Web Development

Improved Networking APIs for Universal Windows Apps

Nestled inside the Universal Windows Application Development Tools for Visual Studio 2015 that was released last week are a few improvements that will make network and cloud connectivity much smoother.

Designing and Implementing Synchronous vs. Asynchronous WCF Services

Asynchronous services are easier to implement with support of the await and async keywords in WCF 4.5. We look at that, as well as contract-first development.

ASP.NET MVC 6, Part 1: Tag Helpers

Clean up your Razor views with the new tag helpers in ASP.NET MVC 6.

Licensing, Pricing Tweaks with Visual Studio Online Favor Enterprises

Simple licensing change that allows single user to use VSO and TFS will go into effect September 1. And VSO Basic pricing is simplified as well.

Working Programmer: Five Questions with Ted Neward

We catch up with the MSDN magazine columnist on remembrances of things past, and ask him what he sees in the future for programmers living in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

As Windows 10 Goes Live, So Do Developer Resources

Microsoft's developer division has been gearing up for this day, as it now officially opens up the Windows 10 Store and announces a handful of Windows 10 resources that developers can deploy in live production environments.

Simplifying Single-Page Applications with ASP.NET MVC Partial Views

Partial Views can make creating Single-Page Applications dramatically easier by better achieving the goals of the MVC design pattern. Here, in TypeScript, is how to leverage Partial Pages to create an AJAX-enabled application in ASP.NET MVC.

Entity Framework 7 Beta 6 Out in Preview

EF7 Beta 6 adds data annotations, customization of reverse engineer via templates, and support for raw SQL commands.

Save Web Development Time with Web Essentials

Visual Studio developers can use a number of Web Essentials features to speed up Web development.

Data Binding a Custom Cell in Xamarin.Forms ListView

The ListView in Xamarin.Forms has a lot of options, and the ability to use a custom cell is one of the more useful features.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 RC Can Be Downloaded

Along with VS 2015 and .NET 4.6, VS 2012 Update 5 RC is now available, and with it come a few fixes and the capability to allow projects to be renamed.

License Changes Mean More TFS 2015 Feature Flexibility

Changes in licensing allows anyone with the basic CAL to get access to features that were available only to premium subscribers.

Structuring Views in ASP.NET MVC to Centralize Logic

A View without any code is probably impossible in any real-world application. But, by leveraging Partial Views, you can still separate your View-related code from your HTML.

Why I'm Excited About DocumentDB

DocumentDB brings together the best of No-SQL and the cloud, to give you a robust scalable data persistence engine. Here's what you need to know to start developing projects with it.

Variation on Back-Propagation: Mini-Batch Neural Network Training

Let's explore mini-batch training, the third among a variety of back-propagation algorithms you can use for training a neural network.

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