Patterns for Asynchronous MVVM Applications: Data Binding
Async and Await are great, but they don't fit seamlessly with MVVM. This is the first in a series of articles that will explore using async within an MVVM application. This article covers how to use tasks with data binding, essentially creating an "asynchronous property."
DirectX FactorTriangles and TessellationThough triangles are far less integral to 2D graphics programming than to 3D, Charles Petzold explores some interesting effects created with tessellated triangles in two dimensions.Charles Petzold
Async Programming: Asynchronous TCP Sockets as an Alternative to WCFNew features in .NET 4.5 that make it much easier to work with an effective alternative to Windows Communication Foundation called async socket programming. James McCaffrey shows how async socket programming works.James McCaffrey
ASP.NET MVC 5: A .NET Developer Primer for Single-Page ApplicationsLong Le shows how traditional ASP.NET MVC developers focused on the server side can seamlessly transition to building client-side, single-page applications.Long Le
Windows 8.1: Building a Netduino-Based HID Sensor for WinRTDonn Morse builds a HID-based temperature sensor for the WinRT API that connects to a Windows 8.1 tablet or laptop, and creates an app that can take the sensor data and display the current temperature.Donn Morse
Cutting EdgeA First Look at ASP.NET IdentityDino Esposito explores the basics of ASP.NET authentication and the new ASP.NET Identity system from the perspective of the ASP.NET MVC 5 developer.Dino Esposito
Windows Azure InsiderThe Windows Azure Service Bus and the Internet of Things, Part 2Walk through a proof-of-concept solution to see how a Service Bus queue provides an elegant way to incorporate resiliency and occasional connectivity for IoT applications.Bruno TerkalyRicardo Villalobos
The Working ProgrammerGetting Started with Oak: Data Validation and Wrapping UpTed Neward wraps up his four-part examination of the Oak framework’s dynamic approach to Web development by diving into data validation and explaining why Oak is going into his personal toolbox.Ted Neward
Modern AppsA Look at the Hub Project and Control in Windows Store AppsRachel Appel looks at how the Hub project template in Visual Studio works with the Hub control to help you code HTML and XAML Windows Store apps that showcase large amounts of data in an aesthetically pleasing, functional and modern layout.Rachel Appel
Don't Get Me StartedThe Peasants Are Revolting!When Avon field reps revolted against the company's new order management software, it sent a stark message. In the age of iPads, companies can no longer afford to foist bad software on their users.David Platt
Editor's NoteEverything I Need to Know I Learned from Calvin and HobbesThe Calvin and Hobbes comic strip offers surprising wisdom for software developers, from the elegant genius of the Transmogrifier to the convoluted security around the clubhouse tree fort.Michael Desmond
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