Modern C++ offers power and performance for developing Windows Store applications, but a blizzard of information and disinformation can stymie C# developers. Bill Kratochvil helps you get started phasing in C++ components where they’ll be most useful.
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.
Laurent Bugnion continues his series on the MVVM pattern with a look at a common scenario in modern client applications—handling multiple threads and helping them communicate with each other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.