Web Development


Managing Your Page States with Backbone Routers

Peter turns the management of his single-page Backbone application over to Backbone itself by integrating Backbone Routers and Events. Plus: How to simplify your TypeScript code with longer namespaces.

Creating Custom HTTPClient Handlers

Accessing Web APIs can be easily done using the HTTPClient Handler. This class expedites the development process in accessing data from a Web API, and allows for customizing the client handlers when the need arises.

Microsoft Postpones ActiveX Fix for Internet Explorer

Microsoft indicated it will postpone a planned fix for Internet Explorer to block out-of-date ActiveX controls because of customer feedback, apparently to give users more time for testing.

.NET 4 Versions End of Life Here Before Devs Know It

.NET vNext isn't here just yet, but Microsoft wants developers to move on to .NET Framework 4.5.2 as soon as possible, with support for versions 4 up to 4.5.1 ending mid-January 2016.

Office 365 API Tools Summer Update in Preview

"Summer update" comes with improved URL support, message logging, and authentication.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Rolls Up New Features, Bug Fixes

Also released today: Azure SDK 2.4 for .NET.

A Refreshed OData Client Code Generator

Version 2.0.0, released earlier this month, contains a bevy usability, functionality, and configurability improvements, as well as rounds up a number of bug fixes.

HTTP Debugging Tools: Buy, Borrow or Build Your Own Tools?

When you need a specialty development tool like an HTTP debugger, you have a few options. I'll take a look at the popular current offerings and talk to some of their developers about the experience of building these apps.

Microsoft Updates Python Tools for Visual Studio

The first update in more than a year includes support for new Web frameworks.

Microsoft Publishes Node.js Tools for Visual Studio

The tools are open source and include debugging support.

Microsoft Ups Open Source Ante on Azure Data Services

Microsoft announced updates to several Big Data-related services on its Azure cloud platform with preview of Azure HDInsight, Storm on HDInsight, Azure Machine Learning.

Testing Platform Update Includes Rewritten C# Engine

Coverity 7.0 also focuses sharply on Web application security.

Snazz Up Your MVC Apps with Twitter Bootstrap: A Get-Started Guide

Creating Web applications with a consistent interface can be time-consuming. Using Twitter Bootstrap, you can quickly scaffold out nice-looking Web applications. Here's how.

Better Enterprise Data Grids with Backgrid

Use Backbone & Backgrid to rejuvenate (or rescue) a data grid that's been pushed well beyond its original design.

Building and Testing a Web API Service

As part of building a client-side application in a test-driven way and using TypeScript, Peter creates a Web API service and writes a test that proves he can access it from JavaScript code -- though there are some "wrinkles" in making this work. Along the way, he has an insight about TypeScript versus other, first-class .NET languages.

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