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.

Create a SharePoint Hosted App with Visual Studio

The hooks in SharePoint Apps allow developers to streamline the process of creating them without SharePoint getting in the way.

Managing Asynchronous Processes in TypeScript

Promises not only provides a simple, flexible interface for assembling chains of asynchronous operations in client-side code, it also makes it easier for you to manage parallel processing.

Leverage Azure When Building Enterprise Mobile Apps with Windows Phone

Building line-of-business mobile apps for Windows Phone that connect to Microsoft Azure for authentication, data storage and notifications isn't much different from on-premises apps. Here's what it takes.

Geek Talk: Are Strings Value Types or Reference Types?

Some things only matter to the true nerd. So, if you're looking for a genuinely useful article, this isn't it.

What's Fixie and Why Should C# Programmers Care?

It's what unit testing should be. Here's how to use it to test your apps.

A Simple Data Binding Trick for an iOS App

Display data to a user with Xamarin.iOS and this nifty class.

Speed Up Your Application with Stored Procedure and Temporary Tables

Stored procedures can speed up your code by reducing trips to your database -- even if you only have one SQL statement to execute. Here's how to speed up your application (and how to simplify your stored procedure code).

9 Cool Extensions for Keeping Visual Studio Projects on Track

Writing software is a complicated process. These new Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 extensions help your projects stay on schedule.

Coding Neural Network Back-Propagation Using C#

Back-Propagation is the most common algorithm for training neural networks. Here's how to implement it in C#.

Data Platform Needs Foundation, Not Just Planks

As Microsoft continues to offer newer, more innovative data platforms in the cloud, the SQL Server flagship is languishing. Here's what Microsoft needs to do to ensure it moves forward.

Automatic Sorting for Your Collections

The .NET Framework has two collections that will guarantee your items are always sorted whenever you process the collection. Here's how to choose between the two and how to control the sort order (including supporting duplicate entries).

Pink Slip for the Developer Who Slipped In

If you think Bert is all talk when it comes to his decade of C# experience, you're wrong. He delivers…15 times.

Microsoft Opens Up: A Q&A with Scott Hanselman

Microsoft has been running full steam ahead with its "open" development process. So what does it mean to those developing across disparate platforms? Scott Hanselman explains.

Asynchronous Processing with TypeScript and Generic Promises

Promises make asynchronous processing simple, consistent and easy to use. And, with TypeScript and Promises.TypeScript providing support for generic Promises, you get both type safety and IntelliSense support.

ConventionTests, Part 2: Creating Custom Conventions in ASP.NET

Now that you know how to use them (see Part 1 if you don't), it's time to create custom ones.

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