|The Microsoft journal for developers||June 2013 VOL 28 NO 6|
Windows 8: Code-Sharing Strategies for Windows Store and Windows Phone Apps
If you’ve been thinking about building apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, you’ve probably wondered whether you’ll be able to share any code between the different versions of your apps. You can, and Doug Holland shows you how.
Windows with C++: A Modern C++ Library for DirectX Programming
Kenny Kerr rolls his own header file that developers can use to build apps more easily with Direct2D. Along the way, he challenges those frustrating “C++ is hard” and “DirectX is hard” arguments that he’s tired of hearing.
Patterns in Practice: Adding Functionality to the Object: Refining the Design
Peter 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.
Windows 8: Getting Your App into the Windows Store
With the right guidance, getting an application into the Windows 8 Store is surprisingly easy. Bruno Terkaly shows you how in 10 simple steps.
ASP.NET: Enabling and Customizing ASP.NET Web API Services Security
If you’re calling Web API service from secured ASP.NET pages, you probably have all the security you need. But if you want to extend Web API’s security system, protect from CSRF attacks, or just access your service from other clients than Web pages on your site, you’ll need to leverage the underlying ASP.NET security framework.
This discussion of mail apps for Outlook and Outlook Web App provides code snippets to illustrate key features of the API, moving from basic techniques to more advanced concepts.
ALM Rangers: Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012
Visual Studio 2012 introduced a completely redesigned Team Explorer and user experience. This article covers extensibility points in Team Explorer and builds a working sample to highlight the new architecture.
A New Option for Creating OData: Web API
Julie Lerman explores two ways of creating ODATA feeds—WCF Data Services and the new ASP.NET Web API—and discusses why you might choose one approach over the other
Windows Azure Insider
Architecting Multi-Tenant Applications in Windows Azure
Multi-tenant applications make sense from a business perspective, since compute and storage resources can be maximized by sharing them among multiple subscribers. This article introduces you to some key concepts and principles, and provides guidance on where you can get the hands-on skills you need in order to get up to speed.
Use TypeScript in Modern Apps
An Introduction to Audio Processing Objects
Charles Petzold shows you how to create XAudio2 Audio Processing Objects (APOs) to perform customized processing of audio streams.
Amoeba Method Optimization Using C#
Some difficult problems, especially in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence, can't be solved easily using classical optimization techniques. In such situations, alternatives, such as amoeba method optimization, can be of value, as James McCaffrey explains.
Don't Get Me Started
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle says that certain complementary properties are entwined such that knowing more about one means knowing less about the other. Devs can bump into Heisenberg when they try to figure out what users want in their programs.