Hannes du Preez shares his list of top 25 tools that you can use to make your Windows Store App development a lot easier.
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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++.
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.
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.
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# is one of the most popular functional programming languages, and it continues to gain new features.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
It continues to get easier to build fancier and more robust applications. Unfortunately, it seems that the expectations from end-users are increasing too. There is more for developers to know. Topics that were just conceptual pipe dreams a few years ago are now making their way into every day applications. Here are a number of concepts that developers need to know about today, or they risk falling behind.
.NET developers cannot ignore Microsoft Azure. June 2012 changes brought Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, performance upgrades, and significant cost reductions. As more Azure features unfold, some developers will soon be forced to justify "why not Azure" rather than "why Azure". Clearly .NET developers need to get acquainted with Azure.
Vipul Patel shares the steps a Windows Azure developer can take to increase the scalability of a Windows Azure based cloud application.
Microsoft has made it easier for mobile applications to connect to the Windows Azure based backend. This article provides an introduction to Windows Azure Mobile Services – the latest offering from Microsoft.
Are you ready to build or port your apps over to the new Windows 8 Metro UI? Chris Bennet walks you through a high-level overview of the Metro UI design, features, development and deployment of apps.
Microsoft released the next version of Visual Studio LightSwitch as a part of their Visual Studio 11 Beta preview, giving LightSwitch developers access to the full range of Visual Studio tools as they evaluate this new version.
TortoiseSVN allows Windows users to access all of Subversion's version control functionality without having to master the command line.
Roslyn is a project carried out by Microsoft that allows the C# and VB compilers in the .NET framework to expose certain APIs that can be explicitly invoked from other .NET applications. Read on for an overview of Microsoft Roslyn.
Using a free pass, you can start using Microsoft Azure now. Discover how easy it is to set up an Azure account with these step-by-step instructions It is easy!
Windows Azure can seem daunting to many developers seeking to take their first steps into cloud computing. The perception that Windows Azure is too big and too different is a fallacy. This walk-through shows you just how easy it can be.
Windows Azure, by default, runs code in low trust. In this article, we explore how to enable running an Azure service with full trust.