CSS3 can make Web development a lot easier. In our latest installment of the Building HTML5 Apps feature series, Clark Sell explores how CSS3 and HTML5 allow you to build smooth interactions and beautiful experiences with simple declarative markup.
Knockout.js brings many benefits to client side web apps. Julie Lerman looks at leveraging it to perform data binding with OData.
Starting to Develop with Kinect
The first in our series of Kinect-themed features shows how you can use the skeleton-tracking capability of the Kinect in a WPF app without writing a single line of code.
Comparing Microsoft Azure Queues and Service Bus Queues
Find out whether Azure queues or Service Bus queues are the best choice for the messaging queues in your application.
Tales of Advanced LightSwitch Client Customizations
Enjoy these tales of creating custom applications that show off the versatility and ease of use LightSwitch offers. You will also get a glimpse of how a real pro works with clients.
Jan Van der Haegen
What’s New in the .NET 4.5 Base Class Library
The .NET Framework 4.5 brings a number of improvments, big and small, to the base class library. Immo Landwerth explores these new features.
An Attribute-Free Approach to Configuring MEF
Learn the reasons for using the Managed Extensibility Framework, and how convention-driven configuration can streamline the development process.
Internet of Things:
Using Microsoft Azure Service Bus for ... Things!
In this second in a series of articles about the Internet of Things, you’ll learn how to leverage the Azure Service Bus, not only to collect information from “things” but also to control them.
Democratizing Video Content with Microsoft Azure Media Services
This article focuses on how to provide a scalable, video streaming service using Azure Media Services and a Web-based client.
Behind the Scenes: A Windows Phone Feed-Reader App
See exactly how a group of Microsoft interns developed a robust Windows Phone feed-reader app with the latest technologies such as local database, background agent, Live Tiles and more.
Custom Indexing for Latitude-Longitude Data
Find out how to create custom indexes for geographical data that includes latitude and longitude location information so that you can retrieve real-time data faster than ever.
Unit Testing in the Navigation for ASP.NET Web Forms Framework
The article will demonstrate the benefits of having a consistent approach to navigation and data passing in a Web Forms application, showing how this bears fruit when building Single-Page Interfaces.
Touch and Go
Getting Oriented with the Windows Phone Compass
Smartphones get lots of input from the world through their sensors, but you can get even more by combining those sensors, as Charles Petzold shows with an example that combines the compass and accelerometer.
Mobile Site Development: Markup
This column is the first of a series in which Dino Esposito approaches mobile site development from a perspective that isn’t primarily focused on technology.
Don't Get Me Started
The Silent Majority: Why Visual Basic 6 Still Thrives
Until and unless Microsoft brings out another tool that does these things, Visual Basic 6 will keep scuttling around.
Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms
Why should you be interested in evolutionary optimization algorithms? There are at least three good reasons, James McCaffrey points out, and he shows you how to code them.
The Working Programmer
Talk to Me, Part 4: Feliza Gets Her Voice
The final installment of Ted Neward's four-part series on creating an F#-based chatterbot modeled on the old ELIZA software. This time, Ted takes Feliza for a spin.
Old Soldiers Never Die
Microsoft has announced that it has extended support for the Visual Basic 6 runtime to Windows 8. What makes classic VB such a compelling development platform?
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