Yochay Kiriaty kicks off our July issue themed on Microsoft Azure Web Sites development, with an article that shows how to modify Web applications to handle millions of HTTP requests across both multiple instances and multiple regions.
Both F# and C# are languages based on the Microsoft .NET Framework, so you can often resolve a programming problem in one language, then transfer the code over to the other. This functional programming approach opens new avenues to problem resolution.
Sometimes bad things happen to good apps, and when they do you need to react fast. This article explores the tools and patterns you can adopt to make your Web applications even better and more resilient in a sometimes-hostile cloud environment.
Kenny Kerr explores the Windows composition engine and shows how an alpha-blended window from his previous column can be reproduced using a composition surface rather than a swap chain.
Tejaswi Redkar shows you how to develop a RESTful Web service in Node.js that accesses a MongoDB database in the cloud, and how to deploy it to Azure Web Sites.
Julie Lerman breaks out a small Entity Data Model and, using that model, works through some of the problems you might encounter when switching from the ObjectContext API to the newer DbContext API.
Hybrid apps bring the power of the cloud to existing software services that run on-premises in your datacenter. This article takes a deep look at connecting a Web site to a line-of-business application running on-premises and shows how to enable seamless connectivity.
Using Azure Web Sites, MVC 5, SignalR and Azure SQL, this article explores the creation of an e-learning application that provides course modules, lessons and basic user administration. The result is a Web site that allows an instructor to "push" content to the students' browsers, keeping all students in sync with the current lesson.
Since many Web sites and apps require some sort of user sign in, it’s up to us as developers to make it as easy as possible. Here you’ll learn the basics of enabling application authentication on the Windows platform.
Using custom effects you can get much closer to authentic 3D programming than otherwise possible with Direct2D, as Charles Petzold explains.
Years after it helped change the computing world, Microsoft support for the Windows XP operating system is finally ending. But that doesn't mean we've seen the last of Microsoft's venerable OS.
Microsoft has been very busy of late improving the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This issue of MSDN Magazine explores how developers can leverage the improved capabilities of Azure Web Sites.