Moving On Up

Our first-ever Salary Survey shows that, even in the current economic climate, developers continue to climb the money ladder. It's a good time to be a developer.


Visual Studio Magazine's 2012 .NET Developer Salary Survey

Our first annual salary survey shows that developers aren't just surviving, but thriving.

Working with Parser Combinators

Parser combinators are put to work in a real-life scenario as custom configurations are designed for neuro-optical scientific experiments in which optical tissue is stimulated and the results are recorded.

Code Focused

Visual Basic Improvements in Visual Studio 11

Visual Basic development in Visual Studio 11 offers asynchronous methods, iterators, call hierarchy, the Global keyword and Windows 8 Metro-based applications.


Dev Disasters: Too Many Cooks

Dueling developers create an unappetizing code stew.

Editor's Note

Salary Survey: Reasons for Optimism

Even with a terrible economy, Microsoft-focused developers are doing well, according to our salary survey.

Letters from Readers

Reader Feedback: HTML5, Windows 8 and Silverlight

Readers discuss the December Papa's Perspective column and Andrew Brust's take on the ways Windows 8 will affect Silverlight.

Papa's Perspective

Windows Phone Challenges for Microsoft

When it comes to Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is making headway. But it still has a ways to go, especially in the area of apps.

Practical .NET

Test-Driven Development, Generate from Usage and Continuous Testing

Use Test-Driven Development, generate from usage and a free Visual Studio add-in to let you spend more time doing what programmers want to do: writing code that works.

Redmond Review

The Shifting Sands of the Microsoft Ecosystem

As the market becomes more diffuse, its practitioners and participants must cope and adapt.

UI Code Expert

Web Forms with HTML5

Your forms can be built entirely in HTML5, with no JavaScript necessary. Here's how.

Product Reviews

Exploiting the HTML5 Canvas with jqChart

jqChart for ASP.NET MVC leverages HTML5 to deliver more responsive, scalable charting to the browser -- and throws in an HTML helper for ASP.NET MVC developers.

.NET Insight

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