The Microsoft journal for developersNOVEMBER 2012 VOL 27 NO 11

JavaScript Security
Web to Windows 8: Security

Web developers switching to Windows 8 development with JavaScript need to update their views on security. With the tools available in Windows 8, you can transform JavaScript security from a facade to a multifaceted defense system that protects both your data and your users.
Tim Kulp

Bruno Terkaly/Ricardo Villalobos Azure Insider:
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services
Based on open standards and supporting multiple types of devices and operating systems, WAMS automates the creation of a robust backend for your device applications.
Bruno Terkaly
Ricardo Villalobos

Online-only Features

NuGet:   Top 10 NuGet (Anti-) Patterns
Discover 10 rules that will help you go from dependency hell to a structured and organized NuGet package repository.
Xavier Decoster

Kinect:   3D Sight with Kinect
Find out how to open the “eyes” of Kinect with the depth sensor.
Leland Holmquest

Microsoft Azure:   MongoDB on Microsoft Azure for .NET Developers
Find out how you can quickly implement scalable, reliable and agile database solutions with MongoDB on Azure.
Lynn Langit


Windows Phone:   Speech-Enabling a Windows Phone 8 App with Voice Commands
In Windows Phone 8 apps, developers can use two new features to delight their users: voice commands to launch the app and execute commands, and a flexible API for speech recognition and synthesis to interact with the app by voice.
F Avery Bishop

C#, Visual Basic and C++:   Managing Memory in Windows Store Apps, Part 2
In the second of our two-part feature on identifying, diagnosing, and repairing memory leaks in Window Store apps, Chipalo Street and Dan Taylor focus on C#, VB, and C++ optimizations.
Chipalo Street
Dan Taylor

JavaScript:   Building and Using Controls in Windows Store Apps with JavaScript
When using JavaScript to build controls in a Windows Store app, you have access to HTML elements, WinRT controls and WinJS controls. See how you can mix and match these or even build your own.
Chris Sells
Brandon Satrom

Team Foundation Service:   Implementing Build Automation with Team Foundation Service Preview
Team Foundation Service Preview provides the ability to run builds entirely in the cloud. Here, the Visual Studio ALM Rangers show how to set up build automation on-premises for scenarios where the development team needs more control of the build machine than is available on Azure.
Tim Star
Tim Omta
Mario Contreras


Data Points
Entity Framework Designer Gets Some Love in Visual Studio 2012
The new Entity Framework Designer in Visual Studio 2012 delivers an enhanced user experience thanks to improvements both big and small.
Julie Lerman

Touch and Go
Assembling Bing Map Tiles on Windows Phone
Getting a map on the Windows Phone screen is easy, but rotating it so that north on the map is actually pointing north is another matter entirely.
Charles Petzold

Windows with C++
The Evolution of Synchronization in Windows and C++
Some excellent synchronization primitives in Windows and the state-of-the-art C++ compiler make a compelling toolkit for lightweight and scalable concurrency-safe programs.
Kenny Kerr

The Working Programmer
Cassandra NoSQL Database, Part 3: Clustering
Talk about big data, this database can scale to “ridiculous” sizes, says Ted Neward. Learn how clustering makes it happen.
Ted Neward

Don't Get Me Started
Here We Go Again
David Platt urges software developers to show judgment and restraint with their Windows Store apps.
David Platt

Editor's Note
Standing Up
Michael Desmond continues to document his move to a standing desk.
Michael Desmond

Read the latest how-to articles and guidance focused on cross-browser JavaScript, HTML and CSS development

MSDN Magazine: November 2012

HTML5 Threading with Web Workers and Data Storage with IndexedDB
HTML5 Threading with Web Workers and Data Storage with IndexedDB
This article continues exploring HTML5 features with a look at Web Workers, a threading object that lets you speed up your client-side applications, and Indexed DB, a client-side data storage mechanism that is the preferred storage approach going forward in HTML5.
Friday, Aug 23, 2013 Wallace B. McClure
HTML5 Video and History: Features Users Can Really See
HTML5 Video and History: Features Users Can Really See
Developers are using features like the viewport, new HTML5 controls, and geolocation to incorporate location, mapping, and new input controls in apps for smartphones, tablets and advanced browsers. This article describes two of these features: the <video> tag lets users display video without plug-ins like Flash, and the HTML5 Histor... More...
Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 Wallace B. McClure
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5 and SVG, Part 4: Dynamic SVG and Path Animation
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5 and SVG, Part 4: Dynamic SVG and Path Animation
In this, the final part of the series, JavaScript will again be used, this time to throw the human a tether of hope in the form of shopping malls and rednecks. Will it be enough? Stay tuned until the end, when JavaScript is also used to calculate the human’s odds of survival and then to set the prediction meter by sniffing the browser’s a... More...
Friday, Jun 28, 2013 Justin Whitney