Using WCF, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another.
In his last post, Daniel Mohl showed an example of an ASP.NET MVC 4 application built in MonoDevelop. Since that time, an ASP.NET MVC 4 project template has been created for MonoDevelop that makes it very easy to create a similar app.
WebRequest, or rather HttpWebRequest has the annoying behaviour or throwing a WebException when the server returns 404 ‘not found’ status, or in fact any unexpected status number.
Learn more about the importance of creating wireframes before designing your applications, courtesy of Telerik.
I’ve always heard that it was difficult to move from QA into development (game design/programming/art/production). I thought this was smart- QA people should be there to be QA people, not doing a job only because they hope it would lead to something else.
This is going to be a multi-part series of articles with the end goal of producing a solution which handles security/identity claims across domain boundaries using WCF services and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (with a federation trust) and Active Directory.
Now that you can easily stream videos from Azure’s blobs, you may want to translate the strings used in the player Framework. Here is how.
In this post, G. Andrew Duthie is going to show you how he can implement a leaderboard service using a relatively new member of the ASP.NET stack, Web API.
For anybody looking for training on the Microsoft Application Lifecycle tools one of the absolute best resources is Brian Keller’s ALM virtual machine. Full details about the virtual machine can be found here.
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This library simplifies the code and configuration to do Merge Replication from a SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 desktop client, with a number of useful helper methods.
Toni Petrina explains how to iterate through a collection that can potentially be null from the very beginning.
Gamification in Visual Studio is here, with Visual Studio Achievements. Are you developing for Windows 8 and want to try the new achievements? Ping Karsten!
The ThinkHighlight add-in is implemented as a single SQLCLR assembly that exposes a pair of UDFs, HitHighlightContext and HitHighlight. The first UDF prepares a context. You only have to do this once per query, so this appears to be a nice optimization.
Filip Ekberg answers some of the questions asked about the career of a software developer, related to his own experiences.
Michael Ceranski talks about a less known way of changing the application cursor used in a WPF application.
The Visual Studio Image Library contains application images that appear in Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Windows, the Office system and other Microsoft software.
Alexander Beletsky talks about the lessons he learned from building the Trackyt.net project, including the tools and practices he applied.
BlockingCollection is a class in the new System.Collections.Concurrent namespace that arrived with .NET 4.0. It contains a ConcurrentQueue, although you can swap this for a ConcurrentStack or a ConcurrentBag if you want.
When you use a build server it is a must to get notified in case of build failures. Microsoft’s Team Foundation server has different possibilities to achieve this: using the Build Notification Tool or through so-called Alerts.
Den Delimarsky explains how Windows Azure Mobile Services were used in the WOWZAPP Windows 8 app to store the event data.
It is not simple to implement a consistent branching model, that complies with the VS TFS Branching and Merging Guide. Ultimately you would want support for this inside Visual Studio.
The DebuggerDisplay is useful to quickly view the customized output of a class which in turn can display more meangful text during debugging.
This blog post is the first part in the series that aims to explain how to extend Team Explorer UI. Since there is no official documentation available yet, some information you find here might be redundant, obsolete or simply not considered as “best practice”.
Many of those developers who had significant experience in another field, but then switched to software development, very quickly acquired the skills required to become successful in software development.