph
Much emphasis has been placed on the new async capabilities in C# 5.0. However, there are smaller smaller -- but still useful -- features of which you may not be aware.
- By Patrick Steele
Data-binding parameters that you can use when wiring up the contents of your Windows Phone application.
- By Nick Randolph
In Part 2 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement authentication and basic authorization with an Azure Mobile Service-backed Windows Store application.
FileTables, a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2012, is a unique table that reflects metadata of files in a specified folder.
One of the major reasons that developers don't like TDD is because, inevitably, it leads to mocking—which can be time consuming. Microsoft has created the Fakes Framework just to simplify the whole process.
In both .NET and Java, the garbage collector is smart enough to detect and release circular references. Dealing with circular references in C++ isn't as simple.
Learn about Android's sensors by building a simple compass application.
- By Wallace McClure
Visual Studio Magazine Contributing Editor Joe Kunk explains why he thinks his Surface tablet will kick his iPad's butt.