Customize Neural Networks with Alternative Activation Functions

Here's how to use non-standard activation functions to customize your neural network system.

Tips for Snagging That Senior Developer Job

You're vying for a senior developer position. Here's what you need to know to win over your interviewer.

Build a Windows Phone App for Consuming SharePoint 2013 Data

SharePoint 2013 offers several ways to interact with the SharePoint data, one of which is through the SharePoint SDK for Windows Phone 8. Malin De Silva walks through the process.

Speed Up Stored Procedures with Table Valued Parameters

Peter revisits an earlier tip on how to use stored procedures to speed up your code. This version makes your stored procedures simpler … though you may have to write a little more code to make the call.

Automate All the Things: An AutoHotKey Primer for Developers

Avoid the drudgery of repetitive tasks. AutoHotKey is the most powerful keyboard scripting and automation tool for Windows, and I'll show you how to get started.

The Great Conversion Function

Long hours finally took their toll on Adam's health, so Gerry picked up the slack in his own peculiar way -- introducing some slick do-it-all function.

C# 6.0 Gets More Concise with Expression Bodied Properties, Dictionary initializer

Eric Vogel goes over a few C# 6.0 language improvements that will help make your coding experiences more concise.

Developing Your First Apple Watch App

Learn how to get started writing apps for your wrist!

TypeScript Futures

Now that Google is adopting TypeScript as the development tool for Angular 2, TypeScript 1.5 is going to gain some functionality driven by features in Google AtScript. But there's more in the next version of TypeScript than just AtScript features.

What's New with the Windows Universal Application Platform

Microsoft finally unveiled the Windows Universal Application Platform at Build in San Francisco. Nick Randolph takes the new controls -- and other changes that assist developers building adaptive layout applications -- out for a spin.

Leveraging Custom ASP.NET MVC Templates to Support Real-World Views

In the real world, you'll often need to display constant and repeating data, a.k.a. Master/Detail pages. Custom templates are the cleanest, simplest way for you to manage them.

Creating SharePoint Application Pages with Visual Studio

SharePoint Application Pages provide truly flexible functionality across all the sites within a SharePoint front end. You can use Visual Studio to create those pages, with the added bonus of securing the content during development.

TDD for ASP.NET MVC, Part 3: Contact Service Class

In this final part on test-driven app development with ASP.NET MVC, Eric covers how to unit test the services layer.

Displaying Data Flexibly with Custom View Templates in ASP.NET MVC

You don't always want to display the same data the same way. Here are your options for leveraging custom templates in Views to meet all of your needs -- and the code you need when a template won't do the job.

Oh, CRUD … It's Test-Driven Development for ASP.NET MVC, Part 2

In this second part on TDD for ASP.NET MVC, Eric Vogel covers how to implement unit tests for the remaining CRUD controller actions.

Neural Network Train-Validate-Test Stopping

The train-validate-test process is hard to sum up in a few words, but trust me that you'll want to know how it's done to avoid the issue of model overfitting when making predictions on new data.

Inject Custom Middleware into the ASP.NET Pipeline with OWIN

You can easily slide middleware and other custom code into the ASP.NET pipeline by taking advantage of the Microsoft implementation of the OWIN specification in the coming Visual Studio 2015.

The Danger of Received Wisdom (or, Stupid Things I've Said)

Peter reviews some of the more spectacularly incorrect things he's told other people and then draws some conclusions.

18 Indie and Small-Press Programming Books

Staying up-to-date with technology is easier when you have the right resources. Here are 18 books that will level up your skills.

Bad Code in Any Language

Code audits seemed unnecessary to everyone except the auditor. Good thing the auditor finally had one sympathetic ear -- "Andrew" -- to hear him out.

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