April 2013

Volume 28 Number 04

April 2013 Code Downloads

April 2013

Azure Insider - NoSQL Data in the Cloud with Windows Azure Tables

This column introduces you to Windows Azure Tables, a NoSQL technology for storing massive amounts of data offered as a service in the cloud.
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CLR - Classification and Prediction Using Adaptive Boosting

James McCaffrey explain a fascinating technique called adaptive boosting classification, which uses training data to generate a large collection of very simple rules of thumb that are then weighted and combined to improve their predictive quality.
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Component Extensions - A Tour of C++/CX

Ready to write your first Windows Store app? One of the first decisions you'll need to make is whether to use HTML/JavaScript, .NET, or C++. In this article, learn about what makes the C++/CX language extensions for building Windows 8 apps unique and when to use C++/CX to build your Windows Store app.

Data Points - Why Does Entity Framework Reinsert Existing Objects into My Database?

Entity Framework sometimes reinserts existing objects into databases. In the first of a two-part series, Julie Lerman explains why this happens, and how you can avoid it.
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DirectX Factor - Streaming and Manipulating Audio Files in Windows 8

Windows 8 makes it easy to write programs that can access individual music files. Using DirectX components is more difficult, but adds versatility, as Charles Petzold describes.

MVVM - Maximizing the Visual Designer’s Usage with Design-Time Data

In his third MVVM article, Laurent Bugnion explains how you can simulate nonstatic data even at design time by tricking the visual designer into executing some design-time-only code.

SDL - Using the SDL for LOB Windows 8 Apps

Part 1 of a two-part series, this article examines the planning phase of the Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL). The article examines how to build security into a Windows Store project, describing how to compile a risk assessment and identify security and privacy requirements.