Find out how you can create an app from scratch that targets both Windows Phone and iPhone, while staying true to the design philosoph and UX features of each platform.
Tombstoning and the Zen of Async for Windows Phone
Ben Day walks you through some of the architectural decisions and mistakes he made in his first Windows Phone application, and shows how you can avoid them in your own Windows Phone apps.
Horizontal Scalability for Parallel Execution of Tasks
The Task Parallel Library (TPL) provides the infrastructure optimize utilization of CPU resources within a single multicore computer. Now you can also implement an approach that scales across computer boundaries--useful for workload automation and batch processing scenarios.
OData, the Entity Framework and Microsoft Azure Access Control
When Sean Iannuzzi was asked to secure a Web service for an existing database and Web application, he saw the benefits of using OData, but he didn’t think it was secure enough. See how he developed his own custom implementation with extra security.
Testing Math Functions in Microsoft Cloud Numerics
Suppose you are writing a computer program that calls a library to compute sin(x). You'll get a numeric answer containing up to 16 decimal digits, but how do you know the answer is correct? Learn how the math functions in the new Microsoft Cloud Numerics math library are tested.
Mobile Site Development, Part 5: jQuery Mobile
Dino Esposito dives into the HTML5-based jQuery Mobile UI technology for popular device platforms. Is it all you need for mobile development?
Windows with C++
Back to the Future with Resumable Functions
Kenny Kerr concludes his three-part series on concurrency in C++, and explores an even more fluid approach to writing efficient and composable asynchronous systems.
Microsoft Azure In-Role Caching
Joseph Fultz shows how you can weather high demand on your site and services using dedicated and co-located roles for caching in the Azure Caching (Preview).
The Working Programmer
Cassandra NoSQL Database, Part 2: Programming
Ted Neward explains how to connect to the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database from the Microsoft .NET Framework, how to read and write data to it, and more.
Touch and Go
Viewing the Night Sky on Your Windows Phone
Charles Petzold concludes his four-part exploration of motion sensors in the Windows Phone platform, building an application that lets users interact with planets and constellations in the night sky.
Web Dev Report:
Integrating jQuery Mobile into ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC Web Apps
This month, Rachel Appel explains how jQuery Mobile can make it easier for you to “go mobile” with your new or existing ASP.NET Web Forms or MVC Web apps.
Team Foundation Server:
Using PreEmptive Analytics for Team Foundation Server for Rapid Feedback in Production
Learn how to leverage the built-in features of Team Foundation Server to integrate incident reports and other data into existing workflows, so teams can respond more rapidly to issues and events in production.