NuGet extends Visual Studio by simplifying the process of installing and updating third-party libraries and tools. It has limitations in a local private network, however. Here's what you need to know, along with a possible solution.
- By Joe Kuemerle
Harness the power of query expressions to develop powerful frameworks.
- By Chris Eargle
You're not stuck with using Apple's Maps app in your iOS development. Learn how to leverage the Google Maps SDK for iOS.
- By Wallace McClure
Doing better takes time and is an incremental process.
- By Mark J. Balbes, Ph.D.
One key change that will smooth your transition from ASP.NET to Windows 8 is to think like a designer from the outset.
- By Brandon Downing, Phillip Stewart
In a Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) world, .NET Framework support for Portable Class Libraries (PCLs) provides a base for writing code that will run on any platform -- provided you understand the limitations of PCLs and how to structure your applications to exploit them.
- By Muhammad Siddiqi
A new feature of Windows Store apps, utilizing background tasks will not only help circumvent some challenges from the Windows Store app lifecycle, but they can keep your app responsive to what's going on with the user's device.
- By Tony Champion
The Windows Phone 8 SDK added a speech recognition API that's easy to use and flexible. Learn how to put it to work in your application.
- By Michael Crump
CSS3 media queries are the key to making responsive design work.
- By Rodrigo Munoz
This new series on the Visual Studio Magazine Web site redesign focuses first on one of the most frustrating things you can encounter on implementing responsive designs -- having layouts break after adding padding or borders -- and what you need to do to fix this.
- By Rodrigo Munoz
SQL Bulk Insert has been tuned over the years to work well with the Microsoft .NET Framework. This tutorial shows you how to take advantage of its power.
- By Erik Bartlow
Although continuing to gain in popularity among developers, Agile methods still suffer from misperceptions. Here are seven of those myths, and why they're bunk.
- By Joel Semeniuk
Entropy Minimization is a new clustering algorithm that works with both categorical and numeric data, and scales well to extremely large data sets.
- By James McCaffrey
Building and debugging Web-based applications with Chrome Developer Tools is easier than you might think.
- By Patrick Steele
Mickey Gousset introduces you to unit testing SharePoint 2010 applications using the SharePoint Emulators.
- By Mickey Gousset
- By Mark Michaelis
jQuery support for the new HTML5 data attributes may not be everything a developer could want -- but it's very close. And, more important, it's the perfect solution for handling transactional data.
Squashing this bug required out-of-the-box thinking, and some Disassembly magic.
- By Boris Eligulashvili
Our second annual salary survey indicates that experience pays off for Microsoft software professionals.
- By Kathleen Richards
Learn lessons about your own code through the errors committed by other developers.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine