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DirectX Factor: The Canvas and the Camera

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 01:00
June 2014

When moving from 2D to 3D programming, the metaphorical canvas needs to be supplemented with a metaphorical camera. Charles Petzold explains how.
Categories: .NET

Don't Get Me Started: VB6 and the Art of the Knuckleball

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 01:00
June 2014

David Platt's last VB6 column remains one of the most widely-read (and commented upon) MSDN Magazine articles in recent history. Platt thinks he knows why.
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C#: A C# 6.0 Language Preview

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

Mark Michaelis presents some of the useful new features in the next version of C#, including indexed members and element initializers, auto-properties with initializers, primary constructors, static using statements, and exception-handling improvements.
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Visual Studio 2013: Next-Generation Development with Application Insights

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

Application Insights delivers a set of services that integrates developer and operations tools to reduce friction in the development process. This articles explores services like availability monitoring, application performance monitoring and usage analytics to ensure that applications are available, performant and functional.
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Async Programming: Patterns for Asynchronous MVVM Applications: Services

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

In the third article in a series that looks at patterns for combining the async and await keywords with MVVM, Stephen Cleary looks at the service layer and discusses asynchronous services.
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ALM Rangers: Software Development with Feature Toggles

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

Feature toggles are a programming concept that enables parallel, concurrent feature development as an alternative to branching for parallel development (feature branches), and allows continuous integration of features while they are being developed.
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C# Best Practices: Dangers of Violating SOLID Principles in C#

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

SOLID Principles are a well-known guideline for effective software development. Brannon King looks at several C#-specific patterns that violate these principles and, in so doing, help illuminate their value to programmers.
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Editor's Note: Building Bridges

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

Last month's Build Conference set the agenda for Microsoft developers for years to come.
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Azure Insider: Microsoft Azure and Open Source Power Grid Computing

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

Developing and deploying something as potentially complex as a grid or distributed computing implementation can be daunting. Bruno Terkaly and Ricardo Villalobos discuss coding tools that can help establish the necessary communication.
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Data Points: Tips for Updating and Refactoring Your Entity Framework Code

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

Updating to a new version of Entity Framework and refactoring your code presents some real challenges. Julie Lerman’s tips can help ease the pain.
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Test Run: Association Rule Learning

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

James McCaffrey explains association rule learning, an exploratory technique intended to reveal interesting and possibly useful relationships between items.
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The Working Programmer: Growl Notification System: Simpler Is Better

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

Sometimes the simplest approach is best, as Ted Neward illustrates with the Growl notification utility, which makes it easy for developers to add reliable notificiations to their software.
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Modern Apps: Design a Cross-Platform Modern App Architecture

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

Considering the wide range of devices available these days, the need to develop apps for cross platform use is inevitable. Make the right choice of development platform and process to ensure you can develop the app you need.
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DirectX Factor: Manipulating Triangles in 3D Space

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

Charles Petzold explores 3D concepts as he shows you how to give 2D graphical objects depth and body as they arise from screen and float in 3D space.
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Don't Get Me Started: Mayday!

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 01:00
May 2014

David Platt takes Amazon's Mayday interactive help feature of the Kindle HDX for a spin and wonders, could it replace the neighborhood bartender?
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