Fraught with high stakes and increasing complexity over time, the discipline of computer security has more than a little in common with airline flight safety.
Sometimes, the best way to get ahead is to stop focusing so hard on getting ahead. Krishnan Rangachari explains how letting go can help motivated professionals achieve their goals.
Learn how concurrency has been updated in Visual Studio 2015 with an experimental compiler option called /await that unlocks an implementation of coroutines directly supported by the compiler.
Get a big-picture view of Microsoft Azure, and see how giving up some control over your environment can yield benefits in terms of resilience, scalability, and manageability.
ASP.NET 5 no longer requires that developers work only with Visual Studio in Windows. Learn how to create cross-platform Web applications with tools such as OmniSharp and Yeoman.
Learn how to package and deploy your APIs with integrated live code analysis powered by the .NET Compiler Platform.
Vassili Kaplan presents a C# implementation of the split-and-merge algorithm for parsing a string containing a mathematical expression. This algorithm represents an alternative to Dijkstra's algorithm, published more than half a century ago.
Microsoft Band provides powerful SDKs and community support for multiple platformsâ€”Windows, Android and iOS. In this article, Kevin Ashley shows you how to build an app using the Microsoft Band SDK for Windows 10.
James McCaffrey examines linear discriminate analysis--one of the oldest approaches to solving binary classification problems--and concludes that while the math is elegant, other algorithms may be more practical.
The MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) stack is an alternative "Web stack" to the ASP.NET stack. In this installment, you'll read about the ExpressJS library, which handles HTTP processing on the server.
More and more users have not even seen a floppy disk, much less used one to save and transfer files. So why is the floppy disk image still the universal icon for "save?" David Platt explores this and other anachronisms.
A pair of hackers recently demonstrated how they could remotely hijack--via cellular links--the controls of a new Jeep Cherokee using Chrysler's UConnect infotainment system. How is stuff like this even happening?
Internet streaming radio got its start in 1994 at a tiny college radio station at Western Washington University. MSDN Magazine Director Keith Boyd describes how he helped a media revolution get its humble start.
Event Sourcing is a relatively new storage architecture. Itâ€™s not just about auditing and recording business relevant events in a persisted domain. Itâ€™s about using a lower abstraction level for saving your data and using ad hoc tools and patterns to create multiple data projections.
COM is all about interfaces, and while the Windows Runtime is built on COM, it's able to present a classy type system. How is this possible? Kenny Kerr explains.
In the second article in their series, the authors discuss how they use Xamarin to target multiple mobile client platforms, and show how to implement authentication and maintain a synchronized client-side cache of the data.
Microsoft Azure offers several instruments to help achieve high availability. Understanding fundamental concepts like fault domains is critical to establishing an effective architecture for those instruments. This article explores the working of these fundamental concepts and helps developers adjust the internals to enable true, highly-available applications.
With this installment of Azure Insider, the series moves on to examine real-world projects and deployments. This month, Bruno Terkaly explores how a number of related technologies came together to help Gabriel Monroy produce Heroku-style developer workflows on multiple cloud platforms.