Visual Studio 2013:
Next-Generation Development with Application Insights
Application Insights delivers a set of services that integrates developer and operations tools to reduce friction in the development process. This articles explores services like availability monitoring, application performance monitoring and usage analytics to ensure that applications are available, performant and functional.
Patterns for Asynchronous MVVM Applications: Services
In the third article in a series that looks at patterns for combining the async and await keywords with MVVM, Stephen Cleary looks at the service layer and discusses asynchronous services.
Software Development with Feature Toggles
Feature toggles are a programming concept that enables parallel, concurrent feature development as an alternative to branching for parallel development (feature branches), and allows continuous integration of features while they are being developed.
Microsoft Azure and Open Source Power Grid Computing
Developing and deploying something as potentially complex as a grid or distributed computing implementation can be daunting. Bruno Terkaly and Ricardo Villalobos discuss coding tools that can help establish the necessary communication.
Tips for Updating and Refactoring Your Entity Framework Code
Updating to a new version of Entity Framework and refactoring your code presents some real challenges. Julie Lerman’s tips can help ease the pain.
Association Rule Learning
James McCaffrey explains association rule learning, an exploratory technique intended to reveal interesting and possibly useful relationships between items.
The Working Programmer
Growl Notification System: Simpler Is Better
Sometimes the simplest approach is best, as Ted Neward illustrates with the Growl notification utility, which makes it easy for developers to add reliable notificiations to their software.
Design a Cross-Platform Modern App Architecture
Considering the wide range of devices available these days, the need to develop apps for cross platform use is inevitable. Make the right choice of development platform and process to ensure you can develop the app you need.