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Universal Windows Apps: Reuse Code Assets with Universal Windows Apps

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
October 2014

Joel Reyes explores the universal app capabilities built into Visual Studio 2013, including templates, language, API and compiler support, and considers strategies for sharing code across apps, as well as best approaches for updating disparate apps into a universal Windows version.
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SQL Server: Implement Large, Fast, Updatable Tables for Responsive Real-Time Reporting

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
October 2014

This article builds on the October MSDN Magazine print article, “Use Updatable Tables for Responsive Real-Time Reporting,” that describes a combination of table partitioning and columnstore indexing to support a large table you can query rapidly for reporting and update concurrently.
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Editor's Note: Arrivals and Departures

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
October 2014

Charles Petzold is stepping down as a columnist at MSDN Magazine to work at Xamarin.
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Cutting Edge: Source Code Readability Tips

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
October 2014

Readability must be an essential attribute of your coding practices. Follow the three C’s—comments, consistency and clarity—to create code that’s easier to read.
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Data Points: A Pattern for Sharing Data Across Domain-Driven Design Bounded Contexts

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
October 2014

Julie Lerman explores a way to mirror data as one scenario for sharing data across DDD bounded contexts.
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Test Run: Probit Classification Using C#

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
October 2014

James McCaffrey explores probit classification, a machine learning technique for making predictions in situations where the dependent variable to predict can take one of just two possible values.
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Modern Apps: Use SignalR to Build Modern Apps

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
October 2014

SignalR is a set of server and client libraries that lets you develop apps with dynamic, real-time, two-way communication.
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DirectX Factor: Pixel Shaders and the Reflection of Light

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
October 2014

Charles Petzold brings his series on DirectX to a close with an exploration of the classic Gouraud and Phong 3D light shading models.
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Don't Get Me Started: Raising Higher Education

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
October 2014

David Platt's Harvard University Extension School class on UX engineering and management aims to create a cadre of UX first responders, who leverage awareness of basic concepts in UX design to enable a more robust and functional design process.
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ASP.NET MVC Facebook Birthday App

ASP.NET News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:00
This tutorial will teach you how to build a Facebook app by using an MVC 5 NuGet package and Visual Studio 2013.
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Authentication Filters in ASP.NET Web API 2

ASP.NET News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:00
An authentication filter is a component that authenticates an HTTP request. Web API 2 and MVC 5 both support authentication filters, but they differ slightly, mostly in the naming conventions for t...
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Complex Type Inheritance in OData v4 with ASP.NET Web API

ASP.NET News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:33
According to the OData v4 specification , a complex type can inherit from another complex type. (A complex type is a structured type without a key.) Web API OData 5.3 supports complex type inherita...
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What's New in ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3

ASP.NET News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:00
This topic describes what's new for ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3. Download Documentation OData Core Libraries New Features Known Issues and Breaking Changes Bug Fixes ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3.1 Downl...
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Open Types in OData v4 with ASP.NET Web API

ASP.NET News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:48
In OData v4, an open type is a stuctured type that contains dynamic properties, in addition to any properties that are declared in the type definition. Open types let you add flexibility to your da...
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Azure Insider: Soup to Nuts: From Raw Hardware to Cloud-Enabled Device

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:00
September 2014

There is a new gold rush happening and it’s not about precious metals. It’s about building innovative, consumer-based devices and connecting them to the cloud. In this month's Azure Insider feature, the authors roll up their sleeves and explore what it takes to embrace this new computing paradigm.
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Microsoft Azure: Introduction to Machine Learning Studio

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:00
September 2014

Machine learning systems use data to make predictions. The Azure Machine Learning Studio gives you a much easier way to create a machine learning model than writing code from scratch.
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Windows Store: Creating a Location-Aware App with Geofencing

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:00
September 2014

Tony Champion explores the concept of geofencing and shows how to develop a location-aware Windows Store app that uses this feature.
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Unity: Developing Your First Game with Unity and C#, Part 2

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:00
September 2014

In the second article in this series on game development with the Unity framework, Adam Tuliper explores the features used in C# and JavaScript to add common functionality to a game.
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ASP.NET: ASP.NET Web API Security Filters

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:00
September 2014

Learn how to use the new authentication filter in ASP.NET Web API 2 and the existing authorization filter to cleanly separate authentication and authorization concerns.
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Editor's Note: Six Degrees of Live! 360

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:00
September 2014

From editors to authors, MSDN Magazine has plenty of ties to the Visual Studio Live! and Live! 360 developer conference events.
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