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."
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.
Long Le shows how traditional ASP.NET MVC developers focused on the server side can seamlessly transition to building client-side, single-page applications.
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.
Donn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.