Override the Default Scaffold Templates
While repeatedly coding create, retrieve, update and delete operations (CRUD) can be tedious, you can automate the process using scaffolding templates. Doing this typically prevents updates or edits to controllers or views, but there are ways to customize them.
Topshelf and Katana: A Unified Web and Service Architecture
Thanks to the Katana project, the open-source Topshelf library, and the OWIN specification, you can now create a unified Web and service architecture with a ridiculously simple deployment process.
The MVVM Light Messenger In-Depth
Laurent Bugnion finishes his series on MVVM development with an in-depth look at the MVVM Light Messenger, exploring both its ease of use benefits and associated potential risks.
Windows with C++
High-Performance Window Layering Using the Windows Composition Engine
Kenny Kerr shows how to tap into system capabilities previously inaccessible from applications to produce the layered window effect without compromising performance.
Telemetry Ingestion and Analysis Using Microsoft Azure Services
It’s one thing to gather a large amount of telemetry data; it’s another entirely to analyze and process it in a meaningful way. You can use Microsoft Azure services to help streamline the process.
Working with the MNIST Image Recognition Data Set
James McCaffrey introduces you to the MNIST data set and image recognition, one of the most fascinating topics in the field of machine learning.
The Canvas and the Camera
When moving from 2D to 3D programming, the metaphorical canvas needs to be supplemented with a metaphorical camera. Charles Petzold explains how.
Don't Get Me Started
VB6 and the Art of the Knuckleball
David Platt's last VB6 column remains one of the most widely-read (and commented upon) MSDN Magazine articles in recent history. Platt thinks he knows why.