|The Microsoft journal for developers||JULY 2013 VOL 28 NO 7|
How Microsoft's Next-Gen Compiler Project Can Improve Your Code
One of the best tools .NET developers can use to analyze their code is the compiler but until recently they couldn’t use that hard-won knowledge because the C# and VB compilers don’t provide APIs for you to access. This changes with the Microsoft Roslyn project, a set of compiler APIs that give you full access to the compilation process, as Jason Bock explains.
Windows Phone: Create a Windows Phone 8 Company Hub App
One of the new features of Windows Phone 8 is the ability to create company hub apps that are responsible for installing and updating your company’s apps on a device without having to go through the store or use a mobile device management solution. This article explores what it takes to create and deploy company hub apps to your user base.
Windows 8: Building Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
There are times you can share code between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, and times you can’t. Joel Reyes tells you what you need to know to maximize code reuse when building applications that target both platforms.
LightSwitch: Build Modern Business Productivity Apps with Visual Studio LightSwitch
Jan Van der Haegen
Creating Mobile-Optimized Views in ASP.NET MVC 4
Learn how to use server-side logic to offer up the best display for a given device, incorporating a new feature of ASP.NET MVC 4 called display modes.
Behavior-Driven Design with SpecFlow
Julie Lerman demonstrates how behavior driven development focuses on building up logic and tests around user stories, helping to ensure that your software actually meets the required specifications.
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Meter and Autoscale Multi-Tenant Applications in Windows Azure
In the second of a two-part series, Bruno Terkaly and Ricardo Villalobos continue their discussion of multi-tenant architecture by exploring metering and autoscaling of resources.
Don't Get Me Started
A well-known concept from the world of chemical engineering -- activation energy versus released energy -- can help you anticipate the impact of your UI strategies.
Patterns in Practice: Adding Functionality to the Object: Refining the Design
IPeter reviews his design for adding functionality to an object at runtime when the functionality is required. Along the way he takes the opportunity to improve the application’s performance and make the objects easier to use.