March 2015

Volume 30 Number 3

A Deep Dive into the ASP.NET 5 Runtime

ASP.NET 5 : A Deep Dive into the ASP.NET 5 Runtime

Daniel Roth

Daniel Roth takes a deep look under the hood of the new ASP.NET 5 runtime and the flexible, layered architecture that allows it to run on the .NET Framework, .NET Core and even the cross-platform Mono framework.

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Cutting Edge : Type Ahead

Dino Esposito

A well-done search function is a must in larger sites. This article presents an auto-completion framework built around Twitter typeahead.js.

The Microsoft .NET Framework in Embedded Applications

.NET Micro Framework : The Microsoft .NET Framework in Embedded Applications

Colin Miller

The Microsoft .NET Framework and Visual Studio greatly increase the efficiency of programmers. Now these tools extend to embedded devices, enabling the same programming skills to be used on both the desktop and small devices

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Windows with C++ : Using Printf with Modern C++

Kenny Kerr

Kenny Kerr explores how to improve the productivity and reliability of printf without sacrificing performance.

Go Cross-Platform with the .NET Framework

.NET Core Framework : Go Cross-Platform with the .NET Framework

Cheryl Simmons

While it may seem an unreachable goal to have your apps easily target multiple platforms with minimal revision, the .NET Portability Analyzer can examine your projects and provide recommendations about the APIs you should use to increase compatibility.

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Test Run : Gradient Descent Training Using C#

James McCaffrey

James McCaffrey explains gradient descent and demonstrates how to use it to train a logistic regression classification system.

Enhance Data Exploration with Azure Search

Bruno Terkaly

The need for effective search is growing as rapidly as massive data stores. Azure Search is a fully managed, cloud-based service that includes type-ahead suggestions, full-text search with weighting, ranking, and your own search behaviors based on a schema defined by field-attribute combinations.

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Modern Apps : Design and Develop Accessible Modern Apps

Rachel Appel

Want to reach the broadest available audience with your app or Web site? Rachel Appel shows how accessibile design and assistive technologies can help you do just that.

A Web Game in an Hour

Game Development : A Web Game in an Hour

Michael Oneppo

Moving from Web development to game development is easier than it looks. Michael Oneppo shows how to build a simple Web game from scratch in under an hour, using only jQuery and a library for making the game touch-capable.

Create an IoT Device Using the Gadgeteer with Azure Blob Storage

.NET Micro Framework : Create an IoT Device Using the Gadgeteer with Azure Blob Storage

Benjamin Perkins

Benjamin Perkins shows how to create an IoT device using the Gadgeteer to capture data and store it on the Microsoft Azure platform, and explains how you can use some of the Azure Big Data services to unlock the hidden secrets in that data.

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Don't Get Me Started : Hitting a New Wall

David Platt

Computers and software are supposed to make us more efficient. So why are some people in the medical field discovering just the opposite?

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Editor's Note : Not Your Father’s .NET Framework

Michael Desmond

This month, MSDN Magazine dives into key innovations in the .NET Framework, including an exploration of the latest version of ASP.NET.