Getting Touchy

An in-depth review of what's new with Windows 8, as well as major upgrades to Visual Studio and the Microsoft .NET Framework.


A Review of Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

In addition to adding a new paradigm with Windows 8/Metro, Microsoft has upgraded its core development products; this comprehensive overview takes it all in.

C# Corner

Windsor: Beyond Dependency Injection in WPF

Dig deeper into the Castle Windsor IoC container by learning how to control dependencies.


Dev Disasters: Rounding Errors

Usually, when a multi-megabyte e-mail lands in Jerry's inbox, it means that someone tried to be fancy by including some silly photos or graphic images in intra-office correspondence.


Teach Your Children (How to Program) Well

Microsoft offers a number of good tools for teaching kids the fundamentals of programming.

Letters from Readers

Reader Letters: Reacting to Windows 8 Developments

Andrew Brust's November Redmond Review column, "Windows 8: Times Are Changing for Developers," got reactions from readers, many of whom are still troubled about what lies ahead.

Mobile Corner

10 Reasons to Upgrade to the Windows Phone SDK 7.1

Why you should update your apps to target the "Mango" software development kit.

Papa's Perspective

Working with the HTML5 Canvas: A 5-Minute Tutorial

Get started with this quick but informative guide (and sample code) from John Papa.

Practical .NET

High-Performance ASP.NET Caching

Crafting a caching strategy is critical to building effective Web apps. It's only possible when you know what options are available and how to integrate them.

Redmond Review

SQL Server Data Tools: a Model Toolset

Using SSDT means we don't just shout orders at the database; instead, we plan what we're going to say.

Product Reviews

Tracking Memory Problems with SciTech .NET Memory Profiler

Memory Profiler provides you with the tools to track down both unreleased and unmanaged resources and to find forgotten references that are soaking up memory.

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