Don''t Get Me Started: Unwritten Rules
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
Knowing when to follow the written rules, and when to ignore them in favor of the unwritten ones, is what software engineering is all about.David PlattMSDN Magazine August 2014
Test Run: Solving Sudoku Puzzles Using the MSF Library
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
James McCaffrey explains how to use the Microsoft Solver Foundation (MSF) library to solve Soduku puzzles programmatically.James McCaffreyMSDN Magazine August 2014
Data Points: Cool (and Free) Tools for Entity Framework
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
Julie Lerman highlights some handy, community-based tools that can enhance your productivity with Entity Framework.Julie LermanMSDN Magazine August 2014
Windows with C++: DirectComposition: A Retained-Mode API to Rule Them All
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
Kenny Kerr shows how you can use retained-mode APIs to manipulate visuals drawn with Direct2D in a way that's very appealing to experienced developers.Kenny KerrMSDN Magazine August 2014
Cutting Edge: Documents, Databases and Eventual Consistency
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
The decision to use relational SQL stores or NoSQL stores to hold disparate types of data will depend on the data and the application. Ultimately, it might not even be necessary to rely on one or the other, says Dino Esposito.Dino EspositoMSDN Magazine August 2014
Editor''s Note: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Bloom County
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
Back in March, Michael Desmond wrote about the lessons the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes has to offer working developers. This month, Desmond seeks wisdom in Berkely Breathed''s comic strip, Bloom County.Michael DesmondMSDN Magazine August 2014
Microsoft Azure: Use Distributed Cache in Microsoft Azure
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
This article explains how ASP.NET application developers can use a distributed cache in their ASP.NET or WCF Web services applications running in Windows Azure. It details how distributed caching can also handle special requirements if the application is deployed in multiple data centers, either in ...
Microsoft Azure: Microsoft Azure Media Services
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
Hosting live video events at scale can be a daunting task. This article explores Windows Azure Media Services Live and how it can be used to enable streaming video of a live event.Gregory PrenticeMSDN Magazine August 2014
Windows Phone: Build MVVM Apps with Xamarin and MvvmCross
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
MVVM is a powerful pattern to develop Windows Phone and Windows Store apps, allowing developers to easily unit test applications and separate concerns between the view and the code. This article shows how to do the same thing on iOS and Android using Xamarin and MvvmCross.Thomas LeBrunMSDN Magazine ...
Unity: Developing Your First Game with Unity and C#
MSDN Magazine, August 02, 2014
Get started with cross-platform game development with the Unity framework. In the first article in a four-part series, Adam Tuliper explores the interface and architecture of Unity.Adam TuliperMSDN Magazine August 2014
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