Volume 26 Number 04
April 2011 Code Downloads
|ASP.NET Web Pages - Introduction to WebMatrix
This new site editor for ASP.NET Web Pages is different from the usual Microsoft product. See how it simplifies everything from site creation to data access to deployment and even Search Engine Optimization.
|Data Points - Composing WPF DataGrid Column Templates for a Better User Experience
Julie Lerman struggled for days with some vexing user experience problems related to the WPF DataGrid, so she’s saving you the bother by explaining how she solved them.
|MapReduce in F# - Parsing Log Files with F#, MapReduce and Windows Azure
F# is a powerful new dynamic language for .NET developers. We'll show you how powerful by whipping up a MapReduce algorithm in F# for parsing Windows Azure log files.
|Mobile Matters - Windows Phone Navigation, Part 2: Advanced Recipes
Following up on last month’s examination of basic Windows Phone navigation techniques, we now present step-by-step instructions for more advanced scenarios.
|Natural Algorithms - Use Bee Colony Algorithms to Solve Impossible Problems
Simulated Bee Colony (SBC) algorithms model the behavior of honey bees and can be used to find solutions to difficult or impossible combinatorial problems. In this article I explain what exactly SBC algorithms are, describe the types of problems which can be solved using SBC algorithms, and present a complete end-to-end example which uses an SBC algorithm to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem.
|UI Frontiers - Lissajous Animations in Silverlight
The pattern created by the interaction of two sine waves is a Lissajous curve – you've probably seen one on an oscilloscope. We'll show you how to make one in Silverlight for the Web or Windows Phone 7.
|Windows Azure Development - CQRS on Windows Azure
Learn how Command Query Responsibility Segregation represents a shift from more classic, three-tier application architecture toward a message-based, asynchronous pattern. We walk you through a reservation booking app to demonstrate how CQRS lends itself to Windows Azure development.