Entity Framework 6: The Ninja EditionEntity Framework 6 is no longer part of the .NET Framework—and it’s open source, Find out what else is new as Julie Lerman takes you for a tour. Julie Lerman explores Entity Framework 6.0, which introduces key new features of Microsoft object relational mapping solution.
Windows Azure Insider: Meet the Demands of Modern Gaming with Windows AzureLearn how Windows Azure can help with the common tasks related to building a gaming backend—leaving you to concentrate on developing your game.Bruno TerkalyRicardo Villalobos
Visual Studio 2013: Cross-Browser, Coded UI Testing with Visual Studio 2013Learn how new testing features in Visual Studio 2013 let you not only test your UI against all modern browsers, but also search for specific UI elements. In the past few years web based applications become most wanted solutions in the IT market. New approach for modern web based solutions required modern techniques for testing it in fully automated way. Visual Studio 2013 meets market needs by offering end-to-end framework to make UI test automations in kind and understandable way.Damian Zapart
Model Based Testing: An Introduction to Model-Based Testing and Spec ExplorerLearn the advantages of model-based testing when formal, systematic testing is warranted, and how Spec Explorer, together with Visual Studio, eases the process. Sergio MeraYiming Cao
Windows Store Apps: Freedom of Information Act Data at Your FingertipsVishwas Lele walks through the building of a custom Windows Store app to help citizens work with data requested through the Freedom of Information Act.Vishwas Lele
Windows 8.1: Rendering PDF Content in Windows Store AppsLearn the new ways Windows 8.1 provides to render PDF documents in Windows Store apps, with options for using Windows Runtime or native APIs.Sridhar Poduri
Test RunRadial Basis Function Network TrainingFollowing on his previous column in which he explained the details of RBF networks, James McCaffrey now provides practical guidance on implementing RBF network training.James McCaffrey
The Working ProgrammerGetting Started with Oak: A Different ApproachTed Neward explores developing an application in the Oak Web framework, which provides a dynamic environment similar to Ruby on Rails that’s well-suited for rapid application development.Ted Neward
DirectX FactorCharacter Outline Geometries Gone WildManipulating character outlines lets you create weird and wonderful text effects. Charles Petzold shows you how to obtain character outline geometries in a Windows 8 application.Charles Petzold
Don't Get Me StartedOriginal Sin?Computer pioneer Grace Hopper worked on the legendary Harvard Mk 1 computer to help design the first atom bomb. It was an epic achievement, and perhaps our industries first and greatest sin.David Platt
Editor's NoteIn Praise of Entity Framework 6Julie Lerman's feature on Entity Framework 6 reveals that developers have a lot to be excited about with the latest version of Microsoft's object-relational mapping framework.Michael Desmond
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