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Publisher's Point: Visual Studio Platform and Extensibility

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: Visual Studio Platform and Extensibility

As a .NET architect and developer I cannot imagine my everyday work without Visual Studio. I was always in a strange excitement when waiting for a new CTP, Beta or RTM of Visual Studio because I always expected some great new features with every release. During the years I have bought a few third-party add-ins and utilities for Visual Studio to make my development tasks easier and even created small add-ins to produce some useful piece of code. I knew that Visual Studio was extensible; I downloaded the SDKs and tried to get familiar with those hundreds of extensibility interfaces. However, due to lack of good documentation I often got frustrated.




Publisher's Point: What's The Resolution?

Tue, 10 Oct 2006 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: What's The Resolution?

Markus Egger discusses screen resolutions.




Publisher's Point: How Many Threads Do You Need?

Mon, 29 May 2006 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: How Many Threads Do You Need?

Markus Egger discusses the need to create multi-threaded applications.




Publisher's Point: Beyond the Mists of Avalon

Mon, 6 Feb 2006 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: Beyond the Mists of Avalon

Markus Egger discusses tools used to create WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation, formerly "Avalon") interfaces, in particular, WinFX Extensions for Visual Studio as well as the Microsoft Expression product line.




Publisher's Point: LINQ Up!

Mon, 19 Dec 2005 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: LINQ Up!

At PDC 2005, Microsoft announced a new technology called Language Integrated Query (LINQ), which will be available with Visual Studio “Orcas” (the next version of Visual Studio). A lot of exciting new technologies are announced at every PDC, and as a result, LINQ got some attention, but not nearly as much as I think it deserves. LINQ represents the ability to run queries right inside of Visual Basic, C#, or any other .NET language.




Publisher's Point: C-Sharpest

Sun, 4 Dec 2005 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: C-Sharpest

C# 2.0 just shipped with a number of interesting new features: anonymous methods, nullable objects, iterators, partial classes, generics, and others. But the innovation does not stop there! Microsoft (and Anders Hejlsberg in particular) have already allowed us a sneak peek at some of the new features that will be available in C# 3.0.




Publisher's Point: The Quest for the Killer App

Wed, 7 Sep 2005 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: The Quest for the Killer App

Markus Egger discusses the evaluation of new technologies.




Publisher's Point: User Interface Challenges

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: User Interface Challenges

Markus Egger discusses user interface technologies developers should familiarize themselves with.




Publisher's Point: Where's Your Logic?

Mon, 27 Jun 2005 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: Where's Your Logic?

Markus Egger discusses the role of business logic in modern application architecture.




Publisher's Point: Who's On First?

Mon, 18 Apr 2005 00:00:00 GMT

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Publisher's Point E-Column: Who's On First?

Markus Egger discusses the importance of a solid basis of knowledge.




CODE Magazine: 2017 Jul/Aug

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

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CODE Magazine, Issue 2017 Jul/Aug is now available!

Been struggling with Mobile Development?!? You'r not the only one! Lower the barrier with React Native. Your summer time reading also includes articles focusing on Azure, Angular, F#, and Xamarin. Perfect for that long flight!




Online Article: Choices, Choices, Choices

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Choices, Choices, Choices

Rod looks at the many options available to developers these days and having to choose what's best for your clients.




Online Article: From Zero to CRUD in Angular: Part 2

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: From Zero to CRUD in Angular: Part 2

Building on his article in the last issue, Paul adds HTML, Angular code, and Web API methods so that the user can add, edit, and delete product data.




Online Article: Writing Concurrent Programs Using F# Mailbox Processors

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Writing Concurrent Programs Using F# Mailbox Processors

Rachel takes a close look at F# mailbox processors to help you efficiently process messages. She covers replying, scanning (for a particular message or subject), and coordinating multiple agents, and makes it easy once you know which connections to make.




Online Article: Azure Skyline: Data in Cloud Applications

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Azure Skyline: Data in Cloud Applications

Mike looks at the technology that allows multiple teams to connect and scale their data despite disparate data storage methods.




Online Article: Office 365 Connectors and WebHooks: Part 2

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Office 365 Connectors and WebHooks: Part 2

Just when it seems like Office 365 is everywhere, you’ll learn something that makes you glad it’s so ubiquitous. Sahil continues his new series with an interesting look at Office 365’s WebHooks.




Online Article: Legal Notes: Five Tips for Vendor Management

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Legal Notes: Five Tips for Vendor Management

John takes a look at the pitfalls and foibles in using outside staffing to finish your project and gives some good advice.




Online Article: Lower the Barriers to Entry for Mobile Development with React Native

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Lower the Barriers to Entry for Mobile Development with React Native

These days, you can’t build your apps for only one platform, which could mean multiple dev teams and keeping track of parallel projects. Jason shows us how to use React Native to get the best mobile development without breaking the bank or going crazy.




Online Article: Accessing Platform-Specific Functionalities Using DependencyService in Xamarin.Forms

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Accessing Platform-Specific Functionalities Using DependencyService in Xamarin.Forms

You can avoid all that pesky overhead when dealing with multiple platforms by using Microsoft’s library of APIs, Xamarin.Forms. Wei-Meng shows you how to efficiently map to the various platforms’ respective native UI elements at run time.




Online Article: Use Your Words: Getting Familiar with Speech Synthesis Markup Language

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Use Your Words: Getting Familiar with Speech Synthesis Markup Language

Chris explores how voice-enabled home assistant devices, like Amazon Echo and Google Home, speak to you and how they learn to understand your particular speech patterns.




Online Article: Beta Test Your iOS Applications Using TestFlight

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Beta Test Your iOS Applications Using TestFlight

Jason explores TestFlight, a new tool for testing your iOS apps. It has some nifty notification tools, which make it easier to have a lot of testers—or just a few, depending on what your product needs. Check out what else it has going for it.




Online Article: On Decisions

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: On Decisions

Ted looks at how DADA and OODA thought processes can help you make smarter --if not faster--decisions.




CODE Magazine: 2017 May/Jun

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

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CODE Magazine, Issue 2017 May/Jun is now available!

Wow! Our 100th issue! We kick off our 100th issue with exploring the new features in Visual Studio 2017 as well as articles on Angular, Office 365 Connectors and Webhooks, SQL Server, C# 7.0, ASP.NET Web API and more!




Online Article: An Important Milestone

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: An Important Milestone

Rod reflects on 100 issues of CODE Magazine.




Online Article: From Zero to CRUD in Angular: Part 1

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: From Zero to CRUD in Angular: Part 1

CRUD’s a part of everyday life for a lot of devs. If you’re one of them, you’ll be interested in this first installation of Paul’s new series on using Angular.




Online Article: Office 365 Connectors and WebHooks: Part 1

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Office 365 Connectors and WebHooks: Part 1

Just when it seems like Office 365 is everywhere, you’ll learn something that makes you glad it’s so ubiquitous. Sahil begins a new series with an interesting look at Office 365’s WebHooks.




Online Article: Legal Notes: Say Goodbye to Most Software Patents

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Legal Notes: Say Goodbye to Most Software Patents

If you’ve ever wondered whether you need a patent or if a copyright is good enough, you’ll find John’s research into the subject fascinating.




Online Article: Tooling for Your .NET Projects

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Tooling for Your .NET Projects

You’ve been plodding along, nose to the grindstone, and you might not have realized that there are some useful tools out there that can make your .NET projects a little more fun to build. Rachel explores Paket, F# Formatting, and FAKE.




Online Article: SQL Server Reporting Services: Seven Power Tips

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: SQL Server Reporting Services: Seven Power Tips

You already know that SQL Server’s Reporting Services tools are useful. Kevin shows you some nifty work-arounds and extra-credit tricks that will make your reports sing.




Online Article: What’s New in Visual Studio 2017

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: What’s New in Visual Studio 2017

It’s so new that the dust is still settling, and VS2017 was worth the wait. Markus explores the ins and outs of his favorite new features.




Online Article: What’s New in C# 7.0

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: What’s New in C# 7.0

Just when you think you know what’s up in C#, they release a new version. This one’s got pattern matching, tuples, and local functions along with improvements to existing features. Chris shows you where to dive in.




Online Article: Building an Angular Front End for an ASP.NET Web API

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Building an Angular Front End for an ASP.NET Web API

Rick follows up on his server-side Angular back end for ASP.NET Core with this interesting look at the matching front end.




Online Article: Beta Test Your iOS Applications Using TestFlight

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Beta Test Your iOS Applications Using TestFlight

Jason explores TestFlight, a new tool for testing your iOS apps. It has some nifty notification tools, which makes it easier to have a lot of testers—or just a few, depending on what your product needs. Check out what else it has going for it.




Online Article: Python 3000 Just Turned 3000 Days Old

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Python 3000 Just Turned 3000 Days Old

It’s not a new product, but Michael shows you some tips and tricks that you might not know and that will make coding in Python a joy




Online Article: On Interviewing

Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: On Interviewing

Ted looks at how interviewing practices need to change with the times, just as software does.




CODE Magazine: 2017 Mar/Apr

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

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CODE Magazine, Issue 2017 Mar/Apr is now available!

Alexa - How do I program your skills? Meet Alexa, Amazon's answer to computerizing your home and adding voice control to your apps. We'll also explore data driven testing, Xamarin vs. Cordova, Azure Skyline, F#, iMessages and Sticker Packs.




Online Article: You're Not Finished Yet

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: You're Not Finished Yet

Melanie talks about the need for testing, editing, and otherwise closely examining your work before sending it out into the world.




Online Article: Data-Driven Testing with Visual Studio

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Data-Driven Testing with Visual Studio

Does the idea of using an app that’s never been tested give you the willies? It should, and Paul talks about finding the sticking points so you can be confident that your code works as intended before someone fires it up.




Online Article: Xamarin versus Cordova

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Xamarin versus Cordova

These days, you can’t target only one platform with your innovative apps. They have to look good on many types of devices and operating systems. Sahil looks at how Xamarin and Cordova translate into native apps and how you can use a combination to build even more versatile systems than ever before.




Online Article: Legal Notes: Selecting and Operating a Legal Entity for Your User Group

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Legal Notes: Selecting and Operating a Legal Entity for Your User Group

Your user group has some serious experts in it and it’s time to share the knowledge. If your group wants to host conferences, offer classes, or even go into business, you’ll want John’s advice about what you need to start the process.




Online Article: Accessing Your Data with F# Type Providers

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Accessing Your Data with F# Type Providers

You can access just about any data with type providers, whether in XML, JSON, or APIs. Rachel shows us how, plus a nifty new Swagger type provider.




Online Article: Programming Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Programming Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo

If you’re looking for a way to computerize your home or add voice controls to your apps, you’re interested in what’s happening with Amazon Echo. Chris introduces you to some basic programming skills for the device and points the way to greatness.




Online Article: Exploring Sticker Packs with iOS 10

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Exploring Sticker Packs with iOS 10

Sticker packs and emojis are used by everyone from teenagers to developers. Jason shows you how these simple tools can be more than a basic form of communication.




Online Article: Creating iMessages Apps

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Creating iMessages Apps

Did you ever think you’d be programming apps without code? Mohammad show you how, using Apple’s iMessages framework, iOS 10, a little bit of Swift, and some Sticker Packs.




Online Article: Azure Skyline: Building and Deploying Services to Azure with .NET Core and Docker

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Azure Skyline: Building and Deploying Services to Azure with .NET Core and Docker

Today’s devs have to be nimble. Your app has to work on a multitude of platforms and meet any number of platform-specific demands. Mike explains how a new tool called Docker can help you deploy your apps on everything from Linux to .NET and leave you hardly breaking a sweat.




Online Article: Managed Coder: On Coding Management

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: Managed Coder: On Coding Management

Ted takes a look at what skills are necessary to be a great manager.




Online Article: How to Know Your Team is Productive and Delivering Quality

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Online Article: How to Know Your Team is Productive and Delivering Quality

Jeffrey takes a look at the state of the industry and comes up with some interesting ways to measure efficiency and accuracy.