What’s New in Windows 8.1 for Windows Store Developers
Get the lowdown on better management of windows and tiles, new project templates, updated and new HTML and XAML controls, new networking and security APIs, and much more.
Multithreading and Dispatching in MVVM Applications
Laurent Bugnion explores a common scenario with the MVVM pattern in modern client applications—handling multiple threads and helping them communicate with each other.
Patterns for Asynchronous MVVM Applications: Commands
In this second article in a series that looks at patterns for combining the async and await keywords with MVVM, Stephen Cleary shows how to develop an asynchronous implementation of ICommand.
Build a Cross-Platform, Mobile Golf App Using C# and Xamarin
Golf season is here! Learn how to build a cross-platform mobile app (Windows Phone and iOS) that uses Windows Azure Mobile Services to track drives in a long drive contest.
Wallace B. McClure
Build an Advanced Camera App for Nokia Lumia Phones
Learn how to use the Nokia Imaging SDK to create enhanced photos through the use of multiple filters and effects as Rajesh Lal builds an advanced tilt-shift camera app.
Using Survival Analysis
Survival analysis is a discipline in statistics that focuses on estimation of time to events. Typically applied in disciplines like drug research, engineering systems design and credit analytics, this feature shows how survival analysis can apply to software development.
Windows with C++
Using Databases on Windows Azure
First it was ODBC, then it was OLE DB, and more recently the relational data access technology favored by Microsoft has switched back to ODBC. But don't worry, Kenny Kerr explains how modern C++ makes it easy to use this older C-style API to access databases on Windows Azure.
Adding New Life to a 10-Year-Old ASP.NET Web Forms App
Legacy code: can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Julie Lerman figures out how to update an old ASP.NET WebForms app using Knockout.js and Breeze.
3D Transforms on 2D Bitmaps
Achieving fluency in 3D transforms is crucial if you want to become a 3D graphics programmer. Charles Petzold shows how you can explore them within the relative familiarity and comfort of Direct2D.
The 2013 MSDN Magazine Reader Survey offers an insightful snapshot of our readership and provides a glimpse of the trends shaping the dev space during a time of transition for Microsoft.