Asynchronous TCP Sockets as an Alternative to WCF
New 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.
ASP.NET MVC 5:
A .NET Developer Primer for Single-Page Applications
Long Le shows how traditional ASP.NET MVC developers focused on the server side can seamlessly transition to building client-side, single-page applications.
A First Look at ASP.NET Identity
Dino 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.
Windows Azure Insider
The Windows Azure Service Bus and the Internet of Things, Part 2
Walk 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.
The Working Programmer
Getting Started with Oak: Data Validation and Wrapping Up
Ted 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.
A Look at the Hub Project and Control in Windows Store Apps
Rachel 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.
Don't Get Me Started
The 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.
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Calvin and Hobbes
The 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.