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The Microsoft journal for developersFebruary 2013 VOL 28 NO 2
MSDN Magazine February 2013 issue

Microsoft Office
Exploring the New JavaScript API for Office

Here you learn about asynchronous programming, object model hierarchy, testing for application support and more basics of the new JavaScript API for the latest version of Office.
Stephen Oliver
Eric Schmidt

Kenny KerrWindows with C++: Creating Desktop Apps with Visual C++ 2012
Our resident C++ expert gets a lot of questions about the language and its relevance to developing desktop apps for Windows in these changing times.
Kenny Kerr

Online-only Features

MVVM:   IOC Containers and MVVM
In recent years, dependency injection (DI) and inversion of control (IOC) have gained popularity as means for creating and retrieving instances of classes in applications and libraries. This article examines these mechanisms, using MVVM Light’s SimpleIoc to illustrate the usefulness of implementing an IOC container in MVVM-based applications.
Laurent Bugnion

Windows Store Apps:   Windows Store Apps: A Guide for WPF and Silverlight Developers, Part 1
Find out what Windows Runtime changes WPF/Silverlight developers need to be aware of as they start creating Windows Store apps.
Joel Fjordén

Patterns in Practice:   Data Design for Adding Functionality to a Class
Peter moves on from designing an application that requires the role pattern to discussing how the pattern should be implemented, beginning with the data design.
Peter Vogel

Columns

DirectX Factor
Constructing Audio Oscillators for Windows 8
Windows 8 combines a high-performance audio API with touch screens on hand-held tablets. Join with Charles Petzold as he explores the potential this combination offers for creating musical instruments.
Charles Petzold

Modern Apps
Create Windows Store Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript
Learn about the Windows Store market opportunity, as well what language, tool and technology choices are available to help you get started writing apps or games.
Rachel Appel

Cutting Edge
Essential Facebook Programming: The JavaScript SDK
Dive into the principal tools you can leverage to add social plugins to your Web sites, with a mix of HTML markup, CSS and JavaScript code.
Dino Esposito

Test Run
Naive Bayes Classification with C#
Naive Bayes classification is a fundamental machine-learning technique that can predict which category a data case belongs to. James McCaffrey explains how it works and gives you the foundation for adding prediction features to your .NET applications.
James McCaffrey

The Working Programmer
.NET Collections, Part 2: Working with C5
Ted Neward delves deeper into the Copenhagen Comprehensive Collection Classes for C#, explaining how their implementations and functionality go a bit beyond the .NET Framework Class Library.
Ted Neward

Don't Get Me Started
What's Up, Doc?
The Internet still hasn't cracked the health-care industry, the way it has newspapers, media and most recently higher education. But it's about to, says David Platt, and in a big way.
David Platt

Editor's Note
Inside Modern Apps
Rachel Appel's new Modern Apps column will guide developers into building compelling Windows Store apps.
Michael Desmond

Features

Async Programming:   Async Causality Chain Tracking
Learn how .NET Framework 4.5 enables developers to track and deduce causality/return stacks while debugging or investigating production failures.
Andrew Stasyuk

ASP.NET:   Building a Simple Comet Application in the Microsoft .NET Framework
Develop interactive Web applications that don’t rely on polling or users posting back the page, using just .NET technologies.
Derrick Lau

Data Clustering:   Detecting Abnormal Data Using k-Means Clustering
Learn how C# developers can use k-Means clustering to group data items into similar clusters and enable detection of abnormal data.
James McCaffrey

StreamInsight:   Taming the Event Stream: Fast Approximate Counting
Explore the power of StreamInsight by developing a custom stream operator for fast approximation of event counts in a window.
Michael Meijer