.NET Framework

Take Control of Exceptions with a Custom Exception Object

If you really want to take full control of the exceptions you pass to your clients, you can write your own Exception class. Here's how to do that, complete with support for additional properties.

Microsoft To Buy R Language Specialist for Big Data Portfolio

Microsoft today said it will bolster its extensive Big Data portfolio with the acquisition of Revolution Analytics, a company that specializes in products and services based on the R programming language.

How To Inject Analytics Code into Windows Phone 8.1 Apps

Nick Randolph dissects a Windows Phone 8.1 application package in order to inject analytics tracking code into a pre-build application.

Anypoint Platform Goes Mobile

.NET developers can now use MuleSoft's Anypoint data connetivity middleware solutions to extend its services out to enterprise mobile apps.

5 Tips for Contributing to Microsoft Open Source Projects

Microsoft made .NET Core and other .NET Foundation projects open to community collaboration. Want to make a contribution? Read these tips first.

Syncfusion Sweetens ASP.NET Features in Essential Studio 2014 Volume 4

The company touts this release as the biggest yet for mobile developers, but those using it with ASP.NET will find lots to love in the number of new controls that span several tools across the Microsoft suite.

Multi-Swarm Optimization for Neural Networks Using C#

Multi-swarm optimization (MSO) is a powerful variation of particle swarm optimization. Understanding how MSO works and how to implement it can be a valuable addition to your developer toolkit.

Managing Complex Web Requests

A complex ASP.NET MVC form can drive you to a big, ugly action method that handles all the functionality the page offers. The ActionMethodSelector provides a clean way to separate that logic over multiple methods, provided you understand a key distinction of which many ASP.NET MVC developers aren't aware.

Telerik Adds Bevy of Cloud Mobile Development Services

More quick-start templates, enhanced push notifications, and new Telerik Device Cloud service, currently in beta, will allow testing on hundreds of physical devices.

Sharpening Developer Productivity with ReSharper

ReSharper is a Visual Studio plug-in from JetBrains that brings an incredible amount of features designed to increase developer productivity.

A Visual Studio Trick for Creating External Lists for SharePoint

Make Visual Studio do the hard work to simplify the creation of external lists that can be used to connect outside data to your SharePoint projects.

With Patch Tuesday Comes .NET Framework 4.5.2

The .NET Framework update will include debugging and tracing capabilities in this round and will be automatically delivered to those using Windows Server Update Services.

ReSharper Tips for Quicker Code Delivery

JetBrains's .NET plug-in will make quick work of code inspections and refactoring. Here are a few tips to work with it that will have you wondering what to do with all your newfound free time.

Creating Complex XML Documents with XML Literals

If you're creating an XML document and want to write code that you'll actually be able to maintain … well, it may be time to learn a little Visual Basic, just so you can use XML Literals. It's a good solution even for C# shops.

Microsoft Mobile Report Offers Developers Pointers on App Success

A December report on Windows Phone Store app downloads also offers some tips for developers looking to make it big with their mobile apps.

Designing UIs for Multiple iOS 8 Devices

Even Apple devices aren't immune to the dreaded OS fragmentation problem. Thankfully, Xamarin has a solution, and Wally looks into it this month.

Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server Pricing, Licensing Updated

Microsoft's new build/test pricing and licensing reductions that were proposed last month are now in effect.

Integrating JavaScript with TypeScript (and Backbone and Knockout)

Peter looks at how to call a JavaScript function from your TypeScript code and do it in a type-safe way. Along the way, he dramatically simplifies a Backbone application by integrating Knockout.

Leveraging a Visual Studio Database Project

Peter shows how a Visual Studio database project can make you more productive when making changes to your database. But a database project also gives you a variety of tools to let you keep track of what those changes are -- which will make moving those changes to your production environment considerably safer.

How To Take Control of Amazon Web Services from Within Your .NET Application

See how the .NET SDK uses consistent naming and patterns, making it easy to work with the myriad of Web services that AWS provides.

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