"Hello World!": A Coder’s Guide to Writing API Documentation
Microsoft Azure Marketplace DataMarket: Introducing DataMarket
Cloud Computing: Synchronizing Multiple Nodes in Microsoft Azure
Learn how to utilize elasticity—the ability to provision resources and remove them on the fly—to take full advantage of cloud computing.
Cloud Data: Getting Started with SQL Azure Development
SQL Azure provides features similar to a relational database for your cloud apps. We’ll show you how to start developing for SQL Azure today.
Task-Based Programming: Scalable Multithreaded Programming with Tasks
Getting the most out of multicore systems means diving head-first into multithreaded programming. Ron Fosner follows up on his previous article by introducing you to a more sophisticated multithreading technique called task-based programming.
Cloud Collaboration: Connecting SharePoint to Microsoft Azure with Silverlight Web Parts
There are many ways to integrate Azure applications with SharePoint 2010. We’ll walk you through one example: a Silverlight-based Web Part that consumes data from the cloud.
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Don't Get Me Started:
A Real Pain in the Neck
At a minimum, UI design shouldn’t cause physical pain to readers and users.
The Working Programmer:
Multiparadigmatic .NET, Part 3: Procedural Programming
Procedural programming is often seen as “old school,” outdated and useless in modern software design, but the design paradigm still shows up in a surprising number of places—including the compiler and MSBuild.
The Intricacies of Touch Controls
Charles is intrigued by the Windows Phone 7 touch controls and tries to duplicate them in Windows Presentation Foundation, finding out that good multi-touch coding is a lot harder than it seems.
Dynamic Action Filters in ASP.NET MVC
Action filters are a powerful feature of ASP.NET MVC controllers that can help you build aspect-oriented Web solutions. In this issue we dive deeper into creating your own dynamic action filters.
Using the Entity Framework to Reduce Network Latency to SQL Azure
Your app may function as expected when you switch to using a cloud database, but profiling and tuning queries to account for the varying effects of network latency can help you boost overall performance.
Web Application Configuration Security Revisited
Bryan Sullivan follows up on configuration security with some relatively obscure—but important—web.config settings that should be addressed, and discusses a new free tool to help you find potential problems.
SQL Azure and Microsoft Azure Table Storage
When migrating your applications to Azure, there are several data storage options to choose from. We’ll look at strengths of SQL Azure and Azure Table Storage to help you understand which is the right choice for your app.
Web UI Test Automation with the WebBrowser Control
Modal message boxes generated by a Web application pose a tricky problem for automated testing. We’ll show you a relatively simple technique for creating a test harness for these cases.