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Slimming iOS and Android Pics for Mobility

Pictures are worth a thousand words, and some can be storage-hungry, which can be bad for mobile apps and sites. Here's a trick for slimming them down.

Create Sophisticated Asynchronous Applications with BlockingCollection

The basic functionality of the BlockingCollection makes creating asynchronous applications easy to do. But you need to use some of the BlockingCollection's other tools to create applications that handle typical real-world problems.

Customize Authentication with ASP.NET Identity

ASP.NET Identity is a simple but robust framework allowing you to easily inject custom authentication logic into your applications.

ServiceStack and Razor Forms

ServiceStack moves to a complete Web application framework with support for Razor forms.

Time to Pivot on Windows Phone Dev Skills

The death of Windows Phone, well, it looks like no exaggeration for now. It doesn't mean you're dead as a Windows Phone developer.

Create Simple, Reliable Asynchronous Apps with BlockingCollection

Dividing your application up into simple processes will make it easier to maintain and extend. Using BlockingCollection to communicate between those processes will let you make those processes run asynchronously.

Building UWP Apps Using Xamarin.Forms

One of the hardest challenges of mobile development is how to minimize the cost of building the same application for multiple platforms. Nick shows how to use Xamarin.Forms to develop a cross-platform application that also targets the Universal Windows Platform.

Fundamentals of T-Test Using R

Linear regression was easy, right? Now, let's check out t-test analysis using R.

Simplify Your Applications with Asynchronous Processes

With the right tools, creating an asynchronous application can give you not only a more responsive application that makes better use of your multi-core computer, it can also make your application simpler. Really, asynchronous applications should be your default choice.

Exploiting TypeScript Arrays

TypeScript doesn't have the rich set of native collection classes that you're used to in the .NET Framework -- instead, it has just arrays and tuples. Fortunately, you can do quite a lot with them.

Handling Lists of Selectable Items in ASP.NET MVC

You want to give the user the ability to select one (or more) items from a table. It's not as easy in ASP.NET MVC as you might like... but it's not awful, either.

Job Opportunities for Developers

If you have software development skills then there are actually a wide range of positions you can reasonably expect to migrate to (assuming you want one of those jobs). Here are some useful numbers on average salaries and job openings on which to base your decision.

Linear Regression with R

Now that you've got a good sense of how to "speak" R, let's use it with linear regression to make distinctive predictions.

8 Rich Text Editors for Interactive Web Content

Web pages aren't read-only anymore. These rich text editors let users post content of all kinds, edit content and even write collaboratively within the browser.

Supporting Multiple String Formats from Your Class

Developers (including you) benefit when you provide a string representation of your class. By implementing IFormattable, you can take control of this representation and provide some flexibility. Besides, if you don't provide one, the Microsoft .NET Framework will provide a useless one for you.

Xamarin 4 Improvements: Worth Upgrading?

Like a mobile force, Xamarin 4 awakens. So upgrade now, especially if you're a Visual Studio developer and building apps for iOS.

Building Universal Windows Apps for Universal Performance

With the Universal Windows Platform, developers can target a wide variety of devices with a single application, but it comes with performance ramifications. We look at ways to make those apps more efficient and highly performant.

What's New with .NET Framework 4.6, Part 1: API Updates

For this first in a series, Eric Vogel checks out the new IReadOnlyCollection<T> Stack<T> and Queue<T> implementations in .NET Framework 4.6.

Exploiting Generics in TypeScript

Generic classes and functions are one way to create flexible, reusable classes and functions. But before you start creating your own generic functions, you should be clear on when they’re your best choice.

Performance Profiling Your Xamarin Apps

Learn to measure the performance of your apps and ensure a great UX.

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