They Rock Your World

The readers have spoken! The 2011 Readers Choice Awards showcase the products that make you want to get up and dance.


Mono for Android UI Blueprint

A good first impression is critical for an Android app. Learn the principles of Android UI design.

2011 Visual Studio Magazine Readers Choice Winners

The readers have spoken, and told us what development tools they can't live without.

Code Focused

Free Databases in the Window Azure Marketplace

The Windows Azure Marketplace has a hidden jewel: a host of free and nearly free databases ready for monetization.


Dev Disasters: Just Following Orders

A major validation error in the code resulted in a 60 percent failure rate for an expense form.


BUILDing Enthusiasm for Windows 8

Microsoft's unveiling of Windows 8 brought back something missing from recent years: excitement.

Letters from Readers

Letters From Readers: Will Windows 8 Tablets Succeed?

The October cover story on the unveiling of Windows 8 featured comments about the viability of Microsoft tablets in the market. They provoked a strong response.

Papa's Perspective

Silverlight Skills Carry Over to Windows 8 'Metro Style' Apps

Windows 8 is an early preview, but has enough of its shape to show XAML developers that their skills are applicable.

Practical .NET

Debugging Tools for the .NET Developer

Visual Studio provides a rich set of tools for finding bugs, though most developers aren't aware or don't take advantage of all of them.

Redmond Review

Windows 8: Times Are Changing for Developers

Microsoft's BUILD announcements about Windows 8 and other technologies are a break from the past.

UI Code Expert

Caching in on HTML5 Local Storage

HTML5 introduces client-side caching for local and session storage. Learn how to boost your app's performance through the new functionality.

Product Reviews

Spreadsheets for the Web with Aspose.Cells for .NET

Aspose.Cells gives you Excel-like functionality in your ASP.NET or Windows Forms application.

.NET Insight

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