Web Development


Build Apps That Talk with the Microsoft Band

The Microsoft Band is one of the most sophisticated fitness and health trackers available today. In this article, Nick walks through building a Windows Phone app that can communicate with it.

Xamarin's Impact on the Death of Project Astoria

Predictably, Microsoft has pulled the plug on the Windows Bridge for Android, now that the company is absorbing Xamarin. Xamarin's cross-platform development capabilities can already be used to port Windows apps to the Android marketplace.

Tips and Tools for Making Accessibility a Developer Priority

Web and application accessibility isn't just a nice thing to do. It makes your work available to a bigger world of customers ... and may be a legal requirement for some projects.

Insiders Program for Visual Studio Code Evolves

The retirement of the Insider Program means -- voila! -- the Insiders Build for Visual Studio Code developers.

Creating Type-Safe Structures (and Dictionaries) with Tuples

When classes are more structure than you need, tuples let you specify simple type-safe aggregates of other data types. They'll also let you create a dictionary collection…but it won't be type-safe.

The Leap Year for .NET Development

There's an extra day this year. What you do as a .NET developer in just that one day can shape the future of your development for many years to come.

Microsoft Set To Retire Slew of MCSD-Related Exams

Developers working toward SharePoint 2013 and Windows Store-related exams and certifications might need to step up exam-taking efforts, as exams are set to retire in September.

Slimming iOS and Android Pics for Mobility

Pictures are worth a thousand words, and some can be storage-hungry, which can be bad for mobile apps and sites. Here's a trick for slimming them down.

Create Sophisticated Asynchronous Applications with BlockingCollection

The basic functionality of the BlockingCollection makes creating asynchronous applications easy to do. But you need to use some of the BlockingCollection's other tools to create applications that handle typical real-world problems.

Functional Programming, the .NET Way, Part 2

We looked at the basic features of functional programming with Visual F#. In this second part, we take it a bit farther and look at creating anonymous functions, pattern matching, and other features of F#.

ReThinkDB Preview Available to Windows Users

The company has been putting a year's worth of work porting its open source Web database management system to the Windows platform.

Customize Authentication with ASP.NET Identity

ASP.NET Identity is a simple but robust framework allowing you to easily inject custom authentication logic into your applications.

ServiceStack and Razor Forms

ServiceStack moves to a complete Web application framework with support for Razor forms.

Visual Studio Tools for Unity Updated

Version 2.2 fixes a few integration issues that have been bewitching Unity game developers.

Visual Studio Team Services Stops Twice

When your goal is 99.999-percent uptime, there's a small crack in the window for downtime. That happened with Visual Studio Team Services last week. And it happened within a span of two days.

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