Creating a Windows Service is trivial using Topshelf, a freely-available library that converts a console application to a Windows Service. In this article, you'll create a simple notification app and integrate Topshelf.
Quickly populate your applications with fake names, addresses, phone numbers and much more with freely available libraries.
ASP.NET Web API is a solid communications framework, and many applications can benefit from breaking free of IIS by including an embedded ASP.NET Web API server.
Knowing where you are -- and where you want to go -- are the keys to using the matrix.
An overview of the Microsoft .NET Framework application security utilities SN.exe, Dotfuscator and SignTool.exe.
Part 1 of this article introduced four new T-SQL functions available in SQL Server 2012. Part 2 has the rest.
The latest version of SQL Server expands its capabilities. Here are four new things developers can do with it.
A free tool to reduce coding for developers who like to surface T-SQL database recordsets in a simple collection of customized POCO objects.
Custom proximity search, a new feature in SQL Server 2012 Full-Text Search, is facilitated using the NEAR operator.
FileTables, a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2012, is a unique table that reflects metadata of files in a specified folder.
Visual Studio Magazine Contributing Editor Joe Kunk explains why he thinks his Surface tablet will kick his iPad's butt.
Aspect-oriented programming has the potential to help every developer write higher-quality code in less time. Here's how to declaratively apply custom methods implementing common functionality to your code.
Visual Basic and C# developers can eliminate repetition by customizing the project and item templates in Visual Studio.
Secondary Live Tiles enable an application to utilize both sides of a tile, delivering twice the information.
See how lambda expressions enhance a common programming scenario.
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