In this post, Prashant documents his self-made wrapper for the SkyDrive REST API, that can be reused in a variety of .NET applications.
Discusses best practices for recognizing when a project should be cancelled and the benefits of doing so.
From technical perspective SPA means the web application, that being loaded as one HTML page and redraws it's UI without round trip to server. That sounds not so exiting, but we can see that SPA is much more than that.
How is Git different from other VCS (Version Control Systems)? Probably the most obvious difference is that Git is distributed (unlike SVN or TFS for instance). This means, you’ll have a local repository which lives inside a special folder named .git and you’ll normally (but not necessarily) have a remote, central repository where different collaborators may contribute their code.
Should I use code-behind or MVVM in my application? What are the pros/cons of each and can you show me a simple example of how a Command works?
Software development produces both source code and binary artifacts, and both kinds of artifact need to be handled differently.
While working on an update for already released application, you might find yourselves having both the marketplace version and developer version. Since they use (almost) the same manifest, you will have a hard time guessing which one is the marketplace version and which one is the one in development.
Den Delimarsky describes the implementation of a basic authentication mechanism for Windows Phone applications based on Azure Mobile Services.
Robert MacLean summarizes his presentation list at TechEd Africa 2013. This year he covered the development of Windows Store apps.
Mike showcases a way to properly terminate a console application, so that the user is able to exit with the help of the stock Windows cancel command.
With .NET 4.5, the Task Parallel Library team went another step ahead and built a little known library called Parallel Dataflow Library. This article explains why as a .NET developer, you must know about this powerful library.
There’s a lot of good content on IntelliTrace and we’ve grabbed a few links here to have in one place. If you’ve got some time and want to get to know more about IntelliTrace in Visual Studio these are great places to go.
We frequently get questions asking if the PowerShell ISE supports a feature that it doesn’t. For example, variable watch windows, function browsers, or “find all matches in the current document”.
It can sometimes by useful to find out if SQL Server Compact is available on a system, for example in installers and if your application supports several database products.
If you ever decide that the stock MessageBox is not enough, you can always experiment with creating your own control. Here is how.
Last time around, we explored the user interface and the server script for our apartment listings application. Today we'll see how to add authentication to the mix, and limit certain operations only to authenticated users.
The Boolean to Visibility Converter is as close you’re going to get to bread and button in the XAML frameworks. You need it in almost every app and almost every framework has one, even the Windows 8 project templates come with one.
When maintaining applications built in ways that make unit testing them high friction, difficult or down right impossible, we often turn to integration tests or no tests at all. Poking around the outside of your logic to see that the outcomes our code produces is often fiddly, brittle and in most cases so time consuming it just doesn’t happen.
There are a couple of features in Windows Azure Mobile Services (hereafter, WAMS or Mobile Services) that make it well-suited for building back-ends for mobile apps (including Windows Store apps), and provide significant advantages in getting your app working quickly, and providing additional needed services.
The ALM team shipped a new exciting project, focused on IntelliTrace, under the Visual Studio Test Tooling Guidance umbrella. This release supplements the Test Tooling Guide with the DevOps end-end scenario, giving you access to ALM end to end labs and guidance that include bug resolution using IntelliTrace.
In the previous installment, we saw the general UI of the application. We'll now turn to see how that UI was implemented on all four platforms. If you're looking for a quick start or documentation on Mobile Services, you should take a look at the Windows Azure Mobile Developer Center.
A quick tip on why innerText might be tricky when applied in a cross-browser context and a demonstration of this fact.
If you have an XML file which is shipped with your product, for instance an product list, you expect it to exist. If it doesn’t, there is not much you can do about it. Hence something exceptional has happened and it needs to be handled.
The great thing about design-time data is that the developer can create it programmatically when needed or the designer can generate some through Blend.
Visual Studio Updates are a mechanism used to provide ongoing value throughout the year to the Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server customers. These updates will provide features to support the latest software trends in the market, and also offer an easy way to deploy bug fixes.