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December 20, 2014
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Ten New Things to Consider When Building Apps Today

It used to be that the big decisions centered on whether to do a web application or a desktop application. Today the decisions have gotten crazy. Not only do you have to consider web, desktop, or mobile, you are still left with a variety of devices and form factors your application should support. Here are ten different things that you should consider when building modern applications today. How many of these do you take into consideration?

Introduction to Cross-Platform iOS/Android Apps with C# and Xamarin

Part one of a two-part article that walks you through the complete process of using Xamarin to create a simple cross-platform app with .NET and C# that runs on both Android and iOS.

SharePoint of the Future – Tales from the SharePoint Conference

This year’s SharePoint conference revealed that Microsoft has developed a greater compassion for customers who know that they’ll still be implementing solutions on-premises for a while.

Migrating PHP Applications to Run on Windows Azure

Learn the basics of migrating PHP applications to Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure.

Using Windows Azure to Store Windows Phone 8 App Data

Discover the various options available in Windows Azure Storage that can be used to store Windows Phone application data.

Getting Started with Windows Azure Recovery Services

Vipul Patel walks you through the basics of Windows Azure Recovery Services, Microsoft’s cloud offering to handle cloud backup and recovery scenarios.

Overview of KnockoutJS

Learn how to use KnockoutJS, a standalone client-side JavaScript library that provides two-way data binding and promotes the MVVM pattern.

Dependency Injection Best Practices in an N-tier Modular Application

Learn to implement an Inversion of Control (IoC) / Dependency Injection (DI) pattern to create a loosely coupled system in .NET Framework, while keeping the data and business layers abstracted.

Overview of AngularJS

AngularJS provides some of the pieces to build rich 'desktop like' applications that are missing from HTML. Dan Rigsby explains how it works.

7 Things You Need To Know About Web Workers

Web Workers allow you to run JavaScript code in the background without blocking the web page user interface. Learn the seven key aspects of web workers that you need to know if you decide to use them in your applications.

Learn to Test Your JavaScript Using QUnit

QUnit was originally used for unit testing jQuery, jQuery UI and other jQuery libraries but now it has been transformed into a unit testing framework for all JavaScript codes. Read on to learn more.

Developer Best Practices for Windows Phone Apps

In this article, Vipul Patel walks you through a few best practices for developing Windows Phone applications.

25 Tools You Can Use for Windows 8 Store App Development

Hannes du Preez shares his list of top 25 tools that you can use to make your Windows Store App development a lot easier.

New Controls and Updates in Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 - Part 2

Continuing our look at the new controls and updates in Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013, today we delve into the new XAML controls for C#, VB, and C++.

New Controls and Updates in Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013

With the release of Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 just around the corner, here's a small taste of the exciting new controls to expect.

Dealing with JSON Dates in ASP.NET MVC

Learn how dates are serialized in the JSON format by ASP.NET MVC action methods and how to deal with them in your client side jQuery code.

What's New in Visual Studio 2013 RC

Announced in early September 2013, Visual Studio 2013 RC comes with an updated list of new features. Read on to learn more.

Microsoft’s F# Gains Momentum

Microsoft’s F# is one of the most popular functional programming languages, and it continues to gain new features.

How to Capture Code Coverage for Windows Azure Service Using VSTS

Code coverage is a way to measure what percentage of the source code of a program has been tested. Read on to learn how code coverage can help to improve the overall quality of a program and how to leverage Microsoft VSTS to get code coverage for Windows Azure Service and .Net.

Programming with AngularJS - A Glance

AngularJS, more of a client framework than a simple library, is an open source project created and maintained by Google. Read on to learn how AngularJS will change the way you develop ASP.Net Web APIs.

Microsoft TypeScript - A Perfect Adoption for ASP.NET

Microsoft TypeScript is an open source JavaScript library developed by Microsoft. Discover the power of using Microsoft TypeScript in ASP.NET application development.

Crisp Unit Test Cases Using Microsoft Fakes

Microsoft Fakes framework helps you in writing unit test cases that test only the code that it intends to test, plus it helps in reducing the dependencies in the code. Read on to learn more.

Cloudy with a Chance of .NET

If you're looking for a strategy to follow to cloud enlightenment; you're reading the right article. Developers are in a unique position to educate and to capitalize on cloud opportunities.

Size and Scale of SharePoint 2013 in the Desert

Two out of three enterprise workers have access to SharePoint. As such, it should be no surprise to hear that Microsoft has a lot to say at the conference happening this week in Las Vegas. Get some of the details from Rob Bogue!

How to Create a Windows Store Leaderboard Application Powered by Windows Azure Mobile Services

Vipul Patel walks you through building a working Windows 8 application that is powered by the recently announced Windows Azure Mobile Services. This application demonstrates the ease of building a working application for mobile devices in a very short time, using the tools offered by Microsoft.

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